Discover a unique collection in the world. That of the 100 sites of the « Association des Châteaux de la Loire – Vallée des Rois ».

So many castles and gardens open to visitors between Gien and Nantes, in eleven departments and two regions. The scene of this open-air collection? The gardens and landscapes of the Center Val de Loire and the Pays de la Loire, along the royal river, jewel of the UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Its history? Or rather its histories… Because linked to the great French history, the Loire châteaux are well and truly anchored in the era of those who bring them to life today.

This collection is above all a heritage treasure of flesh and stone. And under the skin, passion surfaces.

Ours. Public and private owners, architects, craftsmen, gardeners, winegrowers… We are eager to share our love of heritage with you.

Yours. Every year 10 million enthusiastic visitors come to us with a taste for discovery and for time travel… For unforgettable moments to share as a couple, with family or friends. So, imagine your journey with us.

On your maps… Get set… Come!!!


Laurence Bizard Hamilton
President of the Association
Châteaux de la Loire – Vallée des Rois