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decoration detail of Chateau du Reignac in the Loire Valley

decoration detail of Chateau du Reignac in the Loire Valley 37 Reignac/Indre

Château de Chambord, Loire Valley, France - you can begin to forward all of my mail here...

France’s Top 10 Châteaux in Loire Valley

The royal Château de Chambord at Chambord, Loir-et-Cher, France. HD Wallpaper and background photos of Château de Chambord for fans of Castles images.

There’s this one village that totally stands out from the community called ‘The most beautiful villages of France’. Lavardin is just a littl...

We need more streets paved like this.(The streets of Montrésor, a small village in the Loire Valley in France.

Beaugency, Loire Valley, France

TOP 10 Best Travel Destinations For This October

~Paul & Kelly: Beaugency, Loire Valley, France River Ru runs in the middle of the street Rue de Ru~

Did anyone say “idyllic holiday to #France’s most picturesque castles”? More here: http://toeuropeandbeyond.com/loire-valley-ca

Exploring The Loire Valley Castles

Here's a quick guide to exploring the Loire Valley castles: which castles to visit, what to look for and how to do it. Plus pretty photos!

Château de Chenonceau ~ Loire Valley ~ France ~ It is by the river Cher and surrounded by forests and gardens. King Henry II gave it to his favorite - Diane de Poitiers, but when he died in a tournament, his widow the queen Catherine de Medici forced Diane to give it back to her. It's been remodeled numerous times over the years by several different women of position. The gardens are as pretty as the castle itself!

France's Most Beautiful Castles & Chateaux

Chateaux Chenonceau, Loire Valley, France My absolute favorite castle I've been to! The gardens were gorgeous!

Helix staircase at the Chateau de Chambord in the Loire Valley, dating back to the 16th century.

Amazing double-helix staircase in the Château de Chambord, Loire Valley, France. The two helixes ascend three floors and never meet. In the center is an open air shaft that lets in light. Some believe Leonardo da Vinci designed the staircase.

Places: Châtau de Chenonceau, Loire Valley, France

Places: Châtau de Chenonceau, Loire Valley, France (This is Glamorous)

Castle de Azay-le-Rideau in the Loire Valley, France, it is a former feudal castle. During the 12th century, the local seigneur Ridel d’Azay, a knight in the service of Philip II Augustus, built the fortress to protect the Tours to Chinon road.

Château de Azay-le-Rideau - Loire Valley, France - a former feudal castle - during the century, the local seigneur Ridel d’Azay, a knight in the service of Philip II Augustus, built the fortress to protect the Tours to Chinon road.

Loire Valley, France-The Loire Valley spanning 280 kilometres (170 mi), is located in the middle stretch of the Loire River in central France. Its area comprises about 800 square kilometres (310 sq mi). It is referred to as the Cradle of the French Language, and the Garden of France due to the abundance of vineyards, fruit orchards (such as cherries), and artichoke and asparagus fields, which line the banks of the river.

Chateau de Chambourd, "When the Night Falls," - Loire River Valley, France -- photo: Peter From on - went to Universite de Tours in France and was lucky to visit the Chateaux of France!

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