Useful information

Some ideas to help you organise your visit to the Loire Valley

The Loire Valley is a region well endowed with natural and built heritage. It has a large number of Chateaux of the Loire and vineyards. This cultural abundance recognised by UNESCO earned the Loire Valley its inscription on the World Heritage List in 2000.

Prices, Opening times, How to get there, How to visit Villandry

World Heritage List

49 properties are inscribed on the World Heritage List including the Loire Valley.

Below are seven suggested circuits, which can of course be modified or added to as desired (these circuits are only suggestions and are therefore not sold by the Tourist Offices )
Not sure? Ask the Tourist Offices of Azay-le-Rideau and Villandry for advice:

Your visits in Touraine at a preferential rate

Discover 8 historic sites in Touraine and two cellars at a preferential rate!

The Château and the Gardens of Villandry, the Château of Azay-le-Rideau, the Balzac Museum-Château of Saché, the Royal Fortress of Chinon, the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud, the Château of Langeais, the Rabelais Museum-La Devinière House, the Château and gardens of Rivau, the Château de l’Aulée Cellarand the Pierre et Bertrand Couly Cellar will allow you to make the most of the Loire Valley: with a full-price ticket purchased at one of the 10 sites, enjoy a reduced rate for the 9 others (on presentation of proof).

Useful links

The Chateau and Gardens of Villandry have links with many sites, institutions, businesses and hotels, which can help you plan the best possible stay in the Loire Valley. Feel free to visit their websites!