The Castles of the Loire Valley

7H45 :   Departure from Paris or

9H00 : Departure from the High Speed Train station of Saint Pierre les Corps (= Tours) where your private tour escort (english, german, russian speaking) will welcome you and will be your lecturing guide all day long.

9H45 :  :  Visit with your private lecturing guide of the Royal Castle of Amboise, registered as a World Heritage site by Unesco. This emblematic monument and its landscaped gardens offer one of the most remarkable panoramas of the Loire Valley. Each visit has its own special way of looking at this exceptional site of French history : its political and artistic importance within Europe in the Renaissance; intimate moments int eh sovereigns‘ lives, daily life in Court and behind the scene! You will also visit the castle ‘s chapel in which you will see Leonard de Vinci ‘s tomb   chateau-royal-amboise3

manoir-clos-luce   11h15 :  Visit of the castle « Le Clos Lucé » in which Leonard de Vinci spent the last three years of his life working on numerous projects and died on May 2nd, 1519

It was in 1516 that François Ier issued an invitation to Leonard de Vinci. “ Here you will be free to dream, to think and to work. This was how the King of France welcomed the Italian genius who crossed the Alps on a mule bringing with him three of his most important works : The Mona Lisa, The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and, the Saint John the Baptist that he finished here at the “Château du Clos Lucé.


12h30 : Lunch (beverage included) at Amboise

14h15 :

Visit of the gorgeous castle of Chenonceau. Property of the Crown, then royal residence, Chenonceau Castle is an exceptional site not only because of its original design, the richness of its collections, its furniture and its decorations, but also because of its destiny, since it was loved, administrated and protected by women, who were all extraordinary and who, for the most part have marked history.



Maison Bredif16h45  : Private troglodytic wine cellar tour with vintage wine tasting

Founded in 1893 by Mr. Brédif, Brédif cellar is one of the most famous caves and most respected for its quality in the region but also in the world.

Known for its Vouvray wine but also for its softness, Mr. Brédif was a pioneer in the world of winemakers, creating the sparkling Vouvray from the early twentieth century. Baron Patrick de Ladoucette took over this estate in 1980. Its troglodytic caves Domain, carved in the limestone from the tenth century, are among the most beautiful and largest of the appellation. They contain rare wines, including vintages dating back to 1874.

Brédif caves Chinon also produces red and rosé wines, including the prestigious cuvée, the Private Reserve and Chinon Chinon Blanc.

You are tempted by an unforgettable flight in helicopter over the most beautiful castles of the Loire Valley ? Arrangements can be made for at least 4 persons

18h30 : Departure to Paris or Saint Pierre des Corps.

Tailor made tours :

Escapade Romantique en France can offer a wide range of visits and activities to suit all tastes from a group of 6 persons up to 30 persons and more!