The Rich Heritage of our Region

Famous Castles near the Grange aux Herbes

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Chambord Castle (english page)

The Cultural Season 

Writers, shows, concerts, expositions… everything is here !

 

The extraordinary Chambord Castle with its double helix staircase, splendid rooms, stone carved ceilings, and numerous decorated chimneys as well as a 5400 ha park.

Chambord is open all year round and there is always something happening there!

1000 ha of park are open to the public with bike, mountain bike, pedestrian and horse paths.  Observatories are located throughout to enjoy the preserved flora and fauna of the domain

 

Blois Castle

(site in English)

 

Probably the first castle to visit to learn this period of the French history.
château d'Amboise.

Amboise Castle

(site in English)

 

A Royal Castle where Louis XI, Charles VIII, and François Ier enjoyed living.  It offers a gorgeous view of the Loire Valley and the historical city of Amboise.

Clos Lucé

(site in English)

Léonardo da Vinci’s last home. It is now a museum dedicated to the inventions
  Tourist office (site in English)

 Blois

 Orléans

  Concerts (site in French)

 Blois

To give you a global view of all the Loire Castles, here are two very nice internet sites:

loire-chateaux.org  (site in English) and   www.leschateauxdelaloire.org  (site in French)