Tourists flock to the Indre et Loire region to visit the breathtaking chateaux there. Staying at an Indre et Loire villa you can step back in time with day trips to castles and palaces with fascinating histories to discover. Visit Chateau d'Amboise, a royal residence and the place where King Charles XIII was fatally wounded in by a fall in 1498. Or go to the museum at the recently restored Chateau de Chinon, a majestic 11th century castle that has been a home to kings and was used as a prison before falling into ruin. The fairytale beauty of Chateau du Riveau and Chateau de Chenonceau are also not to be missed.