A day in the Castles of the Loire

Tour Number

Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8



English (fluent), French (fluent)

From Chambord to Chenonceau

About only 2h drive from Paris towards the valley of the river Loire, discover the amazing castle of Chambord, the largest in the Loire Valley, allegedly built to a design created by Leonardo da Vinci. Extravagant structure with massive tours and terraces holding 360 chimneys where the court and the women used to attend the king coming back from hunting. Of all the architectural wonders of Chambord, the most famous is the double-spiral staircase, core of the building.

Discover also the town and castle of Amboise, Royal castle and gardens overlooking the river and the blue-slate roofs of the town. The Saint Hubert chapel houses the tomb of Leonardo who died in Amboise. Tasting of Touraine wines, appellation Amboise or Montlouis.

Your day also includes a visit of Chenonceau, castle-bridge built over the river Cher, where the unique beauty of its architecture reflects in the water, nicknamed "le Château des Dames", it owes a large part of its charm to women.

We will then take you back to your Paris hotel.


Get picked up from your hotel with a deluxe car or a van and enjoy a visit of three major castles of the Loire valley: Chambord, Chenonceau and Cheverny (or Amboise or Blois options to choose instead of Cheverny) with a licensed guide for private tours inside.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: In order to confirm your booking, we need your Paris address (hotel or apartment) for pick-up.

End location: Your Paris address (hotel or apartment)

Duration: 12 hours


Transportation from Paris and back in air-conditioned minivan is included

What’s Included

Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off from Paris
Private tour
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Entrance fees to 3 major castles: Chambord, Chenonceau and Cheverny or Amboise or Blois

Estimated Local Cash Needed

35 Euro - Lunch

What’s Extra


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