Each castle in the Loire Valley has its own peculiarity. Among the most famous are Chenonceau, also known as the Chateau des Dames, which is a castle bridge that literally spans the river Cher . Azay-le-Rideau is built on an island on the Indre. Chambord, is the most impressive, built in the heart of Europe's largest enclosed forest area. Villandry is surrounded by remarkable French gardens on 4 different levels. Clos-Lucé, Leonardo da Vinci's final resting place, is steeped in the history of Renaissance genius. The royal castle of Amboise offers one of the most beautiful views of the Loire and its valley. Finally, how not to mention Cheverny, reputed as the most richly furnished and decorated with a very large number of valuable pieces? In the Loire Valley, you will be able to discover many other prestigious places where the history of France will reveal itself before your eyes.