We will start our day with the visit of the Chateau of Chaumont-sur-Loire - known for its International Garden Festival since 1992. Each year, internationally renowned landscape architects, compete on a specific theme.
Before Catherine de Medici used this Chateau to evict Diane de Poitiers from the Chateau of Chenonceau, she and Nostradamus dwelled there.
After the lunch break, we will get back to the Cher valley in order to visit the Chateau of Chenonceau, also known as the « Ladies’ Chateau » which was embellished by famous women, such as Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medici. This elegant structure built on the river will mesmerise you with its unique Renaissance architecture, furniture and gardens that will make you daydream.
We will finish up our day with the visit of the Clos Lucé - a royal present from Francis the 1st to Leonardo da Vinci, where he spent his last 3 years of his life. You will enter his privacy as you roam his study, and will discover a large collection of models based on his sketches, as well as his bedchamber where he took his last breath at the age of 67.
- Travel in an air-conditioned minibus for the full day tour
- A multilingual driver guide
- Audio support in the vehicle (English, Japanese, Chinese, Brazilian and Spanish)
- The possibility to benefit from reduced rates in all the visited sites
- Entrance fees to castles or gardens
- Motorway tolls
Day trip by minibus to the castles of :
- Chaumont (3h00 with lunch break),
- Chenonceau (2h00),
- Clos Lucé (1h15).
Minimum of 2 people required for departure.
Passengers must arrive at least 10 minutes before departure. Excursion in a comfortable air-conditioned minibus, maximum 8 passengers.