Fontevraud tour 2018

 Fontevraud Abbey Loire Valley tours

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Exclusivity 2018

Aliènor of Aquitaine and Richard Lion Heart

5 Day/4 Night tour

5 Day/4 Night Tour   •   Fontevraud Abbey, Chambord Castle or Villandry castle, Loire river sailing with wine tasting  •   Knowledgeable Tour Guides   •  Farmer’s Market   •   Cheese & Wine Tasting Excursion   •   VIP Winery Tour & Wine Tasting  • Most meals are preparted by Fontevraud  one star Michelin restaurant •   Lots of Flexibility  • 1 Exceptional 4 star- Hotel For 4 nights.

Pricing per person:   2,500.00€  (double/twin occupancy)

New! you round trip TGV train ticket from Paris to Tours is now included in your package.


Day 1: ARRIVAL PM In the city of Tours  (from Paris, 50 minutes, city of Tours, TGV station) Welcoming, Drive to the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud. You take possession of your room. The 4 star Fontevraud  Hotel will be your residence for the duration of your stay.

One of the rooms of the Fontevraud 4 Star -Hotel

Fontevraud Abbey Fontevraud loirevalleystay.comVegetable garden Fontevraud

Aperitif at the Ibar with Hors d’oeuvres.

I Bar Fontevraud Abbey

Review of the tour schedule and options. Gourmet diner at the Fontevraud one star Michelin restaurant, Chef Thibaut Ruggeri, Bocuse d’or,  including two glasses of Loire Valley wine.

Fontevraud one Michelin star Chef Thibaut Ruggeri  Fontevraud restaurant

After diner, guided, night visit of Fontevraud Abbey Night tour of Fontevraud Abbey Night tour of Fontevraud Abbey

with our special dedicated Fontevraud escort. Meet our hosts Aliènor of Aquitaine and Richard, Lion Heart. The Abbey is your new home, you can explore any part of the Abbey buildings, gardens, and grounds, 14 acres of closed walls.


Day 2: Visit of Montsoreau village, Loire river sailing on a traditional boat.

Montsoreau castle

Breakfast, AM drive to the village of Montsoreau,which is labelled one of the most beautiful village in France. We will wander in the narrow streets around the renaissance style castle. The village was made famous by the novel writen by Alexandre Dumas (father). Montsoreau is a UNESCO labeled village. We will then embark on a flat tradional Loire Valley River boat name: “Toue”. We will have lunch on the boat.

Sailing on the Loire river loire valley tour

In the evening, diner at Fontevraud restaurant by Chef Thibaut Ruggeri, Bocuse d’or 2013. One star-Michelin Restaurant.

 Chef Thibaut Ruggeri  Fontevraud restaurant


Day 3:  Abbey de Fontevraud, Winery tour: Saumur-Champigny or Cadre Noire riding school visit

 Breakfast,  AM You will have the time to enjoy the grounds, cutural activities, Art exhibits at the Abbey, visit the different gardens, stroll in the village, and do your walking. Before lunch, we will have a wine and Loire Valley cheese pairing.

Relaxing on the Fontevraud Abbey grounds

Lunch will be served in the monk’s dining room in the abbey, 4 light dishes, including a glass of Loire Valley wine.

Monk's dinining room Fontevraud Abbey loire valley tour

PM  Choice A :Visit of the winery: Domaine de Rocheville ,in the appellation Saumur-Chamigny.Saumur-Chamigny is one of the best wines ellaborated with Cabernet Franc varietal. We will be welcomed by the wine maker and taste his wines paired with some gourmet bits.

winery Domaine de Rocheville Saumur-Champigny loire valley tour

PM  Choice B:  Private visit of the famous military riding school “Cadre noir” in Saumur, this 19th century riding school received the label: World Cultural Heritage in 2011 from the UNESCO.  

Famous military riding school "Cadre Noir" SaumurCadre Noir Saumur

In the evening, diner at Fontevraud restaurant by Chef Thibaut Ruggeri, Bocuse d’or 2013, one star-Michelin restaurant.

Chef Thibaut Ruggeri Bocuse d’or 2013. One star-Michelin 



Day 4:  Visit of Villandry castle or Chambord casle, wine tasting

After breakfast AM Choice A:  drive to the Château of Villandry, visit of the Château and gardens. PM: Wine tasting at a local winery. Drive back the Abbey de Fontevraud 


loire valley tourVillandry gardens

AM Choice B:  drive to the Château of Chambord, visit of the Château and gardens.  PM: Wine tasting at a local winery. Drive back the Abbey de Fontevraud 

loire valley tourChambord Stair case

PM:  Farewell diner at the Fontevraud One Michelin star:



AM/ After breakfast, drop off at Tours’  TGV Train station for your train to Paris or other destination.



These tours are small group tours of no more than 12 persons, make your reservation accordingly.
A 20% non refundable deposit is required at the time of booking





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