2016-07 Loire Valley

The castles of the Loire Valley are famous around the world. On our bucket list for a long time, we took our Opel Cascada convertible and headed for Orleans to start downstream the Loire river. Our selection of castles to visit was more or less one after the other on route to the town of Tours. We saw some which were larger country houses and then the breath taking architecture of the time. Ironically and actually sadly somehow, many of them were used only once or twice a year for a week or two.

Travelling in style:

Off we go:

Cathedral of Orleans.

Sully sur Loire

Chambord, involvement of Leonardo da Vinci, apparently with the “starecase to heaven” (top right image, left). Top three 🙂

Bloise and Villasavin

Viscounty and Cheverny

Amboise, Leonardo da Vinci lived here his last years in a side building (also top three 🙂

Chenonceaux, top three, we would say 🙂

Villandry, with a garden of a life time.

Azay le Rideau, Chateau d’Usse