Arrival in Blois at the end of the morning
LUNCH IN A RESTAURANT IN BLOIS 12H00
Meeting with your tour guide at Place du Château in Blois
GUIDED TOUR OF THE CASTLE OF BLOIS AND THE CITY BY HORSE CARRIAGE AND ON FOOT 14H30
In the heart of the city, perched on a promontory, the crowned heads have shaped its original silhouette. In medieval times, the castle of the Counts of Blois became the residence of Louis XII.
By carriage you will discover the old town: Les Fossés du Château, the rue des Trois Marchands, the Church of St Nicolas, the quays of the Loire.....
From Piazza Ave Maria, you will continue your visit on foot, during which you will appreciate the private mansions and the old streets.
End of the guide's services in Blois 17h30
DINNER AND ACCOMMODATION
IN THE EVENING, SOUND AND LIGHT SHOW AT THE ROYAL CASTLE OF BLOIS "SO BLOIS IS TOLD TO YOU".
Dramas and fairytales parade in a series of images projected on the facades of the castle courtyard. History will take you from the court with its balls and feasts to the evocation of poets who were invited to Blois such as Ronsard, without forgetting the sad hours of the castle such as the murder of the Duke of Guise. Duration 45 min standing in the courtyard of the castle. From April 6 to September 22, 2019. Every evening except June 21 and July 13.
GUIDED TOUR OF THE CHÂTEAU DE CHAUMONT-SUR-LOIRE 9H30 AM
Former property of Catherine de Médicis and her rival Diane de Poitiers. The castle by its position and construction represents the defensive architecture of the time but also the Renaissance style. At the end of the 19th century, the princely couple of Broglie made Chaumont sur Loire a sumptuous princely residence. To be discovered on site, the stables and its English-style park.
LUNCH IN A TROGLODYTIC CELLAR IN AMBOISE 12H30
Aperitif menu, wine and coffee included
- Hot fries at will
- Rillettes and salad
- Ripaille of roasted and candied meats
And the vegetables from the cauldron
- Croustade of golden cheese in a wood oven
- The dessert of the day
GUIDED TOUR OF THE CHÂTEAU D'AMBOISE 15H30
Built on a promontory on the banks of the Loire in the 15th and 16th centuries on the orders of Charles VIII, Louis XII and François I, this royal castle introduced Italian taste to the Loire Valley. A place of history, it presents a collection of Gothic and Renaissance furniture. Not to be missed: the panoramic view of the Loire, the horse riding tours and the chapel where Leonardo da Vinci is buried.
DINNER AND ACCOMMODATION
Departure for a cruise on the Loire 09H00
COMMENTED CRUISE ON THE LOIRE 10H00
A commentary will reveal the unsuspected riches of Europe's last wild river. You will evolve in complete safety in the middle of wild islands and water birds: a moment of relaxation and emotion at the foot of the majestic limestone cliffs of Rochecorbon, full of troglodytic dwellings.
VISIT AND TASTING IN A CELLAR LOCATED IN ROCHECORBON - 3 WINES WITH LOCAL SPECIALITIES 11H30
In the heart of Touraine, Domaine Marc Brédif (recognized as a Cave d'excellence) welcomes you to the majestic site of its troglodytic cellars. Founded in 1893 by Mr. Brédif, Maison Brédif is one of the best known and most respected in the region. Known worldwide for the quality of its wines, it is a great pleasure to share with its visitors the proponents of this exceptional profession.
END OF OUR SERVICES
- Two nights and breakfasts in a double room
- Lunches, 1/4 wine included
- The dinners
- Entrances and visits to the program
- The Sound & Light show at the Royal Castle of Blois
- The cruise on the Loire
- The tourist tax
- The transport
- Personal expenses
- Single room supplement: 56 €/persons in hotel **, 72 €/persons in hotel ***, 92 €/persons in hotel ****
Valid from January 01 to December 31, 2019
- 138km circuit
- Free for the driver
- In 2019, the following sites will offer activities for the "500 years of Renaissance" in the Loire Valley: the castles of Blois, Amboise and Chaumont-sur-Loire. Please contact our service for more information.
2 star hotel: 287€ /person
3 star hotel: 322€ /person
4 star hotel: 373€ /person