The most beautiful Loire Valley Castles were built here during the Renaissance.
When King Francois Premier returned from a Crusade to the Holy land, he crossed through Italy in Renaissance. Loire Valley Castles are a testament to many of the Artisans King Francois Premier brought with him back from Italy. The most famous of these Artisans was none other than Leonardo DaVinci. Leonardo Lived in Amboise and probably designed the most impressive Loire Valley Castle of them all: Chateau de Chambord.
Some other fantastic castles in the Loire Valley include the Chateau de Villandry, with its amazing Gardens, and Chateau de Chenonceau – built on a bridge over the Cher River. My favorite castle, however, is Chaumont-sur-Loire. Chateau de’Usse is supposed to be the inspiration for the Sleeping Beauty Fairy Tale by Charles Perrault.
For something really special I recommend visiting the Chateau de Breze. Its built on top of Troglodyte caves, and sits on a hilltop surrounded by vines.
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