sunset on the Loire river

WORLD HERITAGE

CHATEAUX OF THE LOIRE | CULTURE | World heritage - UNESCO

 

The Loire Valley : a world heritage site

 

The cultural landscape of the Loire Valley was classified as World Heritage by the UNESCO in November 2000. Another cultural prestigious sites of the region were already noticed by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization : the famous château of Chambord, classified in 1981, still belongs to the area "Loire Valley World Heritage".

 

Chambord Castle with blue sky

Château of Chambord

 

The cathedral of Bourges, south from the Loire, and the cathedral of Chartres, located north from the Loire river between Orléans and Paris are also on the list of the UNESCO. Visitors of Loire Valley Châteaux shouldn't hesitate to stop there for a while on their way from Paris or Bordeaux.

 

Sunset Loire River Chaumont-sur-Loire

Sunset on the Loire River : a beautiful landscape

 

the Renaissance

 

 

Useful links : the map of Loire Valley Châteaux ; travel brochures and information about Loire Valley as World Heritage.