Lunch & drinks in a cave.
Registered guide, entrance fees.
Available from March 1st to December 21st.
CHENONCEAU / AMBOISE / CLOS LUCÉ
Pick-up: 09:00 AM, Tours Tourist Office. (Tuesday & Friday).
09:30 AM Amboise Tourist Office. (Tuesday & Friday).
Guided tour of the Chateau of Chenonceau.
Arriving in the Loire Valley, you’ll start your day tour touring the château de Chenonceau.
The “Chateau des Dames”, bridge built across the Cher, is famous for the great feminine figures who lived in it (Diane de Poitiers, Catherine de Medicis…) and for the beauty of its Renaissance gardens.
Tour and wine tasting lunch* at a wine specialist’s in matured Loire Valley vintages.
Daniel, oenologist, welcomes you in his caves, former tuff stone quarries, for a tour followed by a wine tasting of Vouvray, Montlouis, Chinon, Bourgueil and Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil wines. In order to transcend your meal, you will pair your wines with a selection of cheeses.
*Please note that according to availability, the lunch at les Caves Duhard could be replaced by a lunch at a local restaurant
Guided tour of the Royal Chateau of Amboise.
After lunch, you will tour the Royal Castle of Amboise, residence of Charles VIII and young François d’Angoulème, future Francois I. You will discover in this wonderful castle, perfect example of transition from Gothic to Renaissance, the Saint Hubert Chapel which shelters today the grave of Leonardo da Vinci.
Guided tour of the Chateau of the Clos Lucé.
In order to make your tour thorough, we take you to meet the Genius in his Manor du Clos Lucé, a few yards away from the Royal Castle.
Leonardo da Vinci spent there the last three years of his life and died there in 1519. After you tour his bedroom, office, reception room and kitchen, you will be in awe in front of the invention room, displaying models of the most spectacular machines Leonardo invented.
Drop-off: 05:00 PM Amboise Tourist Office
05:30 PM Tours Tourist Office
Loire Valley Day tours from Paris (save time and money with the TGV).
Tours being only 70 minutes away from Paris by TGV, here is our train time table recommendation.
From Paris to Tours
Departure: Paris Montparnasse to Tours 07.35 AM. Train n°8301
Arrival: Tours central city 08.48 AM
09.00 AM meeting point, Tours tourist office across the street from the train station.
Your guide will be parked in front of Tours Tourist Office (Mercedes grey minivan).
From Tours return to Paris
Departure: Tours to Paris Montparnasse 06.12 PM. Train n°8320
Arrival: Paris Montparnasse 07.26 PM.
You will be back to Paris just in time for aperitif.
This tour includes
Transportation in a comfortable full options minivan, English speaking escort guide, entrance tickets and tour the Loire Valley Chateaux of Amboise, Clos Lucé and Chenonceau, tour and tasting at a cellar cave, lunch at the winery, drinks included. 8 passengers maximum per vehicle.
This tour does not include
Personal expenses, extra, hotel pick up 15.00 € per person (hotels located in the Loire Valley between Amboise and Tours).