Day 4 on the Loire Valley was mostly connected with the personality of Leonardo da Vinci. Our day began with Clos Luce-Leonardo’s “castle”, continued with Amboise Castle and because there was still some time left we ended gloriously with Cheverny Castle.
Leaving behind the giant Chambord castle, we stopped in Amboise, famous for Amboise Castle -containing the tomb of Da Vinci and for Clos Luce- a small castle where Leonardo Da Vinci spent the last 3 years of his life.
Loire Valley is simply charming and anyone who has been there can agree to that. Hundreds of miles of pure history written along the Loire river. There are many things a person can see and do here, so let’s make a list containing the main highpoints . “Château”, “musée”, ” église”, “abbaye”, “jardin” are the french words used for “castle”, “museum”, “church”, “abbey” and “garden”. From east to west the main attractions of the Loire Valley are:
Planning your next vacation ?! Well here is an idea for a perfect day on the Loire Valleyin France. If someone had just one day to visit the Loire Valley, these should be the things to see: Chenonceau Castle, Chaumont Castle , Blois-city& castle and Chambord castle . Even though at the end of the day you will be tired, it’s all worth it. The next images speak for themselves.
Blois is situated in the center of France, between Orleans and Tours, at about 180 km from Paris. The small city of Blois is famous for its castle, but also for its charm and coquet aspect. I remember being a bit skeptic to the beauty of this place (simply because, the name Blois does not say much), but just a short visit there can make anyone understand why this area was preferred by so many French kings.
Our second day on the Loire Valley started with a great weather and that what just what we needed because our plans for the day included : Chateau Azay le Rideau, Chateau d’ Usse, Chateau de Villandry .The afternoon was reserved for a visit to the city Tours. The first thing on the list was Azay le Rideau a graceful castle built around the year 1515.
When someone asks me to think about the best place I’ve visited, i think immediately about the Loire Valley in France.
If you are obsessed with castles (like I am) and you like fresh air and nature (like i do), then this is the right place for a vacation.
The Loire Valley is represented by a multitude of castles, gardens, historical towns, troglodyte villages and vineyards, all situated along the Loire River, in France.