Touraine Val de Loire – ADT de la Touraine EN
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provides visitors with an exceptional historic, architectural and natural heritage. The Loire and its tributaries have shaped the landscape and given the region its rich soil. From the monumental Loire Valley to the light-filled countryside, between vineyard landscapes and charming villages, each area has its own special identity. Visitors can explore Tours and such major landmarks as Amboise, Chenonceau, Villandry, Azay-le-Rideau and Langeais, or the medieval towns of Chinon and Loches…
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Amboise and Chenonceau are among the greatest flagships of the French cultural heritage, while Vouvray and Montlouis are truly prestigious wine regions – the kings of France who lived here certainly had good taste!
The capital of the Loire Valley, the city of Tours opens the way to Villandry and its incomparable gardens, as well as to the historic districts, filled with life and charm, the festive Loire river banks, a rich cultural life and a wonderful range of shops for the queens of shopping.
The Renaissance town of Azay-le-Rideau, at the heart of the Indre Valley, so dear to Honoré de Balzac; Chinon, the convivial winemaking town with its towering fortress; Richelieu, the ideal of a 17th century town; the emblematic cheese of Sainte Maure - this region is an enchantment for fans of culture and gastronomy!
Langeais, a medieval and Renaissance town, welcomes visitors with its drawbridge in an area of forests and vineyards. The red and rosé wines of Bourgueil and St Nicolas de Bourgueil can be shared in the tuffeau stone wine cellars, while on the edge of Anjou, Gizeux the family château in the countryside is an invitation to take your time, before going on to Hommes for a swim in the open air, a great experience on warm days.
Loches and its royal lodge; Montrésor, one of the most beautiful villages in France; Chédigny the adorable garden city; Le Grand-Pressigny, an emblem of prehistoric times – the countryside in the south of Touraine is a great experience, with its magnificent starry night skies.