Loire Valley and Castles

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The Loire Valley, a Unesco World Heritage Site, is located just a short ride from Paris and is known for its magnificent castles, its picturesque villages, sophisticated cities and outstanding wines. There are over 300 castles in the Valley ranging from fortified castles of the 10th century to beautiful residences constructed during the 15th and 16th century.

Some of the more famous Château's (Castles) in the Loire Valley include: the Château de Chambord which happens to be the biggest castle that contains distinctive French Renaissance architecture, Château d'Amboise which was home to King Charles VIII and Francis I, and Château d'Ussé which portrays the image of a fairy-tale castle.

During the late 15th century, King Louis XI, King Charles VII and many of the French royal court settled in the Loire Valley after the end of the Hundred Years War. As a result, many of the castles were built by some of the finest architects and designed by famous Italian artists, including Leonardo Da Vinci who spent the last days of his life at the Château of Clos Lucé in Amboise.

Besides its royal castles, The Loire Valley is famous for the world-class wines that comes from this region. Outside of Champagne, it is the biggest producer of sparkling wine. Many of the vineyards offer tours to their vines and cellars.

Whether you want to tour its castles, the vineyards or just relax at the Loire River while sipping on some of the finest red and white wine in France, then the Loire Valley is the perfect spot for you to spend a day!

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Guided visit Villandry & Azay-le-Rideau Châteaux from Tours
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Guided visit Villandry & Azay-le-Rideau Châteaux from Tours

Book a guided tour of Villandry and Château de L'Islette with an expert guide. Transportation and picninc lunch inlcuded.

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Châteaux Blois, Cheverny, Chambord Private Tour with Wine Tasting
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Châteaux Blois, Cheverny, Chambord Private Tour with Wine Tasting

Book an all-inclusive tour of the castles of Blois, Cheverny and Chambord in the Loire Valley and enjoy lunch with local food and wines near Cheverny.

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A day in Chambord and Chenonceau with private lunch from Tours
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A day in Chambord and Chenonceau with private lunch from Tours

Get ready to travel back in time of French Renaissance with this full-day tour in the Chateaux de Chambord and Chenonceau!

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Skip-the-line ticket for Château du Clos Lucé
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Skip-the-line ticket for Château du Clos Lucé

Book your skip-the-line ticket online to visit the Château du Clos Lucé, Leonardo da Vinci's last home near Paris.

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Entrance ticket to Château de Villandry and gardens
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Entrance ticket to Château de Villandry and gardens

Book your online ticket to visit the Château de Villandry and gardens, the last of the great chateaux of the Loire built during the Renaissance in the Loire Valley.

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Chenonceau and Chambord Tour with Wine-Tasting from Tours or Amboise
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Chenonceau and Chambord Tour with Wine-Tasting from Tours or Amboise

Book a guided tour by an expert guide of Chenonceau and Chambord Castles! Enjoy a wine tasting in a typical limestone cave cellar followed by a local lunch.

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Ticket to the Royal Fortress of Chinon
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Ticket to the Royal Fortress of Chinon

Book your skip-the-line ticket to the Royal Fortress of Chinon and discover French history through the adventures of Jeanne d'Arc and Richard Coeur de Lion.

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Skip-the-line ticket to Château de Blois and Sound and Light show
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Skip-the-line ticket to Château de Blois and Sound and Light show

Book your skip-the-line ticket Château de Blois and Sound & Light show and explore a fabulous castle that simply oozes with antiquity!

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Loire Valley Castles and wine tasting day trip from Paris
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Loire Valley Castles and wine tasting day trip from Paris

Explore Loire Valley castles and enjoy a wine tasting on this day trip from Paris. You'll see the beauty of this region with an expert tour guide.

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Châteaux Chenonceau, Amboise, Clos Lucé Private Tour with Wine Tasting
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Châteaux Chenonceau, Amboise, Clos Lucé Private Tour with Wine Tasting

Discover the castles of Chenonceau, Amboise and the manor of Clos Lucé in Loire Valley and taste local wines but also lunch in a typical French winery.

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Loire Valley bike tour with Chambord Castle visit
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Loire Valley bike tour with Chambord Castle visit

Rent a bike for the day to discover the Royal Chateau of Chambord on two wheels and go on a Loire Valley bike tour.

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3-day excursion in Normandy, Mt Saint-Michel, Loire Valley from Paris
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3-day excursion in Normandy, Mt Saint-Michel, Loire Valley from Paris

Book this 3-day excursion to Normandy Landing beaches, Mont Saint Michel, and Loire Valley.

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Pascal, 23 Jul 2024

“Bon moment passé là bas pas de problème tout était fluide”

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“Magnifique abbaye qui vaut le détour. N'hésitez pas, foncez !!!”

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