This full day excursion from Paris gives you the chance to discover three of the Loire Valley's most famous chÃ¢teaux: the sophisticated ChÃ¢teau d'Amboise, the charming ChÃ¢teau de Chenonceau, built across the River Cher, and the majestic ChÃ¢teau de Chambord.
Set off first thing in the morning from your Paris accommodation for a unique day. Take advantage of the minibus journey to relax and listen to the commentary provided by your driver-guide. You will arrive at the ChÃ¢teau d'Amboise at around 9:30am.Â
The ChÃ¢teau dâ€™Amboise sits on a rocky outcrop surrounded by fortifications. Admire its wonderful collection of Gothic and Renaissance furniture, explore the royal apartments, and marvel at the chapel that contains the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci. After a visit of around one hour, we will move on to the ChÃ¢teau de Chenonceau.
Chenonceau, also known as the 'Ladies' Castle', was built during the 16th Century and has been home to many well-known aristocratic French women, such as Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medici. Spend around one hour enjoying a self-guided visit through this magnificent chÃ¢teau as well as its grounds and ornamental gardens.
Enjoy an included lunch at either the Au GÃ¢teau Breton restaurant (form November until March) in the village of Chenonceaux or in the Orangerie glasshouse (from April until October) at the ChÃ¢teau de Chenonceau, depending on the time of year.
After lunch, your driver-guide will take you on to the ChÃ¢teau de Chambord, the largest of all the Loire Valley chÃ¢teaux. It was built for King Francis I of France in the 16th Century with the help of none other than the great Leonardo da Vinci. Take advantage of the opportunity to explore this spectacular chÃ¢teau. Approximately one and a quarter hour's visiting time.
Return to your Paris accommodation is scheduled for approximately 18:45pm.
DepartureÂ from your hotel in central Paris (postcode must start with 75) at 6:30am on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from April until October and on Monday and Friday from November until March + extra departures on Wednesday from 1st March until 29th March 2017.
Duration:Â Approx. 12 hours
ReturnÂ to your hotel in central Paris.
Languages available in French, English, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Japanese and Chinese.
- The itinerary and schedule shown are subject to change depending on traffic or variations in opening hours at the attractions.
The price includes
* Minibus transfers to and from your Paris accommodation
* Services of our driver-guide
* Priority admission to the three chÃ¢teauxÂ
NB:Â This tour is on request, so once we receive your chosen date, we will check availability and then call you in order to confirm the booking and take payment. You will then be sent a voucher by email with your tour reservation number. All required information will be clearly indicated on the voucher.
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