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2-Day Chateaux Country Tour from Paris

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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 2 days (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2050CL2
Discover some of the most picturesque villages and stately French castles in the Loire Valley on this 2-day châteaux country tour from Paris. Leave the city behind you and travel into rural France with your guide. Visit famous French châteaux such as the Château de Blois, Château de Chenonceau, Château de Cheverny and Château de Chambord. Explore the Château du Clos Lucé, Leonado da Vinci’s final place of residence in the 16th-century. Admire the châteaux’s spectacular architecture and ornate interiors, and learn of their fascinating histories from your guide.

Highlights

  • Multi-Day Trip
  • All-inclusive tour

Depart from central Paris by air-conditioned coach and head through the Aquitaine countryside to the town of Blois in the Loire Valley, where the Royal Château de Blois awaits. Tour the beautiful château with your guide and learn of the many French kings who once called it home.

Enjoy free time in Amboise for lunch, then discover the spectacular Château du Clos Lucé, famous as the final residence of painter and inventor Leonardo da Vinci in the 16th century. Head on to explore the beautifully manicured Gardens of Villandry with your guide.

On the second day of your tour, enjoy guided tours of Chenonceau, Cheverney and Chambord — three of the Loire Valley’s finest châteaux. Marvel at the blends of architectural styles you see and admire the fine arches of the Château de Chenonceau stretching across the Cher River.

At the end of your châteaux visits, travel back to Paris by coach where your tour will conclude.


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

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2-Day Chateaux Country
Code: CL2

2-Day Chateaux Country Tour from Paris in a twin/double room

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EUR425.00
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2-Day Chateaux Country Single
Code: CL2S

2-Day Chateaux Country Tour from Paris in a single room

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2-Day Chateaux Country Tour from Paris

2-Day Chateaux Country Tour from Paris

Inclusions:
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Dinner on the first night, buffet breakfast and lunch on the second day.
  • Overnight accommodation in a 3 star hotel
  • Porterage service on hotel arrival and departure
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • There is a maximum of two people per room. Separate bookings should be made for each room required.
Itinerary:

Day One: Paris – Château de Blois – Amboise – Château du Clos Lucé – Gardens of Villandry – Tours (D)

Hop aboard your air-conditioned coach in the morning in central Paris, and head south out of the city to begin your château country tour.

Travel through the Aquitaine countryside to the town of Blois for your first visit — the Royal Château de Blois in the famous Loire Valley. Constructed between the 13th and the 17th centuries, the Château de Blois has served as residence to French kings including Louis XII and Francis I. In the year 1429, Joan of Arc travelled here to be blessed by the Archbishop of Reims before taking her army into battle to drive the English out of Orléans. Learn of the château’s fascinating history from your guide during your tour and feel free to ask any questions you may have.

Continue onward to Amboise and enjoy a little free time in this attractive town for lunch (own expense). Afterward, take a guided tour of the nearby Château du Clos Lucé and the Gardens of Villandry, made famous as Leonardo da Vinci's final place of residence in the early 16th century.

Head on to the historic town of Tours with your guide, for your evening meal and first night’s accommodation.

Overnight: 3-star hotel in Tours

Day Two: Tours – Château de Chenonceau – Château de Cheverny – Château de Chambord – Paris (B, L)

After a buffet breakfast at your hotel, depart from Tours and head on to the spectacular Château de Chenonceau, widely considered to be among the very finest of all France’s châteaux. An intriguing blend of late Gothic and early Renaissance architectural styles, the château dates back to the 16th century and its four archways span the length of the Cher River. During your guided tour, hear of Chenonceau’s interesting heritage from your guide and take in beautiful views out along the river.

Head on from the Château de Chenonceau for a guided visit of the magnificent 17th-century Château de Cheverny, first opened to the public in 1914. Cheverny is renowned for its ornate interiors, and its impressive collection of antique furniture, paintings, sculptures and tapestries is a joy to behold.

Depart Cheverny and head to the nearby Hotel Saint-Hubert for a farewell lunch, then conclude your tour through the Loire Valley with a visit to the imposing Château de Chambord. Constructed by King Francis I of France, this French Renaissance château is widely considered one of the most impressive in the world and blends medieval building styles with classical Renaissance architecture to perfection.

At the end of your guided visit of the Château de Chambord, hop back aboard your coach for the 2.5-hour journey back to central Paris where your château country tour will come to an end.


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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Hannelore I, May 2014

A GREAT TOUR IF YOU ARE LIMITED FOR TIME ON YOUR TRIP TO FRANCE.....EXCELLENT VISITS TO THE WONDERFUL CHATEAU'S IN THE LOIRE ,GREAT TOUR GUIDE. THE ACCOMMODATION WAS BRILLIANT AT THE MECURE HOTEL..THE EVENING MEAL WAS AVERAGE AND BREAKFAST THE NEXT MORNING WAS EXCELLENT. DEFINATELY WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TOUR.

Reviewed by: KnL, October 2013

Wonderful country side experience with guide Florence who was full of fun.

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Tour code: 2050CL2