Loire Valley and its castles – 2 days and one night at hotel
Loire Valley and its castles
Stretching 174 miles (280 kilometers) through central France along its eponymous river, the UNESCO-listed Loire Valley is a destination for its wealth of opulent chateaux, including famous examples in Chenonceau, and Chambord.
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chenonceau is very unique! Known as the Ladies Chateau as it was owned and built up by, mostly, powerful women, and they left their feminine touch throughout it. You'll learn about its fascinating history, including why it was built over a river, from your guide then have free time to explore inside and admire the gorgeous decor.
Château de Chambord
The largest and most-visited castle among the 300 found in the Loire Valley, Château de Chambord is a grandiose example of French Renaissance architecture. Commissioned by King Francis I in 1519, and part of the region’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, the 426-room castle includes a moat and French formal garden.
Fittingly, the Loire is also one of the country’s most celebrated wine regions, where award-winning producers turn out coveted bottles of red, white, rosé, sparkling, and dessert wines. Hopping between palaces and vineyards is one of the top things to do in the Loire Valley,
Leave the busy city of Paris behind and escape to the quaint Loire Valley for two days of visiting castles and tasting French wines.
This tour departs from central Paris by train and includes all transportation between locations in the Loire Valley.
Visit chateaus and castles, sample wine at local vineyards, tuck into delicious French cuisine, and much more during this small-group tour.