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The Loire Valley

For many, the broad green valley of the Loire is the real heart of France. The valley is known for its Renaissance châteaux–Amboise, Chambord and Blois among others – filled with history and culture. Between the châteaux are cities: Orléans and Chartres have great cathedrals, while Nantes offers maritime history and the futuristic Les Machines de l’Île.
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