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Chabenet Fortress in Pont-Chretien, Photo: P. Aucante CRT Centre

Prepare to be surprised

Key moments in the history of France

Gasp in wonderment when you see the fairytale aspect of Chambord, the purity of Chenonceau or the proud bearing of Château d'Amboise standing over the Loire River. Contemplate the colourful landscapes from the top of Chartres and Bourges Cathedrals. Discover the royal river during a boat trip by taking the famous Briare canal-bridge over the Loire. Make the journey to Nohant to soak up the atmosphere of George Sand's novels. The Loire Valley is brimming over with ideas for excursions: the region's many treasures are just waiting to reveal all their secrets, whether you come for a day, a weekend or longer holidays.
Château de Chenonceau E. Pozzoli
Le Pont Canal de Briare J. Puyo

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