Guided Tour of the Loire Valley Châteaux from Paris

5/5 (36 reviews)
  • Description

This full-day trip from Paris is an opportunity to discover three of the Loire Valley's most famous châteaux with an official guide. Visit the majestic Château de Chambord, surrounded by one of the largest forest parks in Europe, the charming Château de Chenonceau, built across the River Cher, and the private, atmospheric Château de Cheverny. Experience what life was like during the Renaissance period in these stunning properties that once accommodated the courts of the Kings of France.

Set off from our agency in central Paris at 7:15 a.m. for a special day touring the Loire Valley. Relax on a luxury air-conditioned coach as you take in the beautiful French countryside before arriving at Château de Chambord at around 9:30 a.m.

Chambord is one of the largest châteaux in the Loire Valley, nestled in the middle of a huge hunting ground. It was built for King Francis I of France in the 16th century with the help of none other than Leonardo da Vinci. See the amazing double helix staircase, which represented the Tree of Life during the Middle Ages, and the château’s wide panoramic terrace with its sea of chimneys that overlook the grounds.

Discover the Château de Chambord
The Château de Chambord

Chenonceau, also known as the ‘The ladies’ castle’, was built during the 16th Century and has been home to many well-known aristocratic French ladies, such as Diane de Poitiers, Catherine de Medici and the White Queen, Louise de Lorraine. You could almost be dreaming as Chenonceau appears over the River Cher. Its fairytale architecture bears witness to a sophisticated and typically French style of living, with elegantly furnished floral rooms, tapestries, antique paintings and fascinating kitchens housed in the piers of the bridge that supports the château.

The final château of the day, Cheverny, is a stately home decorated with beautiful furnishings dating from the 17th century, with remarkably well-preserved interiors.

At each château you will be taken on a tour lasting between 45 minutes and 1 hour, followed by free time to discover your own secret corners. At the end of the day, we will arrive back in Paris at around 8 p.m.

The Château d'Amboise on the Loire Valley
Loire Valley Castle

 

Please note :

  • On Saturdays in Summer (April 1 to October 31): You will visit the Château d'Amboise instead of Cheverny
  • In Summer (April 1 to October 31) lunch is not included.
  • In winter (November 1 to March 31), lunch is included at the St Hubert Hotel Restaurant in Cour-Cheverny (five minutes from Cheverny). On the menu is homemade salmon terrine with lemon sauce, eggs with mixed vegetables; roast turkey with green beans, provençal tomatoes and sautéed potatoes; and warm apple tart (1/4 Bottle of wine, water, coffee or tea).
  • On-site visit duration: 7h30

The price includes:

  • Entrance tickets to the 3 châteaux
  • Services dof our guide
  • Round-trip transport from Paris in an air-conditionned coach
  • Lunch with drinks (in Winter, from November 1 to March 31)

The price does not include:

  • In Summer: lunch (from April 1 to October 31)
  • Transfers from your residence

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.

  • Duration 12.5 hour(s)
  • Skip-the-line ticket  
  • Guide  
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  • Highlights
  • Spend the day visiting three of the Loire Valley's most famous Renaissance châteaux
  • Travel by air-conditionned coach from the center of Paris
  • Learn about the history of these châteaux with our English-speaking guides
  • See King Francis I's famous staircase at Chambord and the breathtaking architecture of Chenonceau

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Departure

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

Duration

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  • Customer reviews
Number of reviews : 36
Average rating : 4.8 /5
5/5
Excellent tour although I wish we had more free time at the last chateau, cheverny, so we could explore the beautiful grounds and park and the tintin exhibit (for which admission is not included in the tour).
4/5
The tour is perfect for those who want to catch a glimpse of the castles but are short on time. The castles themselves are quite wonderful.
5/5
We enjoyed an excellent day touring Normandy D-day sites with a fun small group of fellow travellers and our excellent guide Celina.
5/5
I loved the fact that there were several tour guides on board, catering to different language groups. My guide only spoke to the English group, and there were other guides for the French and Portuguese speakers. I didn't have to listen to commentary in several different languages. The tour itself was great. We left on time, visited 3 different chateaux and had a guided tour with our guide, then at each place we were given time to explore on our own, buy souvenirs, get a coffee etc. We kept to schedule all day and arrived back in Paris at the scheduled time. Our driver was excellent too.
5/5
Very knowledgeable guides. Amazing Château, well worth the time and money.
5/5
Tour guide was very knowledgable and this was a great way to see three amazing sites in one day.
5/5
Excellent tour. Highly recommend. Our tour guide Katalina was great. She was also enthusiastic and educational. Would take this tour again in a heartbeat.