Loire Valley

Loire Valley

The Loire Valley is located not far from Paris, on the west part of France below Britany and  Lower Normandy. Spread on two different regions: region Centre and region Pays de La Loire, the Loire Valley is composed of the Loire River (longest river in France), the cities it crosses and many castles, no less than 15 !. They are located in various departments and cities and are all different from one another. Most of the castles were at the beginning medieval fortresses which had been renovated and improved in order to be more comfortable. The Loire Valley is sometimes also named the valley of Kings as many castles were built for different French kings. It starts from Orleans the city of Joan of Arch and following the Loire River, it ends nearby Nantes where can be seen the castle of dukes of Britany.

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