Get to know the stunning Loire valley, a UNESCO world heritage listed site. Located in northwestern France, this area is known as the château region. Learn about the Renaissance architecture and history of the people who inhabited this stunning castles. Enjoy our Loire valley tour from Paris and visit the castles with your private official tour guide.
Firstly, your private driver will pick you up in your accommodation in Paris. Thereafter, your private day tour will kick off. The drive from Paris to the valley takes approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes. Once in the valley, you will meet your private official tour guide, an expert on the region and its history. It is possible to visit 2 or 3 castles on a day tour from Paris. We can arrange this up to your desire. Our proposed itinerary after you meet your guide would be visiting first Château d’Amboise. After that, you would have time for lunch, followed by visits to the most visited Château de Chenonceau and the stunning Château de Chambord.
Our tours are private and adaptable to our clients desires. Get in touch with us for a tailor made proposal. One of our team members will help you arrange an unforgettable experience.
Private day tour to Loire valley castles | Points of Interests and Landmarks
The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since the year 2000. It is an outstanding cultural landscape of great beauty which contains historic towns and villages, great architectural monuments (the châteaux), and cultivated lands formed by many centuries of interaction between their population and the river Loire itself. During your tour, you will discover this area and visit some of the most beautiful castles in the region with a local expert.
Château d’Amboise is the place where the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci is located. It has been a place of residence for French kings from the 15th to the 19th centuries. The castle is in a position with lovely views over the town of Amboise, the Loire river and the countryside.
Château de Chenonceau is one of the most visited castles in the valley and in the whole France. Previous buildings existed where before the actual castle was built by Thomas Bohier. The castle is known as the ‘Château des Dames’, while during its history it was loved, managed and protected by women, including Diane of Poitiers and Catherine de Medicis. The feminine touch can be seen in the interiors and gardens of the castle.
Château de Chambord is captivated by a wondrous forest, where you will discover extraordinary architecture imagined by François I and imbued with the spirit of Leonardo da Vinci. It was originally built as a royal hunting lodge, but became the largest Renaissance castle in the Loire Valley. The castle, which was inhabited for much of its existence, holds many mysteries which you will try to unfold with your guide!
Loire valley tour from Paris
Your private driver will be at your entire disposition during the total duration of the tour. You will meet your guide directly in the valley for visiting the castles. In addition to your driver and guide, skip the line tickets are included in the tour.