Indre-et-Loire is a department located in the Centre region in west-central France. Surrounding Indre-et-Loire holiday rentals are the famous Loire Châteaux that the Loire Valley is famous for. The most important Châteaux can be found along the Loire river which passes through Tours. Tours is great little village to explore from holiday homes Indre-et-Loire for its beautiful architecture. Around the square you'll find some half-timbered 12th to 15th century houses and the village is also home to the Museum of Fine Arts in the Archbishops palace. The gardens of the Archbishops palace are famous for the cedar tree that was planted by Napoleon.
Most towns close to holiday homes Indre-et-Loire have been built around castles, for example the town of Amboise. Here lies the Château de'Amboise which provides great views over the Loire and the countryside. Château de Villandry is found just south-west of Tours and is also a well-visited castle in the town of Villandry. The Château is most popular for its Renaissance gardens which include flower and vegetable gardens and a water garden. Its extensive gardens are best seen from the raised belvedere to get a real sense of the design and careful patterns that have been created. Because of the ideal location of Indre-et-Loire holiday rentals in the Centre region, it makes it easy to reach surrounding departments such as Sarthe and Loiret and to explore the nearby Loire Valley.