Transportation to Chenonceau Chateau in the Loire Region of France

Château de Chenonceau Spanning the Cher River

Driving is the best option for most visitors to Château de Chenonceau but public transportation and day-trip tours are alternatives. Getting to Château de Chenonceau on the Cher River in the Loire region of France is easiest by car but public transportation is also available with trains arriving from Tours and Bourges. Cycling is an … Read more

Transportation to Château de Chambord

Bicycles may be rented at Chateau de Chambord

Getting to Château de Chambord is easiest by car but buses and especially day-trip excursions to various chateaux in the Loire valley are also available. Château de Chambord is the largest castle in the Loire region of France. As a hunting lodge, Chambord was in a forest and as this forest mostly survived as a … Read more

Hotel Review: Novotel Amboise – Family-Friendly with Pool

Novotel Amboise Swimming pool

The Novotel Amboise is a comfortable mid-scale four-star hotel with swimming pool and rooms sleeping up to four. The Novotel Amboise is a modern hotel in the southern residential suburbs of Amboise with beautiful views of the chateau. The comfortable bedrooms with air-conditioning can sleep families of up to four. The hotel has a pool, … Read more

Visit the Gardens of Chateau de Villandry near Tours

Formal Garden and Chateau de Villandry

The Renaissance Château de Villandry is mostly visited for its magnificent ornamental gardens – famously using vegetables for colorful formal displays. Renaissance Château de Villandry near Tours in the Loire Valley is famous for its exceptional formal gardens. The ornamental kitchen garden of Villandry, where vegetables are planted to form a magnificently colorful ornamental garden, … Read more