Châteaux of the Loire Valley
VIDEO: Châteaux of the Loire Valley in France: Château de Chenonceau and Château de Chambord
Discover the two most famous châteaux of the Loire Valley in Western France: the Château de Chenonceau and the Château de Chambord. The Château de Chenonceau on the Cher river: the current château was built in 1514–1522 on the foundations of an old mill. After Palace of Versailles, it is the most visited château in France. Chambord is the largest château in the Loire Valley. It was constructed by King Francis I of France. This château is distinctive by its French Renaissance architecture blending medieval forms with classical Renaissance structures.