If you’re going to Paris there’s one thing you shouldn’t pass up: visiting the Loire Valley Castles. Just a few hours away from the French capital, these prestigious French Renaissance edifices are vestiges of an era when aristocrats showed off their wealth and the Kings of France gave their backing to architectural novelties. Yet, one feels far from the city there, enjoying tourism out in the countryside, in the heart of a unique domain.
Departure from the city of Paris, PARISCityVISION offers passes and tickets for numerous excursions and guided visits in the Loire Valley. There you can admire beautiful, historic edifices and discover the region’s breathtaking domain registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Accompanied by a guide-interpreter, PARISCityVISION allow you to discover the most beautiful chateaux by coach. Adults and children will be seduced by wonderful Chenonceau and Chambord, Cheverny, the Gardens of Villandry, Amboise or even Clos Lucé, where Leonardo da Vinci lived the last years of his life, the domain of Chaumont, a pearl from the Renaissance, or the domain of Fougeres-sur-Bievre. The magic from the past still operates, and you will be seduced by the luxury of the rooms, bedrooms and reception halls.
Loire Valley Castles each have their own history and uniqueness in architecture. Chambord castle, designed to please the king Francis I between the 16th and 17th century, has a remarkable geometric architecture mixing French and Italian influences. Francis I did not have the opportunity to enjoy the finished royal Chambord castle, as it was fully built some years after he died. But his involvement made him the symbolic figure of the place, in which are displayed many tributes to the king. However, he saw Azay-le-Rideau castle completely built during his reign, a top masterpiece of 16th century architecture. As for Chaumont-sur-Loire castle, it won the first prize of the Lumière contest organized by the SERCE for the specificities of its architectural lighting. Its lighting gives a precise view its details when looking closely, while a colder and more powerful light highlights the building and makes it visible from far away. Each visit constitutes an unforgettable experience.
These extraordinary buildings are suited to family tourism: adults and kids will appreciate their beauty and magic, but also the secrets they hold and the history they tell. Both will enjoy admiring the various outer facades as much as discovering the many details inside each room. Whether it be in summer, spring, autumn or winter, each season has its advantages: forests in Sologne or Loire-et-Cher are gorgeous during fall and highlight the parks and mansions. The excursions we offer are also a way to take a breath of fresh air: each garden is a lush green setting with free access to it.
With your tickets, you'll be able to visit the chateaux in complete freedom and with priority access; in other words, no need to wait in line. A real advantage considering the 5 million visitors every year!
Multiple-day excursions are a great way to discover a wide variety of tourist sites and to appreciate each chateau’s distinctive features (architecture, hunting grounds, landscaped gardens, banks of the Cher River, etc.). Multiple day trips to the Loire Valley are another fantastic option to make the most of your comings and goings while spending the night in a comfortable 3-star hotel.
To get a taste of everything the region has to offer, take advantage of your visit and enjoy a Loire Valley wine tasting? You can even book your tickets at the best price on the date of your choice, for small groups or private minibus and combine an initiation to oenology with guided visits of the Chenonceau and Chambord chateaux.
If your stay in France is long enough, don’t hesitate to check out PARISCityVISION’s 2-, 3-, and 4-day sightseeing tours departing from Paris to discover the most beautiful Loire chateaux but also Normandy and the landing beaches, the towns of Rouen, Saint Malo and Honfleur, and Mont-Saint-Michel, famous for its verdant coastline and abbey, another point of interest easily reachable from Paris.
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Come spend an enthralling day in the heart of France’s Loire Valley. Alongside our guide, you will discover the most beautiful châteaux in France: the Château de Chambord (or Château d’Amboise, depending on departure day) and the Château de Chenonceau. You will delve into the universe of French Kings, and can taste the best wines in the Loire Valley.
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Small groups or private tours. Discover the Châteaux of the Loire with our driver guide. Visit the Château of Amboise with Leonardo da Vinci’s grave. Lunch. Visit the Château of Chenonceau and its gardens. Visit the Château of Chambord.
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 a nice tasting of the famous wines of the Loire valley.
2-day sight-seeing tour to discover the Châteaux of the Loire Valley. Guided tours included: Château d'Amboise, Clos Lucé, gardens of Villandry, Château de Chenonceau, Château de Cheverny and Chambord Castle.
A 3-day sight-seeing tour to discover the Châteaux of the Loire and Mont Saint-Michel, between Normandy and the Loire Valley: the château of Langeais, Clos Lucé, the gardens of Villandry, Tours, the châteaux of Chenonceau, Cheverny and Chambord.
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. Enjoy a nice wine tasting at Chenonceaux. Accommodation included, transport by bus from Paris.
Discover the legendary Mont Saint-Michel and its bay. Take a 3-day trip to walk on the landing beaches of Omaha Beach and Arromanches, visit Rouen, Honfleur and Saint-Malo, and the Châteaux of the Loire Valley at Langeais, Chenonceau and wine tasting.
4-day organized tour visiting the châteaux of the Loire: Langeais, Clos Lucé, Villandry, Chenonceau, Cheverny, Chambord… Discover the Normandy landing beaches, trip to Honfleur, Rouen, Mont Saint-Michel and Saint-Malo.
Fly aboard one of our helicopters in order to see with a different point of view some prestigious castles and sumptuous residences which make the renowned of our region.
Guided tour of the Châteaux of Azay-le-Rideau, Langeais and Villandry, from Tours. A traditional lunch at a local restaurant or estate is included.