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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

From US$ 124.18 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
Spanish, English
Optional audio guide
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese


  • 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.

  • 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

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Meeting point

The nearest metro station to the hotel meeting point is the Cour Saint Emilion; you can take the Line 14 and exit at N°1 - 2. Look for a representative holding a Paris City Vision sign outside the hotel in front of the main entrance.

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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 193 reviews

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The overall experience was great. We found the get-together place easily. It took unnecessary long to check all the passengers in before we left. We bought the deal that included a live guide, but were not listed as such, so we had to persuade the guide to include us in his team and only joined the guide group from the second castle. It is definitely better to have a guide, because there is no time to wonder around on your own. We only had 1 hour at Chambord to cover an ENORMOUS & impressive place. There is an informative video that runs for 17 minutes (which was quite nice since we had no guide for there). I would have liked to stay there for at least another 30 minutes. The other castles were smaller and could be seen more time-efficiently due to the live guide. It was amazingly beautiful - especially the second castle (Chenonceau). We stayed there for about 2 hours & had lunch there. Cheverny was also lovely. Make sure to save 10 minutes at each castle to buy souvenirs!

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January 14, 2023

Great guides, awesome castles, but very few options for food which takes you to wait in long lines and go through the risk of not eating to avoid missing shuttles’ times. Buy food in the previous day and take it with you for at least 2 meals during the day trip.

November 3, 2022

El paseo para visitar los castillos de Loira fue muy bien planeado por parte del staff y de nuestra guía Rocío, quien en todo momento estuvo muy al pendiente del grupo informando los detalles del viaje y las visitas a los sitios; tambien agradecemos sus amplios conocimientos en el tema con lo cual fue muy agradable el tour, lo que no puedo entender como se contrata un autobús sin servicio de WC..? Creo que esto deja mucho que desear pues es un trayecto de más de 2.5 horas y no todos resisten el no ir al sanitario.

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October 13, 2022

Product ID: 10751