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
Spanish (advanced), French (fluent), English (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
- Transportation in a 9 seater van
- Fully licensed tour guide and driver
- Gaz, tolls, parking, insurance
- All taxes (VAT)
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 Euros - Per person : entrances in the castles + lunch
Personal expenses : food, drinks and souvenirs
Entrance tickets to the castles
A Recent Review of this tour
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5 out of 5 Romain was a pleasure to have with us, and his help with translation was never more appreciated than at lunch in the city of Amboise. He was very knowledgeable of history, art, architecture, and other subjects.
John S. White