Escape from Paris and dive into the magic of Loire Valley with this small-group tour of Chenonceau, Cheverny and Chambord including a wine-tasting.
You'll meet your guide in central Paris for the morning departure. You'll travel in minibus (8 people max.) to reach the Loire Valley and visit Chenonceau castle with an audioguide. Model of the Renaissance traditions, the Chenonceau Castle is an architectural masterpiece and the most romantic castle in the Loire valley. The guide will introduce you to the history of the castle before your free time to stroll at your leisure through the sumptuous gardens.
At lunch time, your driver guide will accompany you to Amboise and propose some lunch alternative before your visit of Clos Lucé castle.
You'll then enjoy a free visit of Clos Lucé Castle, Leonardo da Vinci's last residence. As you walk, you meet Leonardo the engineer, Leonardo the visionary and Leonardo the painter and architect. The Leonardo da Vinci park is a unique journey among the genius's pieces of work.
You'll then head to Chambord Castle, for an audioguided tour. Considered as the largest and most majestic castle of the Loire valley, Chambord Castle was commissioned as a hunting lodge by François I. The main attraction remains the intricate "double revolution" staircase attributed to Leonardo de Vinci.
The ice on the cake is the wine-tasting session that awaits for you at Chambord. You will taste wines from the region with designation like Cheverny, Touraine or Sancerre.