A place of beauty where many castles can be visited
This is a place of beauty, full of castles that belonged to the French kings and noble people. It was named a World Heritage site on the list of UNESCO in 2000, for the quality of its architecture. The zone includes the castles of Blois, Chinon, Chambord, and the area between Sully Sur Loire River and Chalonnes. The villages in the areas are also nice, but the most impressive things to see are the buildings, and its integration with the natural environment. Most are from the Renaissance era and the Age of Enlightenment, whose influence is shown in the fineness of the architectural details of the castles.