Indre-et-Loire and the town of Tower

Towers was the capital of the Kingdom of France in the 15th and 16th centuries|The Château de Chenonceau|The chateau of Azay le Rideau|The royal castle of Amboise|The Castle and gardens of Villandry|The Château d ' Ussé|

Description
Themes : heritage, culture,

High place of the French Renaissance, Indre-et-Loire invites to discover its heritage of exceptional wealth. The Department is famous for its castles of the Loire, world heritage of UNESCO: Chenonceau, Villandry, Azay le Rideau, Amboise, Clos Luce, Langeais, Ussé, Chinon and materials.

The city of Tours was the capital of the Kingdom of France in the 15th and 16th centuries. Loches, has the label of 'City of Art and history' La Touraine has also three villages classified "Most beautiful Village of France": Candes-Saint-Martin is a former fishing port, Montrésor is a beautiful village of charm and Crissay-sur-Manse in the Green Valley of the Manse.


Accomodation
La Héraudière B&B, Tours, France (en)
Hôtel
Situated just north of the city of Tours in the Loire Valley, La Héraudière is a charming stonework bed and breakfast. It features a 1....
Le Grand Hotel, Tours, France (en)
Hôtel
Located between the train station in Tours City Centre and the Vinci Congress Centre, this early 20th-century hotel offers Art Deco-style guest rooms....
Hotel Bellevue, Amboise, France (en)
Hôtel
Situated in the centre of Amboise in the Centre region, this hotel is just 50 metres from Château d’Amboise....
The stages
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The Château de Chenonceau
The Château de Chenonceau is, after Versailles, France the most visited Castle. Former royal residence, Chenonceau is an exceptional site, by its original on the expensive design but also by its history, it has been protected by such women Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medici.
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The royal castle of Amboise
This iconic monument and its landscaped gardens offer one of the most remarkable views over the Loire Valley, the royal castle of Amboise is classified world heritage by Unesco.
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The Château de Clos Lucé
Summer residence chosen by Charles VIII to his wife Anne of Brittany, it is at the Clos Lucé in Amboise, just settle Leonardo da Vinci in 1516 until his death. Clos Lucé is a place with history to discover the world of Leonardo da Vinci.
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Tours
Towers was the capital of the Kingdom of France in the 15th and 16th centuries. Of its prestigious past, the city has retained three perfectly preserved old quarters as evidenced by its buildings, monuments and mansions. Tours is the gateway to the "Valley of the castles of the Loire".
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Château-Musée Balzac
Château de Saché is a logis made the taste of the 19th century by its owner at the time, Jean Margonne, who often received Honoré de Balzac. From 1825 to 1848, the famous writer made a dozen of stays at the Château de Saché. It houses a museum dedicated to him.
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The chateau of Azay le Rideau
Azay le Rideau is one of the most famous castles of the Loire. Built on an island in the middle of the Indre Department, he was raised under the reign of François 1er, by a rich financier Gilles Berthelot, who wanted to reconcile innovations from Italy and the art of building in the French.
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The Castle and gardens of Villandry
The Château de Villandry was built in the 16th century is famous for the beauty of its six gardens. It is the last of the great Loire castles erected during the Renaissance in the Val de Loire. The simple elegance of its architecture with the charm of its remarkable gardens is unique in Europe.
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The Château de Langeais
Royal residence, the Château de Langeais is a refined between middle ages and Renaissance residence. Built between 1465 and 1470 on the orders of Louis XI, the Castle houses an outstanding collection of furniture that evoke the daily life of the Lords in the middle ages.
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The Château d ' Ussé
The Château d 'Ussé with its fortified towers, turrets and its pinnacles have inspired Charles Perrault in 1697 for his tale of "la Belle au Bois dormant". It was built in the 15th and 16th centuries. The Interior contains Flemish tapestries and Oriental weapons.
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Candes-Saint-Martin
The village of Candes-Saint-Martin is a former fishing port located at the confluence of the Loire and Vienne. Should his label of "most beautiful village of France" to the collegiate church Saint - Martin of the 12th century, at the counter of the confluence and its houses and monuments in black slates.
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Chinon
Chinon knows his hour of glory in the middle-ages in the 12th century, at the time of the Plantagenets (Henri II and Queen Aliénor, Richard the Lionheart), and then in the 15th century, when the Court of France exiled from Paris comes here regularly. The Royal fortress is the emblematic monument of Chinon.
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Château du Rivau
The Château du Rivau is a stately fortress from the 13th century with its Dungeon, its moat, drawbridge and its path. The castle is also a castle of approval. It attracts visitors for its history, but especially for these gardens of fairy tales.
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Crissay-sur-Manse
Genuine Pearl of the Touraine region bordered by the Green Valley of the Manse. the small authentic village of Crissay-sur-Manse is labeled "Most beautiful Villages of France".
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Loches
Overlooking the Valley of the River Indre, Loches, owns the labels of 'City of Art and history' and 'most beautiful detours of France. It is a remarkable medieval city in the heart of the chateaux of the Loire. It is the heart history and heritage a campaign studded castles, the unspoiled countryside.
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Montresor
Ranked amongst the «Most beautiful villages in France», Montresor is a beautiful village of charm. Its elegant Renaissance Castle, the Gothic Collegiate Church and lined alleyways of old mansions form a beautiful table.
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