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Three-day tour “Discovering the Loire Valley”

                DAY 1

  • 2 pm: Guided tour of the Royal Chateau of Amboise

Discover the Renaissance period in the Loire Valley, the Royal Chateau of Amboise abounds with historical stories as well as architectural elements. A total immersion into the History of France.

  • 4 pm : Demonstration and tasting in a traditional chocolate workshop founded in 1913

The family chocolate workshop has been enchanting the world’s taste buds for over a century.  Now it’s your turn to enjoy the chef’s delightful chocolates and candies.

  • 6 pm : Free time in the Royal City of Amboise

From the remains of the Gallo-roman Ambacia to the Romanesque capitals of the church Saint Denis and the impressive clock tower, discover the hidden secrets of the city at your own pace.

  • 7.30 pm : Dinner in a traditional restaurant
  • Accommodation in a 2* or 3* hotel including breakfast


DAY 2

  • 10 am: Boat cruise aboard a boat on the River Loire

Aboard an authentic wooden boat which transported goods on the Loire in the past, follow the meanders of the wild river and discover its fauna and flora.

  • 12.30 pm : Lunch in a traditional restaurant


  • 2.30 pm : Dressed guided tour of the Clos Lucé with Mathurine, the maid of Leonardo Da Vinci.

Mathurine, faithful maid and cook, knows every little secret about Leonardo Da Vinci. She will take you into his last home and tell you more about the life of this great genius.

  • 5 pm : Wine tasting in an underground cellar

Enjoy the fineness and the fruitiness of our wines, grown along the harmonious slopes of the River Loire, and aged in genuine underground cellars.

  • 8 pm : Dinner and evening in a traditional underground restaurant
  • Accommodation in a 2* or 3* hotel including breakfast


DAY 3

  • 10 am: Guided tour of the Chateau of Chaumont-sur-Loire

Majestically overlooking the river, Chaumont combines a massive fortress with harmonious Renaissance architecture, marked by the presence within its walls of several famous personalities.

  • 12.30 pm : Lunch in a traditional restaurant


  • 3 pm: Guided tour of the Royal Chateau of Blois

Through several kings, intrigues and legends, Blois offers a panorama of the History of Art, symbol of both periods: Medieval and Renaissance.

 

Extra : Visit the Chaumont-sur-Loire International Gardens Festival

Stroll through the alleys of about 20 plots, designed by many artists who let their imagination run free. Have your senses awakened on entering the Garden of Sensations.

Includes :

  • Guided tours in the mentioned sites above
  • 2 lunches (with a cruise-lunch) including wine and coffee
  • 2 traditional dinners including wine and coffee
  • 2 nights + breakfast in a 2* or 3* hotel
  • Tourist tax
  • A free entry depending on total number
  • Handling fees

Does not include :

  • Personal expenses
  • Transportation
  • Extra activities

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