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Fairy day tour 139 €

  • Château d'Ussé
  • Château de Villandry
  • Château de Langeais

 

See the majestic chateaux of Azay-le-Rideau, Villandry, Ussé and Langeais

 

 

 

 

Price per person: from 139 € - excursion by minibus

 

9.30 am

Start at the Tourist Office in Tours town centre, located just across from the train station (3 minutes walk). Departure in an air-conditioned minibus for an all-day excursion that will take you to:

In the morning

Château d'Azay-le-Rideau

Visit of the CHATEAU of AZAY-LE-RIDEAU. Built in the sixteenth century on an island in the middle of the river Indre in the most beautiful countryside, this château is one of the best examples of Renaissance architecture we have. Punctuated by towers and turrets, the two right-angle wings show the perfect combination of traditional elements and features borrowed from Italian art. 

Then,

Visit of the CHATEAU and GARDENS OF VILLANDRY, which surround one of the last castle built on the Loire river edge during the Renaissance period (1536). Walk through one of the most beautiful gardens in France, constructed on three levels:

- The highest level, surrounded by lindens, has a large pool, where the water needed for the moat is collected.

- The middle level, at the level of the chateau, is in three parts: "the garden of love", "the music garden" and "the herb garden".

- Finally, at the level of the outbuildings, is the most original of the three gardens: the ornamental vegetable garden that covers 12,500 square meters, that is renewed twice per year.

 

Lunch at the restaurant of the Chateau of Villandry.

 

In the afternoon

Departure for the second part of your tour for :

Château d'Ussé

Visit of the CHATEAU OF USSE. The Sleeping Beauty's Chateau" located in the green Indre river valley. It inspired Perrault to write his famous stories and it remains a symbol of the medieval fairytale castle inhabited by brave lords, beautiful ladies and poets.

I was mainly built in the 15th and 16th centuries on the foundations of an 11th century fortress, but its successive owners, each with their personal touch, brought to it a unique charm. 

Then,

Visit of the CHATEAU OF LANGEAIS. Built in the early XVth c., this château provides a perfect example of a late mediaeval castle, complete with parapet walk and drawbridge. In 1491, it was the site of the marriage between Louis’son, Charles VIII, and the young Duchess Anne of Brittany – an event which paved the way for the independent Bretons eventual union with France.

Its originality lies in its furnishings — furniture, woodwork, fabrics, sculptures, and paintings. Admire one of the jewels of the museum, a collection of Gothic and Renaissance tapestries.

6 :00 pm : Back Tourist Office in Tours by air-conditioned minibus.

 

Daily departures from February 10 to November 12, 2018.

For persons travelling alone and for the last minute bookings contact us for confirmation.

 

Including:

  • The transportation in air-conditioned minibus (9:00 am – 6:00 pm). Meeting point at 9.00 am at the Tourist Office of Tours in front of the train station of Tours
  • The entrances to the chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, the chateau and gardens of Villandry, and the chateaux of Ussé and Langeais
  • Lunch in Villandry
  • The booking charges

 

Excluding:

  • drinks at lunch
  • guided visit in the chateaux
  • audio-guides
  • personal expenses

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If you wish to extend your discovery of the Loire Valley Chateaux, we invite you to consult our Fairy-tale break:

Fairy-tale break


 

 

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