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Loire Valley

Château de Azay-le-Rideau in the Loire Valley, France, is a former feudal castle. During the 12th century, the local seigneur Ridel d’Azay, a knight in the service of Philip II Augustus, built the fortress to protect the Tours to Chinon road.

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Chateau de Chambord, Loire, France. So beautiful. We really saw some great places on this high school trip. Need to go back for some serious wine tasting.

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Inside the 16th century stately home on sale for £5.5million

There must be a doorway like this in Great Bournestone Manor somewhere...

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Chateau du Gudanes, 18th century, southern France(S.C.~I what a spectacular picture. It makes me want to crawl through the screen visit for a while.)

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French road trip: Châteaux and wine in the Loire valley

French road trip: Châteaux and wine in the Loire valley. Pic: Chateau d'Usse in the Loire Valley, France. Get some great trip ideas and start planning your next trip! See More: bit.ly/RoutePerfectP

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Saint-Émilion, one of the oldest wine towns in southwest France, has more than 90 wine chateaux producing hundreds of wines. Its viticultural heritage stretches back to Roman times // photo by Matt Munro

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