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Loire Valley Castles in One Day from Paris
"The driver will pick you up in the hotel lobby in Paris and you visit three most famous Loire castles. You will visit three Loire castles. Emblematic of the Renaissance these three castles (Chenonceau Chambord and Chaverny) differ from each other in its architecture history and gardens design. The visit of each castle takes about one hour. The guide will tell you about the history of the castle and will show you its gardens. You will decide with your guide to which castle to make a longer visit. Besites that you can choose to visit two castles only and enjoy the tour at a slower pace. You will choose on your own!You will have an opportunity to dine at a cosy restaurant (not included in price). Our guide will suggest a menu to fully explore the French specify it in your booking (transportation only; wine tasting is not included in the price). The second option is visiting the interior of the Chateau de Chambord. You will get to know the history of palace (by reservation only)."
From EUR208.00
 
Loire Valley Full-Day Private Guided Tour wih Hotel Pickup
"Arouse your adventurous soul by booking a private tour with us to three of the most enchanting and famous places of Loire Valley; Chateau d'Amboise Chenonceau and Chateau de Chambord. Be inspired by the glamour and grandeur of French aristocracy and ‘get lost’ in the Renaissance Castle sites. We have designed a tourist-friendly private tour package to Loire Valley Castles from Paris where we take yo"""Loire Valley castles private tour from Paris by minivan with a licensed driver-guide. A 12-hour tour to visit 3 castles. The purpose of this tour is to give you an approach of the habits art architecture and politics related to the period where the french Kings had their itinerant court based in the Loire Valley. The relevant ones are Amboise
From EUR175.00
 
Loire Valley Castles Day-Trip from Paris
"About only 2h drive from Paris towards the valley of the river Loire discover the amazing castle of Chambord the largest in the Loire Valley allegedly built to a design created by Leonardo da Vinci. Extravagant structure with massive tours and terraces holding 360 chimneys where the court and the women used to attend the king coming back from hunting. Of all the architectural wonders of Chamb the most famous is the double-spiral staircase core of the building. Discover also the town and castle of Amboise Royal castle and gardens overlooking the river and the blue-slate roofs of the town. The Saint Hubert chapel houses the tomb of Leonardo who died in Amboise. Tasting of Touraine wines
From EUR1,030.00

More Things to Do in Chenonceau

Louis XIV's Drawing Room

In memory of the visit he made to chateau Chenonceau onth july , Louis XIV, many years later, offered his uncle Duke of Vendome, his portrait by Rigaud - in an extraordinary frame by Lepautre,...
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Apr 28, 2011

The Hall

The hall is covered with a series of rib vaults where the keys, detached from one another, form a broken line. made in 1515, this is one of the most remarkable examples of decorative sculpture frpm...
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Apr 28, 2011

The Gallery

This is a magnificent ball room, in 1576, using the drawings made by Philibert de l'Orme, Chaterine de' Medici built the gallery upon Diane de Poitier's bridge. measuring 60m length, 6m width and 18...
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Apr 28, 2011

Diane de Poitier's Bedroom

This was the bedroom of King Henri II's favourite lady, Diane Poitier, to whome he donated Chenonceau. In 1559, on the death of Henri II, killed in simple combat, his widow, the queen, had the chateau...
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Apr 28, 2011

The Chateau

To built the chateau of Chenonceau on the river Cher in the 16th century, Thomas Bohier and his wife Katherine Briçonnet demolished the fortified castle and mill belonging to the Marques family and...
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black_mimi99
Apr 28, 2011

Diane de Poitier's & Chaterine de medici's Garden

The Diane de Poitier's garden just on left from the castle. This garden which consist of eight triangular lawns (12.000 m2), decorated with delicate volutes of santolina, has its entrance overlooked...
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Apr 28, 2011
 
 
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The Maze

We can found this maze garden on left before arrive in the castle. This maze located in the 70 hectare grounds, the Italian maze, as desire by Catherine de Medici, is planted with 2000 yews covering...
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Apr 28, 2011

1. The Château and the Tour des Marques

The Marques tower (unique heritage from the previous medieval fortress) was restored in Renaissance style.The château itself is wonderful and elegant, outside and inside.Photo 1: the Château from...
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vinc_bilb
Apr 04, 2011

2- The rooms and great Masters gallery

Inside Chenonceau, we really enjoy the following rooms:- The guard's room (now the main reception office and the start point of the visit)- The chapel- Diane de Poitier's bedroom- The gallery (built...
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vinc_bilb
Apr 04, 2011

4. The wax museum

A great walk into the past.In the dôme's Building, the wax museum shows women who built Chenonceau: and an historic tour from the Renaissance to World War I: 1518 - 1918 thourgh the collection of...
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vinc_bilb
Apr 04, 2011

Château de Chenonceau: The H & the C & the D

“Quit the Court instantly; give up the crown jewels, give up Chenonceau in Touraine.”— Catherine de’Medici (1519-1589)BY ORDER OF THE QUEEN In 1559, following the death of her husband, Henri II,...
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von.otter
Apr 04, 2011

Visit chateau Chenonceau

The extraordinary thing about this chateau is that it is built over the river Cher. You'll find great rooms here, an extraordinary kitchen (merits one or two separate tips), outbuildings with a...
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ATLC
Apr 04, 2011

The Chateau

Of course the castle. After all that is where you came for. At the entrance to the domain you can buy a ticket. I bought the whole thing, castle, head-phone guided tour, wax museum and of course park....
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Mique
Apr 04, 2011

The gardens

Both the women of Henry II left an impression on the gardens. The garden on the right/hand side of the castle (standing in front of it) was done by Diane de Poitiers. I guess Catherine de Medici was a...
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Mique
May 29, 2010

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