Famous for stunning Renaissance castles, the Loire Valley is close enough to Paris to spend a full day exploring and be back to the city for a late dinner. A day in the valley will have you visiting the sumptuous and historic castles with names like Chateau de Chambord and Chateau de Chenonceau. It's a glorious way to spend a day out of town and something we highly recommend.
1. Visit Versailles + Monet's Gardens at Giverny… On one glorious day trip from Paris
2. The D-Day Landing Beaches… Where WWII history was made
3. Wine-Tasting Trip to Champagne… Sample the bubbly on a small-group tour
4. The Wonders of Versailles… Spend a half day at the royal estate
This is the most popular way to see the Loire Valley from Paris. It's a small-group, Renaissance-focused day trip that gets you to three of the most magnificent castles in the valley. It starts out with pickup from your hotel in Paris and a nice drive to the valley of the French kings.
The chateaux of Chenonceau and Chambord are on your itinerary. You also spend time at Chateau Amboise. You visit the royal chambers as well as the chapel that contains the tomb of Renaissance master and everyone's favorite genius, Leonardo da Vinci. Afterwards, there's time to explore the town of Amboise and soak up the royal vibes.
With the wonders of three chateaux filling your head, there's still one more stop — a wine tasting in Amboise to introduce you to some of the best producers of the valley. If you didn't know, the Loire Valley produces some of the most delicate French wines; famous for their fresh, crisp flavors.
Everything's included on this personal, small-group tour — transportation from central Paris, guide, lunch, wine tasting, and all entrance fees.
VIP Dinner Cruise with Bateaux Parisiens
Dinner Cruise by Maxim's of Paris
Spend a glorious day in the Loire Valley on a highly-rated guided tour. This activity focuses on the castles and the history as you explore the gardens and interiors of three of the most famous chateaux — Chenonceau, Chambord, and Amboise. The small-group tour includes round-trip transportation from central Paris in a comfortable minivan.
Spend a Day in the Champagne Region
Visit the Historic D-Day Beaches
There's a fairytale island plus the awe-inspiring Loire chateaux on this 2-day guided tour from Paris. It's a chance to immerse yourself in the charms of France — Normandy, Mont Saint-Michel, and the splendor of the Loire and its Valley of 1,000 Castles.
At Mont Saint-Michel, enjoy a fascinating guided visit of the abbey's interior and marvel at the Gothic and Romanesque architecture of the building. Spend time exploring the rest of the abbey and surrounding village.
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