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Château de Langeais – A close-up look at the Loire river

A celebration of the Loire river and its flora and fauna as seen through the sensitive lens of three local photographers. The large photos of Philippe Body, Louis-Marie Préau and Jean-Baptiste Rabouan will decorate the avenues of the château grounds, majestically dominating the Loire Valley, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. View of the Loire - Confluence at Candes-Saint-Martin © P. Body

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Châteaux Highlights

©J.Percher/Centre Val de Loire - Royal Fortress of Chinon


The Royal Fortress of Chinon is situated in the Centre Val de Loire region, overlooking the town. The fortress was built by the Count of Blois, Thibaut I, and is a reminder of a time when the...

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Rendez-vous in the Loire Valley

La Loire à Vélo - Le Thoureil © J. Damase

The Loire Valley : a history

  Follow the Loire on a journey through history

The Loire Valley boasts a very large number of historical monuments including its majestic châteaux along the river, which take us on a...

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