Thursday, October 28, 2010
France - Centre - 41 Loir-et-Cher - The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes
Château de Chambord, part of The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Sent by Celdran, a postcrosser from Saint Chamond in France.
The Loire Valley is an outstanding cultural landscape along a major river which bears witness to an interchange of human values and to a harmonious development of interactions between human beings and their environment over two millennia. It is noteworthy for the quality of its architectural heritage, in its historic towns such as Blois, Chinon, Orléans, Saumur and Tours, but in particular in its world-famous castles, such as the Château de Chambord.