The long-standing Michelin Travel Guides are an ideal travel companion for travelers who really want to connect with the world. Get to know the local way of life through detailed background information on the country, people, and culture. Quickly identify the best places to visit using Michelin's star rating system. The best sites are highlighted on the sites map or you can follow a pre-planned driving tour. With the Michelin Travel Guide to Chateaux of the Loire, explore larger-than-life, dream-like palaces and magnificent gardens edge the Loire River just southwest of Paris with names like Chambord, Cheverny, Chenonceau and Villandry. Come see them just to be amazed, but don't overlook the historic city of Tours, Le Mans's motor racing circuits and Joan of Arc's Orleans.