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Loire Valley Castles Day Trip: Chambord, Cheverny and Chenonceau

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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2050CL
Take a day tour from Paris to visit the three most famous chateaux of the Loire Valley: beautiful Chenonceau Castle, privately owned Chateau de Cheverny and, perhaps most magnificent of them all, the Chateau de Chambord. You'll witness the glamour and grandeur of French royalty and aristocracy, and gain insights into "castle life" in these Renaissance riverside castles.

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
The largest of the Loire castles, the turreted Chambord Castle was built for King Francois 1st as a hunting lodge. The intricate stone "double helix" staircase leading up to the spires and turrets of the rooftop terrace is thought to have been designed by Leonardo da Vinci.

Cheverny Castle is the most beautifully furnished of the Loire Valley castles, with a fine collection of 17th-century furniture. Herge, the Belgian creator of Tintin, based his Marlinspike Hall (Moulinsart) on Cheverny Castle.

Chenonceau Chateau was built over the River Cher in traditional Renaissance style, and is known as the Chateau des Dames (the Ladies' Castle) because of the influence of the famous women who lived there. The chateau was built in 1513 by Catherine Briconnet, embellished by Diance de Poitiers and Catherine de Medicis, and saved from destruction during the Revolution by Madame Dupin.

Guests traveling in Winter (November 1-March 31) also receive a typical lunch and drink. During the summer (April 1 - October 31) lunch is not included but the guide will advise on places to eat.

Please note: On Saturdays from April to October (inclusive) Amboise Castle is visited in place of Cheverny Castle.


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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Pyramides, central Paris
Departure Time:
7:15am
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 8pm

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Tour Only - English Guide
Code: CL1EN

Tour departing at 7:15am with English speaking guide including entrance into Chenonceau Castle, Chateau de Cheverny and Chateau de Chambord

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Pricing information

Loire Valley Castles Day Trip: Chambord, Cheverny and Chenonceau

Loire Valley Castles Day Trip: Chambord, Cheverny and Chenonceau

Inclusions:
  • Entrance fees to three castles
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Teresa M, December 2014

Everything about this tour was fantastic. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and friendly. Coach was really comfortable.

Reviewed by: MARIE S, December 2014

it was fantastic

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