Loire Valley Day tours, Chateaux & Wines, Villandry, Azay-le-Rideau and Langeais - Mondays & Thursdays.
This tour is available from March 1st to December 24th.
The purest piece of Renaissance architecture in Azay le Rideau, lunch at a wine maker’s, Medieval Fortress of Langeais and Villandry, when gardening comes to art.
All inclusive Day tour.
Lunch & drinks in a cave.
Registered guide, entrance fees.
Available from March 1st to December 24th.
AZAY LE RIDEAU / LANGEAIS / VILLANDRY
Pick up: 09.00 am Amboise Tourist Office. (Monday & Thursday).
09.30 am, Tours Tourist Office. (Monday & Thursday).
Guided tour of the chateau of Azay le Rideau.*
One of the purest gems of Renaissance architecture in the Loire Valley. Financer Gilles Berthelot’s chateau, delicately placed on an island on the Indre river, still shines today thanks to the lightness and balance of its mullioned, pepper pots, dormers and above all its graceful staircase.
We will not forget to admire the chateau under every angle with a stroll around the English style garden, a jewel case of greenness for what is considered today as one of the most beautiful stone diamonds in Touraine.
*Note: Azay-le-Rideau castle is being renovated. During refurbishment, the visit of Azay-le-Rideau castle will be replaced by a visit of the Chinon former fortress.
Visita, cata de vinos (Bourgueil o Chinon) y aluerzo en una bodega o restaurante tradicional.
Guided tour of Langeais Fortress.
A tour of the interior not only gives a good idea of the day-to-day life in the Middle Ages, but also provides reminders of a key event in French history: the marriage of Charles VIII and Duchess Anne of Brittany, which eventually led to her still-independent duchy becoming part of France. When Jacques Siegfried bought the Chateau of Langeais in 1886, he set out to recreate a model 15th-century residence, complete with furniture, tapestries and artifacts of the period.
Guided tour of one of the most spectacular gardens of Touraine, Villandry.
By its diversity and originality (Love Garden, Kitchen Garden, Aromatic and Medicine Plant Garden, Water Garden and the brand new Sun Garden) and by its size (15 acres, 1150 linden trees), Villandry is the Loire Valley garden not to be missed. With your guide, learn to speak the language of a medieval and Renaissance garden, discover the power of thyme and basil on your health.
Your guide will drop you off in Tours at 5:30 PM or in Amboise at 6:15 PM
transportation in a comfortable full options minivan, English speaking escort guide, entrance tickets and guided tour of the Loire Valley Chateaux of Azay le Rideau and Langeais, gardens of Villandry, tour and wine tasting at a cellar cave, lunch at a winery or in a traditional restaurant, drinks included.
8 passengers maximum per vehicle.
personal expenses, extra, other drinks, hotel pick up 15.00 € per person (hotels located in the Loire Valley between Amboise and Tours).
Marlene and George, July, NY USA
Samantha Wil, Private tour on May 27th 2013, 7 people
Stephanie Martinet, 2 Day Tours, 24 & 25 octobre 2013, USA
Jocelyn (Canada, visited from October 8th to 12th 2013)