Chambord and Chenonceau Full Day Tour: Discover the Loire Valley and visit its 2 most prestigious castles in one great day: impressive Château de Chambord and stunning Chenonceau. Learn about the intimate little secrets of the French Kings who once lived there. Enjoy off-the-crowd panoramic views thanks to your local guide, benefit from wealth of thrilling genuine details and funny anecdotes and make the most of this exciting day. One of the highlights will definitely be a restful lunch away from tourist groups in a beautiful privately-owned castle still inhabited by the family.
Start and get into our minivan, off to 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 memorable anecdotes. He will point to hidden details of interest, and will show you to breathtaking views of the castle. So get ready to travel back in time of French Renaissance! Unforgettable!
Lunch will take place off the beaten path. You will enjoy tasty local food in a charming and familial Loire Valley castle, built by Jean le Breton! 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 must-see castles of the French Valley of the Kings such as: Chaumont, Amboise, Clos Lucé. . . Château de Chenonceau: this is the most visited historical monument in France after Château de Versailles. Admire this unique castle built on a bridge across the Cher River. With your guide, stroll through the gorgeously-manicured gardens à la Française named after the famous ladies who lived in the castle: "Catherine de Médicis" and "Diane de Poitiers". Take your time to appreciate the refined architecture and feminine influence that prevails in each room of this renowned castle, all decorated with beautiful antiques and the most divine fresh flower arrangements. After this exceptional visit, your tour-guide will offer you to share a delightful aperitif with local products in a secret spot, with the most striking view of Château de Chenonceau.
A spectacular day you will never forget.
Meeting/pick-up point: Tourist office Tours.
Duration: 10 hours.
Start/opening time: At 9am.
End/closing time: At 7pm.
Languages: English and French.