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Tour of Château de Villandry with lunch at a private chateau

by A la Française
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Highlights

  • Chance to admire 2 privately owned Loire Valley châteaux

  • Renaissance France brought to life at Château de Villandry

  • Beautifully landscaped formal gardens with a hedge maze

  • Opportunity to visit private chateau & meet the family

  • Unique picnic lunch in outsdanding surroundings

Highlights

  • Chance to admire 2 privately owned Loire Valley châteaux

  • Renaissance France brought to life at Château de Villandry

  • Beautifully landscaped formal gardens with a hedge maze

  • Opportunity to visit private chateau & meet the family

  • Unique picnic lunch in outsdanding surroundings

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Tour of Château de Villandry with lunch at a private chateau

Activity Location

Villandry

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Tours Tourist Office

    78 Rue Bernard Palissy

    Tours 37000


Description

Get a peek at a different side of the Loire Valley with a morning tour to 2 of its privately-owned châteaux. Roam the spectacular formal gardens of the Château de Villandry, and see the Renaissance estate that a French family calls home.

Meet your guide in Tours and hop in a comfortable minivan for the scenic ride into the fabled Loire Valley. Make your way to the Château de Villandry, a Renaissance gem nestled amid fantastic manicured gardens. Travel back in time as your guide leads you through the rooms of the château, sharing what life was like in the 18th century before leading you into the box hedged-framed formal gardens. Hear about the orderly designs and patterns in the water garden, hedge maze, and ornamental kitchen garden before continuing on.

Then, you are on your way to a private chateau that's still inhabited by a French family. Head into their home, a historical monument, to discover how a modern family inhabits this centuries-old space. See the gardens where Camille Claudel and Auguste Rodin sought inspiration for their sculptures, and learn about the time the artists spent at this idyllic chateau. You might even have a chance to meet the current residents before ending up your tour with a lovely picnic lunch along the river in the park of the chateau. Your guide will serve you a fresh picnic composed of local products paired with a Loire Valley wine, a unique moment!


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of 2 private chateaux

  • Picinic lunch (food and wine)

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from central Tours


Exclusions

  • Additional food and beverages


Know Before You Book

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Maximum group size is 8 people.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Tour of Château de Villandry with lunch at a private chateau ratings based on 1 Verified Review

5 out of 5

5/5 Jun 29, 2019

Our tour to Villandry and Chateau L'Isette lived up to expectations. Both places were very beautiful. Our guide, Daphne, was wonderful. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Nothing was too much trouble. I would highly recommend this tour.