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Chateau Montsoreau Loire France

The Chateau Montsoreau

Is in the market town of Montsoreau on the banks of the Loire river. It was built in 1455 to police the river traffic of the day

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You will see large and small Chateau`s all over France.Some of the best Chateau`s are in the Loire region. Around the towns of Amboise, Angers, Blois, Chinon, Nantes, Orléans, Saumur,

It took just 5 years to build the Chateau du Plessis it would take that long to get planning permission today

 Château de Plessis picture

The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte was built in 1658-61 and was the model for the Palace of Versailles.

The palace is just outside of Paris between the royal residences of Vincennes and Fontainebleau


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Picture of a small French chateau in the Loire region


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French chateau Chambord in loire region picture

Chateau Chambord post code 41250,one of the most visited chateau in the Loire Valley.

The chateau is open all year round, except on 01 January, the first Monday of February and 25 December

Peak season: 26 March – 02 November 2016: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Off season: 03 November 2016 – 31 March 2017: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


French chateau in loire region picture


Hotels in the Loire


The Loire region has a good choice of hotels try this one in Amboise

Hotel Le Vinci


This Design Hotel Boutique located only 3 minutes from Amboise historical centre and castle.

A lift leads to the 26 renovated and air conditioned rooms, these are comfortable rooms with warm colours.

For a tourist vacation, discovering the Loire Valley chateaux, or a professional stay, the hotel "Best Western Le Vinci Loire Valley" is the perfect stopover which offers excellent value.

Best Western Le Vinci Loire Valley Hotel Amboise


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Chateau de Chenonceau


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two pictures of the Chateau de Chenonceau


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Built on the river Cher, where the unique image of its architecture reflects in the water, the Château de Chenonceau is just a few miles from the town of Tours.

The Château de Chenonceau bridges the whole width of the river Cher you can hire a boat to ride down the river in summer.

The formal garden and the park surrounding it add to the charm of the castle.

Inside visitors can see the large gallery, Louis XIV's sitting room and Francois I's bedroom.

Chenonceau is not only remarkable for its architecture and history but also for the fine quality of its Renaissance furniture, a large collection of XVI th and XVII th centuries tapestries and paintings by Le Primatice, Rubens, Le Tintoret, Rigaud, Nattier, Van Loo.

Opening time: Daily 9am to 7pm (mid-March to mid-September).

Closing times vary during other months from 4.30pm to 6pm;


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Alice Cottage, a three bedroomed cottage, two doubles and a futher bedroom with bunk beds, one bathroom, an open plan downstairs with beautiful feature fireplace and woodburner.

English free to view telly, dvd player and a choice of dvd's. A country cottage kitchen equipped to a very high standard.

Our cottages are set in a half acre of landscaped gardens, with a shared heated swimming pool, boule court, badminton, football area and Games Room, offering pool, table tennis, table football, darts and an exercise bike. Wifi is available on site

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