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Duration 2 Days
Sights Chambord / Chenonceau / Azay le Rideau / Villandry gardens / Clos Lucé / Medieval city of Amboise / Castle of Amboise (optional)
Price €390 / person

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Loire Valley 2 Days
€390/ person

✓ 5 to 6 castles in only 2 days

✓ Night in the medieval city of Amboise

✓ Transportation from Paris

 

 

  • Villandry Castle Villandry Castle - Want to lose yourself among the most beautiful Loire Valley gardens? Discover the Villandry Castle and its magnificient gardens, go for a walk within the amazing green lands or take a look to the Renaissance and Neoclassicism styles within the castle!
    Chenonceau Castle Chenonceau Castle - Do you want to take a breath in the magnificient gardens of the Loire Valley region? Do you expect to know a little bit more about the French history? So you cannot miss the Chanonceau castle! Known as "the castle of the ladies", this building has been trascendental in the French history as well as housing more many high ranked ladies and Queens!
    Loire Valley, Full Day, Guided Tour, visit paris and france, french castles Chambord Castle - Château de Chambord is a great example of the splendor of French Renaissance architecture. This massive and popular castle was built starting in 1519 by François I.
    Château: Azay Le Rideau, france in 5 days Azay-Le-Rideau Castle - Come and discover one of the most famous castles of Loire Valley. Built in 1518, the Azay Le Rideau castle has become one of the icons of the french Renaissence castles, combining both styles: French and Italian.
    Amboise City of Amboise - This peaceful, medieval town is a great place to explore as you wander amongst the boutique-filled streets or along the Loire River. Home to two famous castles: Amboise Castle and Clos Lucé Castle.
    loire valley chateaux maps Clos Lucé Castle - Discover more about what exactly this castle is and more about why it is famous. It was home to Leonardo da Vinci before he passed away.

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  • Chenonceau

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    Day 1 – Getting a taste for the castles

    You will start your day off by taking a train at around 7am from Paris to the Tours central train station. Your guide will pick you up at the nearby, designated meeting location. Then you will be off in the mini-van to visit the beautiful chateaux of the Loire Valley.

    The first castle up is the Chateau of Azay-Le-Rideau. This castle was built during the reign of Francis I during the 16th century. Here you will find an exemplary illustration of early French renaissance architecture. Examine also the collection of Flemish and French tapestries which furnish the chateau’s apartments.

    Next up you will visit the magnificent Gardens of Villandry. ChenonceauThese gardens frame the Chateau of Villandry. These gardens were known for their beauty during the Renaissance. They are constructed on three different levels: the water garden with lime trees, a decorative flower garden, and the kitchen garden.

    Then you will have lunch in a nice, regional restaurant in Tours.

    During the afternoon you will depart for the Chateau of Chenonceau. This castle was built during the 16th century. It was modified by Diane de Poitiers and later by Catherine de Medici. This castle has inspired artists from the Renaissance on. ChambordDon’t forget to take a stroll through the French gardens.

    The last castle is the Chateau of Chambord. Francois I built this castle in 1519. With 440 rooms this castle is very expansive and yet it was built like a fortress with Gothic roofs, turrets, and strong stone façades.

    You will be dropped off at your hotel in the medieval city of Amboise for the night.

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    AmboiseDay 2 – Exploring Amboise & Clos Lucé

    In the morning you will visit the medieval city of Amboise. Wander through the streets and get a feel for the history of this city. On the weekend, there are markets you can also visit.

    You will then visit the castle of Amboise, home of Henri the II and Catherine de Medicis. It is also the place where Leonardo Da Vinci is buried.

    Loire Valley 2 days packageAs an add-on option you can also visit the Clos Lucé Castle if you would like. (This option is instead of taking time to relax during meal or wandering in the city). Clos Lucé was the home of Leonardo Da Vinci from 1516 to 1519, the last years of his life.

    Visit the rooms of the chateau and imagine Leonardo living and working there. Also see his garden where nature inspired him and see models of his inventions.

    In the evening you will take a train back from Amboise to Paris.

     

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  • 2-star hotel: Le Blason

    Hotel Le Blaston Amboise

    Credit: Le Blaston

    A classic hotel centrally located in the city of Amboise. Simply furnished with down to earth rooms. The rooms are fine, nothing fancy but clean. There is a medieval atmosphere in the hotel that makes it special.

    For more information click here.

     

     

     

     

    4-star hotel: Le Clos d’Amboise

    Hotel Le Clos d'Amboise

    Credit: Le Clos d’Amboise

    A regal hotel with elegant rooms. This beautiful mansion offers a park and, in summer, a pool. For an additional fee continental breakfast is offered and there is a restaurant in the hotel.

    For more information click here.

     

     

     

    Note: the name of the hotel selected will be confirmed once the payment is processed. You will be accommodated in hotels equivalent to the ones listed above, according to availability at the time of booking.  

  • Customize your trip by adding additional activities and visits here!

  • What is included in the price?

      • Transportation between Paris and Tours/Amboise in train
      • Transportation in minivan in small group on Day 1
      • Entrance to 5 castles : Chambord, Chenonceau, Azay-Le-Rideau, Villandry (gardens), Amboise
      • Entrance to 5 castles
      • Lunch on Day 1
      • Accommodation in Amboise for 1 night in a 2-star hotel on the basis on occupancy of 2 people per room (additional cost for those in single occupancy  in 2-star hotel room)
      • Transportation from the hotel to the train station in Amboise on Day 2

    What is not included in the price?

      • Meals (except lunch on day 1)
      • Guided tours of the castles
      • Villandry castle (only gardens are included, which is enough)
      • Entrance to Clos Lucé castle (can be added as an option)
      • Private expenses
      • Add-on, customize your trip options (which includes single occupancy in 2-star hotel)

       

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    • ✓     Guided tours are generally available at the entrance of the castles for free or for a few additional euros. Be sure to check the end time as not to miss the departure of the minivan for the rest of the excursion.

      ✓     The Chenonceau guided tour with tablet is specifically worth following as it shows images and short movies.

      ✓     The castle and gardens of Villandry offer a free app for your visit, be sure to download it when you have wifi. Available on Apple store (https://itunes.apple.com/fr/app/villandry-en/id668335308?mt=8) and on Play store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.comediart.villandry2En)

      ✓      Relax and take your time in the city of Amboise on Day 2. Discover regional food at the local restaurants

      ✓     To reach the train station in Amboise on Day 2, you can either go walking (10-15 minutes walk) or call a cab. In this case, do not hesitate to ask the reception desk at your hotel to call one for you. They will gladly help you with that.

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