Visit the châteaux of the Loire Valley

Welcome to Tours, capital of the Loire Valley! It's the ideal starting point for exploring the region's famous châteaux. Every year, our region welcomes thousands of travellers from all over the world to discover the châteaux of Chenonceau, Chambord, Amboise, Azay-le-Rideau and the gardens of Villandry! Rich in a prestigious heritage that never ceases to reinvent itself, the cradle of the Renaissance in France and the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci, it was here, over 500 years ago, that mankind made great strides in a wide range of fields, with boldness and curiosity. Here is a selection of 8 châteaux less than 1 hour from Tours to discover without delay!

Château de Chenonceau