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The castle of Chenonceau and its French-style gardens seen from the sky

Destination Loire Valley Castles

Take the time to discover the Loire Valley with 4 unforgettable days
Description

DAY 1

ARRIVAL IN VAL DE LOIRE IN THE LATE MORNING 

LUNCH IN A RESTAURANT 12:00 


GUIDED TOUR OF THE CHÂTEAU DE BEAUREGARD AND ITS GARDENS AT 14H30 
Let yourself be seduced by the refined charm of Beauregard, its landscaped park and enclosed garden known as "portraits" designed by Gilles Clément with 400 species of perennials and a hundred species of climbing plants. Beauregard later belonged to powerful families who set up the "Cabinet des Grelots" and the "Galerie d'Illustres", a collection of 327 historical portraits. You will appreciate the exceptional Delft tiles, the panelling and ceiling painted by Jean Mosnier, not to mention a rare 16th century kitchen.

RETURN TO THE HOTEL 
DINNER AND ACCOMMODATION 

DAY 2


BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
GUIDED TOUR OF THE CHÂTEAU DE CHAUMONT-SUR-LOIRE 10:00 AM

Former property of Catherine de Médicis and her rival Diane de Poitiers. At the end of the 19th century, the princely couple of Broglie made Chaumont-sur-Loire a sumptuous princely residence. To discover on site, exhibitions of contemporary art, the stables and its English park.

LUNCH IN A GAME SPECIALITIES INN AT THE BEAUMARCHAIS RESERVE LOCATED AT 12H00


VISIT OF THE BEAUMARCHAIS RESERVE BY SAFARI TRAIN 14H00
Experience a moment of relaxation and adventure as you board the Safari Train for an amazing crossing of an animal park. Over 30 hectares, discover our large farmed game and admire them in complete freedom around you. First of all, observe the wild boars and their wild boars, meet the majestic deer followed by deer and fawns. Get to know the discreet roe deer, fallow deer and Corsican mouflons. Finally, discover surprising game such as rheas, emus, ostriches, or American bison. Sensations guaranteed!

RETURN TO THE HOTEL - DINNER AND ACCOMMODATION 


DAY 3


BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
FREE VISIT OF THE CHÂTEAU VILLANDRY AND ITS GARDENS 10H00 

On the various terraces surrounding the castle, you will stroll through the pleasure gardens, vegetable gardens and water games. Along the paths punctuated by trellises and shaded passages, the gardens reveal themselves with their colourful and skilfully designed squares. Signs detail the varieties of plants planted by the castle's gardeners.

LUNCH IN A RESTAURANT IN VILLANDRY 13H00


FREE VISIT OF THE VALLEY OF THE PINS LOCATED AT AZAY-LE-RIDEAU 15H00 
In the shade of the Loire castles, discover the life of the peasants who lived since the Middle Ages, in these troglodytic farms. In the middle of an exceptional natural setting of 2 hectares, the site is open to you. Discover the authenticity of rural life and the richness of Touraine's rural heritage. The Troglodytic Valley of the Goupillières offers you the discovery of 3 farms dug in the tufa with their wells, their bread ovens, their stables, the grain silo and the underground refuge of the Middle Ages. 

RETURN TO THE HOTEL - DINNER AND ACCOMMODATION


DAY 4


BREAKFAST
GUIDED TOUR OF THE CASTLE OF CHENONCEAU 10H00 
Since the 16th century, the silhouette of the castle has been majestically reflected in the waters of the Cher. Pure beauty of the Renaissance, sublimated by its French gardens, it is a charming castle that owes everything to women! Built by Katherine Briçonnet, embellished by Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Médicis, saved from the Revolution by Madame Dupin... it deserves the name given to it by history: the "Château des Dames". 

LUNCH IN A RESTAURANT 12:00


END OF OUR SERVICES

The price includes
  • Three nights and breakfasts in a double room
  • Meals included in the 1/4 wine program
  • Entrances and visits to the monuments on the programme
  • The tourist tax
The price does not include
  • The transport
  • Personal expenses
  • Single room supplement
Validity

Valid from January 01 to December 31, 2020

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- Free for the driver