Loire Valley Chambord & Chenonceau Castles Day Trip with Lunch & Wine from Paris

Duration: 12 hours
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Paris
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  • 12 hours
  • Paris
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  • Cancellable

Overview

Step out of Paris and into a fairytale, travelling in air-conditioned comfort to the beautiful Loire Valley. Live like French royalty for a day with local food, wine tasting, and the freedom to explore three astounding châteaux. Your expert, English-speaking tour leader will entertain you between stops with insights and stories about the countryside and the nobility who once reigned over the region.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Chateau de Chambord, le Chateau, 41250, Chambord France

From Paris, you’ll head first to Château de Chambord. Disney fans will find this castle’s turrets familiar; it was the inspiration for the castle in ‘Beauty and the Beast’. Though originally conceived as a royal hunting lodge, it was built to a scale that must be seen to be believed. You’ll learn all about the castle’s captivating history from your guide, before getting your own chance to explore. Climb a staircase supposedly designed by Da Vinci; enjoy spectacular turret-framed rooftop views; glimpse wild deer around the grounds; and work up an appetite for the next stop.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Chateau de Nitray, Athee -Sur -cher, Athee-sur-Cher France

A guided wine tasting and traditional three-course meal await you at Château de Nitray. The family that owns this charming 15th-century castle will proudly present their wines and rural French dishes, before granting you the freedom of the estate for a while. The meal includes unlimited wine, but don’t over-indulge: you’ll want your senses sharp for the sights to come.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Chateau de Chenonceau, 37150 Chenonceaux France

Last but not least is a visit to the elegant Château de Chenonceau. The chapel, bedrooms and magnificent vaulted kitchens are still furnished and decorated from times gone by, showing off the castle’s many sweeping stone carvings. Don’t miss the impressive main hall, which spans the river Cher, or the gardens cultivated by Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medici – two of the famous owners that earned Chenonceau the nickname ‘the Ladies’ Château’. After a guided tour, you’ll have a choice: continue exploring, or indulge in a second wine tasting in the castle’s vaulted wine cellar.

Three uniquely beautiful castles, good food and wine, all amid the scenery of the Loire Valley: this tour is a feast for the senses.


Duration: 3 hours

Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Gourmet lunch and wine-tasting at Nitray Vineyards
  • Small groups of 25 people
  • Entrance ticket and reservation fee for all sites visited
  • All transfers in an air-conditioned coach
  • Entry/Admission - Chateau de Chambord
  • Entry/Admission - Chateau de Nitray
  • Entry/Admission - Chateau de Chenonceau

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour is specifically crafted to respect safety measures and social distancing. Wearing masks is mandatory throughout the tour for all visitors from the age of 11, customers are requested to bring their own mask to the meeting point or access will be denied.
  • Please note that due to the pandemic, the wine tasting at Cave des Dômes is suspended until further notice.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Take the opportunity to tour Mont Saint Michel while it is less crowded and appreciate this stunning site on a more exclusive visit.
Departure Point

Catacombs of Paris, 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France


Departure Time

7:30 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

12 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Anne H

23 Dec, 2019

Fantastic tour of the Loire chateaux and superb lunch at chateau Nitray winery. Thank you Paris City Wonders for a great day. And our guide, Michelle, was wonderful. Couldn't recommend this tour highly enough. Do yourself a favour when you are Paris and book this tour.

Bruce S

25 Nov, 2019

Marvellous tour. Have recommended to many friends. Ade (our guide) did an excellent job. Thanks a lot!

Leah Frary

15 Nov, 2019

My husband and I did this tour at the end of October. It rained pretty much all day which was a bummer, but what can you do. We went to Chambord, then lunch and wine at Chateau de Nitray, then Chenonceaux, where there was another wine tasting before entering the Chateau. I will say that there was a LOT of driving on this tour. With evening rush hour traffic, it took us 3.5 hours to get back to Paris. When we arrived at both chateaus, we had free time the whole time to explore.

Jana E

12 Nov, 2019

We had the pleasure of having Sensie as a guide. You spend about 45 minutes at each castle and we found each site to be both majestic and beautiful. There is a lot of driving to get there and back, about a 3 hour ride, and there is a stop for lunch at a mini-castle with excellent sparkling wines. I recommend buying a bottle for only 6 euros. It is better than some Champagne we bought for 5 times that. I highly recommend this trip as a part of your stay in Paris.

zoryr22

11 Nov, 2019

Absolutely loved this tour Marianne our guide was Awesome! She really made the tour interactive and was extremely informative and helpful especially afterwards in making sure everyone knew how to get back home safe. Just Fyi there is a restaurant near by called Indiana avoid this place not nice to American tourist!

User's Picture Gallery

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Wine tasting

We enjoyed a second wine tasting at the Chateau Chenonceau with the girls.

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Over looking the courtyard at Chenonceau

Over looking the courtyard at Chenonceau

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View from Chateau Chambord

Cristina and our great guide, Adam.

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Chateau De Chenonceau

Visita guiada ao Castelo das Damas,castelo lindo.

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Renee our guide

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Chateau De Chambord

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Chateau De Chambord

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Chateau De Chambord

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Chateau De Chenonceau

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Chateau De Chambord

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Gardens at Chenonceau

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Chenonceau

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Chenonceau Castle

Plus wine tasting in the cellar

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Chateau de Nitray

Hanging around in Pigeon house

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Chateaux de Chambord

Taking an afternoon stroll

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Chateau de Chenonceau

A rather majestic view

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Chambord Castle

Construction and design are incredible to imagine.

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Chateau de Chenonceau

So beautiful!

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Tulips at Chateau de Chenonceau

Beautiful grounds and gardens at the women's castle.

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Wine Tasting and Lunch Stop

Cozy little castle with a friendly home cooked lunch and wine tasting.

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Chambord Castle

Men's Hunting Castle. We learned a lot of interesting history about this cold and abandonded castle.

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