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From Paris: Loire Valley Castles Guided Tour of Chambord, Chenonceau, & Blois + Wine Tasting

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Experience the wonders of the Chambord and Chenonceau castles, and representations of the French Renaissance, and enjoy a delightful wine-tasting session.

Highlights

  • Set out on a day trip from Paris to the beautiful Loire Valley and visit the Chambord Castle and the Chenonceau Castle, 2 beautiful castles in the region.

  • An expert English-speaking guide will regale you with fascinating stories about all that you see along with a small group of 25 people or fewer.

  • Enjoy some free time in the town of Blois where you can indulge in some delicious French food or spend some time exploring the Royal Castle.

  • Sample different types of wine at the Chenonceau Castle and get to tour the so-called “Ladies’ Château,” an elegant 16th-century castle.

  • Fun fact: The Chambord Castle was an inspiration for the hit Disney film, 'Beauty and the Beast' and even has a staircase designed by Da Vinci.

Inclusions

  • Full-day tour of the Chambord Castle & the Chenonceau Castle

  • Expert English-speaking guide

  • Small group of 25 people or fewer

  • Round-trip transfers in an AC vehicle

  • Wine tasting in the Chenonceau Castle

  • Additional wine tasting at the Chenonceau Castle (optional)

  • Entry to Amboise Castle (optional)

Exclusions

  • Entrance to Blois Castle

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Tina Henderson

Tina

5/5

Oct, 2023

Sam and Gironde were amazing-professional and always there to help or answer any questions. Thank you both for the great experience.
Glenn Warren

Glenn

4/5

Aug, 2023

Chambord and Chenanceau are beautiful fairy tales castles, just like from Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella. The Chateaus and the accompanying countryside make a very relaxing escape from Paris. Our guides on the bus tour, Saeed and Emma, were amazing with their knowledge of the region including both Chateaus and the Medeival town of Blois. Actually, I enjoyed their stories and presentation of the material very much and felt it really made for an enjoyable experience.
Guilherme Reis Tavares

Guilherme

5/5

Mar, 2024

Charles m Swindler

Charles

5/5

May, 2023

The organization was great, the information provided by the guide was educational and interesting.
James White

James

4/5

Mar, 2023

Well organised and delivered exactly as promised. Our guides for the day were professional, knowledgeable and helpful. Really good day out

Explore the heart and soul of the French countryside on this Loire Valley Tour! Go directly from Paris into this stunning region to explore fairy-tale castles, sample local wines, and experience some of France’s most beautiful scenery.

The Chambord Castle

The day trip from Paris starts from a central location, from where you’ll board a comfortable, air-conditioned coach with your expert, English-speaking tour guide. Head out of the city and towards the first site – Chambord Castle, the largest castle in the valley. Discover the strange history of this castle, once intended as a hunting lodge for a king, and climb the staircase that Leonardo da Vinci designed. After your guided tour, you’ll have some free time to explore the castle by yourself, climb to the roof for spectacular views among the turrets, or stroll in the grounds, home to a large colony of wild deer."

Pit-stop at Blois

Having worked up an appetite, get back on the bus and continue to the next stop — the quaint town of Blois, where you can dine in one of the restaurants located around the beautiful and vibrant Square Louis XII. You could also grab a bite and visit the Royal Castle of Blois on your own, famous for its unique mix of Medieval, Gothic, Renaissance, and Classical architecture. This Royal castle presents a tragic history as the place where Joan of Arc went to be blessed by the Archbishop of Reims before departing with her army to drive the English from Orléans.

Ladies’ Château

In the last leg of your tour, you’ll visit the so-called “Ladies’ Château,” the Chenonceau Castle. Enjoy a wine tasting here, where you may sample a variety of red and white wines, as well as a sweet dessert wine, and get tasting notes from a true professional. This elegant 16th-century castle has a detailed, painted wooden door and smooth stone exterior that are breathtaking. Inside, admire original stone carvings, large tapestries, and beautiful period features. Downstairs, see the magnificent vaulted kitchens, including a pantry, a butcher’s room, and the staff dining room. There is even a landing platform for the servants to bring supplies up the river.

The grounds, cultivated by the famous ladies who owned the home (hence its name), are just as beautiful as the castle itself. Spend your time walking through the gardens of both Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medici, as well as the wonderful fruit and vegetable garden, planted to feed those living in the chateau. You now have a difficult but delightful choice: continue to tour the castle or indulge in a second wine tasting (3 wines from the chateau’s vines) led by your guide in the Caves des Dômes, a lovely, vaulted cellar full of wine barrels.

Additional information

  • Please note that Paris will host the 2024 Olympics from July 26th to August 11th, followed by the Paralympics from August 28th to September 8th. This may have an impact on your travel plans.

  • It is recommended for guests traveling with infants to bring their own infant or child seat.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display your mobile voucher along with a valid photo ID to your guide.

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid student IDs.

  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your tour guide at Place Denfert Rochereau, outside the entrance to the Catacombs, (1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France).

  • To locate the meeting point on Google Maps, simply search for - Catacombs of Paris.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

  • To arrive at the Catacombs by Metro please take Line 4 or Line 6 to the Denfert-Rochereau metro stop.

  • Exit using "Sortie 1" the entrance to the catacombs can be found directly across the street from this exit.

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