Cultural & Wine Tour
Cultural & Wine Tour
From Loire Region
Take a guided private tour along Loire Valley Castles & Wine, containing 3 historical castles of Chenonceau, Amboise and Clos Lucé. Enjoying a wine tasting in this magnificent region!
-Explore the beauty of the Renaissance on our Loire Valley Castles & Wine private tour
-Visit an Exclusive local wine tasting
-Learn about the history of Amboise, Clos Lucé and Chenonceau Castles
-Discover the scenic drive through the vineyards of Loire Valley
Start your Loire Valley Castles & Wine Private Tour with the castle of Chenonceau and discover a unique conception of architecture and décor. The Castle-bridge built over the river, dear to Catherine de Medici and embodies the elegance of the 16th century Renaissance châteaux of the Valley. Also called "the Ladie's' Château", your private guide will explain to you many details of its history.
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Then you will be welcomed in Caves Duhard established in 1874. Its owner and winemaker Daniel Gatay is specialized in mature Vouvray wines. You can discover a large range of vintages, from 1947 to our days. Made of chenin blanc the Vouvray is a mineral wine with a high acidity level which gives the wine a great aging capacity.
After lunch, you will visit the Royal Castle of Amboise, the residence of François 1st. Here you will discover perfect examples of the transition from Gothic to Renaissance styling, as well as Saint Hubert Chapel which shelters the final resting place of Leonardo da Vinci.
Finally, head to the Manoir du Clos Lucé, really close to the Royal Castle. Leonardo da Vinci lived and worked here from 1516 until his death in 1519. The Manor is a renaissance style house nowadays home to various of his work and miniature inventions. Discover his invention room, displaying models of his spectacular models such as the fabulous flying machine, ancestor of the helicopter. By the end of your tour your driver will take you back to your place of stay.
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-Meet at your place of stay in Paris, and drop off back at your place of stay
-This tour will be managed in a private car adapted to the size of your group
-bookings of tickets to each Castle
-Wine Tasting at Caves Duhard