Follow Wendy and Haleigh in Loire Valley!

  • Overview of the Castle Chenonceau

    Overview of the Castle Chenonceau

Follow Wendy and Haleigh in Loire Valley! Amboise fr
     
  Wendy   Haleigh  

Wendy and Haleigh are American photographers and cultural influencers.

They are taking us in the magical Loire Valley and sharing their experiences using the hashtag #TimeTravelFrance

 

 

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DAY 1: Monday, September 19th - First day in Paris 


 

Situated on the prestigious Champs-Elysées, the Petit Palais is an architectural gem of the Art Nouveau style. Its collection is impressive: among others, one can admire masterpieces by Courbet, Cézanne, Monet, and Delacroix.

 
FREE DAY

 

 


 

DAY 2: Tuesday, September 20th - En route to the Loire Valley 


 

Etymologically, Amboise means ‘between two waters’, indeed, the town is situated between la Loire and l'Amasse, and is particularly famous for its Château.This iconic monument and its landscaped gardens offer one of the finest views of the Loire Valley, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.


 

Located at 500 metres from the Château d'Amboise, the Clos Lucé is a small castle built in the 15th century, where Leonardo da Vinci, invited by King Francois1er, spent the last three years of his life. 

 


  • Departure by private transfer from the hotel "Les Jardins d’Eiffel" to Montparnasse rail station   
  • Train Paris Montparnasse to Saint-Pierre des Corps  
  • Arrival at Saint-Pierre des Corps
  • Lunch at "Le Patio" 
  • Visit: Château d’Amboise  
  • Drink at "Le Shaker" bar 
  • Dinner at the Bistro "Chez Bruno"
  • Check-in at the Hôtel "Au Charme Rabelaisien"

 


 

DAY 3: Wednesday, September 21st - Visiting Clos Lucé and Chenonceau


 

 The town of Chenonceau is home to one of the second most visited château in France, after Versailles. This iconic landmark is known for its unique architecture: a subtle blend of late Gothic and early Renaissance styles.

 

 

 

 


 

DAY 4: Thursday, September 22nd - Azay-le-Rideau and Tours


 

An architectural mixture of French tradition and Italian Renaissance style, Azay-le-Rideau’s château was built during the reign of François 1er.


 

Enjoy a visit of Tours, and walk around the medieval district (le Vieux Tours), on the many bridges crossing the river Loire, and observe the typical architecture of the buildings, with their white and blue slate roofs. Tours is often called “Le jardin de la France”, because the town offers a multitude of parks and gardens to admire.

 

  • Visit: Château d'Azay le Rideau  
  • Lunch at Château d’Azay le Rideau   
  • Drive from Azay le Rideau to Tours     
  • Car rental checkout  
  • Free time in Tours  
  • Dinner at "Le QG"
  • Night at "Le Grand Hotel"   

 


 

DAY 5: Friday, September 23rd - Nantes


 Enjoy a whole day in Nantes, and a nice walk along the docks of the city that has been elected Green European Capital.

 

 


 

 

DAY 6: Saturday, September 24th - Back to Paris


  • Train from Nantes to Paris Montparnasse
  • Arrival in Paris
  • FREE AFTERNOON
  • Night in Hotel "Les Citadines Maine"

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