Loire Valley Day Trip from Paris 2023
About Loire Valley day trip from Paris
Travel in an air-conditioned bus to the Loire Valley from Paris and live like French royalty for a day. Uncover the captivating history of Château de Chambord accompanied by an expert tour guide. You will also be able to enjoy some free time in the quaint town of Blois and taste different types of wine at the Château de Chenonceau.
Day Trip to Loire Valley from Paris
On this full-day trip from Paris to the Loire Valley, you will have an opportunity to discover Chateau de Chambord, the charming town of Bloise, and visit Chateau de Chenonceau for a wine-tasting experience.
After departure from Paris, the first stop of your day trip will be to Château de Chambord. Disney fans will recognize the castle’s turrets since they inspired the castle in the movie “Beauty and the Beast.” Although originally intended as a royal hunting lodge, it was built to an impressive scale that must be experienced in person.
Learn all about the castle’s fascinating history from your tour guide before getting your own chance to explore. Climb a staircase that Leonardo Da Vinci supposedly designed and enjoy spectacular rooftop views.
After that, a day tour will continue on to the next stop, which will be the quaint town of Blois. Take some free time to enjoy your lunch in one of the many available restaurants around the vibrant Square Louis XII. Don’t miss the chance to explore the royal Blois Castle on your own. Marvel at its unique mix of neoclassical Renaissance and medieval Gothic architecture.
Last but not least will visit the elegant Château de Chenonceau. Castle bedrooms, a chapel, and magnificent vaulted kitchens show off sweeping stone carvings from times gone by.
After a guided tour, enjoy a wine-tasting experience in the castle’s vaulted wine cellar. Your tour guide will entertain you between stops with stories and insights about the countryside and the region’s former nobility.
- Tour guide
- Entrance tickets for all sites
- Transfer by an air-conditioned coach
- Wine tasting in Château de Chenonceau (only available on Thursday and Saturday)
- Small group tour
- Hotel pickup/drop-off
- Entrance to Blois Castle
- People with mobility impairments
- Wheelchair users
Meet with your guide in front of the entrance to the Catacombes de Paris. You will see a sign with the activity provider’s name on it: City Wonders. If you want to get there by metro, the one is Denfert-Rochereau (Line 4 or 6). Make sure you exit at “Sortie 1,” and you will see the entrance to the Catacombs will be right across the street.
Visit the Loire Valley and explore two famous French castles – Chenonceau and Chambord.
Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the small charming town of Blois and its famous castle.
Taste different types of wine at the Château de Chenonceau.
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Visit three famous French castles and enjoy a wine-tasting experience!
Good to know before you go
- Reserve now & pay later
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- Free cancellation
- Please note that the wine-tasting experience is only available on Thursday and Saturday.
- We recommend wearing comfortable shoes because there will be a lot of walking on this tour.
FAQ – Loire Valley day trip from Paris
Is Loire Valley worth visiting?Yes! Well-known as the Garden of France, the Loire Valley is an important UNESCO World Heritage Site that lures visitors with fairy-tale-like castles, charming towns, exquisite gardens, and unforgettable wine. It’s no wonder that it is considered one of the best sites to visit in France.
How do you get from Paris to the Loire?You can easily get to the Loire Valley by train from Paris. But if you would like to learn all about the rich history of this incredible destination, we recommend going on the Loire Valley tour from Paris. That way, you’ll gain comprehensive knowledge of the places you visit with a professional tour guide. Also, this tour includes skip-the-line access, which will help you avoid the long queues at attraction entrances.
What will I see on this day trip?On this Loire Valley guided tour from Paris, you will have an opportunity to see many iconic sites, such as Chenonceau and Chambord castles, the small town of Blois, and the longest river in France – the Loire River. You will also have enough time to explore all the sites that interest you on your own.
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Visit Loire Valley in the best way!
If you have only one day available and wish to visit all the sites of the Loire region, a guided day trip may be your best and easiest option. That way, you will be able to visit the iconic castles and explore the charming town of Blois with a knowledgeable tour guide. Also, you will get priority access which will save you much more time!
When to visit Loire Valley?
The Loire Valley has something to offer throughout the whole year. However, the best time to plan your visit to the Loire is in late spring and summer, especially if you want to avoid the large crowds and get the most out of your visit.
During that time, you be able to completely experience the beauty of the châteaux as the weather warms up, the days get longer, and the gardens start to blossom. Furthermore, there are fewer crowds than during the high season.
Various festivals and fountain shows take place in the Loire Valley between June and September. But, please keep in mind that this time also brings a lot of crowds. Also the weather can also be very hot and unbearable during this time.
Fantastic day trip with knowledgeable tour guides!
Our tour guide, Sam, was funny, charming, and very knowledgeable. His enthusiasm made the entire day enjoyable and memorable. The bus ride was very comfortable. The castles and lunch at the Blois were great!
A must-do day trip from Paris!
Amazing experience. Just hopped on the bus, and everything was planned. It was great to see all those historical castles. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, and it was so fun to learn some history with him.
Very organized day tour to Loire Valley
Fantastic and relaxing experience just a few hours from Paris. Well-organized day trip. The time dedicated to the town of Blois and the two castles was more than adequate. Danny was an incredible guide, he told us many interesting stories about castles and made the trip come to life. The wine tasting was also good. Highly recommend this day trip to everyone!
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