Au pays des châteaux de la Loire

www.chateauxloire.com

There are many beautiful Loire Chateaux in the French countryside, and this site has them all listed with photographs.  When you go to the main site you will see that it is all written in French.  If you want it translated to English then you need to click on the picture of the British flag on the upper left hand side of the screen.  After you do this then you will be able to read all about the Loire castles that are featured on the site.  Also on the right hand side of the screen is a navigation bar that will allow you to see information on a variety of chateaux that can be found in the Loire Valley.

For example, if you wanted to find out more information on the Amboise castle then you can click on that link and it will take you to a separate page that lists a short history of the chateau and some interesting pictures.  This site is intended to help you make sure that you understand the different sites to visit while you are in Loire, so it is full of information.



Also on the navigation bar is a section marked “Tours.”  Go to this link to find out more about Loire Tours, the capital of Touraine.  You might confuse this with a section for touring possibilities, but this is not the case.  Instead you will find the information on Loire tours in the “Your guide” link.  There is not a lot of information available on the site, but there is a link for rates and one to email the tour guide so that you can learn more.

There is also a lot of useful information on Loire in the navigation bar as well, including a map, hotels and restaurants, and links that could be helpful.  One of the downsides to this information is that much of it is still in French.  There does not appear to be an English translation for these sections, and many of the sites that you are linked to are also in French so you may have trouble deciphering them.

Castles of the Loire – France Travel Guide

www.francetravelguide.com/castles-of-loire.html

This site is very helpful is you are looking for information on Loire castles because it offers you a lot of interesting history on the different castles in the region.  The Loire Valley is known because it was once the region where French kings and queens liked to stay, and because of this the region has a lot of castles with a lot of unique history.  The site has worked to list the best of the Loire castles in the region so that you will know which ones you should make sure that you check out if you are in the area.

This could be very helpful because if you are planning on taking a vacation to Loire you will want to make sure that you plan your trip well.  After all, you do not want to waste time sightseeing at a chateau that isn’t worth your time because most people who take the time to visit this region do not have that much time to visit the sites.  This page will help you to know more about the Loire castles, the history behind them, and the reasons that they should not be missed if you are visiting the area.



There is also other information for those who are planning on going on a vacation to Loire.  If you are interested, there is a section on the right hand side of the screen that will allow you to book your vacation to France directly through the site.  Even if you are not sure about going, you can use this tool to see how much it would cost you so that you could plan a potential trip and know how much money that you would need if you were interested in going.

At the top of the screen there is a section marked “Information” and you can go to this site to find out important things about your visit to France.  This includes everything from transportation and embassies to food and weather.  If you are not familiar with the area, this could come in handy and make you feel a little more relaxed about your impending vacation.