Loire Valley...Loire V a#ey is a riverva#ey that is located inCentral and WesternFrance.The Loire V a#ey isknown as the Garden ofFrance and the Cradle ofthe French Language.
What are the Chateaux?Large castles in the Loire Va#ey built by Kings and other Nobility.
When were they built? And Why?The chateaux were builtin the sixteenth centurybecause the kings neededcastle fortiﬁcation andalso rea#y liked the area.
List of Chateaus on the Loire Valley Beaufort Château féodal des Cornes dUrfé Mareuil sur Cher La Roche Lavoûte-Polignac Château féodal de Saint- Bouthéon Maurice-sur-Loire Montrond Saint-Pierre-la-Noai#e Bastie dUrfé
Cont.Château de la Ferté TroussayChambord Château de ChaumontBlois AmboiseVi#esavin Clos-LucéCheverny LangeaisBeauregard Gizeux
Les Réaux BrissacMontsoreau Montgeo)oyMontreuil-Be#ay Plessis-BourréSaint-Loup-sur-Thouet Château des RéauxSaumurBoumois http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loire_Va#ey#Ch.C3.A2teaux_on_the_Loire
Architecture The Loire V a#ey has great historic vi#ages and rambling vineyards.It presents a display of magniﬁcent architecture in a cultural landscape of beauty. It has the excitement of the Renaissance as youexplore the Bordeaux region *om the va#ey to the sea.