Monday, October 5, 2020

Castles of the Loire Valley

 Les Beaux Châteaux

The Loire Valley, located about 200 km southeast of Paris, features an amazing collection of well-preserved castles and regal residences, each with a distinct flavor, and all of them featuring a delicately decorated French style.

I have not spent a lot of time in the Loire Valley, but I made a brief stop there some years ago. Here are a few of the properties that I had the great pleasure to visit.


Le Château de Chambord is as grand as it is elegant.


a photo of the chateau de chambord in the loire valley france
Château de Chambord - Loire Valley





Le Château de Cheverny features prominently in the Tintin adventures.


a photo of the chateau de cheverny in the loire valley france
Château de Cheverny - Loire Valley





Le Château de Chenonceau is uniquely architected to cross the River Cher.


a photo of the chateau de chenonceau in the loire valley france
Château de Chenonceau - Loire Valley





Le Château de Blois is impressively well preserved inside and out.


a photo of the exterior of the chateau de blois loire valley france
Château de Blois - Loire Valley





Boats at the Château de Chambord on a pleasant afternoon.


a photo of boats at the chateau de chambord loire valley france
Boats at the Château de Chambord






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            Nikon D700

Lenses:
            Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
            Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VRII

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