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From Amboise: Chambord, Chenonceau & Optional Lunch

Product ID: 198052
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Visit 2 of the most spectacular castles in the Loire Valley on a full-day tour to Château de Chambord and Chenonceau. Enjoy a relaxing lunch in a family-owned castle or purchase ingredients to have a picnic or bring your own to eat in the park.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the two most spectacular castles in the Loire Valley
  • Enjoy lunch in one of the smallest Loire Valley castles and taste local delicacies
  • Admire the refined architecture and feminine influence at the Chateau de Chenonceau
  • Be amazed by the impressive royal Chateau de Chambord and its park
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Travel back to the days of the French Renaissance on a full-day tour of the châteaux of the Loire Valley. Enjoy a relaxing lunch in a family-owned, and still occupied, chateau. Meet your guide at the Tourist Office in Amboise at 9:30 AM and be transferred by minivan to Chambord. Discover a glorious work of art and architecture as your guide selects the most emblematic rooms to visit. Hear memorable anecdotes as they point out hidden details. Get breathtaking views of the castle during a coffee break in Chambord Park.

For lunch, enjoy a meal served at an off-the-beaten-path location, hosted by the French Countess who lives there. Taste local food in one of the smallest of all the Loire Valley castles. Alternatively, purchase ingredients from a local French Boulangerie (or bring your own) and have a picnic in the park with lots of free time to relax. 

Then, continue to Chenonceau, passing the must-see castles of the French Valley of the Kings, including Chaumont, Amboise, and Clos-Lucé. Upon arrival at the Chateau de Chenonceau, which is the most visited historical monument in France, admire the unusual chateau built on a bridge across the Cher River. Stroll through the manicured gardens named after the Catherine de Médicis and Diane de Poitiers, who were the famous ladies who once lived there. Take time to appreciate the refined architecture and feminine influence that prevails in each room and see beautiful antiques and divine arrangements of fresh flowers. Then your guide will offer you an aperitif of local produce in a secret corner of the park. Enjoy the most striking view of Château de Chenonceau. Then return to Amboise at 7:00 PM.
Includes
  • Entrance fees to the Chateaux
  • Transportation by minivan
  • English and French commentary
  • Lunch at the Chateau (if option selected))
  • Free-time to picnic in the park of the chateau (if option selected - lunch at your own expense)
  • Aperitif of local delicacies
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick up or drop-off
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

The Tourist Office, Quai du Général de Gaulle, 37400 Amboise.

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Product ID: 198052