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Loire Valley Castles Day Trip from Paris
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Loire Valley Castles Day Trip from Paris

  • English
  • 12,5 hours

Visit three of the Loire Valley’s most-famous castles: Château de Chambord, Château de Cheverny and Château de Chambord and experience how life was like during the Renaissance period.

Itinerary

Depart from central Paris at 7:15am on a luxury-air conditioned coach and in a little over two hours you will arive at the Château de Chambord. 

The excursion includes a tour of three of the most famous Renaissance Châteaux in the Loire Valley:

  • Château de Chambord: Chambord is one of the largest castles in the region and one of the most-visited due to its French Renaissance design. It was constructed for King Francis I of France in 1519. Initially, it was to be one of his hunting grounds. In 1981, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Château de Cheverny: Cheverny is one of the most famous palaces in the country. It is completely furnished and it is still lived in by the Hurault family that built it in 1620.
  • Château de Chenonceau: Chenonceau is known as the “The Ladies’ Castle. It was established in 1513 by Katherine Briçonnet, remodeled by Diana de Poitiers and by Catherine de Medici and saved from the French Revolution by Madame Dupin. Throughout the centuries, women have preserved it from any conflict, making it a haven of peace.

After visiting the last palace, you’ll return on the coach and arrive in central Paris at 8pm. On Saturdays, you’ll arrive a little later.

Tour with an audio guide

You can choose to do this day trip with an audio guide with pre-recorded commentary in English. In this case, you’ll discover the castles at your own pace (except Cheverny Castle that doesn’t offer this option). All tours with audio guide take as long as the guided tours and follow the same route.

Important information

From April 1 2018: The itinerary of the guided and audio guide tours change. Both will include the visit of Château de Chambord and Château de Chenonceau, followed by a wine tasting. 

On Saturdays between 1 April and 31 October, you’ll visit the Château d'Amboise instead of Cheverny. Amboise houses Leonardo da Vinci’s tomb, who spent the last three years of his life in a neighboring Château. 

If you book the tour between November and March, the tour also includes lunch at the Saint-Hubert Hotel Restaurant in Cour-Cheverny. The set menu is: salmon terrine with lemon sauce, eggs with mixed vegetables; roast turkey with green beans, provençal tomatoes and sautéed potatoes; and warm apple tart (1/4 Bottle of wine, water, coffee or tea).

The rest of the year, you’ll have free time to eat in Chenonceau. You can either have lunch at the Castle’s restaurant, cafeteria or the Palace’s park or in the charming little village.

Price

Adult Child between 3-11 years old Child less than 3 years old
Guided tour
200$
137$
Free
Audio guide tour
175$
125$
Free

Guided tour

  • Adult

    200$
  • Child between 3-11 years old

    137$
  • Child less than 3 years old

    Free

Audio guide tour

  • Adult

    175$
  • Child between 3-11 years old

    125$
  • Child less than 3 years old

    Free

More information

Duration

12,5 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

Return transportation by luxury air conditioned coach.

Official English speaking guide (depending on your preference).

Tours with audio guide in English (depending on your preference).

Entry to the three Châteaux.

Lunch (only available between November and March).

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities..

If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Paris).

Ticket

You will receive an email with your ticket attached which you must print out and show on the day of the activity.

How to book?

To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

Do you have any questions?

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from
175 $
No hidden fees or surcharges

Meeting point

2 rue des Pyramides, 75001.

Cancellations

FREE! Free cancel up to 72 hours before the tour.

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