This full-day trip from Paris gives you the
chance to discover three of the Loire
Valley's most famous châteaux with an
official 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. Experience what life
was like during Renaissance times in these
stunning properties that once accommodated
the courts of the Kings of France.
Set off from your Paris accommodation at
6:30 a.m. for a special day touring the
Loire Valley. Relax on a luxury
air-conditioned coach as you take in the
beautiful French countryside before arriving
at Château de Chambord at around 9:30 a.m.
Chambord is one of the largest châteaux in
the Loire Valley, nestled in the middle of
huge hunting grounds. 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.
Chenonceau, also known as the ‘The Ladies'
Castle,’ was built during the 16th Century
and has been home to many well-known
aristocratic French ladies, such as Diane de
Poitiers, Catherine de Medici and the White
Queen, Louise de Lorraine. You could almost
be dreaming as Chenonceau appears over the
River Cher. Its fairytale architecture bears
witness to a typically French style of
living, with elegantly furnished floral
rooms, tapestries, antique paintings and
The final château of the day, Cheverny, is a
stately home decorated with beautiful
furnishings dating from the 17th Century,
with remarkably well-preserved interiors.
Discover the Birth Chamber, the Red Boudoir,
the Wedding Chamber and the Gobelins
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.
In winter (November 1 to March 31), lunch is
included at the St Hubert Hotel Restaurant
in Cour-Cheverny (five minutes from Cheverny).
On the menu is homemade salmon terrine with
lemon sauce, eggs with mixed vegetables;
roast turkey with green beans, provençal
tomatoes and sautéed potatoes; and warm
apple tart (1/4 Bottle of wine, water,
coffee or tea).
In Summer (April 1 to October 31) lunch is
not included, but your guide will be happy
to recommend local restaurants.
The price includes :
* Entrance tickets to the three châteaux
* Services of our guide
* Transport to and from Paris in a luxury
* Minibus transfers between your
accommodation in Paris and our agency
* Lunch with drinks (in Winter, from
November 1 to March 31)
The price does not include :
* In Summer: Lunch (April 1 to October 31)