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Loire Valley Castles Audio-Guided Tour – from Paris

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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy comfortable air-conditioned coach transfers from Paris to Cheverny on this day tour
  • Visit 3 prominent royal French castles and spend an hour exploring each one with multilingual audio- guide
  • At Chateau de Cheverny, stroll through the stunning gardens and the well preserved interiors dating back to the 17th century
  • Enjoy an enchanting view from the rooftops of Château de Chenonceau, constructed by aristocratic French ladies in the 16th century
  • Behold the Château de Chambord, largest in Loire Valley and constructed with the help of Leonardo da Vinci!
  • Overview

    Visit the most famous castles in Loire Valley on your own with an audio-guide. Enjoy an hour long tour of each of the following châteaux: the stately home Château de Cheverny, the delightful Château de Chenonceau and the magnificent Château de Chambord. Take this opportunity to experience what life was like during the Renaissance period in these royal Frenchcastles!

    At Chateau de Cheverny, explore the well preserved interiors and furniture from the 17th century! Stroll through the gorgeous gardens and capture beautiful pictures. Admire the refined floral rooms of Château de Chenonceau, along with its paintings, tapestries and fascinating kitchens housed in the piers. Behold the striking Château de Chambord which is the biggest châteaux of the Loire Valley, constructed with the help of Leonardo da Vinci himself! With this ticket, enjoy luxurious coach transfers from Paris and back. During the winter (November 1 to March 31), lunch is included at the St Hubert Hotel Restaurant in Cour-Cheverny.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    1 November to 31 March: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
    1 April to 31 October: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

    Duration

    12.5 hours

    Start time

    7:15am

    Meeting Point

    Tour departs from PARISCityVISION office located at 2 rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris

    Ending Point

    Same as starting point

    Itinerary

    The tour starts from 2 rue des Pyramides in the centre of Paris, where you board the luxury air-conditioned coach and begin your ride across the beautiful French countryside.

    The two and a half hour hour scenic ride brings you to the first stop on this day tour – Cheverny. Explore the beautiful and presently occupied Château de Cheverny for about an hour and see the exceptionally well-preserved 17th century furniture and impressiveinterior decoration. Take a short stroll through its beautiful gardens which make for picture perfect moments. On Mondays and Saturdays during the summer (April 1 to October 31), you will visit the beautifully preserved Château d'Amboise instead of Cheverny.

    The next ride takes you to Château de Chenonceau, which lies about 45km from Cheverny (30 miles). This glorious 16thcentury castle, also known asthe ladies' castle, was constructed, administered and embellished by aristocratic French ladies like Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medicis. Take time to explore the stunning Château with an audio-guide and see the enchanted architecture visible even from the River Cher.

    Should you take this tour between November and March, a complimentary lunch is included in with ticketat the St Hubert Hotel Restaurant in Cour-Cheverny (five minutes from Cheverny). Post lunch, drive an hour to visit the last castle of the day - the striking Château de Chambord. Enjoy the audio-guided tour of one of the largest châteaux of the Loire Valley, constructed with the help of Leonardo da Vinci himself! Admire the famouslyarresting double helix staircase and revel in the panoramic view from the castle's terrace.

    At the end of the day tour, enjoy a comfortable ride back to Paris where the tour comes to a close at the starting point.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Audio-guide available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese
    • Return coach transfers from central Paris
    • Lunch in winter
    • Entrance to the 3 châteaux

    Exclusions

    • Lunch during summer months (from 1 April to 31 October)
    • Hotel transfers
  • Please note

    On Mondays and Saturdays during the summer (April 1 to October 31), you will visit the Château d'Amboise instead of Cheverny.

    During the winter (November 1 to March 31), lunch is included at the St Hubert Hotel Restaurant in Cour-Cheverny (five minutes from Cheverny). The menu includes homemade salmon terrine with lemon sauce, hard-boiled egg and mixed vegetables; roasted turkey with green beans, provençal tomatoes and sautéed potatoes; and a warm apple tart for dessert (includes 1/4 Bottle of wine, water, coffee or tea).

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.