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Small-Group Tour to Chambord, Chenonceau and lunch at a private chateau from the town of Tours

  • Loire Valley castles tour from Tours
  • Visit Château de Chambord and Château de Chenonceau, two of the most popular in the region
  • Marvel at the ornate Renaissance architecture and French gardens
Small-Group Tour to Chambord, Chenonceau and lunch at a private chateau from the town of Tours
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Small-Group Tour to Chambord, Chenonceau and lunch at a private chateau from the town of Tours
Visit two of the most renowned castles in the Loire Valley—aka French château country—on a day trip from Tours. Château de Chenonceau and Château de Chambord are known for their Renaissance architecture and picturesque riverside settings. With a knowledgeable guide, enjoy views from little-known panoramic spots, and hear historical details and amusing anecdotes about the French kings and other nobles who have lived here. As a bonus, enjoy a relaxing lunch away from the crowds at a private, family-owned château.
What to Expect
9am: Start at the Tourist Office in Tours, and get into our minivan, off to Château de Chambord! More than a castle, this work of art is a glorious historical place that will take you to the heart of the Loire Valley: your guide will make this trip back in time a fun and captivating experience. He will select for you the most emblematic rooms to visit and share with you all his knowleadge and memorable anecdotes. He will point to hidden details of interest, and will show you to breathtaking views of the chateau. So get ready to travel back in time of French Renaissance! 

For lunch, you will enjoy tasty local food in a charming and private Loire Valley château. Hosted by the French Countess who lives there permanently, indulge in the nice and cozy atmosphere and feel like the owner of the place !

Next step is Chenonceau ! On the way, get a good look at all the beautiful landscapes of Loire Valley, your guide will drive you through lovely typical villages and reveal you more hidden private châteaux. Once you arrive in Château de Chenonceau you will easily understand why it is the most visited private historical monument in France. Admire this unique château built on a bridge across the Cher River. With your guide, stroll through the beautiful gardens "à la Française" named after the famous ladies who lived there. Take your time to appreciate the feminine influence that prevails in each room of the château and admire the remarkable fresh flower decorations.
After this visit, your tour-guide will offer you to share a nice aperitif with local products in a secret little corner of the park, a spectacular day you will never forget.

7.30pm: Back to the Tourist Office in Tours.
Reviews (61)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Chateaux were splendid!

This was a wonderful day. The scenery was beautiful and seeing the chateaux was amazing . Our guide Agate was knowledgable and engaging and helped us to know the history within each of the sites. The lunch at the country chateau was delightful- a typical...More

Thank Tara C
Reviewed 1 week ago
Lovely way to spend the day

This excursion took us to two of the most famous chateau in the Loire Valley. Our guide was very warm and friendly and had the nice touch of starting the day with a croissant and coffee and ending it against the backdrop of the chateau...More

Thank Brigitka
Reviewed 1 week ago
Stunning French Experience

We had an absolutely wonderful day in the Loire Valley with Daphne an outstanding guide. Her knowledge of the chateaux and the areas we drove through was extensive and her ability to pass on information in an interesting but not overtaxing way was exceptional. The...More

Thank jilldowney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Experience

We had a great day with Daphne and our small group of eight. Unfortunately for Daphne it somehow turned out that six of us ended up being from Aus/NZ which meant that she got some pretty unusual questions. She coped admirably though and showed a...More

Thank Najomo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Perfect Tour - Perfect Day - Exceeded Expectations

The tour of the Loire Valley chateaus was one of the high points of our two week trip through France and Italy. If traveling to France again, I would definitely sign up for another tour with A la Francaise – and I would even consider...More

Thank Walt F
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We very much enjoyed this tour - wonderful for visiting chateaux and for seeing the surrounding countryside. It was a highlight of our trip. The different chateaux were unique, lunch was lovely, and being driven from place... More
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