After pickup from your central Paris hotel in an air-conditioned minivan, relax on the scenic drive to the Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed wine region in central France. You will have the chance to independently discover three different châteaux.
First, discover Château d’Amboise, a favored royal residence during the Renaissance. Here, in the Chapel of St Hubert, the remains of Leonardo da Vinci are buried. Then, marvel at Château de Chenonceau. Famed for its highly decorated interior and exterior, this is one of the most popular châteaux in France. After your tour, enjoy a three-course lunch with wine (included) at the nearby 18th-century Breton-style inn (for a sample menu, please refer to the Itinerary section below).
After lunch, visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed Château de Chambord, the largest castle in the Loire Valley and one of the most recognizable due to its astounding Renaissance architecture. Legend has it that Leonardo da Vinci contributed to the design of its famous double-helix staircase.
After your Loire Valley châteaux tour, enjoy a relaxing drive back to Paris.
Pick-up available from centrally located Paris Hotels Postal Code 75 (Except: 75010, 75011, 75012, 75013, 75018, 75019, 75020 where there is no drop off)
You must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time which will vary depending on your hotel location.
Returns to original departure point