8. Loire Valley, France
The Loire Valley is one of the largest wine areas in France, producing wines that are famous worldwide. The picturesque region consists of regal chateaus, lush vineyards and rolling rivers. Loire is also the place to find real castles that range from grand to medieval. For a unique experience take a leisurely cycling tour or row a boat under the half-bridge-half-chateau that is Château de Chenonceau.