2 Day Guided Trip to the Loire Valley Castles from Paris

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  • Description

Take advantage of a two-day tour to discover the finest Châteaux of the Loire Valley, of major importance in the history of France, and visit private homes and royal residences of the Renaissance, revealing the gentle pleasures of life. Your first day will be devoted to the Château d'Amboise, the Château du Clos-Lucé, the gardens of Villandry and the city of Tours. The second day of the tour will be dedicated to visits of the castles of Chenonceau, Cheverny and Chambord.

DAY 1: Guided Tour to the Châteaux d'Amboise, Clos-Lucé and Villandry Gardens in the Loire Valley

You will leave our agency, located near the Louvre, at 7:15 am, on an air-conditioned coach accompanied by our qualified guide-interpreter.
After crossing through the southern neighborhoods of Paris, you will take the Aquitaine motorway for an approximately 2 1/2 hour ride until you reach Amboise. Take a guided tour of the Château d'Amboise, a UNESCO world heritage site. Discover the daily, private life of sovereigns and go behind the scenes of the Court. You will have free time to admire the castle's superb gardens, which offer a remarkable panoramic view of the Loire Valley. You can also take advantage of this time to eat lunch, either in the gardens or in one of the snack bars located near the castle.

Chateau d'Amboise
Chateau d'Amboise

When you are done, meet up with your guide to head to the Château du Clos-Lucé, just a 10-minute walk from the Château d'Amboise. Discover the residence of Leonardo da Vinci thanks to a guided tour that will immerse you in the private life of this Renaissance genius. He was invited to Clos Lucé by François I and lived there for the last three years of his life.

You will then have a 45-minute drive to the Château de Villandry. In the company of your guide, discover the magnificent avenues of linden trees dividing the gardens into several different levels and plantations. You will be captivated by the various colors of the gardens of Villandry with their peaceful atmosphere.Next, you will continue to Tours (30 minutes from Villandry by coach) and participate in a guided tour of the old city: discover the charm of this historic neighborhood lined with enchanting half-timbered houses.

Villandry gardens
Villandry Gardens

The day will end at a hotel in Tours (Hôtel Mercure Tours Nord or similar) for a dinner with the group and overnight accommodation.

DAY 2: Guided tour to the Loire Valley Châteaux of Chenonceau, Cheverny and Chambord

After breakfast, you will head to the Château de Chenonceau, located approximately 35 kilometers from the city of Tours. Take advantage of a guided tour to discover this castle that played a special role in the history of France. Also called "Château des Dames," Chenonceau was built and embellished by several female French figures such as Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de' Medici. As you visit the Château de Chenonceau, you will admire the elegance of its flowery furnished rooms and its impressive architecture built on the Cher river. 

Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau de Chenonceau

The next stop is Cheverny, approximately 45 minutes from the Château de Chenonceau. Your guide will take you on a tour of the Château de Cheverny, a 17th century seigneurial property, with its apartments conveying the French art de vivre with rooms such as the birth chamber and the private dining room. Once you have visited these admirably decorated interiors, you can enjoy an overview of the Château's superb park before eating lunch at the Saint Hubert restaurant in Cour-Cheverny.

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Saint Hubert Cour-Cheverny fixed-price menu*

Home-made salmon terrine with lemon sauce or Hard-boiled egg and Mixed vegetables-mayonnaise
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Roast turkey, green beans and tomatoes Provençal, sautéed potatoes
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Frozen nougat and red-fruit coulis
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(drinks not included).

After lunch, you will head to the Château de Chambord, some twenty kilometers from Cheverny. This large Loire Valley château will unveil its fascinating, complex heritage built by François I in the 16th century. Behold its extraordinary architecture with the famous double-helix staircase in the center of the monument, and visit the former lodgings of the king and the château's other rooms on its various stories. The large terrace with its majestic chimneys offers a unique panoramic view of Chambord park.

Chateau de Chambord
Chateau de Chambord

You will leave Chambord at around 4:30 pm, reaching our agency in Paris at around 7 pm.

Please note:

  • Lunch in Amboise: you can eat lunch on the lawn in the park's gardens provided that you do not litter. The duration and times may vary depending on the course of the excursion.
  • For any booking which requires a single room (triple room unavailable), a supplement of 20€ will have to be paid at PARISCityVISION agency prior your tour departure

The price includes:

  • Entrance tickets to the Loire Valley Castles
  • Services of a tour guide
  • Transport to and from Paris by air-conditioned coach
  • Dinner on the first day
  • Breakfast and Lunch (drinks not included) on the second day
  • Transfers to and from your accommodation in Paris depending on the tour selected
  • Accommodation in 3*** hotel (double room accommodation with bathroom)

The price does not include:

  • Lunch on the first day
  • Drinks of the lunch of the second day

Further information on your confirmation voucher:

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.

Copyright : Castle Villandry

  • Duration 2 day(s)
  • Tour language
  • Highlights
  • Full two-day tour of the Loire Valley
  • Guided tours of the 5 finest Châteaux of the Loire Valley: Chenonceau, Chambord, Cheverny, Clos Lucé, Amboise
  • Discover the majestic gardens of Villandry
  • You are accompanied by a qualified guide-interpreter throughout the tour

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Departure

Address : PARISCityVISION Agency
2 rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris
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Metro: Tuileries , Pyramides

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  • Customer reviews
Number of reviews : 5
Average rating : 4.8 /5
5/5
See comments above as a rating for the 2 day tour.
5/5
I truly enjoyed every minute of it,it was like a dream!!!Florance was absolutely super!Thank you!
5/5
When you have children in the group, it would be good to have an option in the dinner and lunch menu for them. The food offered was good but for adults.
5/5
Very good guides. Good organisation. Some castles need more time for the visit but not possible. Villandry, Chanonceau and the town of Tours.
4/5
Guides and program were awesome. The only thing is that I am a picky eater, so the fixed menu meals were not good for me. Otherwise, a wonderful experience and very nice accomodations.