• Pirou  • Chazay Situated in the south of France, Château d’Angers is one of the most lovely places to visit in the region.  • Loches  • Mâlain Castle or museum? Ornate gold furniture lines the rooms, with colorful canopies and chandeliers dripping in crystals hanging just above your head.  • le Tournel, Belpuig Enjoy pretty views of the French countryside on the coach journey and then explore the abbey independently once you arrive.  • Ussé Hall of Mirrors | Palace gardens | Insanely luxurious interior decor, There is so much to see in Versailles that it’s hard to list everything. Perhaps the biggest castle in France, some of the walls of it date back to the 5th century! By Public Transport:  Hop on the TGV from Paris to Surgeres. Besides the ancient history that accompanies this castle, you should walk through the wondrous gardens of this chateau, which was named one of the Notable Gardens of France by the French Ministry of Culture.  • Domeyrat  • Époisses  • Trémazan, Bonnefontaine  • Plessis-Josso  • Fort l'Écluse  • Pieusse  • Ganges  • Greifenstein  • Richemont It’s called the Toucs and easily gets you to the Bastide Saint-Louis during the summer.  • Montaigut  • Vry  • Luttange  • Pons  • Les Marches It can be very challenging to determine which castles in France are worth the visit and which should be skipped (although in my opinion, it’s never a waste to visit any castles!).  • la Pannonie  • Petite-Pierre You can follow the Loire a Velo (Loire by Bike) route and end up right at the castle. There are four gardens on the castle grounds.  • La Rochepot  • Verteuil An insanely large and looming medieval-walled city located on an island just 600 meters from Normandy, Mont-Saint-Michel is an ancient fortress that sees more than two and a half million visitors each year. It should take about an hour and 20 minutes. Okay, so technically Mont-Saint-Michel is a monastery, but one look at the place and you’ll know why it’s on this list. It should take about an hour and 20 minutes.  • Larnagol  • Meung-sur-Loire  • Inférieur  • La Tourette After graduating college, Jane knew she wasn't destined for a desk job.  • Bitche Getting there takes between four and a half to five hours by car, but you’re sure to see some beautiful landscapes along the way!  • Châtillon-d'Azergues  • Châlus-Chabrol  • Calmont  • Hohenfels  • Corcelle Highlights: Double-helix staircase | Remote feel | Massive exterior | Italian-influenced interior.  • Gourville  • Puymartin  • Septème Surrounded by 33 hectares of French gardens and spacious ponds with fountains, Château Vaux-le-Vicomte is as beautiful as it is historically important.  • Montjean  • Montrottier By Public Transport: The regional express train (TER) runs from the Paris Nord station and will take you right to the castle. Take a train from Paris to the Blois-Chambord stop.  • Brissac  • Josselin This château is located right on the Atlantic Ocean, and is about three hours from Paris.  • Falaise Most of the access is free, and you’re even able to take a guided tour to ensure you understand the deep history and make it to some places off the beaten path.  • Sercy  • Marigny  • la Roche  • Montbrun My biggest piece of advice for visiting Versailles is to book tickets in advance as it’s one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. It should come as no surprise that France is home to more castles than almost anywhere else in the world.  • Oingt  • Saint-Maurice  • Mirabat While the castle itself is truly remarkable as it sits right above the Loire River, the gardens are simply magnificent and are a must-see.  • Mehun-sur-Yèvre Scroll on to read about what makes each château so special! Get off at the station Tours-Chenonceaux which is right near the ticket office.  • la Grézette  • Osthoffen  • Carcassonne  • Bressuire Take the train from Paris Austerlitz station, arriving at Blois-Chambord.  • Combourg  • Langin  • Bidache It is the oldest medieval French tapestry that’s still intact! If you’re not driving around on your French holiday, you can hop on the Fil Bleau shuttle bus from Tours during July and August.  • Semur-en-Brionnais  • Roquefixade  • Essalois  • Auzon  • Ancerville  • Coussac-Bonneval [1]  • Pierrefort  • Sarzay While you’re there, be sure to stop by the famed Hall of Mirrors and visit some of the 2,300 rooms that make up the compound!  • Dabo  • Saint-Jory  • Mayrac Doesn’t get much easier than that! Learn more about it here.  • Lusignan  • La Sône You can also take the TGV and the TER from Paris to Saintes, although it takes a bit longer than the previous route.  • Fort de Salses  • Château de la Motte, Joué du Plain  • Nideck  • Chambonneau  • Pézenas  • Kintzheim This is definitely a way to experience this region in style.  • Rambures, Angoulême Travel Tip: Want a unique way to view the French castles in the Loire Valley? Adventure in You is an adventure travel blog inspiring you to live the life you've always wanted.  • Barre  • Brandon In this castle, you’ll find a marvelous reading room filled floor-to-ceiling with a remarkable collection of reading materials.  • Xaintrailles, Bellocq A Renaissance structure that was home to kings between the 15th and 19th centuries, Château d’Amboise is the definition of luxury.  • Larressingle  • Blamont  • Morlanne However, there were people living in this location long before the castle was built.  • Budos  • Spesbourg  • Masseuil  • Laval  • Vixouze, Artias  • Frankenbourg The day trip includes luxury round-trip transportation, admission to both castles and an audio guide at each location. The choice is yours!  • Vaussèche Take the train towards Bayeux and it will stop at Amboise, where you can easily find the château upon disembarkment.  • Pusignan  • Pibrac The choice is yours!  • Virieu, Barollière Otherwise, it’s a 25-minute taxi ride.  • Solidor Tower Highlights: Luxurious gardens | Insane view from the top | Medieval architecture.  • Termes  • Coudray-Salbart Insider’s Tip: Up the romance factor with a hot air balloon trip over the Loire Valley!  • Wangen  • Pesselières This castle was home to many powerful French men and their families, each one bringing something new to the sprawling grounds. It takes roughly an hour and 40 minutes, and from there you can hop in a cab and it’ll only be a short ride away! Learn more about the hot air balloon flight here. This is actually the largest castle in the region, and it draws in visitors from far and wide. It was later renovated by Louis XIV, who transformed it into the giant palace it is today.  • Grand-Arnsberg Versailles is an unmistakable French landmark with its unbelievably massive structure, lush gardens, and sprawling water surrounding the castle.  • Lutzelhardt There is so much to see in Versailles that it’s hard to list everything. By Public Transport: Simply hop on the P train headed to Provins and get off at the Verneuil l’Etang station.  • Geniez  • Beaufort  • du Hallier The tapestry, which depicts scenes from the Bible, measures 140 meters long and dates back to the 14th century.  • L'Oisellerie  • Arzens Situated right on the coast, this château is a bit further than many on this list, and it will take a little more than four hours to drive here from Paris.  • Rioux  • Brézé Dating all the way back from the 15th century, Château de Val is an elegant castle located in the Haute-Auvergne region of France.  • Miramont  • Pruines  • Saint-Paul-d'Oueil  • ducs de Bretagne This is a list of castles in France, arranged by Region and Department.. Notes.  • Turenne Château d’Angers lies in the city of Angers, which is right on the banks of the Maine River.  • Saint Martin de Toques So, to help you out, we put together a list of 15 of the best castles in France.  • Nérac To really take in the highlights of the Palace and learn more about its intriguing history, you may want to consider taking a guided tour. You can also take the SNCF main line from Gare du Nord and get off at the stop Chantilly-Gouvieux.  • Portes  • Fontenoy-le-Château This article may contain affiliate / compensated links.  • Corcelles-en-Beaujolais Because it’s such a popular tourist destination, it’s important to plan your trip to Mont-Saint-Michel ahead of time and buy your tickets in advance.  • Vieux-Windstein  • Uzès  • Caen  • Moyen You can even name one of the puppies during their baptism in May!  • Gaussan  • Boussan They come out of the bottom of the castle and rest in the water to allow boats to pass through.  • Ducs de Joyeuse  • Flamarens  • Gourdon The shuttle is available from April to November, and runs every day during July and August.  • Duras  • Rohan (Mutzig)  • Roquetaillade  • Pechrigal City walls | The door of Aude | The big well (rumored to be home to missing treasure). Click to find out more about us and how we've turned this travel blog into a business.  • Bernstein  • Rosières  • ducs de Savoie (Chambery)  • la Grange-Bléneau From Paris, you can take the metro to one of the three train stations, the closest being Versailles Chateau Rive Gauche (RER C Line). By Public Transport: Get on a train destined for Montargis Sens, Montereau, or Laroche-Migennes and get off at the Fontainebleau-Avon station. A last option is to take the RER line D that will also deliver you to Chantilly-Gouvieux.