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Private tours from Paris to the Loire Valley

YOUR PARTY ONLY

My tours are all inclusive.

A round trip train ticket from Paris to the Loire Valley will be provided free of charge.

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You will Experience
more than beautiful châteaux...

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With us,

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More than vineyards...
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More than a Royal River...
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You will share
the human spirit...

Patrice Colin, winemaker,
Thoré la Rochette

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Pay tribute to our local heros...

Rochambeau, a native of Thoré la Rochette, and Georges Washington, battle of Yorktown, American Revolution

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Share the stories...

Jean Max Manceau winemaker,
Chinon

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Learn how to spell:
"fromage"
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Listen to the boss...

Friendly cooking classes

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Spin your wheels...

Electric assisted bicycle of course!

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Review your tasting notes...

Part 1...

Part 1...

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Review your tasting notes...

Part 2 ...

Show affection...

Giovanni, metal smith artist

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And meet our family.
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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Chateauroux France

BETTY RAY USA December 2023

If you desire an extraordinary private tour of the Loire Valley in France, Luc Bonhomme and his tour company, Loire Valley USA is for you.  Besides being a kind and knowledgeable guide with a keen sense of humor, he researches the best restaurants for meals and croissants/coffee to eat along the way.  In addition to three chateaux he took us to visit, he researched and found fascinating people for us to meet.  He introduced us to the President of a nonprofit museum that celebrates the Martinerie NATO base in Chateauroux, where thousands of Americans served from 1951-1967.  He also arranged a tour of another museum dedicated to the American Military during that period.  Luc’s amazing research discovered another lady who had worked at the base for ten years with the Americans.  Luc gave us tours of the two museums, the old La Martinerie Army base, the Chateauroux-Deols Airport, the hospital where my sister was born, and the old American apartment complex where we lived for three years of my childhood.  In addition, we met the son of the first American hamburger joint in France – Mike, son of Mike from Maine in downtown Chateauroux, who we discovered was in my second grade class in the American School in 1958.   My husband and I would highly recommend Luc to anyone wishing to tour the Loire Valley in France.  He went to college in the US and lived there for many years, so he speaks fluent French and English.  Our trip was so much fun and informative – We will never forget it.

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Review September 2022: USA

If you desire an extraordinary private tour of the Loire Valley in France, Luc Bonhomme and his tour company, Loire Valley USA is for you.  Besides being a kind and knowledgeable guide with a keen sense of humor, he researches the best restaurants for meals and croissants/coffee to eat along the way.  In addition to three chateaux he took us to visit, he researched and found fascinating people for us to meet.  He introduced us to the President of a nonprofit museum that celebrates the Martinerie NATO base in Chateauroux, where thousands of Americans served from 1951-1967.  He also arranged a tour of another museum dedicated to the American Military during that period.  Luc’s amazing research discovered another lady who had worked at the base for ten years with the Americans.  Luc gave us tours of the two museums, the old La Martinerie Army base, the Chateauroux-Deols Airport, the hospital where my sister was born, and the old American apartment complex where we lived for three years of my childhood.  In addition, we met the son of the first American hamburger joint in France – Mike, son of Mike from Maine in downtown Chateauroux, who we discovered was in my second grade class in the American School in 1958.   My husband and I would highly recommend Luc to anyone wishing to tour the Loire Valley in France.  He went to college in the US and lived there for many years, so he speaks fluent French and English.  Our trip was so much fun and informative – We will never forget it.  

Review December 2022 Sherri-P (USA)

“Two jaw-dropping days with a wonderful guide.” Viator review: Loire Valley 2 Days private tour all inclusive from Paris with train tickets Seeing the chateaux’s as well as Davinci’s last home was spectacular. But the unexpected pleasant surprise was having Luc Bonhomme as our host for two days. He goes the extra mile to make sure you have the experience of a lifetime. Highly recommend this tour and Luc!

Review September 2022: (USA)
If you’re looking for a first class personalized custom tour of the Loire Valley, this is for you. I was a bit unsure “I was a bit unsure booking this trip due to the lack of other reviews. But I am really glad we did! My husband and I were touring Normandy for a week and had a couple of extra days in Paris. Rather than brave the crowds at Versailles, we opted for a two day overnight trip to the Loire valley with Luc Bonhomme. I gave Luc a list of a few things on my list that we really wanted to see, including a special request for tickets to the grand gala horse show at the Cadre Noir in Saumur. He put together a fantastic tour that included chateau visits, Leonardo da Vinci’s home, wine tasting, a night at Fontevraud Abbey, a special luncheon at a private chateau, and the horse show. Exceeded my expectations!! If you want a first class tour of Loire Valley customized to your interests, I highly recommend this tour.
Review August 2022 USA
“My wife and I went on a 6-day bike tour of the Loire Valley with Backroads, but wanted to spend some time after the bike tour learning about and tasting the Loire Valley wines. In two days, Luc did a great job educating us on the region and its wines. We knew the region for its Sancerre, but Luc picked wonderful wineries where we tasted Chenin Blanc, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Gamay as well as Sauvignon Blanc. You pass dozens of wineries, but the ones Luc picked were a perfect cross section of the region, and also had very interesting histories and wine making practices. And having Luc participate in the tours was extremely helpful do to his vast knowledge of the region and its wines. We shipped wine to the US from 2 of the wineries, and Luc was very helpful in arranging the shipments, and stayed involved afterwards with some shipping problems. In addition to the wine tours, we had a wonderful lunch in Amboise that was spectacular, and had two dinners in charming outdoor restaurants in small towns where we were definitely the only Americans. My wife and I highly recommend a wine tour with Luc.”
discover the Loire valley

2 Day Tour of the Loire Valley
from Paris
including one night accommodation
and train ticket from Paris

ROUND TRIP TICKET TGV TRAIN FROM PARIS INCLUDED
CHATEAU DE CHAMBORD
VISIT OF CHAMBORD AND GARDEN
CHATEAU AMBOISE
VISIT OF CHATEAU OF AMBOISE
VISIT OF THE CLOS LUCE WHERE LEONARDO DA VINCI LIVED
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VISIT WHERE LEONARDO DA VINCI WORKED
VISIT OF THE CHATEAU OF CHENONCEAU AND GARDENS
Fontevraud restaurant
GOURMET MEALS ARE INCLUDED
Troglodyte loft
SPEND THE NIGHT IN A BEAUTIFUL PLACE
Wine maker Loire Valley
MEET THE WINE MAKERS OF THE LOIRE VALLEY
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Luc Bonhomme is your friendly guide and owner of the company: Loire Valley USA
He is a USC graduate and lived in the US most of his life. He was responsible for putting together a Loire Valley wine promotion program in the US.

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Loire Valley tour
3 châteaux + Wine tour
Including round trip TGV train ticket from Paris

TGV TRAIN

ROUND TRIP. TGV TRAIN TICKET FROM PARIS IS INCLUDED A 43 MINUTE RIDE TO THE LOIRE VALLEY

COFFEE AND CROISSANTS

COFFEE AND CROISSANT UPON YOUR ARRIVAL

CHATEAU DE CHAMBORD

VISIT OF THE CHATEAU OF CHAMBORD
AND GARDENS

VISIT OF THE CHATEAU OF AMBOISE
WHERE LEONARDO DA VINCI IS BURIED

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GOURMET LUNCH
WITH SOME LOIRE VALLEY WINES

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VISIT THE CLOS LUCE IN AMBOISE WHERE LEONARDO LIVED AND WORKED

LOIRE VALLEY WINE TASTING
AND CELLAR VISIT

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Luc Bonhomme is your friendly guide and owner of the company: Loire Valley USA
He is a USC graduate and lived in the US most of his life. He was responsible for putting together a Loire Valley wine promotion program in the US.

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private tours of the Loire Valley France

Please contact me directly for more information regarding your futur tour of the Loire Valley Email: Lucbonhomme@gmail.com

Telephone in France+ (33) 0 6 17 82 83 52

Luc Bonhomme owner and operator

 

WE BUILD ONE EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCE AT THE TIME

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