Loire Valley is home to several fascinating historic towns, including Chartres, Amboise, Blois, Chinon, Orléans, Saumur and Tours. The world-famous Cathedral of Chartres is a wonderful masterpiece of medieval architecture. Tours is known for its central location, fine cuisine, Renaissance and neo-classical mansions, and the amazing Cathedral of St-Gatien. Among must see attractions in the Loire Valley include Château de Chambord, Chenonceau Castle, The Royal Palace of Amboise, Azay le Rideau Castle, and Château de Saumur.
The central part of the Loire Valley, between Maine and Sully-sur-Loire, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Deecember 2000. With such a varieties to offer to its visitors, truly the Loire Valley is a holiday destination with a difference.