Known as the “Garden of France” with its fertile fields, tapestry of vineyards and ancient forests, this area boasts an abundance of fairytale Renaissance châteaux, dotted along France’s longest and most beautiful river, the Loire.
More than 3000 castles, amongst them a few open their doors to the public.
This is the largest and one of the most important of the Loire Châteaux; Massive park surroundings create a spectacular approach to this creation of François I. With great shows organized inside the park, this is the best cultural and attractive visit to do with children.
The magnificent château dominates this university town, its most impressive feature being the spiral staircase designed, some say, by Leonardo da Vinci. After visiting the castle, bring your children to the house of magic across the square, they will be amazed.
This small town consists of one street running parallel to the river, overlooked by an imposing château which now plays host to an annual International Garden Festival.
Probably the best known of the Loire château, it served as a crossing point over the river Cher between occupied and free France during World War I. It is also named the “château des Dames” due to the numerous feminine impact from Diane de Poitiers to Madame Pelouze, a real haven of peace.
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Le château de La Ferté Saint Aubin, whose shape is both imposing and impressive, stands on the road of the Loire Valley Castles, in the center of Sologne.
Don’t get stop by its small stature, le château de la Ferté Saint Aubin features numerous activities and surprises for the enjoyment of everyone.
Each castle has its own feature. In summer, many events are organized such as shows, performances, fireworks.
Enter the enchanting world of the castles of the Loire.