Monday, 28 November 2011

Which chateau with the kids?

The Loire Valley isn't only for adults, the region tries hard to 'sell' its cultural treasures as family attractions and to a great extent succeeds. Where chateaux might, from a child's prospective, be considered boring and stuffy they have endeavoured, in many examples, to include them in their itineraries. If your budget permits because its not cheap, you could visit the Mini Chateaux Parc just outside Amboise. Here you will find models of the most beautiful castles of the Loire valley. On two acres of landscaped grounds, over 40 reproductions in miniature of the most prestigious chateaux of the Loire .

 A walk in around the park will help you discover in a few hours, all of the architectural treasures of the region: Chambord, Chenonceau, Amboise, Villandry and many more ... in a matter of hours! It will allow you to confirm your potential favourites plus, with 1.5 km of paths to explore, keep the kids amused for a short time. They are also given the option of dressing up in medieval costume to add to their excitement.

If you do go and are interested in in also visiting the aquarium - buy a joint ticket and save money.

Will give you more ideas later!