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Two-day tour “Chateaux and Traditions”


DAY 1

  • 10 am : 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.

  • 12 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 : Visit of the glass blowing troglodytic workshop of Chargé

In this troglodytic workshop located in Chargé, the glassblower gives life to the melting matter and creates unique pieces. A pedagogical discovery of this ancestral art.

 

Extra : Balloon flight above the Loire Valley and its châteaux

Take off in a hot-air balloon above the many landscapes of the Loire Valley to discover its chateaux and vineyards.

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


DAY 2

  • 9.30 am : Guided tour in an underground mushroom cave, formerly used as a stone quarry for the construction of the Loire Valley châteaux

Follow your guide 50 meters into the deep underground, through a network of galleries over 100km long, used as stone quarries in the past and today perfect for mushroom growing.

  • 12 pm: Cruise on the River Cher and lunch aboard a traditional boat


  • 4.00 pm: Guided tour of the Chateau of Montpoupon and its Hunting Museum

Formerly designed as a medieval fortress, Montpoupon evolves later as an elegant Renaissance chateau. Today, it hosts large collections of the Hunting Museum as well as contemporary art.

 

Includes :

  • Guided tours in the mentioned sites above
  • 2 lunches (with a cruise-lunch) including wine and coffee
  • A traditional dinner including wine and coffee
  • 1 night + 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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