Keyword: Chateau de Chambord

Chinese tourists in France face outbreak of racism over coronavirus

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Tourists from Asia in front of the Château de Chambord in the Loire Valley. © JP Tourists from Asia in front of the Château de Chambord in the Loire Valley. © JP

The beautiful châteaux of the Loire Valley in western France are a major attraction for visitors from China. But both individual Chinese tourists and those in groups are starting to suffer as a result of the fears provoked by the current coronavirus outbreak which began in mainland China. Jordan Pouille reports.

Macron celebrates his 40th birthday with party in royal castle

Before turning 40 next Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday held early celebrations at the sprawling Loire Valley Renaissance castle of Chambord, once a residence of France's 16th-century king François 1st, prompting sarcasm and accusatons of haughtiness from political opponents.