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This website contains a list, a selection and a map of Loire Valley Châteaux.

We have selected the best hotels, holiday rentals, bed and breakfasts and excursions from Paris.

Our itinerary ideas and online tickets will be useful for those who are planning a trip to the heart of France.


Choose your favourite châteaux

Châteaux de la Loire Chenonceau

Château de Chenonceau, the château of the Ladies


CHATEAUX : Loire Valley features a large number of French castles : Chenonceau, Chambord, Blois, Amboise…

List : see the list of châteaux with 100 monuments open to the public.

Selection : we have selected the most beautiful châteaux of the Loire for you.

Map : consult the Map of the Loire Valley to see instantly the location of the main châteaux.


Book your hotel, your excursion to Loire Valley

Parc du château Chaumont-sur-Loire

Park of the château de Chaumont-sur-Loire


ACCOMMODATION : Hotels - Hotel-restaurants - Bed & Breakfast - Holiday Gites - Sleep in a château


RESTAURANTS : Traditional Cuisine - Tearoom - Room hire


WINES AND CELLARS : Wines and chateaux - Wines of the Loire Valley - Visit of cellars


EXCURSIONS : From Paris - Hot air balloon - Helicopter - Ultralight - Bicycle


Plan your trip and learn more...

Château de Chambord
Château de Chambord, the posthumous masterpiece of Leonardo da Vinci


ITINERARY : Popular Itineraries - Themed Tours : history, off the beaten path



Buy your tickets online.


TOURISM : Tourist offices - Travel brochures


CULTURE : Private Guide - abbeys, churches, cathedrals - UNESCO World Heritage


ART : Museums - Art gallery


NEWS : Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - Pictures


Parks and gardens of Loire Valley Châteaux


After visiting several castles (here called "châteaux") many people feel the need to take a walk around gardens.


gardens of Villandry


The château of Villandry and its beautiful gardens are located 15 km from Tours.


Château du Rivau gardens

The château of Le Rivau is a fairytale château with lovely flower gardens.


If you like parks and gardens you are in the right place : our region is also known since the 16th-century as the garden of France ("Le jardin de la France")  !


Hot air balloon in Loire Valley

Hot air balloon château de Chambord

Hot air balloon flight over Chambord


Hot air balloon flight gives you an exceptional opportunity to discover our heritage in a very original way. You will be struck by the beauty of the "cultural landscapes", classified as World Heritage by UNESCO. Nature is also there: the landscapes of the Loire Valley are absolutely magnificent.


  Find out more about hot air balloon flights ?


From Paris to Loire Valley

Paris Eiffel tower heart Loire

Paris and Loire Valley at the heart of France


After taking a picture of the Eiffel Tower and visiting the Louvre Museum, book your day trip from Paris to the Loire Valley by coach or minivan.


  Find out more about excursions from Paris ?


Unusual visits


 Discover the most surprising châteaux in Loire Valley.


château de Brézé
Brézé : a château under a château


  The château de Brézé, near Saumur, is an astonishing underground fortress.


château de Goulaine
Château de Goulaine


At the château de Goulaine, near Nantes, a surprising "cabinet of curiosities" with numerous rare and exotic objects enchants visitors.


Find out more about unusual visits off the beaten path ?


So many châteaux in Loire Valley !

Château of Amboise and the Loire river
Amboise and the Loire river


Discover the most famous monuments of the region : Amboise, Blois, Chambord, Cheverny, Chenonceau, Villandry, Azay-le-Rideau...
And don't forget to go off the beaten path : from the beginning of Spring to the end of Autumn many other Loire Châteaux are open to the visitors : see the list of more than a hundred castles and find your favourite one.