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5 Must Visit Castles in Loire Valley, France

5 Must Visit Castles in Loire Valley, France

Listed among the most interesting regions of France, Loire valley is one of the most beautiful France destinations that is compact with numerous of historic castles and towns that one can explore during their France tours after obtaining visa for France. Loire Valley in France is also listed among the world heritage sites and houses with most famous renaissance castles and several fascinating towns’ dates back to 15th to 17th centuries. Here are the 5 must visit castles in Loire Valley –

  1. Chateau de Cheverny
  2. Chateau d’Usse
  3. Chateau de Blois
  4. Chateau Royal d’Amboise
  5. Chateau du Clos Luce Parc Leonardo Da Vinci

1. Chateau de Cheverny

Chateau de Cheverny
Chateau de Cheverny

Beautiful and elegant is how one can describe the beauty of Chateau de Cheverny. The majestic fort was built in year 1600 AD and it is consider as the most luxurious castle of France. The interiors of the castle are quite opulent which makes this castle quite different from other one. One can see a plethora of collections of painting, portraits, tapestry, clocks and trophies. All these things will surely give you a fine idea about the rich culture of France. The palace was once the hunting ground of the king. The right wing of the palace is still houses with owners of castle. Lush green forests and forests nearby make the place wonderful.

2. Chateau d’Usse

Chateau d’Usse
Chateau d’Usse

The fort of Chateau D’Usse holds a prominent place in forming the greatest stories ever told by Disney. It is believed that the castle plays an important role in the inspiration to Charles Perrault (great story writer) to write the legendary stories like Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella. The castle from Cinderella story (its prototype) is also an inspiration from this castle. The monument is built with tuffeau stone – fragile rock that is composed from fossilized marine animals, plants and sand particles. The place also is quite popular among kids as the castle is decorated with dolls showcasing scenes from various fairytales.

3. Chateau de Blois

Chateau de Blois
Chateau de Blois

Here’s one more castle that you must include in you to do list after obtaining holiday visa to France. Equipped with more than 564 rooms, Chateaue de Blois is listed among the largest forts of France. The castle is comprises with numerous buildings where every room is having separate fireplace. The immense length of this fortress will make you its fan. The major attraction of the castle among the travellers includes the house of Magic aka La Maison de la Magie along with a museum that is compacting with work of famous isllusionist, born in Blois namely Robert Houdin.

4. Chateau Royal d’Amboise

Chateau Royal d’Amboise
Chateau Royal d’Amboise

Located close to the residence of Leonardo Da Vindi, Chateau Royal d’ Amboise is quite a place to visit under France tours. The opulent castle looks out over the scenic Loire River. The spectacular view can be enjoyed by travellers. The castle can take you back to the history of French Royalty. Also known as the Cheateau of French Kings, the castle is also having well-manicured gardens which impress its visitors. To the comfort of various travellers from around the world the castle provide brochure in 16 languages. Thus travellers while hiring a guide can easily understand the importance of France history associated with this castle. Entrance fee for adults are 1020 Euro.

5. Chateau du Clos Luce Parc Leonardo Da Vinci

Chateau du Clos Luce Parc Leonardo Da Vinci
Chateau du Clos Luce Parc Leonardo Da Vinci

This charming and alluring castle is actually a house of 2 floors. The place is significantly associated with great artist Leonardo Da Vinci. It is believed that Da Vince used to live here and gave some of the best art work to this world in the last years of his life. The close proximity of Chateau Royal d’Amboise makes this place more alluring. The castles is quite famous among children and adults as they get to know more about France art and culture and get a golden opportunity to get into the world of Leonardo Da Vinci. Outside the house is lush green well-maintained garden. In garden you can listen Da Vinci thoughts which would only be French.

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