Loire Valley Wine & Chateaux is a Lifestyle Vacations Exclusive Full-Day Tour departing from your hotel in Paris. It’s a glorious celebration to the history of France combined to the Loire Valley’s gastronomy and art of living. This tour includes visits to the Royal Chateaux, lunch in a gourmet restaurant, and a visit to a winery followed by a wine tasting. This tour is is private for 2 to 4 people and it’s guided by Corinne Preteur personally.
YOU WILL VISIT:
Chateau of Villandry and its stunning Gardens. Built at the 16th century, the chateau combines the Italian and Middle Ages architecture. It prefigures the French classical style, also known as the Henry IV style. Villandry features manicured Renaissance gardens, among the most fascinating ones you could have seen: ornamental gardens, water garden, herb garden, and kitchen garden.
Chateau of Chenonceau sitting over the Cher river. It’s called the Ladies Chateau as it owes a large part of its charm to women. It was built in 1513 by Katherine Briconnet, then made even more attractive by Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medici, and saved from the rigors of the French Revolution by Mrs Dupin. The chateau is surrounded by very pretty formal gardens.
Chateau of Amboise combined with the Clos Lucé. Well-known as King Charles VIII and Queen Anne of Brittany’s residence, Amboise gained international recognition thanks to Francis I. Upon the King’s invitation, Leonardo Da Vinci Italian genius retired in Amboise in 1516. He packed his bags (and several of his favorite paintings including the Mona Lisa) and spent the last three years of his life in the Clos Lucé nearby manor, which was Francis I childhood residence… Leonardo Da Vinci is buried in the Royal Chapel of the Chateau of Amboise, as the Clos Lucé is a must-seen museum featuring Leonardo’s residence as well as his fabulous inventions and works of art (reproductions).
Program Price per person
US$ 650 (3 to 4 people booked together) – US$ 820 (2 people booked together)
2021 & 2022 Tour Dates
This tour can be scheduled Tuesday, Thursday or Friday (except in August) upon request. Please contact us.