Wine tour and tastings
Registered guide, entrance fees
Available from March 31st to October 30th
AZAY LE RIDEAU / LANGEAIS / VILLANDRY
Pick up: 09:00 AM Amboise Tourist Office. (Wednesday & Saturday).
09:30 AM, Tours Tourist Office. (Wednesday & Saturday).
Guided tour of the chateau of Azay le Rideau.
This is one of the purest gems of Renaissance architecture in the Loire Valley. Financer Gilles Berthelot’s Chateau, delicately placed on an island on the Indre river, still shines today thanks to the lightness and balance of its mullioned, pepper pots, dormers and above all its graceful staircase.
We will not forget to admire the Chateau under every angle with a stroll around the English style garden, a jewel case of greenness for what is considered today as one of the most beautiful stone diamonds in Touraine.
Lunch at your leisure
Wine tasting at an organic local domain.
The vines of this estate are ideally spread out over the entire « terroir » covered by the appellation, from the gravel shores along the Loire River to the clay, limestone and silica (mineral) soils of the hills overlooking the valley.
The red and rosé wines produced on the domain are presented under the appellation « Bourgueil » AOC. They stem 100% from the « Cabernet Franc » grape, introduced by the monks of the Abbey in the XIth century.
Guided tour of Chateau of Langeais.
Best reconstitution of everyday life in the Middle Ages, the royal castle of Langeais, built under king Louis XI, was the scene of the wedding of king Charles VIII and Ann of Brittany. In the spectacular banquet and wedding halls, you will discover amazing original sets of tapestries and furniture.
Guided tour of one of the most spectacular gardens of Touraine, Villandry.
By its diversity and originality (Love Garden, Kitchen Garden, Aromatic and Medicine Plant Garden, Water Garden and the brand new Sun Garden) and by its size (15 acres, 1150 linden trees), Villandry is the Loire Valley garden not to be missed. With your guide, learn to speak the language of a medieval and Renaissance garden, discover the power of thyme and basil on your health.
Drop off : 05:30 PM Tours Tourist Office at 06.00 PM in Amboise
Loire Valley Day tours from Paris (save time and money with the TGV).
Tours being only 70 minutes away from Paris by TGV, here is our train time table recommendation.
From Paris to Tours : to be advised shortly
From Tours return to Paris : to be advised shortly
This tour includes
Transportation in a comfortable full options minivan, English speaking escort guide, entrance tickets and guided tour of the castle of Azay le Rideau, Langeais, gardens of Villandry, tour and wine tasting at a cellar cave.
8 passengers maximum per vehicle.
This tour does not include
Personal expenses, lunch, extra, other drinks, hotel pick up 15.00 € per person (hotels located in the Loire Valley in Amboise and Tours).