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Half-day tour to Château de Villandry & Chateau L'Islette

by A la Française
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Highlights

  • Chance to admire 2 privately owned Loire Valley châteaux

  • French aperitif in outsdanding surroundings

  • Beautifully landscaped formal gardens with a hedge maze

  • Opportunity to visit private chateau & meet the family

  • Passionate and local guide

Highlights

  • Chance to admire 2 privately owned Loire Valley châteaux

  • French aperitif in outsdanding surroundings

  • Beautifully landscaped formal gardens with a hedge maze

  • Opportunity to visit private chateau & meet the family

  • Passionate and local guide

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Half-day tour to Château de Villandry & Chateau L'Islette

Activity Location

Villandry

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Tours Tourist Office

    78 Rue Bernard Palissy

    Tours 37000


Description

Get a peek at a different side of the Loire Valley with a morning tour to 2 of its privately-owned châteaux. Roam the spectacular formal gardens of the Château de Villandry, and see the Renaissance estate that a French family calls home.

Meet your guide in Tours and hop in a comfortable minivan for the scenic ride into the fabled Loire Valley. Make your way to the Château de Villandry, a Renaissance gem nestled amid fantastic manicured gardens. Travel back in time as your guide leads you through the rooms of the château, sharing what life was like in the 18th century before leading you into the box hedged-framed formal gardens. Hear about the orderly designs and patterns in the water garden, hedge maze, and ornamental kitchen garden before continuing on.

Then, you are on your way to a private chateau that's still inhabited by a French family. Head into their home, a historical monument, to discover how a modern family inhabits this centuries-old space. See the gardens where Camille Claudel and Auguste Rodin sought inspiration for their sculptures, and learn about the time the artists spent at this idyllic chateau. You might even have a chance to meet the current residents before ending up your tour with a lovely picnic lunch along the river in the park of the chateau. Your guide will serve you a nice aperitif composed of a glass of Loire Valley wine paired with a local delicacy, a unique moment!


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of 2 private chateaux

  • French aperitif (1 glass of Loire wine with a local delicacy)

  • Roundtrip transport to and from the city of Tours


Exclusions

  • Additional food and drinks

  • Lunch


Know Before You Book

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place

  • Maximum group size is 8 people.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Half-day tour to Château de Villandry & Chateau L'Islette ratings based on 1 Verified Review

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5 out of 5

5/5 29 Jun 2019

Our tour to Villandry and Chateau L'Isette lived up to expectations. Both places were very beautiful. Our guide, Daphne, was wonderful. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Nothing was too much trouble. I would highly recommend this tour.