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  • Location:Paris, France
  • Duration:12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Loire Valley Castles Day Trip: Chambord, Cheverny and Chenonceau

Escape metropolitan mayhem and visit three of the Loire Valley’s most beautiful chateaux on a full-day tour from Paris. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, visit Chenonceau Castle, Chateau de Cheverny and Chateau de Chambord in order to witness the extravagant glamor of French aristocracy. Feast your eyes upon stunning riverside views and gain fascinating insight into life within these Renaissance residences as your guide offers illuminating commentary.  


  • Combined day trip to three of the Loire Valley's most important chateaux
  • The famous staircase, chambers and grounds of magnificent Chateau de Chambord
  • The fine furnishings of Chateau de Cheverny
  • Chenonceau Chateau, the Ladies' Castle
  • Illuminating commentary from your expert English-speaking guide-interpreter

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Get off the beaten path with this long but well-organized trip to three stunning and historic royal castles. The personable guides, beautiful scenery and tasty lunch make it a splendid day.

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What You Can Expect

Loire Valley Castles Day Trip: Chambord, Cheverny and Chenonceau

Castles of the Loire Valley - Chenoncheau, Cheverny and Chambord

Depart from a central Parisian location in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and head into the heart of the verdant Loire Valley. Arrive at the turreted Chambord Castle, an impressive structure that boasts the title of the largest Loire chateaux, and disembark to discover the richly decorated rooms within. Admire the intricate spiral staircase that snakes up to the spires of the rooftop terrace and hear of how Leonardo Da Vinci is reputed to have designed the interior. 

See, too, Cheverny Castle, one of the Loire Valley’s most beautifully furnished chateaux; marvel at an extensive collection of furniture dating back to the 17th-century and discover that Belgian creator of Tintin, Herge, was inspired to create Marlinspike Hall because of Cheverny Castle.  

Next, travel to Chenonceau Castle to admire its picturesque riverside position; hear of the prominent women that have lived there throughout history and listen to tales regarding their courageous antics. 

Guests traveling between November 1 and March 31 will receive a traditional lunch and drink. Those travelling between April 1 and October 31, lunch is not included but your guide will offer recommendations on excellent restaurants and cafes. 

Please note:
On Mondays and Saturdays during the period of April 1st, 2016 until October 31, 2016, the tour will visit of Amboise instead of Cheverny.

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Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

it was fantastic. the tour guide and bus driver superb. lots of history. everything went well and on schedule. the driver was excellent. and the tour guide full of information and good humour.

David L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

excellent tour, recommend this to anyone


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great trip. Everything as expected.

Tiffnay D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We love this tour and going during this time of year, the castles are all decorated in preparation for the holiday. They are breath taking. The castles are all very beautiful and well maintained. Our guide Florence was extremely informative. We enjoy the history and grandeur of these castles and highly recommend this this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015


Debby K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

An excellent tour, excellent tour guide, and a remarkable trip through beautiful countryside and spectacular castles.

Henry G C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fantastic tour - very knowledgeable guide. This is one I would highly recommend if you have a whole day.

ofer y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Everry thing was ok, we did everything by the plan, the guid was great. ..i also like the lunch .....but the/only thing if it is possible, moretime at the last palace even instead of lunch


Adam T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great day touring the countryside. Well organised tour.

Kathryn C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Prompt reply to phone call from airport, short wait for bus, good trip to hotel, driver polite and a good safe driver.

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