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From Paris: Loire Castles Day Trip by Coach With Wine Tasting

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About This Activity

  • FREE cancellation: Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
  • Reserve now & pay later: Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
  • Duration 13 hours: Check availability to see starting times.
  • Skip the ticket line
  • Live tour guide: English

Highlights

  • See 3 fairytale Loire Valley castles in a day’s round-trip from Paris
  • Visit the most recognizable Renaissance French Chateau, Chambord
  • Listen as your tour guide provides entertaining commentary
  • Taste local wines at the "Ladies" Chateau of Chenonceau
  • Enjoy free time for lunch in the quaint town of Blois
loire valley chateau day trip from paris | GetYourTicket Paris
loire valley chateau day trip from paris | GetYourTicket Paris
loire valley chateau day trip from paris | GetYourTicket Paris
paris loire valley castles day trip | GetYourTicket Paris
loire valley chateau day trip from paris | GetYourTicket Paris
paris loire valley castles day trip | GetYourTicket Paris

FULL DESCRIPTION

Three uniquely beautiful French castles and a wine tasting, all amid the stunning scenery of the Loire Valley — this memorable day trip from Paris will delight all the senses.

Discover iconic castles on this bus day trip from Paris to the Loire Valley and explore Château de Chambord on a self-guided tour. Have free time in the charming town of Bloise and have the chance to visit Blois Castle on your own. Visit Château de Chenonceau for a self guided tour and wine tasting experience. From Paris, head to Château de Chambord. Disney fans will find this castle’s turrets familiar; ... Read more

Three uniquely beautiful French castles and a wine tasting, all amid the stunning scenery of the Loire Valley — this memorable day trip from Paris will delight all the senses.

Discover iconic castles on this bus day trip from Paris to the Loire Valley and explore Château de Chambord on a self-guided tour. Have free time in the charming town of Bloise and have the chance to visit Blois Castle on your own. Visit Château de Chenonceau for a self guided tour and wine tasting experience. From Paris, head to Château de Chambord. Disney fans will find this castle’s turrets familiar; it was the inspiration for the castle in “Beauty and the Beast.” Though originally conceived as a royal hunting lodge, it was built to a scale that must be seen to be believed. Learn all about the castle’s captivating history from your guide before entering the castle. You can then visit the inside at your own pace on a self-guided visit. Climb a staircase supposedly designed by Da Vinci, enjoy spectacular turret-framed rooftop views, and glimpse wild deer around the grounds.

Having worked up an appetite, get back on the bus and continue on to the next stop: the quaint town of Blois. Take some free time to enjoy lunch (at your own expense) in one of the restaurants located around the beautiful and vibrant Square Louis XII. Alternatively, grab a bite and visit the royal Blois Castle on your own, notable for its unique mix of medieval Gothic and neoclassical Renaissance architecture.

Last but not least is the elegant Château de Chenonceau. The chapel, bedrooms, and magnificent vaulted kitchens are still furnished and decorated from times gone by, showing off the castle’s many sweeping stone carvings. Don’t miss the impressive main hall, which spans the river Cher, or the gardens cultivated by Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medici — 2 of the famous owners that earned Chenonceau the nickname “the Ladies’ Château”.

After a your visit, continue exploring or indulge in a wine tasting in the castle’s vaulted wine cellar. Your tour leader will entertain you between stops with insights and stories about the countryside and the nobility who once reigned over the region.

Included

  • English-speaking guide for the whole day
  • Skip-the-line ticket to Château de Chambord
  • Skip-the-line ticket to Château de Chenonceau
  • Wine tasting in Château de Chenonceau
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • Free time in Blois

Know Before You Go

  • Please note that the Caves des Dômes is fully closed from January 1st to February 3rd 2023. Therefore, you will visit another cellar allowing you to taste four regional wines
  • Unfortunately, the wine tasting is not available on Sundays during that period
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Tips for guides providing excellent service are appreciated but never obligatory
  • Not allowed: Baby strollers, luggage or large bags

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many castles are there in the Loire Valley? There are over 300 châteaux in the Loire Valley, with around 40 of them being major tourist attractions.

What is the most famous castle in the Loire Valley? The most famous castle in the Loire Valley is arguably Château de Chambord, known for its distinctive French Renaissance architecture and vast grounds.

Are all the castles in the Loire Valley open to the public? No, not all castles in the Loire Valley are open to the public. While many are open for guided tours or self-guided exploration, some are privately owned and not accessible to the public.

Are there any special events or festivals held at the castles in the Loire Valley? Yes, many castles in the Loire Valley host special events, concerts, and festivals throughout the year, particularly during the summer months. These events often showcase the cultural heritage and history of the region.

Are there accommodations available within the castles in the Loire Valley? While some castles in the Loire Valley have been converted into hotels or bed-and-breakfasts, most do not offer accommodations. However, there are plenty of charming hotels, guesthouses, and vacation rentals available in the surrounding towns and villages.

What is the history behind the construction of the castles in the Loire Valley? The construction of the castles in the Loire Valley began in the 10th century, with many of the most famous châteaux built during the Renaissance period as royal residences and symbols of power and wealth.

Are there any UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Loire Valley? Yes, the Loire Valley is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Château de Chambord, Château de Chenonceau, and the historic town of Amboise.

Are guided tours available at the castles in the Loire Valley? Yes, guided tours are available at many of the castles in the Loire Valley, offering visitors the opportunity to learn about the history, architecture, and art collections of these magnificent châteaux.

What are some must-see attractions near the castles in the Loire Valley? In addition to the castles themselves, must-see attractions near the Loire Valley include charming towns and villages, vineyards, gardens, and scenic cycling routes along the Loire River.

FEATURED REVIEW(S)

4.5/5 stars – based on 710 reviews


A great and relaxing excursion with enough time to explore the two castles of Chambord and Chenonnceau! Raimond is a funny and knowledgeable guide who bridged the travel times between spots with entertaining and interesting stories! Thank you for that!! Only the weather could have been better 😏
Marcel – Germany


It was an incredible experience, despite being a bit rushed. In reality, we didn’t spend 2 hours in Chambord (as stated in the tour description), we only spent 1 hour and 20 minutes. For me, those 40 minutes would make a difference. Other than that, everything went very well. The guide Thelma is very prepared and made a total difference.
Bernardo – Brazil


Great guides, but it’s all very busy and there’s no time to see anything properly. Tiring. I came back disappointed for not being able to see everything better. an hour just to see a castle…. an hour to stay in Blois was a disappointment. I only had lunch. I would have liked to have seen the city. all the stores closed because it was lunch time…. a shame, I dreamed a lot about this trip.
Anonymous

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