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From Paris: Full-Day Loire Valley Chateaux Tour

Activity provider: ParisCityVision

From Paris: Full-Day Loire Valley Chateaux Tour

Activity provider: ParisCityVision
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From US$ 111.96 per person

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Follow the kings, queens and nobility into the heart of France with this full-day tour of the Loire Valley. With visits to Châteaux Chambord, Chenonceau, and Cheverny, you will be swept off your feet by the finest sights of the French Renaissance.

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Duration 12 - 12.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, German, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese
Optional audio guide
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese

Experience

Highlights
  • Be transported from the bustling streets of Paris to the regal countryside of the Loire Valley
  • Follow in the footsteps of the kings and queens of the French Renaissance
  • Live a real life fairy tale in the charming gardens and elaborate interiors of France's famous Chateaux
  • Allow stories of royal affairs, deaths and kidnappings to captivate your imagination
Full description

Escape the hustle and bustle of Parisian life and enter into the Garden of France. Stroll the walkways of the French monarchs, hear tales of royal love affairs and kidnappings, and behold the beauty of the Loire Valley's exquisite Chateaux.  The first stop of the day is Château de Chambord; the perfect example of French Renaissance architecture, this remarkable structure was built by King François I between 1519-1547 and is the largest château in the Loire Valley.

Who designed this masterpiece is still in dispute, and with contenders including Leonardo da Vinci, its sights are sure not to disappoint. Next up is the charming Château de Chenonceau, a true fairy tale castle set picturesquely on the Cher River, its history and character has been shaped by the women who've inhabited it. The site of the first-ever French fireworks display, Chenonceau is really one to fall in love with. The last stop will be at Château de Cheverny, a 17th-century beauty furnished in great taste and with marvelous gardens. Enjoy free time for lunch (not included) during the day either at Chenonceau or Chambord. You’ll be back in Paris in the evening.

Includes
  • Transportation in a luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance tickets to the castles
  • Services of a licensed guide (if option chosen)
  • Audio guide (if option chosen)
  • Lunch
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • 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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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Lunch included in winter time (if option chosen)
  • On Mondays and Saturdays in summer, you will visit Amboise castle instead of Chambord
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 151 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.2/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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The place is very beautiful and worth it, however, the last castle we visited there was no guide with an explanation, we hired the audio guide and the guide who gave us the tour had to give us the explanation, it was not bad, but it was super hurried on.

September 7, 2022

Beautiful experience. Luckily the bus was also under our hotel so it was really the icing on the cake. The castles were beautiful and the guides very knowledgeable. I give one star less for two reasons: 1) it was better to have half an hour more per castle, as between things to see and souvenir photos to take, just half an hour was missing to the castle to be able to enjoy them to the fullest. Considering also the times to go to the toilet or to have lunch, we could not fully enjoy the experience. 2) price a little too high

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August 22, 2022

we made this trip accompanied by a guide who did not speak Italian even though we were many Italians on the bus. but in the meantime on the other bus that left with us there was a guide who spoke Italian well. it was enough to get us all on the same bus but no one had told the guides our nationalities ...

August 20, 2022

Product ID: 10751