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Christmas at the king’s castle !

Discover the French king’s valley at Christmas time! The Renaissance castles hosted magnifiscent receptions in the old days, this tradition and art of entertaining in the Loire Valley is still alive nowadays. December is the perfect time to embrace the castles’ beautiful holiday decor and enjoy the special atmosphere of Christmas and New Year celebrations.


The program

9:00 am Departure to Chambord from the Tourist Office of Tours by minivan

 

More than just a castle, this work of art is a glorious historical site that will take you to the heart of the Loire Valley. Upon entering the park, you will discover majestic 3 meter-high Christmas trees lighting up the alleys. If the weather is fine, your group will share a coffee, hot chocolate or croissants in the park, while taking in this truly unforgettable view!

 

Once inside this must-see castle, your visit will be animated with wonderful decorations, cozy fireplaces and splendid Christmas trees. This tour will be made even more fun and captivating by your personal guide. He will select for you the most emblematic rooms to visit, share memorable anecdotes and point to hidden details of interest. Prepare yourself for some breathtaking views of the castle and life in time of French Renaissance.

 

After this first visit, you will need a small rest! Our guide will drive you to Château de Cheverny for a cozy lunch by the fireplace. The atmosphere of the Trophee hall is quite unique. The candle-lit table is prepared for a wonderful lunch served with wine produced in the area. Kids and adults alike will definitely enjoy this French art de vivre experience. (Lunch is not included in the price of the tour. Availability and reservation upon request only).

 

Yet, the day is not over! Off you go to Chenonceau Castle.

This historical monument is the most visited in France. You will have the chance to admire this unique castle built on a bridge crossing the Cher River. With your guide, take your time to appreciate the refined fresh flower arrangements for which the castle is renowned, impressive gilded Christmas trees in each room, and striking garlands everywhere you look - even in the castle’s kitchen!

Come nightfall, a stunning view of the the castle illuminations will be unveiled before your eyes. Lit up by a myriad of colours, the Ladies’ castle suddenly takes on a magical atmosphere.

 

After this exceptional visit, your tour-guide will drive you back to Tours, drop-off in front of Tours City tourism office around 7.00pm

 

 

DURATION 09h00
LANGUAGE English French
GROUP 8
TASTING
TRANSPORT Minivan
APÉRITIF
Includes transportation, guide, château entrances, tastings, and a lot more
2 pers. 340 € per pers.
3 pers. 240 € per pers.
4 pers. 190 € per pers.
5 pers. 170 € per pers.
6 pers. 150 € per pers.
7 pers. 150 € per pers.
8 pers. 150 € per pers.

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