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Chateaux can of course be viewed internally with Cheverny as a perfect example of a well furnished option. Chenonceau and Villandry whose exteriors are a major attraction offer a great inside experience. There is also the smaller but perfectly formed Chateau de Cande with its 'royal' history. One chateau slightly off the beaten track but worth a view is Château d’Oiron which is a delight for those seeking something a little quirkier...a gallery of curiosities.
Museums, if that's your thing, then visiting the city of Tours is a good option with its diverse choice, There are also less obvious choices like the eclectic 'Musee Dufresne' or the tank museum ,the largest in Europe, in Saumur.
Go visit one of the beautiful cathedrals or churches ... spoilt for choice really!