The treasures of the Loire Valley
The Loire Valley is a name that encapsulates some of the treasures of France, its art of living and its famous gastronomy.
The kings wanted to leave their marks through bold and innovative architectures.
The secret of the Loire Valley Castles is their eternal youth; the castles seem to be ageless.
Come visit the region and get the opportunity to admire castles such as Chenonceau, Amboise, Azay-le-Rideau, Chaumont-sur-Loire, Langeais, Chambord, Blois and many others.
The visit of the Loire Valley
Explore the gardens that make it famous: Villandry, Valmer, the Rivau, the Bourdaisière among others.
Listen to the words of French writers such as Balzac, Ronsard, Rabelais and Descartes.
The Loire river inspired many painters such as Georges Souillet, Emmanuel Lansyer, William Turner and Max Ernst among others.
Saint Martin who passed through the Loire Valley, became a universal figure for his charity.
Indeed, according to legend, he shared half of his coat with a poor man who was dying of cold.
The Loire Valley is also the “land of wines”, it has the longest road of vineyards in France.
The “Jardin de la France” cultivates the French art of living, the pleasure of welcoming people and it is one of the 4 French gastronomy cities of France.
The Val de Loire UNESCO World Heritage
The area has been internationally recognized since it was registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000.Several criteria prevailed for its registration:
• The Loire Valley is remarkable for the quality of its architectural heritage, its historic towns and its internationally well known castles.
• The Loire Valley is also an exceptional cultural landscape along a large river.
• The numerous cultural monuments illustrate the ideals of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment periods.