Loire Valley Châteaux Day Tour

Discover the iconic Château of Chenonceau, a gem of Loire Valley architecture steeped in history and owned by influential women like Diane de Poitiers and Caterina de’ Medici. Explore its stunning galleries and then delve into the revolutionary design and Renaissance grandeur of Château de Chambord, followed by a private wine tasting at a local winery nearby.

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Duration: about 10 hours

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Private guided tour

In the morning:

• Visit the iconic Château of Chenonceau with your local guide, one of the most stunning examples of Loire Valley architecture, with its immense gallery that spans the width of the Cher river, giving it the nickname of the “Ponte Vecchio of France.” Nicknamed the Château des Dames – the Ladies’ Château – it was successively owned by many women of power and influence including Diane de Poitiers and Caterina de’ Medici.

• Inside the château we will discover the incredible collection of masterpieces (Reubens, Van Dyck, Corregio…), the royal bedrooms, salons for King François I and King Louis XIV, the chapel, and of course the gallery designed by Caterina de’Medici.

Meet a winemaker who takes you on a tour of his cellars and shows you around his environmentally-friendly vineyards. Taste his unique white and red wines.

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In the afternoon:

• The fairy-tale Château de Chambord is the largest of all the Loire Valley châteaux and is housed deep in the largest closed, forested park in Europe. Commissioned by King François I, Chambord is the culmination of Renaissance architecture and ingenuity.

• We will pay special attention to the innovative design –  from Leonardo da Vinci’s double-spiral staircase at the heart of the château, to the blueprint of the château in the form of a cross, to the royal rooms and incredible gardens.  We will take the time to discover this revolutionary château.

• Following our visit to the château, we will meet a local winemaker and have a private tasting in his winery near Chambord.


Available options for your day tour

In alternative you can choose:

  • Discover the château of Cheverny, one of the very few that still has a complete set of furniture and decor. This château inspired comic-book author Hergé when he created Captain Haddock’s manor in the Tintin series.
  • Visit the Clos Lucé, the castle in Amboise, where Leonardo da Vinci lived the last years of his life.

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●  Knowledgeable multilingual private guide at your service (speaks at least fluently English and French)

●  Pick-up and drop-off from/to the location of your choice in Paris at the start & end of the tour

●  Private driver with high-quality air-conditioned vehicle.

●  Tastings and samplings when visiting local producers.

●  Skip-the-line tickets and access to all events and activities described in the itinerary

• Unlimited bottled water (replenished daily).

• Meals & Beverage

• Tour Guide & Driver gratuities (at your discretion).

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