Pre-tour in Loire Valley

The pre-tour has been cancelled due to a lack of participants.

2 days in Loire Valley - Saturday 31st August - Sunday 1st September 2019

PROGRAM

After Riveria and Paris, the Loire River is the most famous attraction for tourists for its beauty bordering the countryside and prominent vineyards, its lovely architecture, and celebrated historical figures. The Loire River valley is a UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The 2-day trip in Loire Valley is organized by the Office du Tourisme Blois-Chambord Val de Loire

  Day 1 - Saturday 31 August 2019 

07:00 - Departure by bus to Loire Valley - Distance: 223 km, duration 3h
10:30 - Arrival in Amboise, Château du Clos Lucé (http://www.vinci-closluce.com/en)

Guided visit of the Château du Clos Lucé, Leonardo da Vinci's residence. Inhabited by Leonardo da Vinci during his last three years of his life (invited by François 1st), the house has kept many rooms: his room, his kitchen, his study ...

It houses 40 of its extraordinary inventions made by IBM with the materials of the time: the tank, the first airplane, the parachute… The garden exposes 20 giant machines of Leonardo da Vinci, which you will be able to test.

 

12:00 - Departure to Cheverny, Domaine de Montcy

13:00 - Arrival at the Domaine de Montcy (http://www.domaine-de-montcy.com/)

Vineyard located in the heart of the Loire castles, conducted entirely in organic and biodynamic agriculture. Welcome by the owner Laura Semeria and terrace installation for a wine tasting and lunch (local goat cheeses with grape raisin jams - 1st white wine / Homemade quiche with rillons de Tours with salad - 2nd White wine + 1st red wine / Tatin Tart with vanilla ice cream - 2nd red wine). Visit of the vineyards, visit of the cellar, passage through the shop.

15:15 - Departure to Blois, Château Royal de Blois (http://en.chateaudeblois.fr/)

16:00 - Guided vist of the Royal Castle of Blois

The first must-see site of the Loire Valley, the royal castle of Blois presents a real panorama of the architecture and history of the castles of the Loire, making it the best introduction to their visit. Residence of seven kings and ten queens of France, the royal castle of Blois is a place evocative of power and from the everyday life of the Court to the Renaissance, as evidenced by the furnished royal apartments and adorned with beautiful polychrome decorations. As part of 500 years of Renaissance(s), the Royal Castle of Blois offers an exhibition "Children of the Renaissance".

17:30 - End of the visit
18:30 - Installation at the hotel 3* in Blois, downtown
19:30 - Dinner in a downtown restaurant
21:00 - Free evening (illumination of the castle, tour around the city by feet,...)

  Day 2 - Sunday 1st September 2019 

9:00 - Departure to Château de Chambord
9:30 - Guided tour of Chambord Castle (https://www.chambord.org/en)

Masterpiece of the French Renaissance, the Château de Chambord, exposes all the excessiveness and ambitions of King François 1er. The staircase double revolution meanwhile by its unusual architecture raises many questions. Is it the shadow of Leonardo da Vinci hovering over this monument in its own right? The castle installed in full heart of a forest game offers a moment of relaxation and exception.

12:30 - Lunch in the "salle des communs" in the Château - Menu in the form of a buffet offered by a caterer
14:30 - Departure to Paris - Distance: 223 km, duration 3h - Approximate time of arrival: 17:30

Price per adult 300,00 € (Price based on a 30 people group)
Price includes:
  • Day 1: entrance and guided visit of Clos Lucé in Amboise, visit and lunch at the Domaine de Montcy in Cheverny, entrance and guided tour of Château de Blois, Dinner in a restaurant, Accommodation in a 3* hotel in the city center of Blois (breakfast, tourist tax)
  • Day 2: entrance and guided visit of Château de Chambord, buffet in a room of Chambord
  • Car transportation from Paris to Paris
The price does not include: personal expenses, single room supplement (+ 37 €), drinks not included in the program
 
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We look forward to welcoming you to Paris!

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