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Hotel Hotel Diderot - Hotels Chinon - France - Exterior - entrance

Hotel Diderot is located in the centre of Chinon, close to the mediaeval ar... More...

Starting from 58.00 €

Hotel Hotel Côté Loire - Auberge Ligérienne - Hotels Blois - France - Hotel front view

Hotel Côté Loire - Auberge Ligérienne enjoys an ideal location in Blois on ... More...

Starting from 52.00 €

Hotel Hotel Chaptal - Hotels Amboise - France - Façade

Superbement placé au pied du célèbre château surplombant la Loire, le Chapt... More...

Starting from 33.00 €

Hotel Hotel Holiday Inn Blois - Hotels Blois - France - Extérieur de l'hôtel

Right in the centre of Blois, this Holiday Inn is situated near La Halle au... More...

Starting from 100.00 €

Hotel Hôtel de France - Hotels Chinon - France - Extérieur de l'hôtel

Au généreux pays de Rabelais, au coeur du quartier médiéval du vieux Chinon... More...

Starting from 84.00 €

Hotel Hotel Kyriad - Hotels Chartres - France - Exterior

Strategically situated in Chartres, between Paris and Le Mans, 5 minutes fr... More...

Starting from 69.00 €

Hotel Arcantis Parc Hotel - Hotels Orléans - France - Exterior

The Arcantis Parc Hotel lies in a quiet neighbourhood in La Chapelle-Saint-... More...

Starting from 75.00 €

Hotel Hotel Arcantis Ariane - Hotels Tours - France - Hotel front view

After a delightful tour in Tours or in the Touraine region, enter the welco... More...

Starting from 65.00 €

Hotel Hotel L'Adresse - Hotels Tours - France - Exterior - entrance

Ideally located in Tours city centre, in the ancient Place Plumereau histor... More...

Starting from 80.00 €

Hotel Hotel Du Parc - Hotels Chambord - France - Hotel outside

The hotel Restaurant du Parc is located in the centre of the Loire Valley, ... More...

Starting from 34.00 €

Loire Valley and Castles

   
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Loire Valley (French: Vallée de la Loire) is known as the Garden of France and the Cradle of the French Language. It is also noteworthy for the quality of its architectural heritage, in its historic towns such as Amboise, Angers, Blois, Chinon, Orléans, Saumur, and Tours, but in particular for its world-famous castles, such as the Châteaux d'Amboise, Château de Villandry and Chenonceau.

The landscape of the Loire Valley, and more particularly its many cultural monuments, illustrate to an exceptional degree the ideals of the Renaissance and the Age of the Enlightenment on western European thought and design. The Loire Valley is an outstanding cultural landscape of great beauty, containing historic towns and villages, great architectural monuments, its many châteaux, and fine wines.

On December 2, 2000, UNESCO added the central part of the Loire River valley, between Maine and Sully-sur-Loire, to its prestigious list of World Heritage Sites. In choosing this area that includes the French départements of Loiret, Loir-et-Cher, Indre-et-Loire, and Maine-et-Loire, the committee said that the Loire Valley is:

"an exceptional cultural landscape, of great beauty, comprised of historic cities and villages, great architectural monuments - the Châteaux - and lands that have been cultivated and shaped by centuries of interaction between local populations and their physical environment, in particular the Loire itself."