Chateaux Country Day Trip from Paris

  • No booking or credit card fees
  • Instant confirmation
Downloading...

Step back in time to the Renaissance period and see the most famous castles in France.

Description

During the Renaissance period, the Loire valley was the favorite place of the kings of France and their courtiers. They left us many castles of amazing architectural elegance. Art and history mingle with a certain sweetness of life in this country called "The Garden of France."

The tour crosses the southern districts of Paris to the Aquitaine motorways. Upon arriving at the Loire Valley, guests will visit three Renaissance castles. The chateaus visited will vary depending on the season.

The chateaus visited are:

Amboise Castle

Widely acknowledged as the symbol of the French Renaissance style of architecture, Amboise Castle was designed by Leonardo da Vinci. Visitors will be able to view his inventions at Clos Luce, where he used to live.

Chenonceau

Chenonceau is also called "Le Chateau des Dames" or Women's Castle because it is famous for its women. King Henri II built it for his favorite Diane de Poitiers but his widow eventually took hold of the estate after the king died in a tournament.

Cheverny

The Castle of Cheverny was inspired by the Luxembourg Palace in Paris. It is a private property and its collection of 17th century furnishings are intact and well-preserved.

Chambord

Chambord is an impressive estate, built by King Francois I in collaboration with Leonardo da Vinci. It is a grandiose creation, famous for the inventor's design, 440 rooms, a unique roof terrace and aits double staircase.

Winter Program

The winter tour features guided visits to Chambord, Cheverny and Chenonceau, and lunch at Cheverny.

Lunch Menu

  • Smoked salmon with chive cream

  • Roast poultry with mushrooms, potatoes and French beans

  • 2 kinds of cheese

  • Fruit pie

Available Languages for the Winter Program

  • English, French, Spanish, Italian and Japanese: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

  • Russian: Every Thursday

  • Tuesday: Portuguese

Summer Program

The summer tour includes guided visits to Chenonceau, Cheverny and Chambord. The summer tour has designated free time for lunch (not included).

On Saturday from April to September, tour visits Amboise, Chenonceau and Chambord.

On Saturday in October, the tour visits Amboise, Chenonceau and Cheverny.

Available Languages for the Summer Program

  • English: Daily

  • Italian: Every Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays

  • Spanish: Every Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

  • French: Every Wednesdays and Saturdays

  • Russian: Every Fridays

  • Japanese: Every Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays

Includes

  • Entrance to the 3 castles

  • Lunch with drinks (November to March)

  • Transportation fee

  • English-speaking guide
Select travel date Please choose your date Can I change my date after booking? Enter number of travelers Choose your option View details and schedule Starting at BEST PRICE GUARANTEED ADD TO CART You will receive your confirmation and voucher by email. Special Promo off Yes! * You can change your date after booking. Once confirmed, you will receive a voucher with all the information about your activity including the provider's local contact details, which you can contact if you have any question or if you need to change the date. We will try our best to accommodate your request. *Subject to availability. Fees might apply. Please check our terms and conditions for more information. Please provide number of traveler(s). Please select option package. Please provide number of traveler(s) and select an option Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free
Standard: Loire Valley Castles Tour
France_Loire_Valley_Chateau_de_Chambord_Castle_shutterstock_44244709

Spend a day out of Paris marveling at the aesthetic and architectural prowess of the Loire Valley's three most famous castles. Accompanied by a local guide, discover Château de Chambord, surrounded by one of the largest forest parks in Europe; the charming Château de Chenonceau, built across the River Cher; and the private, atmospheric Château de Cheverny.

Sample Lunch Menu:
Homemade salmon terrine with lemon sauce
Eggs with mixed vegetables
Roast turkey with green beans, provençal tomatoes and sautéed potatoes
Warm apple tart
Bottle of wine, water, coffee, tea or 1/4 bottle of wine

Duration: 13:30 hour(s)
Available: Tue, Thu and Sat
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Entrance to the 3 castles / Lunch with drinks (November to March) / Transportation fee / English-speaking guide

Schedule

  • 06:45

    Check in at PARISCityVISION Agency Office

  • 07:15

    Depart from Paris

  • 09:30

    Chambord Castle

    Enjoy the distinct French Renaissance architecture of one of the most imposing castles in the Loire Valley. See the amazing double helix staircase and the château’s wide panoramic terrace with its sea of chimneys that overlook the grounds.

  • Chenonceau Castle

    This unique French Châteaux, known as the "The Ladies’ Castle", sits on the beautiful River Cher and is a pristine example of late Gothic and early Renaissance architecture. Its fairytale architecture represents typically French style of living, with elegantly furnished floral rooms and tapestries.

  • Lunch

    During the wintertime (November to March), enjoy lunch at the St. Hubert Hotel Restaurant in Cour-Cheverny. During the summer months (April to October), you will have some free time to have lunch at your own expense.

  • Cheverny Castle

    Constructed in the purest Louix XIII classical style, Cheverny Castle is unlike the other castles in the region. Discover its majestic interior, sprawling gardens and remarkable labyrinth before heading back to Paris.

  • 20:00

    Tour Ends at PARISCityVISION Agency Office

Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free
Small Group: Loire Valley Castles Tour with Transfers
France_Loire-Valley_Chenonceau-Castle_shutterstock_298027664

Spend a day out of Paris marveling at the aesthetic and architectural prowess of the Loire Valley's three most famous castles. Accompanied by a local guide, discover Château de Chambord, Château de Chenonceau and Château de Cheverny. This package includes hotel pick-up and drop-off in a comfortable minivan.


Sample Lunch Menu:
Homemade salmon terrine with lemon sauce
Eggs with mixed vegetables
Roast turkey with green beans, provençal tomatoes and sautéed potatoes
Warm apple tart
Bottle of wine, water, coffee, tea or 1/4 bottle of wine

Duration: 14 hour(s)
Available: Tue, Thu and Sat
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Entrance to the 3 castles / Lunch with drinks (November to March) / Transportation fee / English-speaking guide

Schedule

  • 06:30

    Pick up at Select Hotels in Paris

  • Depart from Paris

  • 09:30

    Chambord Castle

    Enjoy the distinct French Renaissance architecture of one of the most imposing castles in the Loire Valley. See the amazing double helix staircase and the château’s wide panoramic terrace with its sea of chimneys that overlook the grounds.

  • Chenonceau Castle

    This unique French Châteaux, known as the "The Ladies’ Castle", sits on the beautiful River Cher and is a pristine example of late Gothic and early Renaissance architecture. Its fairytale architecture represents typically French style of living, with elegantly furnished floral rooms and tapestries.

  • Lunch

    During the wintertime (November to March), enjoy lunch at the St. Hubert Hotel Restaurant in Cour-Cheverny. During the summer months (April to October), you will have some free time to have lunch at your own expense.

  • Cheverny Castle

    Constructed in the purest Louix XIII classical style, Cheverny Castle is unlike the other castles in the region. Discover its majestic interior, sprawling gardens and remarkable labyrinth before heading back to Paris.

  • 20:30

    Drop off at Select Hotels in Paris

We absolutely loved this tour, especially our guide - Ms. Karina! She is very professional, knowlegiable, helpful, intellegent, perfect! The form does not work - our rating is the highest!!!

Leo

Read our 24 review(s)
Why City Discovery?
  • Easy booking
  • Instant confirmation
  • Reschedule anytime
  • Best price guaranteed
  • 24/5 Customer support
Secure & simple payments

All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.

  • (For Check-In) PARISCityVISION Pyramides Agency (PARISCityVISION 2 Rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris France) Time: 06:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) PARISCityVISION Pyramides Agency (PARISCityVISION 2 Rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris France) Time: 20:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) PARISCityVISION Pyramides Agency (PARISCityVISION 2 Rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris France) Time: 06:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) PARISCityVISION Pyramides Agency (PARISCityVISION 2 Rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris France) Time: 20:00:00

Price & Options

View details and schedule Free Not Available onwards To

Notes

Required Items to Bring & Attire
All Packages
  • Printed VELTRA voucher

  • Walking shoes

  • Comfortable clothing

Additional Note(s)
All Packages
  • On Saturdays during summer (April to October), you will visit Château d'Amboise instead of Cheverny.

  • You must have a printed copy of your VELTRA voucher to present upon check-in. You will not be able to participate in this activity if you only have a digital copy on your mobile device.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please click HERE to send an inquiry about this activity.

Reviews

We absolutely loved this tour, especially our guide - Ms. Karina! She is very professional, knowlegiable, helpful, intellegent, p...erfect! The form does not work - our rating is the highest!!! more

Leo

it would hsve been nice to have seen chambord. or the one that amboise replaced. amboise was nice but not interesting.

Ashley

Well organized with knowledgeable guides. I appreciated that we didn't have to negotiate anything.

Chrisse

It was very nice and gave us a break from the city. I wish for the pick up scheduling that they staggered the timing to tell peopl...e about the pickup. We were told it was at 6:30 am and to wait 10 minures before that. The minibus did not show up till 7:00 am and apparently all the people on it were scheduled at 6:30 am. The guides were very good and our engish guide inside the castles was very funny. more

Wadie

had a great time at the three chateaus. the guide was good and the castles were breathtaking. provided a good amount of time at ea...ch of the three castles... glad that they did not try to squeeze in a 4th. it was perfect more

Nicole

My two 14 year old grandchildren and I loved the tour. Unfortunately, my husband was unable to join us due to an infection in his... knee. We're hoping to have our travel insurance reimburse us for this expense. more

Sheila

Good choice for a quick trip.

Jose Ramon

Tour guide was very pleasant to talk with and informative--not only with specifics associated with the tour but with French histor...y in general. It was definitely a learning experience. more

Rom

Fantastic day and our guide was very imformative.

Sharon

We enjoyed both trips very much.Highly recommend these tours

Rajeev

We had a great day on our Chateaux Trip. Tour guides did a great job providing info on the areas and the chateaux's. Plenty... of time to see all 3 Chateaux's. I would recommend this trip. more

Richard

Great time!

ISABEL

Bus very comfortable and an easy ride.Must be prepared to walk and climb stairs especially at Chambord.Bit disorganised at end as ...tour co. did not seem to realise drop back to hotel was included.Did not matter to us as we wanted to walk back anyway. more

ernest

You forgot to pick us up at our hotel, so we had to get a cab to meet the bus before it left, which was nervewracking. Other than ...that, it was good. more

Ellen

I know we would have enjoyed the tour more if we had not been up so late the night before. The tour guides were very good and the... tour was good. The only complaint was that we had to wait on our return for the shuttle to take us back to our hotel.
more

Judith

While it was very cold temperture we thoroughly enjoyed the day and found all the castles very interesting.

Arthur

we enjoyed the day trip out of the city to the country. The commentary was very good and the Castles very interesting. It was hot... the day we went so a hat and extra water was necessary. There was a choice of where you wanted to eat lunch which you purchased yourself. There was a bit of confusion at the coach departure and when we arrived back which I found unpleasant. more

Leilani

We saw 3 beautiful chateaus, each very different from the other. There was plenty of time allowed at each chateau to explore the ...beauty of each one. more

Jan

very nice! the chateaux are beautiful, d coach are nice, d guides r attentious! very good!

Leonardo

Mrs.,
I closed this trip last minute through google search.
So had some concerns about the standard of ride quality,...
the bus, instructors, etc..
Today I can say that was a wonderful ride, where everything happened as described on the website of you.
The bus was new, fantastic instructors, everything worked fine.
Congratulations. .
more

Vicente

City Discovery absolutely reliable, including the hotel pick-up and drop-off. Excellent guides on the tour and excellent service. ...Thanks! more

Louise

Good tour. Prompt hotel pickup and good knowledgeable guide. The tour was well planned, organized and conducted.

THOMAS

Very nice tour. We visited 3 Castles. Maybe we could have time to viste one more.

Michel

Chenonceau was exquisite. Otherwise a long, uninspiring drive.

Spencer

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made between 2 business days (06:30:00 local time) to 1 business days (06:30:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made within 1 business days of your activity (after 06:30:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Change Policy

Amendments are considered as cancellation and as a new booking. Same cancellation fees will apply for last minute changes.
Book now from Adults Children Infants Age above Traveler Travelers travelers Requires Must be accompanied by All Ages SALE off more less SALE %percentage_off%% OFF Show more Show Less Please choose the currency you want to use to finalize your checkout. You will be charged
Lowest Tour Prices
Reschedule Anytime
Instant Confirmation
24/5 Customer Support

Deals in your Pocket Never miss a deal while traveling

Please wait...