Chinon is located in the heart of the Val de Loire, 47 km (29 miles) southwest of Tours and 305 km (189 miles) south west of Paris. It extends on both the banks of the Vienne, with the historic town mainly on the northern bank, at the foot of the medieval castle. The traditional provinceContinue reading “Chinon and the Vienne river”
The castle of Azay-le-Rideau was built on an island in the Indre River under the patronage of King Francis the First. A subtle blend of French tradition and innovative Italian decor, it is an icon of the new art of building in the Loire Valley in the 16th century. Its successive owners have helped toContinue reading “Azay-le-Rideau”
Langeais Bridge over the Loire river is a road bridge, multi-span suspension bridge, steel bridge and masonry pylon that was built from 1935 until 1937. * Water Water Everywhere.