The Chenonceau Castle:
Nicknamed the Castle of the Ladies by the presence of a feminine imprint throughout its history, it is the most visited castle in France thanks to the richness of its furniture, its tapestries and old paintings, its gardens of amenity and its Donkey park.
The Amboise Castle:
Located on a promontory overlooking the Loire and owned for more than four centuries by the powerful family of Amboise, the Château is attached to the crown in 1434. It will serve as residence of several kings of France to the Renaissance (Charles VIII, Louis XI, Louis XII ...).
Formerly called Manoir des Cloux, the Château du Clos Lucé is bought by Charles VIII and becomes a summer residence of the kings of France. In 1516, Francis I placed it at the disposal of Leonardo da Vinci until his death in 1519.
The Chambord Castle:
Located in Loir-et-Cher, this castle was built in the largest closed forest park in Europe. It was François I who ordered the building in 1519. Unfortunately, it did not spend much time until his death in 1547. Chambord remains the largest castle of the Loire Castles.
Our region, very eclectic tourist site, still reserves you some distractions:
The Loire by bike:
The Loire by bike is 800 kilometers of bike path, of which 70 km of the route crosses the Loir-et-Cher and 100 km the Indre-et-Loire and allows to discover all the beauties of the river.