FRENCH SAFARI IN THE LOIRE VALLEY
October 17, 2018 8:30am - 7:30pm
Past the peripherique, beyond the confines of Paris and into the wilds of native France. Our French Safari is simply to hunt down the best in French food, wine and culture. The goal is to have fun, meet new friends, and learn a little more about French history. Our first expedition is exploring the ‘Cradle of French Royalty’ along the beautiful Loire River Valley.
We depart Paris Montparnasse railway station in the morning via high speed TGV.
Upon arrival at Saint Pierre des Corps (Tours) railway station, we'll pick up our 9 seated passengers van and head out with our driver Benoit, to the Château du Clos Lucé. There, we'll be met by a local professional tour guide who will take us through the glorious past of this Royal Retreat, and the final home of Leonardo da Vinci. After the tour, you can enjoy a stroll through the gardens and observe many of Da Vinci’s inventions in action. Click the button below to get more information on what's on offer at Chateau du Close Lucé,
Our next stop is the one and only Chenonceau, "The Château of the Ladies". The history of this property dates back to the 11th century. This famous white château, spans over the Cher River, was completed in 1522. Here we will start our visit with a wine tasting accompanied by sweet and savory ‘petits fours’ and local specialties. After the tasting we take 90 mins to explore the castle along with the magnificent grounds and formal gardens. This is a self-guided tour and at your own pace. Click the button below to get more information about what's on offer at Chateau de Chenonceau, including a map of the grounds.
Our final stop will be at an artisan wine maker, alongside the Loire River. Here we will have a guided tour of their unique troglodyte cave and a tasting of their select wines.
We will return to Paris via the Saint Pierre des Corps (Tours) railway station and be back in Paris by dinner time with our well deserved trophies of wine.
Date: October 17, 2018 8:30am - 7:30pm
AWG MEMBER PRICE: 159€ AWG Guest: 164€
STANDARD PRICE: 219€
Tour Price Includes:
- Return SNCF fare on TGV From Gare Montparnasse to Gare Saint Pierre des Corps.
- Transportation with driver in a comfortable air-conditioned minibus.
- The entrance fee and guided tour at Château du Clos Lucé.
- The entrance fee to Château de Chenonceau.
- Wine tasting and ‘petits fours’ at Château de Chenonceau.
- Wine tasting and guided tour of a unique troglodyte wine cave.
Please note lunch is not included. The first wine tasting at Château de Chenonceau includes 3 petits fours per person. After which, there is a ‘Self Service’ (cafeteria style resturant) located near by where you will be able to purchase an assortment hot and cold food, sandwiches, crepes, snacks and drinks.
Maximum people on this tour is 8