All day guided tour of the Loire Valley Castles with transportation from Paris
During this excursion, you will visit majestic castles of the Loire Valley, masterpieces of the Renaissance, theaters of great scenes of French history. You will discover the charming castle of Chenonceau on the Cher river: a remarkable building by its architecture and its history and surrounded by beautiful gardens. You will also discover the castle of Cheverny, a seigniorial property belonging to the same family for over six centuries. Then the castle of Chambord, a grandiose creation of King François I with its famous double revolution staircase.
All day audioguided tour of Loire castles with transportation from Paris
Enjoy a real unforgettable day in the Loire Valley with an accompanist to go on a tour in total peace. You will immerse yourself into an enchanting universe that offers the majestic Loire Valley Castles. Enjoy a nice audio guided tour of the chateau de Chambord, the chateau de Chenonceau and the chateau de Cheverny.
2 Day Guided Trip to Mont Saint-Michel, Loire Valley Chateaux from Paris, with transport
Two days for a guided tour of the Mont Saint-Michel and its abbey, including a sight-seeing tour of the Châteaux of the Loire Valley: Langeais and Chenonceau. Accommodation included, transport by bus from Paris.
3 Day Guided Trip to Normandy, Mont Saint-Michel, Loire Valley Chateaux from Paris, with transport
Enjoy a three-day guided French tour of discovery. Visit the legendary Mont-Saint-Michel, the landing beaches of Normandy, and the typically local towns of Rouen, Honfleur and Saint Malo. Immerse yourself in royal history with a visit to the Loire Castles of Langeais, Chambord and Chenonceau.
Day trip on your own to Loire castles with transportation from Paris
Take a day Trip to the Loire Valley Chateaux from Paris. Visit at your own pace the majestic Chateaux de Chenonceau, Cheverny and Chambord. Discover the Renaissance art and the lovely Loire region.
Chambord Castle: a lovely palace
Located in the Loir-et-Cher department, 14 kilometres from Blois and 164 kilometres from Paris, the Chambord Castle is the most enormous of the Loire Valley Castles as well as being one of the most prestigious and most visited. It is particularly famous for its double helix staircase, which has been attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, two people can climb it together without passing one another. The Chambord Castle is an architectural masterpiece of the Renaissance.
Built in the sixteenth century under the supervision of King François I, nicknamed as the Prince Architect, the Chambord Castle sits majestically in the middle of Europe’s largest enclosed woodland park (which covers around 5,440 hectares enclosed by a 32-kilometre long wall). Today it is home to red deer and wild boar and is a national hunting and wild game reserve. This magnificent creation with its unique lines impresses all with the enormity of its architectural scale and by the sheer extravagance of the works carried out: 156 metres of façade, 426 rooms, 77 staircases, 282 fireplaces and 800 sculpted capitals. This was one of the largest construction projects of the Renaissance.
Today, you can visit not only the royal apartments of François I and Louis XIV and the amazing roofscape which bristles with turrets, chimneys and dormer windows, you can also admire the magnificent views from its terraces. There is something exciting going on here all year round: exhibitions, nocturnal spectacles, horse shows and many other entertainments. Set off on your very own discovery of the Loire Valley Castles tour in a minibus with Paris City Vision and enjoy priority access on your visit to Chambord.
Near Chambord Castle:
You have to visit Chambord Castle if you come near Blois. But several places are amazing too :