The newly updated Green Guide Chateaux of the Loire features the treasures of France's picturesque Loire Valley. Discover the top attractions, most interesting villages and towns, and shopping hot spots. Sample wines from award-winning vineyards, explore quaint streets in historic Orl ans and Tours, and visit magnificent manors and castles. Through its star-rating system, driving and walking tours, well-researched places to eat and stay, colorful maps and suggested activities, the guide helps you enjoy the best of the Loire Valley. - Attractions reviewed and rated, using Michelin's celebrated star-rating system.- Set off on one of the multiple driving tours to explore serene landscapes and discover breath-taking country mansions and castles. Michelin walking and driving tours offer an in-depth, personal experience of the region.- Walk-throughs of major museums, galleries, churches and attractions; includes illustrations and floor plans to zoom in on the highlights of major attractions.- Comprehensive illustrated sections on the area's nature, art, architecture and history, written by experts in their fields.- Detailed visitor information given for every attraction, opening hours, entry fees, tour times, phone, website. Michelin area and city maps. For a selection of the best restaurants and hotels, buy the red MICHELIN Guide France. For driving or planning your trip for the Chateaux of the Loire region, use Michelin Loire Valley Road and Tourist Map No. 517 (includes city map of Nantes, scale 1:200,000) or the country map Michelin France Road and Tourist Map No. 721 (scale 1:1,000,000).