There are the inevitable: Castle Amboise, Chenonceau, Chinon, Chambord, Azay le Rideau, Ussé .....

and then there are our favorites:
  • Castle Cheverny whose interior decoration restores the intact charm of the seventeenth century (54 km), the castle of Tintin, the soup of dogs at 11:30.
  • Château Gaillard in Amboise (first orange trees in France), newly restored castle.
  • Château de Villandry and its incredible gardens.
  • Classical Music Festival of the Meslay Barn in June (12 km)
  • Montlouis sur Loire Jazz Festival in September
  • Garden Festival of Chaumont sur Loire
  • Tomato Festival at La Bourdaisière (September)
the wine cellars of Vouvray:
  • Appointment in the vineyards at Chançay (book on: +33 6 52 16 97 07)
  • cellars of Sylvain Gaudron (Vernou-sur-Brenne)
  • caves Cathelineau where the harvest is still done by hand (Chançay) ....