Chambord, Chenonceau & lunch from Paris



  • Coffee and pastries in the park of the Chateau.

  • Guided visit of Chateau de Chenonceau and its stunning gardens by the river

  • Delicious traditionnal lunch prepared by the owner at an intimate family-owned Chateau

  • Guided visit of majestic Chateau de Chambord

  • Typical French aperitif with local cheese and charcuterie paired with a glass of wine


TASTING Lunch and aperitif
LANGUAGE English French
TRANSPORT Train and minivan

Jump on a train from Paris and discover the Loire Valley châteaux in one great day! Discover the Loire Valley and visit its 2 most prestigious châteaux: impressive Château de Chambord and stunning Château de Chenonceau. Learn about the intimate little secrets of the French Kings who once lived there. Enjoy off-the-crowd panoramic views thanks to your local guide, benefit from wealth of thrilling genuine details and funny anecdotes and make the most of this exciting day. One of the highlights will definitely be a restful lunch away from tourist groups in a beautiful privately-owned château still inhabited by the family.

A stressless and faster way to travel than by car or bus, the city of Tours' train station can be reached in no time! You’ll be there within 1 hour ! Everything is organized for you

A person will come and pick you up at your hotel or wherever you are staying in Paris city center (from 1st to 20th district). He/she will escort you to the train station by car or on the subway depending on traffic. He will have your return train ticket printed and ready for you, and will help you find your seat on the train. Highly personal custom-service guaranteed !

So relax and enjoy the quiet and cosy experience of French TGV, the famous fast train. Have a nap or explore picturesque French countryside while comfortably seated en route to the city of Tours. Our Olaloire guide will be waiting for you in Tours railway station and will take you to this wonderful day out in the Loire Valley!


9:00 am: Get into our minivan, off to Chambord! More than a castle, this work of art is a glorious historical place that will take you to the heart of the Loire Valley: your guide will make this trip back in time a fun and captivating experience. He will select for you the most emblematic rooms to visit and share with you memorable anecdotes. He will point to hidden details of interest, and will show you to breathtaking views of the castle. So get ready to travel back in time of French Renaissance! Unforgettable!


Lunch will take place off the beaten path. You will enjoy tasty local food inone of the tiniest of all Loire Valley castles! Hosted by the French Countess who lives there permanently, indulge in the nice and cozy atmosphere and feel like the owner of the place!


Next step is Chenonceau! On the way, get a good look at all the must-see castles of the French Valley of the Kings: Chaumont, Amboise, Clos Lucé...

Château de Chenonceau: this is the most visited historical monument in France after the Chateau de Versaille Admire this unique castle built on a bridge across the Cher River. With your guide, stroll through the gorgeously-manicured gardens à la Française named after the famous ladies who lived in the castle: "Catherine de Médicis" and "Diane de Poitiers". Take your time to appreciate the refined architecture and feminine influence that prevails in each room of this renowned castle, all decorated with beautiful antiques and the most divine fresh flower arrangements. 

After this exceptional visit, your tour-guide will offer you to share a delightful aperitif with local products in a secret little corner of the park, with the most striking view of Château de Chenonceau.

A spectacular day you will never forget.


7:00 pm: He will drive you back to the train station to Paris in the evening and after a short 1 hour travelling at 300km/h (190mph), relaxing and thinking of this great day, you will be back to Paris. This service does not include your transfer from Paris train station to your hotel.






  • • Up to 7 days before tour = 100% refund
  • • Less than 7 days before tour = no refund
  • Modification of the date possible (according to availability).
  • A minimum of 2 participants is required for a tour. If only 1 person is booked on a tour, A la française - Loire Valley will contact the customer (phone or email) to reschedule or refund the total amount.

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