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 is located on the Cher river. The current castle was built in 1514–1522 on the foundations of an old mill. After the Palace of Versailles, it is the most visited castle in France.

Château de Chambord is the largest castle in the Loire Valley. It was constructed by King Francis I of France. This château is distinctive in its French Renaissance architecture blending medieval forms with classical Renaissance structures.

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