Fancy a day out in the Loire Valley’s vineyards? Then take a road trip and explore the chateaux and wines of this iconic region.
No need to plan your itinerary, we’ve got it covered! A private minibus with driver and guided visits and tastings are all included in your “The Greatest Loire Valley” package: everything you need for the perfect trip around the finest locations in the Loire Valley wine region.
No trip to the chateaux of the Loire would be complete without a visit to the Renaissance jewel that is Chambord, and this package is no exception. A royal residence built on the orders of François I, this stone giant soars out of a forest the size of Paris! This historic monument will impress you both with the majestic complexity of its architecture and its mind-boggling proportions: behind the 156 metres of its façade are 400 rooms plus the famous double helix staircase, said to have been designed by Léonard da Vinci.
Floor by floor, throughout the galleries, large halls and small rooms, discover the secrets from over 500 years of French history... And let’s not forget the splendid formal French gardens that adorn this stunning site with their magnificent flowerbeds and borders.
Next it’s time for a visit to Les Caves Duhard, a wine merchant and cellar awarded the Vignoble & Découverte label, where you can enjoy a thematic tour of vintage wines and an original sensory journey through Loire Valley wines.
Vouvray, Montlouis, Chinon, Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil… A sommelier will share the secrets of these fine wines during a tasting, followed by a chance to sample cheeses, charcuterie and other French delicacies during a wine and food pairing session.
Your next stop on this tour of the Loire: the Château de Chenonceau. Many women, from Catherine de' Medici to Diane de Poitiers, have made their mark on this chateau.
An influence that has lent Chenonceau, famed for its distinctive bridge-like silhouette, the name “Château des Dames”. Their impact can be spotted throughout the property, particularly as you stroll through the sumptuous gardens.
Loire Valley Tours / France Intense
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