7.00 am: Be met in the lobby of your hotel in Paris.
In the morning visit the nearby Manoir du Clos Lucé where Leonardo Da Vinci spent the last three years of his life. Visit his apartments and see the models of the marvelous machines that he invented. Leonardo Da Vinci was honored with the King’s benefaction; he was given the "Clos Luce Manor" near the Royal Castle of Amboise. King Francois I asked for nothing in return, only the pleasure of conversing with Leonardo Da Vinci.
Then, visit to the Château of Amboise where Leonardo Da Vinci is buried. Amboise, loved by Catherine de Medici, who raised her children there, was the first royal castle built in the Loire during the Renaissance period. It was in a strategic position overlooking one of the few bridges that allowed people to cross the Loire. The decoration was originally of French inspiration but later profited from the collaboration of Flemish and Italian artists. Amboise is the chateau to be visited if you want to have an overview of the historical Loire Valley.
Have lunch at leisure.
In the afternoon you will visit the Château de Chenonceau. Built on a bridge over the Cher River, with the unique beauty of its Renaissance architecture reflected by the water, the Chateau de Chenonceau is the masterpiece of the Val de Loire. This enchanting castle may be smaller in comparison to others, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in charm. It is certainly one of the most romantic chateaux in the Loire Valley
7.00 pm: Back to your hotel at the end of the afternoon.