DISCOVER AZAY-LE-RIDEAU, SLEEPING BEAUTY CASTLE & VILLANDRY.
A member of our staff can pick you up wherever you want.
Then, you will discover the treasure of the Val de Loire Valley on a 9-seat comfy minibus.
You will first visit the castle of Azay-le-Rideau built on an island.
The castle is located between Tours and Chinon and it was designed by Gilles Berthelot, Advisor to King Louis XII and Treasurer of France.
He wanted to merge the French architecture with the Italian style.
It is today considered as the jewel of Loire valley.
The next stop will be at the Sleeping Beauty castle.
The castle of Usée seems to have been created with a magic wand and the castle inspired many poets.
You will find an air of enchantment in this magical place that resembles a medieval castle.
The garden was designed by Le Nôtre, architect of the gardens in Versailles under Louis XIV.
This legendary castle inspired Charles Perrault for his Sleeping Beauty fairy tale.
Then you will taste some wine at Bourgueil and you will enjoy a meal inside the only « tonneau-pique-nique» of France, in the middle of the vineyard that belongs to our family.
The meal isprepared by a local chef with only products from the Loire Valley.
You will also taste the wonderful wine from Bourgueil.
The view on the vineyards and sleeping beauty castle is breathtaking.
This will be followed by the visit of Villandry’s gardens.
You will enjoy walking on the banks which are today considered the most beautiful garden of France.
At the end of this great experience, our staff will bring you back to the departure place.