and Clos Lucé
Chateaux in the region
are more than sixty chateaux spread right across the Loire
valley in the three ancient regions of Touraine, Anjou and
Orléanais and the Touraine region is home to some of
the grandest and most well known including Chenonceau, Villandry
and Ussé, the inspiration for the original castle in
the fairytale of Sleeping Beauty.
with over sixty Loire Chateaux to choose from which do you
decide to visit? The chateaux in Touraine are all easily reached
within an hours drive from Le Bouchet.
are the jewels - those chateaux that offer more than just
history - perhaps gardens to stroll around, a pretty village
for coffee and watch the world pass by or shops and markets
favourites are Loches with its dungeon and chateau set in
a medieval town with shops and restaurants; Villandry with
exceptional gardens; Azay-le-Rideau which is absolutely picture
perfect and Clos Lucé the home of Leonardo da Vinci.
Of course there are many other chateaux, many within easy
reach, and not just in the Loire Valley - you can find out
more by clicking on the Other Chateaux button.