“Want to spend the day visiting three of Loire Valley’s most famous Renaissance châteaux? Explore the highlights of the history of these châteaux with our English-speaking guides! See notable sights such as King Francis I’s illustrious staircase at Chambord and the breathtaking architecture of Chenonceau.”
Experience a full-day trip from Paris, and discover three of the Loire Valley’s most famous châteaux with an expert and luxury 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. Go back in history, and discover what life was like during the Renaissance period, in these stunning properties that once accommodated the courts of the Kings of France.
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. The castle was also the inspiration for Disney’s ‘Beauty & the Beast’.
Experience Chenonceau, which was built in the 16th Century and has been home to many famous aristocratic French ladies, such as Diane de Poitiers, Catherine de Medici and the White Queen, Louise de Lorraine – also known as “The ladies Castle”. You will meet the view of Chenonceau over the River Cher. The architecture is overwhelming, and 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 castle with beautiful furnishings dating back to the 17th century, with remarkably well-preserved interiors.
Departure is from the center of Paris, at 7:15am. You will travel with a luxury air-conditioned coach, as you take in the beautiful French countryside before arriving at Château de Chambord at around 9:30am.
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.
November 01, 2015 – March 24, 2016
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday except February 4 and special events
March 25 – March 31, 2016
Every day except on Friday and special events
April 01, 2016 – October 31, 2016
Every day except on Friday, May 1 and special events
November 01, 2016 – March 31, 2017
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday except February 7 and special events
You will receive your confirmation and your tour voucher in 2 separate emails. Please print your tour voucher and present it to office on the day of your departure.
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