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Loire Valley

Loire Valley

The Loire Valley is located in central France, and it is the Valley of the Loire River. It has about 800 square kilometres. It known as “the Cradle of the French” and “the Garden of France” due to the abundance of vineyards, fruit orchards, and artichoke and asparagus fields. The Loire Valley is also famous for its white wines, such as Sauvignon Blanc, Sancerre and Muscadet. It is significant for the quality of its architectural heritage, with historic towns (Amboise, Blois, Chinon, Nantes, Orléans, Saumur), and numerous castles ( Amboise, de Villandry and Chenonceau). In 2000, UNESCO declared the central part of the Loire River Valley as a World Heritage Site. To learn more: http://www.valdeloire.org/

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