Loire Valley Renaissance Gardens Tour

 

Cultural Tour

8 hours

Private

From Loire Valley

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Discover the most stunning and glamorous Renaissance Gardens of Loire Valley Castles: Villandry, Azay-le-Rideau and Chenonceau! Between the English , Italian and French style, you will discover maze gardens, water gardens, vegetable gardens and more that will delight your senses while walking around!

Highlights of the Loire Valley Renaissance Gardens Tour

 

-Explore the beauty of the Renaissance on our Loire Valley Renaissance Gardens Tour

-Visit the exquisite colorful & eclectic and geometric gardens at Villandry Castle

-Stroll around and along the vast gardens of Azay-le-Rideau

-Discover the varied stunning gardens of Chenonceau Castle

Full Description of Loire Valley Renaissance Gardens Tour

 

Explore the charm and glamour of the Loire Valley Gardens with this private tour by visiting and strolling around the most beautiful gardens of the Loire Valley Châteaux. Start visiting Villandry Castle an exceptional castle with a large variety of gardens! In fact the castle is surrounded by gardens such as the Kitchen Garden, with a very geometric style using vegetables and flowers alternating colors; there is also the Maze formed by hornbeam hedges called Charmilles, evoking the greek conception of a maze where the Minotaur was hidden, a place of danger and fear and during the Renaissance a place of progression to encounter God. Also, visit the water garden with a large ornamental pond in a english romantic style!

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Next head to Azay-le-Rideau a village with a castle surrounded by two arms of the Indre with a magnificent landscaped park created in 1825 offering different points of view of the which is reflected in the water. Not far, visit the Chatonnière Castle with a stunning colorful Vegetable Garden of Abundance, the Intelligence Garden, Botanical and Science garden among others.

Last but not least, the Chenonceau Castle built over the river with a unique conception of architecture and décor. It was dear to Catherine de Medici and embodies the elegance of the 16th century Renaissance châteaux of the Valley.  Also called "the Ladies' Château". here, you can visit the Italian Maze, the English style green garden, the refined garden of Catherine de Medicis, the vegetable garden among others. There is also the Garden of Diane de Poitiers, a french formal garden which is a an exquisite floating parterre.

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About this activity

📍 Pick up and drop off conditions

-Pick up and drop off at your place of stay in the Loire Valley

 

☑️ Includes

-This tour will be managed in a private car adapted to the size of your group

-Bookings of tickets to each Castle

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