Chenonceau castle

The Chenonceau Castle is situated in the commune of Chenonceaux in the Indre-et-Loire department, 230 kilometres south-west of Paris and 30 Kilometres from Tours.  It is one of the jewels of the Loire Valley Castles. It is often called the "château des Dames" or "ladies’ château" because it was built, managed and protected by some extraordinary women.  Chenonceau was built in 1513 by Katherine Briçonnet, embellished by Diane de Poitiers (who was a favourite of the French King Henri II) and later by Catherine de Medicis.  Further on in history it was protected during the French Revolution by Louise Dupin. This castle stands out from the others because of its gardens, its architecture, its decoration but above all because of its position astride the river Cher in which it is reflected.  It contains some thirty rooms each more amazing than the last.  The Hall with its rib vaulted ceiling; The 60 m long Gallery overlooking the river; The Green Study from which Catherine of Medicis governed France; The Bedroom of Louise de Lorraine decorated like a tomb!   Even the kitchens are breath-taking, having been organised around the huge pillars which actually support the château and having direct access to the river to facilitate delivery of supplies. The castle houses a collection of exceptional paintings by Ancient Masters:  Tintoretto, Nicolas Poussin, Correggio, Rubens.....as well as a number of sixteenth century Flanders Tapestries. As for the gardens which punctuate your visit to the château: the Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medicis gardens, the labyrinth, all together represent the pinnacle of beauty of the garden “à la française”. Our Pariscityvision.com guides invite you on a one day visit to the Loire Valley Castles including a tour of Chenonceau.

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8 tours

Audio Guided Tour to the Loire Valley Castles, lunch included

Audio Guided Tour to the Loire Valley Castles, lunch included

(2 reviews)

Visit the finest Châteaux of the Loire at your own pace. Take a guided tour (audio guide) of the majestic Château of Chambord and the magnificent Château of Chenonceau with its elegant interior. A fascinating plunge back into the Renaissance. Also see the superb Château of Cheverny.

Duration : 1 day(s)Tour language:
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Guided Tour of the Loire Valley Châteaux, Lunch included

Guided Tour of the Loire Valley Châteaux, Lunch included

(37 reviews)

Visit the finest Châteaux of the Loire, Chambord, Cheverny and Chenonceau, built during the Renaissance. Discover the pleasures of the Loire Valley in the footsteps of Francis I and other Kings of France.

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Small Group Tour of the Loire Valley Châteaux from Paris with Audioguide

Small Group Tour of the Loire Valley Châteaux from Paris with Audioguide

(5 reviews)

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.

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2 Day Trip to the Loire Valley Castles from Paris

(3 reviews)

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.

Duration : 2 day(s)Tour language:
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2 Day Trip to Mont Saint Michel & Loire Valley Castles from Paris

2 Day Trip to Mont Saint Michel & Loire Valley Castles from Paris

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, Chenonceau and Chambord castle. Accommodation included, transport by bus from Paris.

Duration : 2 day(s)Tour language:
From €429.00 See details
3 Day Trip to Mont Saint Michel & Loire Valley Castles from Paris

3 Day Trip to Mont Saint Michel & Loire Valley Castles from Paris

(1 reviews)

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.

Duration : 3 day(s)Tour language:
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3 Day Trip to Normandy, Mont Saint Michel & Loire Valley Castles from Paris

3 Day Trip to Normandy, Mont Saint Michel & Loire Valley Castles from Paris

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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 Chambord Castle.

Duration : 3 day(s)Tour language:
From €609.00 See details

Helicopter flight over the Castles of Loire

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.

Duration : 25minTour language:
From €189.00 See details

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