Day trip

From Paris: Small-Group Tour of Loire Castles

4.6 / 5

30 reviews

Activity provider: ParisCityVision

From Paris: Small-Group Tour of Loire Castles

Activity provider: ParisCityVision

From US$ 2,518.11 per group up to 8

Explore 3 Renaissance Loire castles. Discover Cheverny Castle, learn about the women of Chenonceau, and explore the royal chambers of Chambord Castle.

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Duration 12 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Optional audio guide
Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel or accommodation in central Paris (zipcode must start with 75). Only available for bookings made at least 72 hours prior to tour departure (local time).
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy small groups on this day tour in the Loire
  • Discover the lavish Cheverny Castle
  • Admire the famous double helix staircase at Chambord Castle
  • Learn about the 6 women of Chenonceau
  • Explore the royal chambers of François I and Louis XIV at Chambord Castle
Full description

Discover the beautiful French castles of the Renaissance era on this full day trip from Paris. Enjoy airconditioned transportation and entry to the three charming castles of Cheverny, Chenonceau, and Chambord.

Start with pickup from a centrally-located meeting point in Paris. Sit back and relax on the drive to the magnificent Cheverny castle where important artworks, including the Mona Lisa, were kept safe during WWII. Visit this castle and admire its Classical architecture. Purchase a nice lunch together and drive to Chenonceaux to visit Chenonceau Castle, built on the River Cher. It is also called the "Chateau of the 6 women." Women, including Catherine de Medici, played an important part in the history of the castle, and you’ll learn all about their interesting lives on the tour. After being taken through the castle and its gardens you’ll continue to Chambord Castle, famous for its double helix staircase. Here you’ll have a chance to explore the royal apartments of François I and Louis XIV. At the end of the day you’ll be dropped off at your hotel in Paris.

Includes
  • Visit to the Chenonceau Castle and its gardens
  • Visit to the Chambord Castle
  • Visit to Cheverny Castle
  • Entrance tickets
  • Departure from locations in Paris center
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Pickup is only included in the private options
    • The local guide reserves the right to change or cancel some of the circuits without any advance notice
    • The pickup time indicated on the voucher is approximate and may vary up to 30 minutes according to the traffic in Paris
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 30 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.5/5
    • Transportation
      4.4/5
    • Value for money
      4.1/5
    • Safety
      4.4/5

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    Tour was amazing, without a doubt one of the best activities of the trip. The van is very comfortable and a great opportunity to discover the French countryside. Lunch was great and in the best restaurant in the town of Amboise. The guide Mr. Magela was always very attentive. The castles and their gardens are really beautiful. We visited 3 castles with an average visit time of 1 hour at home, one of which was certainly not enough but even so the tour (which is not cheap) is very worthwhile.

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    December 27, 2019

    The journey cameup to expectations.

    The journey came true as planned. We visited the three castles in 12,5 hours and had also the lunch at noon. The driver was very good and polite and he told some facts of the castles when driving, but we´d hope that in castles there would be a guide not only the audiodevices.

    May 11, 2019

    December 4, 2019

    Product ID: 10456