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Castles and wines in France
6 days / 5 nights
Paris - Chartes - Fontevraud - Saumur - Chinon - Azay le Rideau - Langeais - Villandry - Tours - Amboise - Chenonceau - Chambord - Paris

Day 1 Paris
Arrival at Paris airport and transfer to your hotel for overnight.

Day 2 Paris - Chartres (90km/1h30min) – Fontevraud(250km/3h30min) - Saumur (20km/30min)
Departure to Saumuer via Chartres.Visit of the renowned Cathedral,masterpiece of the Gothic art and famous with her vitrages.Continue to Fontevraud.Guided visit of the abbey,an exceptional site ruled for years by powerful abbesses,that houses the recumbent polychrome statues of Henri II Plantagenêt and Richard the Loinhearted.Overnight in Saumur.

Day 3 Saumur – Chinon (30km/40min) – Azay le Rideau (20km/20min) – Langeais (10km/15min) – Villandry(20km/10min) - Tours (20km/20min)
Orientation tour of Saumur,capital of cavalry - view the prestigious school of horse riding and cavalry , the château and its XVIIth century private mansions.Departure to Chinon - one of the favourite residences of King Henry II Plantagenêt.Testing of the Chinon wine celebrated by Rabelais,one of cities’s most famous sons.Contionue to Tours passing or visit some of the best examples of the Loire valley chateau architecture at Azay le Rideau,Langeais or Vilandry. Overnight in Tours or the area.

Day 4 Tours – Amboise (30km/30min) – Chenonceau (15km/20min)
Full day guided tour dedicated to the visit of the châteaux of Amboise and Chenonceau. Amboise , the most Italian of the Loire Valley châteaux , was the last residence of Leonardo da Vinci.The château features an impressive collection of Gothic and Renaissance furniture. Proceed to Vouvray for a visit and wine tasting. Visit the château of Chenonceau , also called “Château des Dames”.Built on the river Cher,Chenonceau is the Loire Valley’s finial with its remarkable architecture and its collections of fine quality.Overnight in Tours or the area..

Day 5 Amboise – Chenonceau(20km/30min) - Chambord (60km/1,30h)- Paris (180km/3h)
Start the day with visit of the castle of Chenonceau – another Loire valley masterpiece.On the way to Paris, stop in Chambord to enjoy a view of the most majestic château in the area. Arrival in Paris for overnight.

Day 6 Paris
Transfer to airport for your final departure.