Visit the Loire Chateau - A Journey to the Valley of the Kings

by Sam Warne Event Organizer
The name Loire supports the image of a romantic fairy tale castle, the stories of Plantagenet and the Medici, as well as images of royal intrigue and the lush valleys and vineyards surrounding the river area. Called the Valley of the Kings, French kings built their homes here, creating an undiscovered area with beautiful gardens and history. But the attraction is not only the majestic palace (castle); interesting stories from the people here are amazing. Below is the main castle in the Pays de la Loire. Most of these castles were built in the Loire, which is called the royal river, and most were built during the Medieval or even Neolithic period. Many are made of local tuff, white limestone, which matches the elegant style of the castle. Some are family owned, some have been converted into museums and others have their own vineyards and vineyards.

The castle is located in the state of Maine-Et-Loire . French


For over 1,000 years, the huge tuff and slate opening onto the Maine River was one of the castles we visited in the Holy Land during the Crusades. The Castle of the Count of Anjou consists of Gallo-Roman city buildings, located on a Neolithic site from 4500 to 4000 BC, surrounded by fortifications built by Saint Louis. With 30 meter high walls and 17 towers, it became the key to the defense of Anjou and the largest castle in France. The beautiful Bout du Monde takes you around the castle. The famous Apocalypse Tapestry - the world's largest medieval tapestry - was commissioned by Duke Louis of Anjou in the mid-1370s.


Set in a picturesque town, Montsoreau is a favorite of all the castles in the Loire Valley. Much of its popularity is based on Alexandre Dumas' famous novel "La Dame de Montsoreau", which was written in 1860, and the castle features a beautiful Montsoreau woman. The castle rises over the Loire and Vienne rivers and overlooks three historic states: Anjoule, Touraine and Poitou. Unlike other Loire castles, Montsoreau is very close to the river. The ch√Ęteau is a picturesque mix of castles and residences, creating space for a beautiful "Loire tale" that pays homage to the "royal river".

Le Plessis Bourre

Le Plessis-Bourre Chateau is so beautiful that it was used as the cover for many French films. Jean Bourre's Castle, built between 1468 and 1473, is constructed of tufa, waterfalls, double suspension bridges, fortified gates, and massive towers and ramparts. But through the gates, Le Plessis did not build a fortress and became a country. The spacious terrace, surrounded by an arcade and overlooking beautiful slatted windows, makes this home a rich living space. The former path to the church is 36 meters long and contains more than 3,000 containers. The ceiling of the attractive Salle des Gardens is painted with whimsical drawings of unknown nature.


Brissac, with its seven skyscrapers, is the tallest castle in France and is called the "giant of the Loire Valley". It has been the home of the Dukes of Brissac since 1502 and is now the 13th residence of the Duke of Brissac. This first 15th century fort also has two medieval towers and an old wine cellar (cellar door). The Chateau de Brissacis has 203 beautifully decorated rooms, a quirky 19th-century Belle Epoque theatre, gold leaf ceilings, Flemish rugs and tapestries, and a beautiful 70-acre garden. In 1620, Louis XIII and his court in Brissac signed a peace treaty for his mother, Marie de Medicis, who was exiled to Angers. This castle and its owner was a hobby and the meaning of which was later expressed by the Frenchman Henry II: "If I were not a dauphin, I would be Brissac."

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