Loire Valley Castles Tour from Paris with Wine Tasting - 1 Day

Loire Valley Castles Tour from Paris with Lunch and Wine Tasting

Loire Valley Castles Tour from Paris with Wine Tasting. Explore the Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a day and visit three châteaux—Amboise, Chenonceau, and Chambord—in the Loire Valley. Once you arrive in central France via air-conditioned minivan, take your time exploring the châteaux at your own pace.

Get to know which castle was favored by the royals, where Leonardo da Vinci’s remains are buried, and which castle is so beautiful that it has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. This excursion includes round-trip transportation as well as a wine tasting.

Highlights

  • Full-day trip to Loire Valley castles from Paris
  • Visit the Loire Valley, a UNESCO-listed region famous for Renaissance castles and gardens
  • Explore the châteaux of Ambroise, Chenonceau, and Chambord
  • Wine Tasting Session
  • Transportation by comfortable, air-conditioned minivan
  • Small-group tour for a more intimate experience

Loire Valley Castles Tour from Paris with Wine Tasting

Get up early and board an air-conditioned minivan from central Paris to begin your full-day tour of the Loire Valley châteaux. The Loire Valley, a wine region designated by UNESCO in the heart of France, is a scenic drive through the countryside.

Loire Valley Castles Small-Group Day Trip & Wine Tasting from Paris

You’re driven to each castle by your guide, and then you’re free to explore on your own. Begin your journey at the UNESCO-listed Château de Chambord, the largest castle in the Loire Valley. Learn about its Renaissance architecture, which is rumored to have been designed by Leonardo da Vinci.

Follow the Loire River to the Château d’Amboise, which was originally built in the 11th century as a defensive castle, but was later converted into a royal residence in the 15th century. Entrance to the Chapel of St. Hubert, where Leonardo da Vinci’s remains are interred, is a must.

After a wine tasting, take some time to wander around the village at the foot of the Castle and enjoy your lunch break. After reviving, head to Château de Chenonceau, a 16th-century castle that spans the Cher River and is one of France’s most popular châteaux. You’ll be taken back to Paris at the end of your full-day tour.

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Itinerary

Chateau de Chambord

Chambord is the most majestic of the Châteaux you will see, boasting massive medieval towers perfectly blended with Renaissance elegance. Set in 13,000 acres of parkland this former royal residence represents the pinnacle of France’s 16th-century architectural revolution, and the double helix spiral staircase at the heart of the Château, attributed to Leonardo Di Vinci is simply mind-blowing.

Chateau Royal d’Amboise

Amboise, with its spectacular view over the Loire, is famous for being the last resting place of one of history’s most famous men: Leonardo Da Vinci and with its massive gothic defensive features, it evokes that bygone era of knights on horseback.

Chateau de Chenonceau

Chenonceau, above all, stands out as the most beautiful of the Châteaux of the Loire as it extends with infinite grace over the waters of the River Cher. With its ornately carved decoration and history of romance and rivalry, this Château lives up to its passionate reputation and has been seducing visitors for hundreds of years.

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Last Updated on December 29, 2021 by Tours Editor @ gotravelyourself.com