City, Day Trip / Out of Town, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family
Kid Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and off the car
Maximum travelers: 7
English (fluent), French (fluent), Spanish (advanced)
In a comfortable 8 seats Mercedes Viano
This is a perfect Tour for all lovers of fine arts and arquitecture. The Renaissance is one of the most exciting moment of arquitecture , painting and sculpture in French history. The Loire valley is the most important land regarding this.
In one day from Paris, it's possible to visit 3 differents castles that you can choose among :
- Blois : the perfect one to understand the evolution of castles from the middle ages to the 18th c.
- Chambord : the most impressive one
- Amboise : where Leonardo da Vinci lived and died
- Chenonceau : the most feminine one
- Azay le Rideau : "a jewel set by the Cher river" H. de Balzac
Also available for a 2 or 3 days journey
Adding Chinon, Loches, Langeais, Saumur, Ussé, Villandry, the city of Tours, red, white and sparkling wine tasting, troglodites houses. . .
Look my page : "2 to 10 days driving tour"
Departure early between 7 to 8:00 from your hotel
- 2:30 drive to the Loire valley passing
Time to visit 3 castles amongth :
- Blois castle
- Amboise castle
- The Clos Lucé : Leonardo da Vinci's house
- Chambord castle
- Chenonceau castle
- Azay le Rideau castle
Drive back to Paris
Drop off around 7 PM at your hotel acccording to the traffic
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At your hotel or appartment within Paris or nearby suburbs
End location: At your hotel or appartment or anywhere else in Paris
Duration: 11 hours
Depending on the traffic
Confortable, clean 8 seats Mercedes Viano
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 Euros - Per person : entrances in the castles + lunch
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A lovely lovely day! Would highly recommend this tour and specifically this guide!