2 Day Guided Trip to the Loire Valley Chateaux from Paris 419,00 €
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2 Day Guided Trip to the Loire Valley Chateaux from Paris

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

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. The second day of the tour will be dedicated to visits to 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

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.


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

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.

Menu :

Fish terrine on diced mixed vegetables
**
Poultry fillet, cheverny sauce, and gratin dauphinois / green beans
**
Tiramisu with raspberries

Vegetarian menu :

Raw vegetables
**
Parmentier omelet and green beans
**
Tiramisu with raspberries

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

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.
  • In the case of a booking requiring a single room, a supplement of 20€ will have to be paid online.
  • For example:
    - For a booking of 1 person: you will be automatically assigned a single room, so you will have to pay 20€ extra upon the departure of the tour
    - For a booking of 2 people: you will be in a double room without any extra charge. If you want to be in two separate rooms, you will need to book the tour separately and pay the single room extra for each person upon the departure.
    - For a booking of 3 people: you will be in a double room and a single room. In that case, you will have to pay the 20€ extra upon the departure. Triple rooms are unavailable.

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The price includes:
  • Transfers to and from your accommodation in Paris depending on the tour selected
  • Breakfast and Lunch (drinks not included) on the second day
  • Services of a tour guide
  • Entrance tickets to the Loire Valley Castles
  • Accommodation in 4-star hotel (double room accommodation with bathroom)
  • Dinner on the first day
  • Transport to and from Paris by air-conditioned coach
The price does not include:
  • Lunch on the first day
  • Drinks of the lunch of the second day

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2 Day Guided Trip to the Loire Valley Chateaux from Paris

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Address : Paris City Vision Louvre Agency

2 rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris

Metro :


Tuileries

, Pyramides

Duration
2 days

Organized by PARISCityVISION

Tour Code: CL2

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Good but not great. Would recommend

(4 of 5)

H. Joan the 10/13/19

Live like royalty! This was a great tour escorting you to the must-see castles and providing wonderful historical information with an expert guide. The hotel and meals were high quality. I can't imagine trying to do this on my own. Highly recommended!

(5 of 5)

E. Bari the 9/19/19

See comments above as a rating for the 2 day tour.

(5 of 5)

G. Judith the 10/10/18

I truly enjoyed every minute of it,it was like a dream!!!Florance was absolutely super!Thank you!

(5 of 5)

P. Gabriella the 7/11/18

Number of reviews : 7

Average rating :

(4.7 of 5)

COVID-19 information: Our tours and activities are not operated from Oct. 1 to Dec. 25. They can be booked online now for later dates. Click HERE to learn more about the sanitary measures implemented and the answers to frequently asked questions.