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Loire castles tour

by Best of France Tours
per traveler Price is $251
*Pricing based on group of 7 travelers
Duration: 11h 30m Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

  • Pick up & drop off at your accommodation in Paris

  • Private transportation in a luxury van

  • Licensed tour guide ith you inside the castle (live comments

  • Guided visit of Chenonceaux castle

  • Guided visit of Chambord castle

Highlights

  • Pick up & drop off at your accommodation in Paris

  • Private transportation in a luxury van

  • Licensed tour guide ith you inside the castle (live comments

  • Guided visit of Chenonceaux castle

  • Guided visit of Chambord castle

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7:00 AM, Loire castles tour in English

Duration 11h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. Other languages available

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per traveler
$740.03

Total price is $1, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

Loire castles tour

Activity Location

Chenonceaux 37150

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • At your accommodation in Paris

    Paris


Description

Start your Loire valley tour from Paris by visiting the charming castle of Chenonceau, referred to as the “Castle of the Five Ladies” by historians, a unique Renaissance architecture masterpiece from the 16th Century. The first Chateau de Chenonceau was originally built over the Cher river in the 11th century and was a great place to entertain royal guests and noblemen. After being burned to the ground in 1412 by the order of French King, the castle was rebuilt twice, once in 1432 then again between 1515-1522 on the foundations of an old mill. At the time of Catherine de Medici Chenonceau was extended to span the river, adding also new gardens. King François 1st, Charles Quint and Henri II visited it in the past; like them you will be able to admire its authentic gardens, moats and beautiful residence rooms near the quaint village of Chenonceaux.


You will then have a guided tour of the castle of Chambord (the largest of the Loire valley castles) a sumptuous Renaissance Palace created for our King François the First even though he staid there only a few weeks during his reign ; its double revolution (helix) staircase was inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci the famous artist/genius/inventor/architect. Completed at the time of Louis XIV, the Sun King will reside in the chateau several times, giving in the region hunting parties.

Enjoy a guided tour of the castles of the Loire River Valley with our expert licensed tour guide who will explain you the history and the anecdotes of the sites that you will visit (guided tour- no audioguide provided instead). Lunch in the historic town of Amboise (not included) where Da Vinci lived his last years and passed away. On request you can visit the castle of Amboise, or the Clos Lucé (last residence of Leonardo Da Vinci where he died in France)


Inclusions

  • Skip the line tickets included


Exclusions

  • Meals, private expenses


Know Before You Book

  • This tour is not adapted if you have walking difficulties.

  • Tour available year round except December 25 and January 1st.