The Touraine Area

Here perhaps more than elsewhere, the Loire, its tributaries and the tuffeau hillsides form an ideal setting to practise the art of gardening or wine growing.

In the heart of the troglodytic cellars of Touraine, many vintages are resting, of which Vouvray, Chinon, Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, Montlouis-sur-Loire await their time to be tasted, as well as so many other appellations of Loire wines.

In the Valley of the Kings, prestigious monuments everywhere tell the story of France’s royal past: the royal castle of Amboise, the Clos Lucé, the castles of Azay-le-Rideau, Langeais, Ussé, Villandry , the royal fortress of Chinon, the royal city of Loches, without forgetting the castle of Chenonceau!