Only 42 minutes from Paris, taking the fast TGV train, we will meet you in the morning at the TGV station: Vendôme Villiers, departure from the “Gare Montparnasse” in Paris. After coffee, and croissants, we will leave to the famous château de Chambord. The château of Chambord is one of the most beautiful châteaux in France. A magical atmosphere as soon as you arrive. Captivated by a wondrous forest, you will discover extraordinary architecture imagined by François I and imbued with the spirit of Leonard da Vinci. When you visit Chambord, over a few hours you will explore half a millennium of French history.
You will taste a selection of Loire Valley wines
We will have lunch at a nice in Amboise at local restaurant, with a bottle of the Loire Valley wine appellation: Touraine-Chenonceaux.
We will then proceed to the Clos Lucé castle, which was the last home of Leonardo da Vinci. We will visit Leonardo atelier and the beautiful park.
In the afternoon, on the way back, we will visit a local winery where you will be able to meet the winemaker and tour le cellar. This will start your education about the Loire Valley wines. The Loire Valley produces Red wines, white wines, rosés and sparkling wines. Before the end of the day, you will have tasted many of the Loire Valley varietals. On the way back, we will drive through the countryside and forests over to the banks of the Loire river, going through small picturesque villages. There will be plenty of chances to buy the wine you have tasted and they are such good value you will want to send some home to enjoy with friends, and families. We can organize the shipping, and handle the custom paper work for you.
Drop off at the TGV station for your trip back to Paris (42 minutes)
Quality accommodation in a private home
Stay at a private château
Tours available from Mars to November 2018
• Train TGV tickets round trip from Paris,
Montparnasse to Vendôme, Villiers station
• Comfortable transport
• English expert guide : Luc Bonhomme (company’s owner)
• Coffee, and croissants upon arrival
• Chambord, and Clos Lucé (Leonardo da Vinci) châteaux visits
• Lunch (award winning restaurant)
• Winery visit and guided wine tasting
• Opportunity to buy and ship wines
• Return to railway TGV station: Vendôme Villiers
• Good bye gift
Ideal for novice or expert tasters
• Travel insurance
• Personal expenses
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