During the French Renaissance, the royal court settled in the Loire Valley. There, the beautiful countryside inspired the royal ambitions to build a succession of sumptuous palaces, Renaissance castles and medieval forts. Today, these architectural treasures of French heritage can be visited. Chenonceaux, Amboise, Azay le Rideau and Chambord are among the most visited monuments in France. In summer, many festivals put the castles in the spotlight, in a magical atmosphere! In addition, the Loire Valley is renowned for its exceptional cuisine and delicious wines. Tours, the capital of the region, attracts students from all over the world: it is said that it is in this little piece of paradise that the French language is best spoken!
During the French Renaissance, the royal court was established in the Loire Valley, a strategic geographical and economic location. The beautiful rich landscapes of the countryside inspired royal ambitions to build a succession of sumptuous palaces, Renaissance castles, and medieval forts.