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Chateaux Country- The best of Loire Valley Castles Guided Tour

Go on a reconnaissance of the Loire Valley and engage with three riverside Chateaux from the romantic Renaissance period. Go on a reconnaissance of the Loire Valley and engage with three riverside Chateaux from the romantic Renaissance period.Highlights- Explore one of the most recognisable chateaux in the world: Chambord - Learn about the disturbing history of Château de Chenonceau - Discover the Loire wine heritage with a wine tasting session With guided tours of Château de Chenonceau, Clos Lucé and Château de Chambord, you have a smorgasbord of French style and country chic to engorge on.

Built on the site of an old mill, Château de Chenonceau stands on the side of the River Cher. The roots of the Castle lie in the 11th century, and after that tells a chequered story of malicious fire, destruction, rebuilding, repossession, disputed ownership, periods of habitation and abandonment, use as a hospital during World War I, and as an escape route during the Second World War. Now privately owned and faithfully restored to its former glory, Chenonceau displays elements of late Gothic and early Renaissance architecture.

Clos Lucé Castle built just beside the Amboise Castle, built first as a defense castle was later transformed leisure castle where Leonardo de Vinci spent the mast years of its life, many inventions of Leonardo are displayed.

Château de Chambord is arguably one of the most recognizable chateaux in the world due to its architectural blend of medieval and Renaissance design, giving it a quintessentially French appearance. Chambord is the most typical representation of a castle with a keep, corner towers, and a moat. It is the largest Chateau in the Loire region and boasts 440 rooms, 282 fireplaces, and 84 staircases.

Instead of a tale of two cities, this tour will take you on a tale of three Chateaux! You will be enlightened, entertained and impressed by your day in Chateaux Country. Redeem informationVoucher type: PrintedPrinted Voucher. Print and bring the voucher to enjoy the activity. LocationStart point: Rue Jean Rey,22 - 75015 - Paris - FRPlease ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to the Tour start time. Tour starts at 7:15am.End point: Same as the starting pointScheduleOpening dates01/04/2017 - 31/10/2017, Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Saturday/Sunday, 07:15 - 19:4501/11/2017 - 31/03/2018, Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday/Sunday, 07:15 - 19:45Closing dates25/12/201701/01Duration: 12,5 HoursGuide optionsGuide type: Guide