Go back in time to the splendor of the Renaissance on this full-day tour. Explore the grounds of 3 majestic castles and uncover the history and heritage of Loire Valley, the famous “Garden of France.” A wealth of medieval architecture awaits you at the Castles of Chambord, Cheverny, and Chenonceau.
Your tour begins with a picturesque drive across the western districts of Paris to Loire Valley, also known as the Cradle of the French language. Enjoy views of the charming countryside as you reach your first stop.
Built in 1513 by Catherine Briçonnet and later embellished by Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de' Medici, the Chateau de Chenonceau contains exquisite interiors and has idyllic gardens that look over River Cher. Stop for lunch or explore at your leisure.
Continue to Chateau de Cheverny, thought to be the most handsomely furnished castle of the Loire. Also known as the Chateau des Dames, the castle is still privately owned by descendants of the original family and is decorated by original 17th-century furnishings. Follow your guide through the opulent grounds as you admire the grand décor.
Complete your tour with a stop at Chateau de Chambord, the largest chateau in the Loire Valley, renowned for its majestic architecture and medieval forms. Behold grand examples of Renaissance splendor and stroll through the serene gardens as your guide narrates the history of the castle.