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From Paris: Full-Day Loire Valley Chateaux Tour

4.1 / 5

67 reviews

From Paris: Full-Day Loire Valley Chateaux Tour

Activity provider: ParisCityVision
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From US$ 121.47 per person

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
English, Spanish, Chinese, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Japanese
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
  • 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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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

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

4.1 /5

based on 67 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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The activity is amazing. Visiting the castles in December is even more so because they are decorated. Very comfortable transport, with wifi and cell phone connectors. The incredibly friendly, attentive guides with a perfect command of Spanish-English-French. The punctual departure. Delicious and abundant three-course food. Consider that it is an activity that takes all day.

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December 29, 2019

Good 1 day tour. Although it is a bit extensive, especially the return that is 3h30m to 4h, there is enough time to walk, photograph and enjoy the castles. As for the audits, unfortunately the day I went they did not work (and there was no refund directly), however, in Chambord I paid for an audio guide that I thought was others. Although it had a lot of information, it was a tablet, hung around the neck and activated only when passing from one space to another, which cut the story that one was listening. In addition, although I found that the visit times were adequate, they were not if you want to listen to that complete audio guide (I imagine that the one that included the tour was shorter). In the second castle I preferred to visit it without audio guide, and it was better for me, also because the brochure with the map of the castle has enough information. The bus and the disposition of Sebastian, who supported the visits (it was not a guided tour), at a very good level.

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November 24, 2019

The tour met expectations. But I recommend doing this tour in two days, from the city of Tours. I did it from Paris, for the day, and it comes out very tiring, it's 3 hours of travel, 5 of tour in two castles, and 3 hours back. The ideal is to do at least 3 or 4 castles, but in two days. In any case I visited two beautiful and very different castles, Amboise and Chenonceau, and it was worth it!

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October 7, 2019

Product ID: 10751