The Loire river valley is the region around the river Loire in France, located about 200km south of Paris and extending for about 300-400km from east to west. It is considered the birthplace of the French language. The Loire valley contains historic towns and villages, great architectural monuments, many world-famous castles and many wineries. In the year 2000 UNESCO added the central part of the Loire river valley between Maine and Sully-sur-Loire to its list of World Heritage Sites.

Chambord castle photo gallery  - 14 pictures of Chambord castle
Chenonceau castle photo gallery  - 27 pictures of Chenonceau castle
Azay le Rideau castle photo gallery  - 34 pictures of Azay le Rideau castle
Villandry castle photo gallery  - 31 pictures of Villandry castle
14 photos of the castle of Chambord in the Loire valley, France
27 photos of Chenonceau, a water castle spanning the Cher river in the Loire valley
34 photos of the castle of Azay le Rideau, lying in a beautiful setting on the Indre river
31 photos of the castle of Villandry in the Loire valley with its impressive gardens
Sunflower plantation photo gallery  - 13 pictures of Sunflower plantation
13 photos of a sunflower plantation in the Loire valley, France
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