Hike from château to château between the Loire and Cher rivers. The GRP® des Châteaux invites you to explore four loops and admire the great châteaux and small manor houses; you are sure to be impressed. 


These loops will take you to discover some magnificent landscapes. In Sologne, between forests and lakes, you will see the traditional architecture of small villages, made of brick and timber-framed houses. This route will take you to the châteaux of Chambord, Cheverny and Villesavin, a residence built by Jean le Breton, who was appointed by Francis I as governor of the Château of Chambord. Along the way, you’ll come across a number of smaller but equally impressive residences. 

E. Mangeat – CRT Centre-Val de Loire

You will also hike from vineyard to vineyard in the heart of the Touraine, Cheverny and Cour-Cheverny appellations. In the middle of the vineyards, you will discover tiny houses. These are the vineyard huts. They were used by winegrowers to store their tools and provide shelter. 

Festival des Jardins

Further along, you will travel from the Loire Valley, with its horizons of changing skies and sandy shores, to the Cher Valley. You will come across Blois, the Château of Chaumont-sur-Loire and its famous Garden Festival, Montrichard and its medieval keep. 

Crossing both sides of the Cher Valley, this loop leads to the Château of Chenonceau, whose famous gallery spans the waters of the Cher. Take a stroll through its splendid Diana and Catherine gardens. 

Château de Chenonceau

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