3. Private Tour from Paris to Loire Castles & Michelin Lunch
Do you want to see splendid Renaissance Castles and taste delicious Loire Valley wines? At the end of this vip 11-hour wine and culture private day tour, you will have fallen in love with Chambord's impressive architecture and with the diversity of Loire Valley wines.
After an early-morning hotel pick-up in Paris, travel with your knowledgeable guide about two hours south of the city towards Chambord Castle. En route, bite into flaky croissants and pastries while hearing about the wine-making region of Loire and its heritage. Arrive at Chambord Castle in the morning for an audio-guide tour and learn all the secrets behind this magnificent château constructed by King Francis I of France, five hundred years ago. Back in your air-conditioned car, drive through the vineyards of Touraine, Vouvray and Montlouis sur Loire. Admire the colourful landscapes of local grapes.
For lunch, your guide will take you to one of the best restaurants of the region : a Michelin-starred restaurant. The chef's creative course menu is prepared with local products and will be paired to delicious boutique wines of the region. After lunch, your guide will take you in the vineyard to enjoy a beautiful landscape and give you a vine growing introduction course. Then, visit one of the most emblematic wineries of the region and, depending on availability, taste sparkling white wines, dry and sweet white wines, red and rosé wines. Here, you will get to taste authentic Loire Valley wines largely unavailable in the rest of the world. Your guide will drop you back at your hotel in the early evening.