Tourism: Touraine, a journey between earth and sky


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Among the castles of the Loire, there is the famous Clos Luce in Amboise, last residence of Leonardo da Vinci. And the region conceals many other treasures.

On both sides of the Loire, between nature and history, Touraine delights lovers of heritage and wide open spaces. To discover it, some do it with a hot air balloon flight. Tourists even get their hands dirty by laying the gondola down so that the balloon can be inflated. Let’s go for an hour of flight above the Loire, to admire the riches of the region. For this suspended moment, it is necessary to count 180 euros.

On land, at the castle of Clos Lucéthe final resting place of Leonardo da Vinci, his life continues to fascinate. “He was a genius”, admit together a father and his son. Models of his inventions and his desk were returned as they were. Underground, 40 meters deep, in Montrichard Val of Expensive (Loir-et-Cher)you can discover tufa, a white stone once extracted from quarries.

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