France - Places to visit on trip to France - Travel Advice

France - Places to visit on trip to France - Travel Advice

Loire Valley Castles -The Valley of Loria is one of the most spectacular areas to visit on a trip to France. In these fields and green hills you can visit a lot of castles and palaces that make us go back to the days of knights, princesses and dragons. The Loire Valley is the largest site declared a World Heritage Site.

The river Loire was a site of great strategic importance during the Middle Ages, on both sides fought over many battles and castles and fortresses were built. Estimates are over 100 castles can be visited in the Loire Valley, some open as museums and other like hotels. Then we will recommend four of the most interesting.

Chenonceau Castle - It is considered the most beautiful castles of the Loire Valley, not surprisingly, is the most visited private castle in France. Chenonceau Castle XVI century and was built over the house of a marquis who betrayed the Crown. It is located in a landscape like no other, on the Cher River, a tributary of the Loire. Chenonceau Castle The entrance fee is 10 euros. Recommend to visiting the gardens and the maze, plus a walk by the banks of the river Cher.

Villandry Castle - Villandry Castle was one of the last to be built during the French Renaissance, was abandoned for several years until it was restored by the Carvallo family. Its main attraction is its extensive and beautiful gardens. The cost of entry to the Castle of Villandry is 9 euros, 6 euros if you only want to visit the gardens.

Sleeping Beauty Castle- Sleeping Beauty Castle is an excellent place to visit in case of a trip to the Loire Valley with children, that this castle was the inspiration for Perrault's famous fairy tale Sleeping Beauty. The entrance to the Castle of Ussé has a cost of 12 euros. The castle is open from February to November.

Castle of Clos-Luce - The Castle of Clos-Luce despite not having a structure as stunning and beautiful as other castles of the Loire Valley, has the honor of hosting one of the greatest geniuses in history, Leonardo da Vinci. The Clos-Luce was the place where he spent the last few years the great genius of the Renaissance and where he died in the presence of King Francis I. In the gardens of the Castle of Clos-Luce is possible to find recreations of many of the inventions of Leonardo Da Vinci. The Entrance fee is 12 euros.

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