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$193.60 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Loire Valley Wine Trip From Tours: Azay Le Rideau, Langeais

Meet your driver in the morning at a centrally located place in the city of Tours, France. Board your comfortable air-conditioning 8-seats minivan that will take you to your first destination.You will start your day with a visit of the Castle of Azay Le Rideau. Gilles Berthelot’s Château, delicately placed on an island on the Indre river, is, with its open staircase, still considered one of the most elegant examples of Renaissance architecture.Then, enjoy a tour, wine tasting (Bourgueil or Chinon wines) and lunch at a family estate or at a traditional restaurant with fresh local products. A true authentic moment.After lunch, your guide will take you to Langeais Fortress. Best reconstitution of everyday life in the Middle Ages, the royal castle of Langeais, built under king Louis XI, was the scene of the wedding of king Charles VIII and Ann of Brittany. In the spectacular banquet and wedding halls, you will discover amazing original sets of tapestries and furniture. Your final stop is at the spectacular gardens of Touraine, Villandry. The castle of Villandry, finished in 1536, is the last of the large castles to have been built on the banks of the Loire during the Renaissance. It offers one of the most spectacular gardens of the Loire Valley. With its Renaissance, vegetable, water and herb gardens, it is definitely a must see. Long avenues of linden trees which structure the four levels of the garden, delicate silhouettes of yew trees in the topiary style, vegetables and flowers, scents and savors, calmness and energy, tranquillity and effervescence… Around 6:30pm, your guide will drive you back to the city of Tours, France.

$412.39 Food, Wine & Nightlife

2 Day Guided Trip to Mont Saint Michel, Loire Valley Chateaux and Wine Tasting from Paris

This two-day trip will take you on a journey of discovery to the incredible Mont Saint-Michel and two of the most beautiful Châteaux of the Loire Valley: Langeais and Chenonceau.DAY 1: Day trip to the Mont Saint Michel and guided tour of Mont Saint Michel AbbeyOur air-conditioned bus leaves at 7:15 am from our agency, located in downtown Paris. A guide-interpreter will accompany you on the trip. The bus takes you along the Normandy highway and after enjoying the lush green French countryside, you will arrive at Mont Saint-Michel around 11:30 am. Since you will probably be ready for lunch by then, your guide will take you directly to the Relais Saint Michel (or similar restaurant), located on the bay facing Mont Saint-Michel. There you can enjoy a relaxing meal and taste some regional specialties.After lunch, you will board a shuttle that takes you across the causeway to Mont Saint-Michel. Explore this exceptional wonder of the Western world with your guide, strolling the city walls or the Grande Rue with its many museums, shops and medieval houses until you reach the top of the mountain and the Mont Saint-Michel abbey. The guided tour will introduce you to this Benedictine abbey that dates back to the 8th century. Dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel, the building boasts incredible Gothic architecture. The bus leaves Mont Saint-Michel at 4:30 pm for Angers (about 2.5 hours away) where you will spend the night at the Mercure Lac de Maine (or a similar hotel). Dinner will be served at the hotel restaurant.DAY 2: Loire Valley Castles Guided Tour to Langeais and Chenonceau, Wine TastingAfter a good night's sleep and a delicious breakfast at the hotel in Angers, the bus will set off for the Châteaux of the Loire Valley. The bus makes a brief stop near Château d’Angers so you can view the exterior of the medieval fortress. The guide will also tell you about the castle. About one hundred kilometers away lies Langeais, where you will enjoy your first tour of the day. Follow your guide inside the structure, which is made up of two incredible châteaux. Take in the oldest keep in France (constructed around the year 1000) and the Château de Louis XI built in 1465 while you experience French history through depictions made with highly realistic wax figures.The guided tour of Langeais is followed by a chance to enjoy lunch on your own in Amboise, about 45 minutes away. Your guide will help you choose the restaurant where you want to eat.It will take about 20 minutes for the bus to reach the next stop, Château de Chenonceau. Explore this castle that played a special role in French history and its awe-inspiring architecture built over the Cher river. It is also known as the "Château des Dames" and the guided tour ....