Loire Valley Tour from Paris: Chenonceau, Chambord, Cheverny

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Loire Valley Tour from Paris: Chenonceau, Chambord, Cheverny

Excursion Overview

Take a day tour from Paris to visit the three most famous chateaux of the Loire Valley: beautiful Chenonceau Castle, privately owned Chateau de Cheverny and, perhaps most magnificent of them all, the Chateau de Chambord. You'll witness the glamour and grandeur of French royalty and aristocracy, and gain insights into "castle life" in these Renaissance riverside castles.
Please note : on Mondays and Saturdays in summer, you will visit Amboise instead of Chambord! Also  entrance to 2  castles + Wine tastings ( From April 1st  2018)

Tour Includes

  • Skip the Line entrance to 3 castles ( until end March 2018)
  • Return transport from Paris by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide
  • Skip the Line entrance to 2  castles + Wine tastings ( From April 1st  2018)
  • Hotel pickup if option chosen

Tour Exclusions

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

What You Can Expect

The largest of the Loire castles, the turreted Chambord Castle was built for King Francois 1st as a hunting lodge. The intricate stone "double helix" staircase leading up to the spires and turrets of the rooftop terrace is thought to have been designed by Leonardo da Vinci.

Cheverny Castle is the most beautifully furnished of the Loire Valley castles, with a fine collection of 17th-century furniture. Herge, the Belgian creator of Tintin, based his Marlinspike Hall (Moulinsart) on Cheverny Castle.

Chenonceau Chateau was built over the River Cher in traditional Renaissance style, and is known as the Chateau des Dames (the Ladies' Castle) because of the influence of the famous women who lived there. The chateau was built in 1513 by Catherine Briconnet, embellished by Diance de Poitiers and Catherine de Medicis, and saved from destruction during the Revolution by Madame Dupin.

Guests traveling in Winter (November 1-March 31) also receive a typical lunch and drink. During the summer (April 1 - October 31) lunch is not included but the guide will advise on places to eat. From April 1st, you will visit 2 Castles ; Chenonceau & Chambord and you will have  Wine tastings to develop your palate! Amboise will replace Chambord Castle on Mondays & Saturdays iduring Summer time 2018

Please note: On Mondays and Saturdays, the tour will visit Amboise instead of Cheverny.

Additional Important Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • On Mondays & Saturdays in summer (April - October), you will visit Amboise instead of Chambord
  • Skip the Line entrance to 2 castles + Wine tastings ( From April 1st2018)
  • Not wheelchair accessible

Voucher information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Products standard cancellable

Products with Viator standard terms and conditions are fully refundable, without charge, up to 48 hours prior to travel, based on the time/date of the Product Location.

Departure point

Pyramides, central Paris

Departure time

6:30am for option with pick-up at your hotel

Return Details

Returns to original departure point at approximately 8pm

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