Let discover the Loire Valley boarding an audio-guided tour from Paris. During this day trip you will visit two of the major Loire Valley Chateaux, the Chateau de Chenonceau and the Chateau de Chambord. You will also enjoy tasting famous wines of the Loire.
You will leave from our agency located in front of the Louvre in an air-conditioned and comfortable coach. The early 7.15am departure will allow you to fully enjoy your day with a tour guide being at your disposal if you need. The coach will drive through the French countryside that brings together green landscapes, the fine Loire edges and picturesque villages offering a magnificent panorama. You will have few audio-guided commentaries about the Loire Valley History and its rich heritage. As the coach arrives close to the Domain of Chambord, you will be fascinated by the view of the Castle. This majestic building gives a magical dimension to the domain, making it the largest castle in the Loire Valley. As you walk towards the castle from the distant coach park, you will be immersed into the particular atmosphere that reigns around. Then you will enter rapidly into the castle thanks to a priority access. Roving from venue to venue, you will discover at your own pace the architectural wealth of this 16th century monument built under François Ier with the participation of Leonard de Vinci. While you will listen to the audio-guided commentaries, you will not miss climb the large “double revolution” stairs reaching a large panoramic terrace from where you can admire the view over the park and the chateau.
Then, you will be invited to a wine tasting organized by La Maison des Vins into one of the rooms of the castle of Chambord. During about 45 minutes, you will learn about the history of this famous cru and taste two of the major wines of the Loire: the Cour-Cheverny and the AOC Cheverny. This sampling will be accompanied by few toasts of local products.
This morning tour will be followed by an hour of free time to have lunch around the Château de Chambord. Your tour guide will show you few places where you can savor local meals.
The majestic Château de Chambord
You will go back to the coach at the time indicated by your tour escort to drive towards the Château de Chenonceau. After about one-hour trip, you will get down at the entrance of the Domain in front of a magnificent tree-lined walkway. The charm works very quickly as you wander towards the chateau through this beautiful path. You will be amazed at the beauty of this “Château des Dames” that looks like a building springing over the Cher River. This sumptuous royal residence has been maintained by eminent women. Therefore the rooms of the castle show a real refined elegance of the famous French “art de vivre” that you will discover during your visit of the castle at your own rhythm. Your audio-guided commentary will let you know about the history of the Domain. You will stroll around the gardens along the Cher River to enjoy the magic and the charm of the Château de Chenonceau.
At the end of the day, you will arrive back in Paris at around 8 pm.
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You will receive your confirmation and your tour voucher in 2 separate emails. Please print your tour voucher and present it to the PARISCityVISION office on the day of your departure.