Day trip from Paris

Full day guided tour of the Loire Valley Castles from Paris.
Visit its 2 most prestigious castles in one great day:
Château de Chenonceau
Château de Chambord
About your day tour:
Your private licensed guide will pick you up under the lobby in Saint Pierre des Corps train station.
Guided visit of Chenonceau, which was known as “the Ladies’ castle” and built across the Cher river, is both delicate and feminine. Surrounded by amazing gardens, it is superbly furnished and decorated with paintings and flower arrangements. There, you will discover the intrigues of the royal French court.
Free lunch in the lovely royal town Amboise were lived Leonardo da Vinci.
Guided visit of Chambord is the largest and the most impressive castle in the area, famous for its outstanding architecture and double-helix staircase. Located in the Sologne area in the largest enclosed game park of Europe, it is a celebration of the personality of King Francis I in the 16th century.
Drop off in Saint Pierre des Corps train station 30 minutes before your departure train.
Total Price for 2 persons 750€, including
• Private transportation (pick up & drop off in Saint Pierre des Corps train station)
• Monuments tickets
• licensed driver guide for the visit inside the monument in English
You’ll can book with the concierge or by e-mail:
NB: we recommend to buy your train tickets from Montparnasse train station in Paris to Saint Pierre des Corps train station in Loire Valley. Train tickets are not included


More information about the castles

Learn about the intimate little secrets of the French Kings who once lived there. You’ll enjoy a visit to the elegant and the most romantic of all the Loire castles – the spectacular Chateau Chenonceau. More pleasure palace than fortress, the château was built in 1520 by Thomas Bohier, a wealthy tax collector, for his wife, Catherine Briçonnet. When he went bankrupt, it passed to François I. Later, Henri II gave it to his mistress, Diane de Poitiers. After his death, Henri's not-so-understanding widow, Catherine de' Medici, expelled Diane to nearby Chaumont and took back the château. Before this time, Diane's five-arched bridge over the River Cher was simply meant as a grand ceremonial entryway leading to a gigantic château, a building never constructed. It was to Catherine, and her architect, Philibert de l'Orme, that historians owe the audacious plan to transform the bridge itself into the most unusual château in France. Two stories were constructed over the river, including an enormous gallery that runs from one end of the château to the other, a design inspired by Florence's covered Ponte Vecchio, commissioned by a Medici queen homesick for her native town. 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’.

For centuries, royalty and nobility built their magnificent châteaux in the Loire Valley, which also attracted poets, novelists and artists to find their inspiration in the lush forests and rich farmland of the "Garden of France."
the magnificent Chateau de Chambord, visiting the masterpiece of the Loire Valley chateaux. Built in the 17th century by Francois I, it's the second largest castle in all of France, featuring 440 rooms of opulence, and an unimaginable 365 fire places- one for every day of the year.
Arriving at Château de Chambord you’ll find this castle’s turrets familiar; it was the inspiration for Disney’s 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.
In a majestic location on the left bank of the Loire River, the Château de Chambord is the most emblematic Renaissance monument in France. A breathtaking sight to behold, this magnificent royal castle provided inspiration for the building of the Palace of Versailles.