In the midst of a forest full of game, Chambord was originally the hunting lodge of the Counts of Blois. François the 1st, decided to destroy this little castle and replace it with a massive dwelling which will become the biggest castle of the Loire Valley and a true Renaissance masterpiece after 150 years of building.
Cheverny is considered the best furnished castle of the Loire Valley : Gobelins and Flanders tapestries, Louis the 14th and 15th chests of drawers, bedroom of the King and a thousand other marvels to delight you.
You’ll also discover an interactive exhibition retracing the adventures of Tintin at the Marlinkspike Hall in real size.
Pearl of the Loire Valley castles, the castle of Chenonceau is exceptionnal as much for its originality, the richness of its collections, furnishings and decorations as for its destiny. The castle was loved, administered and protected by women, all of them bright and powerful. Some of them were very important for French history such as Catherine de Medici and Diane de Poitiers.