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Loire Valley Castles:

Further south, the river Indre, houses in its meandering charm of Azay de Rideau delightful to visit day or night in the summer with his famous historic night show.



We then arrive in Chinon Its castle built on a rocky outcrop was the scene of terrible fighting, but also hosted the famous meeting between Joan of Arc and the future Charles VII! It is probably one of the finest examples of medieval architecture in the Loire Valley.
At the heart of Touraine,
Château de Saché was one of the privileged places of inspiration for the writer Balzac where he lived part of his life.


In Ussé you can visit "Sleeping Beauty Castle" as it is in fact the place that inspired Charles Perrault.

For Middle Ages lovers, Langeais is a must. Here behind the drawbridge Charles VII married Anne de Bretagne.

Continuing in Anjou, you can discover the castles of the Saumur and Angers 
or the Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud 

Grand-Pressigny Castle in southern Touraine is dedicated prehistory with stunning collections of carved stones and various relics.                  


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