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Loire Valley Castles

VIP Tours will give you full satisfaction taking you on this unforgettable journey of 12 hours in the Loire Valley that will introduce you to three of the most splendid and renowned castles of the French Renaissance: Chambord, Chenonceau and Amboise (Le Clos Lucé). Your personal, licensed driver-guide who is a specialist of the history of the Castles of the Loire Valley will pick you up at your hotel in a luxurious Mercedes minivan or car and will tailor your tour to your specific wishes and needs.
During the VIP Loire Valley Castles tour, on the way to the first visit (2 hours of driving), your personal driver-guide will give you first an introduction to the history of the Loire Valley Castles. Arriving in the Loire Valley, you will begin by a private guided visit of the Chambord Castle, the immense and unique palace of Francois I, built at the turn of the Renaissance period. You will take the double-turn spiral staircase designed by Leonardo da Vinci, where 2 people can go up and down without ever meeting, head to the Royal Apartments of François I and Louis XIV, immerse on the floor above in the world of royal hunts and continue to the Terraces where you will find yourself surrounded by roofing and chimneys forming a fairytale village, as suspended in the sky, that offers a magnificent panorama over the huge estate. Chambord is so much more than a castle: it is an architectural gem, a technical feat, a stone colossus, the dream of a young king.
Then, your personal driver-guide will take you to the town of Amboise where you will make a break in a French “patisserie” enjoying one of their delicious pastries. After this nice break, you will have a guided visit of the Clos Lucé Castle that is Leonardo da Vinci’s last residence and is dedicated to conveying an overall picture of the art and the boundless vision of the Tuscan artist. You will visit his bedroom, his kitchen, his study, the Renaissance halls, the chapel, 40 of his lasts inventions. You will finish by the guided visit of the fantastic Park. It is now time for lunch in a very nice, typical French restaurant or brasserie (not included in the price) of the region.
After this culinary break, your personal driver-guide will drive you to the Chenonceau Castle, that is an outstanding site due to its original design, the richness of its collections (Poussin, Il Correggio, Rubens…), its furniture, its splendid decorations and the French gardens. The Chenonceau Castle was loved, administrated and protected by extraordinary women who have marked history (Diane de Poitiers, Catherine de Medicis…).This emblematic Castle of the Loire Valley has combined the elegance, the beauty and the imagination of the French artists. The Room of the 5 Queens, the living room of Louis XIV, the Grand Gallery overlooking the Cher River, the Green Cabinet of Catherine de Medici, the Royal chapel takes you back in time to share the dreams of Chenonceau and reveal its secrets.
Then, you private driver-guide will drive you back to your hotel in Paris. This tour due to the VIP treatment that we provide will leave you without doubt outstanding memories of your day in Loire Valley (Entrance tickets included)

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