The Loire Châteaux dotted around the Loire Valley are listed as world heritage sites by UNESCO. Throughout the Loire, there are 21 different and unique châteaux to visit and explore. Nowhere else in Europe can you find such a large number of châteaux in one area. You can begin to understand some of the history of France through visiting these majestic châteaux and their gardens. In addition to visiting the châteaux, you can also explore the surrounding areas, which boast great natural heritage, top gastronomy, and renowned wines.