Fall foliage with a side of neo-Gothic architecture.
Originally Appeared on Condé Nast Traveler
France's Loire Valley, located a few hours south of Paris, might be one of the most idyllic spots in all of Europe—especially in the fall. The region's vineyards and forests display the full spectrum of autumn colors, which you can enjoy while sipping a glass of dry white wine.
Get the shot: If you can swing it, plan your visit around the Autumn Flower Fest at Château du Rivau (Oct. 26-27), where visitors can enjoy gardens filled with chrysanthemums, against the backdrop of one of the prettiest castles in the Valley.