Place de la Mairie, Chenonceaux, 37150
Montée de l'Emir Abd El Kader, Amboise, 37403
Place Pierre de Brosse, Langeais, 37130
Le Château, Chambord, 41250
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Loire Valley, Loire ValleyMarvel at the Loire Valley's opulent châteaux and taste its famous locally-made wine during this full-day tour from Paris.Duration: 12 hoursStop At: Chateau de Chambord, le Chateau, 41250, Chambord FranceFrom Paris, you’ll head first to Château de Chambord. Disney fans will find this castle’s turrets familiar; it was the inspiration for the castle in ‘Beauty and the Beast’. Though originally conceived as a royal hunting lodge, it was built to a scale that must be seen to be believed. You’ll learn all about the castle’s captivating history from your guide, before getting your own chance to explore. Climb a staircase supposedly designed by Da Vinci; enjoy spectacular turret-framed rooftop views; glimpse wild deer around the grounds; and work up an appetite for the next stop.Duration: 1 hour 15 minutesStop At: Blois, Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Val de LoireHaving worked up an appetite, we'll get back on the bus and on to our next stop - the quaint town of Blois, where you’ll get some free time to enjoy lunch in one of the restaurants located around the beautiful and vibrant Square Louis XII or grab a bite and visit the Royal castle of Blois on your own, notable for its unique mix of Medieval, Gothic, Renaissance and Classical architecture. This Royal castle once was the home of kings Louis XII and François I and 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.Duration: 1 hour 45 minutesStop At: Chateau de Chenonceau, 37150 Chenonceaux FranceLast but not least is a visit to the elegant Château de Chenonceau for wine tasting. The chapel, bedrooms and magnificent vaulted kitchens are still furnished and decorated from times gone by, showing off the castle’s many sweeping stone carvings. Don’t miss the impressive main hall, which spans the river Cher, or the gardens cultivated by Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medici – two of the famous owners that earned Chenonceau the nickname ‘the Ladies’ Château’. After a guided tour, you’ll have a choice: continue exploring, or indulge in a second wine tasting in the castle’s vaulted wine cellar.Three uniquely beautiful castles, good food and wine, all amid the scenery of the Loire Valley: this tour is a feast for the senses.Duration: 2 hours
ItineraryDay 1: Paris — Mont St-Michel — AngersStop At: Mont Saint Michel Tourist Information Center, Lieu-dit Le Bas Pays, Mont-Saint-Michel FranceOne of the country's most iconic attractions, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed abbey of Mont St-Michel is perched on a rocky island amid a vast bay and encircled by stout ramparts and battlements.After fueling up with lunch at a local restaurant, follow your guide on a walk to the top of the hilly village, where you’ll then travel back in time as you enter the fascinating abbeyDuration: 1 hour 15 minutesStop At: Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel, Bp 22 Au sommet du village, 50170 Mont-Saint-Michel FranceAs you'll learn, Mont St-Michel was a major cultural and pilgrimage center during the Middle Ages. Legend has it that the abbey was established in the 8th century, when the bishop of Avranches was visited by the Archangel Michael in a dream.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Fortifications du Mont-Saint-Michel, 50170 Mont-Saint-Michel FranceToday, the abbey is still crowned by a gilded copper statue of Michael slaying a dragon, representing the triumph of good over evil.Visit the abbey’s cloister and refectory, and see how the ramparts have been added to support the Gothic monastery over the centuries. After your tour, wander the surrounding village at your leisure.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Baie du Mont St Michel, 50170 Mont-Saint-Michel France After your tour, wander the surrounding village at your leisure. Walk around the abbey's ramparts, shop along the main street, visit the island's museums, and witness Mont St-Michel's most well-known and alluring feature: the extreme tides. At low tide, the island can be surrounded by bare sand for miles, but at high tide — just six hours later — sea water swells up and fills the bay, surrounding the whole island.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Day 1: Overnight at the hotel in Angers, accommodation 4* hotelDay 2: Angers — Langeais — Amboise — Chenonceaux — ParisStop At: Chateau d'Angers, 2 Promenade du Bout du Monde Rue du Château, 49100, Angers FranceStart with a brief photo stop at Château d’Angers, hanging over the River Maine. Founded in the 9th century by the Count of Anjou and expanded in the 13th century, it is home to the Apocalypse Tapestry, the largest tapestry in the worldDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Chateau de Langeais, Place Pierre de Brosse, Langeais FranceThen head to Château de Langeais, also founded by the Count of Anjou. This castle was attacked by the Count of Blois and then destroyed during the Hundred Years’ War. In the 15th century, King Louis XI rebuilt it into a grand château, and it now serves as one of the world’s best examples of late medieval architecture.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Chateau de Chenonceau, 37150 Chenonceaux FranceStraddling the River Cher, it served as an escape route during World World II from the Nazi occupied zone on one side of the river to the ‘free’ zone on the opposite bank.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Chateau de Chambord, le Chateau, 41250, Chambord FranceThe castle with its famous "double revolution staircase" Duration: 45 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast at the 4* HotelNo accommodation included on this day.
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ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Paris, Paris, Ile-de-FranceEarly in the morning, the driver will pick you up from your hotel in a comfortable air conditioned minivan and you will start your tour with nice stories surrounding the region of Loire, play an educational game to spice up you wine tasting experience . The first castle which you visit is Château de Amboise. it is one of the oldest and most beautiful castles in the France.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Chateau Royal d'Amboise, Montee de l'Emir Abd El Kader Montée de l'Emir Abd-el-Kader, 37400, Amboise FranceThe history of the Château d'Amboise dates back to the 11th century, when the Count of Anjou built the castle on the promontory, surveying the Loire River, as a defence strategy. Between the 15th and 16th centuries , under the orders of Charles VII, Louis XII and Francois I, the castle was refurnished. Its magnificent facade can be attributed to Charles VIII and Francois I, and their love for Italian art and style. It was because of this passion for Italian art that Francois I invited Leonardo Da Vinci to come and reside in Amboise as his first painter, architect and engineer. Da Vinci arrived in 1516 and spent the remaining three years of his life living and working in the nearby Chateau du Clos Lucé (connected to the royal chateau by an underground passage). Leonardo Da Vinci died in Amboise and was buried in the Chapel of Saint-Hubert (on the ramparts of the Chateau d'Amboise).Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Marc Bredif Vouvray - Wine Cave, 87 quai de la Loire, 37210 Rochecorbon FranceThe last stop gives you an opportunity to discover of an emblematic French wines. Visitfew wineries and meet the people that produce delicious drink follow them to the cavesand hear the stories behind the production of this wine before heading back to Paris!Duration: 1 hour