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Châteaux of France by region

France is the country with the highest density of castles in the world. Some regions are particularly rich in châteaux, like the Loire Valley, others much less. In the pages below, you will find a list of most of the castles open to the public in the traditional castle regions.

Photos of the most beautiful French castles

Best châteaux
Chenonceaux Castle
France's most beautiful Renaissance, Baroque and Classical châteaux.
Best medieval castles
Angers Castle
France's most beautiful medieval castles.
Best fortified cities
Guérande, Brittany
France's most beautiful fortified and walled cities.

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