Région Centre Val de Loire / Loire Valley

Discover here all the subjects that Monsieur de France proposes concerning the Centre Region, the castles of the Loire, the cities of Tours, Orleans, Chartres, Bourges... The departments of Loiret, Loir-et-cher, Indre, Indre-et-Loire, Eure-et-Loir, go through Touraine or Berry... 

Monsieur de France gives you, each time, the name of the historical region, and the name of the administrative region.

Illustration photo: the castle of Azay le rideau / Photo by AXP Photography on Unsplash

Tourism Région Centre Val de Loire / Loire Valley

Cheverny: the French château "par excellence"

Jérôme Prod'homme

Jérôme Prod'homme

It's the French private château par excellence. Here, you'll discover everything that went to make up the art of living of the great families. From gardens to family portraits, from ceremonial rooms to more intimate chambers... Cheverny is a compendium of the art of beauty and good living. And it's the château that inspired Hergé to create "Moulinsart" for the adventures of Tintin... Take a tour with Monsieur de France.
destinations Région Centre Val de Loire / Loire Valley

Valençay: a princely chateau and extraordinary destinies

Jérôme Prod'homme

Jérôme Prod'homme

This is probably one of the most beautiful châteaux in France. Located in the Berry region of France, it's often counted alongside the châteaux of the Loire Valley, which are only 1 hour's drive away, and that's understandable, given its beauty, size and princely allure. Valençay is a château that has witnessed the passing of two great destinies: that of the Prince de Talleyrand-Périgord, politician and one of the greatest diplomats in French history, and Antonin Carême, his cook, so gifted that he was called "cook of kings and king of cooks". Here's the tour with Monsieur de France.
Tourism Région Centre Val de Loire / Loire Valley

Azay le rideau : the castle wich make you dream

Jérôme Prod'homme

Jérôme Prod'homme

This is surely the most poetic of French châteaux. A sublime moment of poetry where human genius and the beauty of nature come together to give their very best. To discover Azay le Rideau is to rub your eyes to make sure you're not in the middle of a dream. It's also an introduction to the art of living during an exciting period: the Renaissance. Come and join Monsieur de France as he explores the Château d'Azay-le-Rideau.
Tourism Région Centre Val de Loire / Loire Valley

Chenonceau : the castle of the ladies

Jérôme Prod'homme

Jérôme Prod'homme

Chenonceaux. Rising above the cher, it is a fairy tale castle. One expects at any moment to see Prince Charming appear and one would not even be surprised if the owner told you that her name was Cinderella. Chenonceau is the castle of the ladies because they have made it a marvel that continues to move us.
Tourism Région Centre Val de Loire / Loire Valley

Chambord ? A fairy tale castle

Jérôme Prod'homme

Jérôme Prod'homme

When you see it appear on the horizon, at the end of one of the alleys of a park so immense that it is the size of the city of Paris, your heart tells you that you are discovering a fairy tale castle. Born from the will of François 1st king of France, the castle of Chambord is immense, magnificent and it is said that it is due in great part to the genius of Leonardo da Vinci...
French cooking Région Centre Val de Loire / Loire Valley

tarte tatin ? a delicious oversight

Jérôme Prod'homme

Jérôme Prod'homme

It is said that to err is human. We often forget to say that mistakes have led to many positive things. Starting with the tarte tatin! Rather than a mistake, it is an oversight. Due to love... Isn't it beautiful? Discover the origin of the tarte tatin and our easy recipe.