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  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Château de Chambord

From Paris: Castles of the Loire Valley Full-Day Tour

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Take a day tour from Paris to visit 2 of the most famous castles of the Loire Valley: Chambord and Chenonceau. Bask in the glamour and grandeur of the days of French royalty as you learn the history of these amazing Renaissance castles.
About this activity
Duration 13 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese

Pickup included

Pick-up and drop off service is provided to all hotels in Paris.
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 3 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover 2 of the Loire Valley's most beautiful castles
  • Stroll through one of Europe's finest gardens at Chateau de Chambord
  • Learn the tumultuous history of Chateau de Chenonceau
  • See Chateau de Chambord's famed staircase attributed to Leonardo da Vinci
Full description
Visit some of the Loire Valley's most prominent castles on this full-day tour from Paris. Enjoy guided visits through the spectacular chateaux of Chambord and Chenonceau.

The largest and most majestic castle of the Loire valley, Chateau de Chambord features 365 chimneys, 440 rooms, 14 staircases, and 800 turrets which reflect the extravagant architecture of the French Renaissance. Its elaborately developed roofline, bristling with cupolas, turrets, and chimneys resembles the skyline of a city. It features an intricate stone staircase believed to have been designed by Leonardo da Vinci.

Built over the river Cher, Chateau de Chenonceau is one of the jewels of the Loire Valley. Known as the Chateau des Dames, five women played major roles in its history: it was built in 1513 by Catherine Briconnet, embellished by Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medici, and saved from destruction during the French Revolution by Madame Dupin. Your guide will introduce you to the history of the castle, and you will have ample free time to stroll its sumptuous gardens.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
  • Transportation by air-conditioned luxury coach
  • Services of an expert local guide
  • Guided tours of the castles
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch (from November-March)
  • Wine tasting
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• The local guide reserves the right to change or cancel some of circuits without any advance notice
• Please note that from April 2018 the visit to Chambord Castle will be replaced by Amboise on Saturday and Monday
• Please note Amboise will replace Chambord on 23rd and 30th March 2019
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.3 / 5
based on 33 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.1/5
Organization
4.0/5
Value for money
3.6/5
Safety
4.5/5

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Product ID: 10472