7:00 am: Be met in the lobby of your Hotel in Paris.
Drive towards the Loire Valley. Your day begins with a visit of the Château de Chambord, the largest and most dramatic châteaux in the Loire valley. Take the twin spiralling staircases, which are intertwined, double-helix style. People ascending do not encounter those descending. It stands in a vast park enclosed by a 20-mile wall. Leonardo da Vinci may have helped with the plans for this fabulous edifice of more than 400 rooms.
Continue with a visit of Amboise to visit the castle where Leonardo Da Vinci is buried. Amboise was the first royal castle built in the Loire Valley during the Renaissance. Built in the 15th and 16th centuries, it was located in a strategic position looking over one of the few bridges which allowed people to cross the Loire River.
For lunch, we suggest a local restaurant of this beautiful region.
Continue towards Chenonceau. Built on the banks of the Cher River, with the unique beauty of its renaissance architecture reflected by the water, the Château de Chenonceau is the masterpiece of the Loire Valley. It is known as “The Castle of Six Ladies” because of the succession of powerful French noblewomen of Chenonceau who inhabited it. King Henri II offered the chateau as a gift to his mistress, Diane de Poitiers, who became fervently attached to the château and the view over the river.
7:00 pm: Return to your hotel.