France wine tours Day 1: Arrival in the Valley, Amboise and
Manor of Leonardo Da Vinci

Arrival at St. Pierre des Corps TGV train station in Tours. You are welcomed by your chauffeur guide (transportation in air-conditioned Mercedes van).

From 1 250 € per person, Prestige room
double occupancy (Up to 25% discount for 4 or 6 people).

3 days tour in Loire Valley
P. MINEAU presents you the best domains and helps you assemble a fine cellar of Loire Valley wines.
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Transfer to the Royal city of Amboise.
Visit the Royal Chateau of Amboise.
Built in the 15th and 16th centuries, this authentic royal castle, introduces Italian style to the Loire Valley. Relive the warmth of the past in this historical place thanks to the presence of an exceptional collection of Gothic and Renaissance furnishings. In the Saint-Hubert chapel, the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci has recently been elegantly restored.

Lunch is at your convenience in Amboise.
You visit the Manor Clos Luce.
This Manor was the last residence of the Genius Leonardo Da Vinci where he did spend the last four years of his life. You discover in the Manor and the gardens some of his inventions like the helicopter, the parachute, the mobile bridge, the tank…
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At the end the afternoon your chauffeur takes you in a cave specialized in mature Vouvray wines. During the visit the owner presents you wines from 1945 to our days. You get to try the new vintages.
Transfer to 4* hotel Chateau near by Amboise. Check in at your Prestige double room.
Dinner in the gastronomic restaurant of the hotel.
Day 2: Chateau of Chambord, Cheverny and wine tasting in Cour Cheverny.
Visit of the Chateau of Chambord.
It was the first Chateau of the Loire Valley to be listed by UNESCO a world heritage. The architecture was inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci. The Chateau of Chambord was only used as a hunting lodge, ordered by François the 1st in 1515.
Lunch is at your leisure in Chambord.
Chateau du Nozet
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Visit of Chateau of Cheverny.
Cheverny presents a magnificent collection of furniture and master paintings from the Renaissance period.
Later in the afternoon, visit and wine tasting in Cour Cheverny, Domain Desoucheries "Christian Tessier".
Mister Tessier wins awards every year for the quality of his wines.
Chateau of Cheverny
The Cour Cheverny wines exist today because of King Francois 1st.
On his way back from Italy, Francois 1st stopped in Burgundy.
He brought back 80 000 vines of Romorantin. Nowadays the Cour Cheverny is the only appellation in the world using Romorantin grape.
Night and dinner in your 4*Chateau-hotel.
Day 3: Chateau of Chenonceau, Chateau of Villandry and Chinon vineyards

Visit of the Chateau of Chenonceau, present of King Henry II to his mistress Diane de Poitiers.
Transfer to Chinon.
Lunch is at your leisure in Chinon.
To end the afternoon, the Chateau de Ligre welcomes you for a visit of its vineyard in Chinon.
In their caves, you taste 5 red wines.
Visit of the Gardens of the Chateau of Villandry.
Villandry was the last Chateau built during the Renaissance period. It is today famous around the world for its unique French terrace gardens.
Return to your Saint Pierre des Corps TGV station.
Departure at 5h24, arrival in Paris at 6h30.
End of tour.