Loire Chateaux
in the Touraine

Food
and wine

Loire Valley Chateaux in The Touraine ~ how many??

Amboise and Clos Lucé

Azay le Rideau

Chenonceau

Chinon

Loches

Le Rivau

Montrésor

Ussé

Villandry

Langeais website

Other Chateaux in the region

There 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.
But 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. There 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 to browse.
Our 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.