• Loire Valley Castles for a weekend •
Paris – Chambord – Amboise – Villandry – Montbazon – Chenonceau – Cheverny
Departure from Paris in deluxe coach with your Carol Voyages guide to discover the castles of the Loire Valley. Stop in Chambord and visit of François 1st masterpiece. Drive to Amboise and visit of the Clos Lucé, the last home of Leonardo da Vinci. Discovery in the old town of a glass blower. Free time for dinner and night in a 3-star hotel in the surrounding area.
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, visit of the marvelous Chateau d’Ussé which inspired Charles Perrault for the Sleeping Beauty. Continuation to Villandry and visit of its extraordinary gardens representing the reconstruction of a 14th century French garden based on ancient texts. Continuation to Montbazon and its fortress of the Black Hawk where you will have the pleasure to discover the trades of the Middle Age. Free time for dinner and night in a 3-star hotel in the surrounding area.
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Departure for Chenonceau and visit of the most visited historical monument of France after Versailles. Continuation to the Chateau de Cheverny which inspired the creation of the Marlinspike Hall in Tintin, visit of its Tintin’s exhibition, then of the Wines house of Cheverny with tasting. Drive to Paris with an arrival at the end of the day.
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