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Itinerary
9am: Start at the Tourist Office in Tours, and get into our minivan, off to Château de Chambord! More than a castle, this work of art is a glorious historical place that will take you to the heart of the Loire Valley: your guide will make this trip back in time a fun and captivating experience. He will select for you the most emblematic rooms to visit and share with you all his knowleadge and memorable anecdotes. He will point to hidden details of interest, and will show you to breathtaking views of the chateau. So get ready to travel back in time of French Renaissance! 

For lunch, you will enjoy tasty local food in a charming and private Loire Valley château. Hosted by the French Countess who lives there permanently, indulge in the nice and cozy atmosphere and feel like the owner of the place !

Next step is Chenonceau ! On the way, get a good look at all the beautiful landscapes of Loire Valley, your guide will drive you through lovely typical villages and reveal you more hidden private châteaux. Once you arrive in Château de Chenonceau you will easily understand why it is the most visited private historical monument in France. Admire this unique château built on a bridge across the Cher River. With your guide, stroll through the beautiful gardens "à la Française" named after the famous ladies who lived there. Take your time to appreciate the feminine influence that prevails in each room of the château and admire the remarkable fresh flower decorations.
After this visit, your tour-guide will offer you to share a nice aperitif with local products in a secret little corner of the park, a spectacular day you will never forget.

7.30pm: Back to the Tourist Office in Tours.
Locations visited
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau de Chambord
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
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Overview
Visit two of the most renowned castles in the Loire Valley—aka French château country—on a day trip from Tours. Château de Chenonceau and Château de Chambord are known for their Renaissance architecture and picturesque riverside settings. With a knowledgeable guide, enjoy views from little-known panoramic spots, and hear historical details and amusing anecdotes about the French kings and other nobles who have lived here. As a bonus, enjoy a relaxing lunch away from the crowds at a private, family-owned château.
Highlights
  • Loire Valley castles tour from Tours
  • Visit Château de Chambord and Château de Chenonceau, two of the most popular in the region
  • Marvel at the ornate Renaissance architecture and French gardens
  • Enjoy a relaxing lunch at an off-the-beaten-path family-owned château
  • Hear insider tips and information from a guide
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Good day out and value for money

I thought the entry price was very reasonable for a place you can spend the whole day and is very well maintained. The chateau was beautiful and the self guide book was adequate to get you around. The food looked really good for this type...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lovely picnic at the private chateau

My mother and I visited a few chateaus in the Loire Valley. I am very glad that we joined the tour with A la franaise Loire Valley from a different perspective. In the morning we visited Chateau Villandry. It was just OK. The chateau itself...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Wonderful

Vincent was a fantastic guide, funny and helpful and knowledgeable. Highly recommended. Great trip for the day.

Thank wellspotted
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Wonderful tour with a relaxing pace

We had such a wonderful experience touring Chenonceau and Chambord with Agathe! We had initially planned to do this as a day trip from Paris, leaving Gare Montparnasse at 7:30 am and returning by around 10 pm. We were worried about having too tiring of...More

Thank Victorianista
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Tour of Chenoceau, Chambord and private lunch at Chateau Villesavin

Excellent tour. We had a small group of eight with Daphne de Peyerimhoff as our host and tour guide. We visited Chenonceau, Chambord with a private lunch at Villesavin prepared by the owner of the chateau. It was a long, full day but we enjoyed...More

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