The banks of the Loire river have always been associated to « douceur de vivre », a mix of laidback and charming atmosphere. It became at the end of the 15th century the preferred region of the kings of France, and they built the most magnificent chateaux after discovering the Italian Renaissance style. Chenonceaux and Chambord are the most famous ones, but Azay le Rideaux, Blois, Villandry, … are also stunning. The classic French language comes from that region, definitely one of the heart of French culture.
Between gourmet dinner and exclusive visit you are brought right in the middle of the French Renaissance.