In this area, castles are so often link with water, built by a river, a stream, or surrounded by a moat.
In front of this river (Le Loir), it’s a XI century castle, château royal de Durtal. There are River Loire (La Loire) and River Loir (Le Loir), La Loire is the main river of the Loire Valley, le Loir is also in the area, but much smaller.
Château de Pornic, a XII century castle, faces the atlantic ocean. although in serious, it’s in the “Pays de la Loire”, but the castle is not one the Loire valley castles, it situated in the south of the river Loire, where the big river joins the atlantic ocean. Pornic castle is private, not open to public visited.
photos taken on July 2013.