• 20 Jun

    Loire Valley Châteaux - Chambord, Cheverny and Chenonceau

    During your stay in Paris, why not take a break from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis and venture out into the beautiful French countryside. For there, in the Loire Valley, lie three of the grandest and most spectacular chateaux in all of France – Chambord, Cheverny and Chenonceau.

    The chateaux of France are unique and these three very distinctive chateaux are instantly recognisable by their fabulous French Renaissance architecture and their beautiful riverside settings.

    The Chateau de Cheverny is renowned for its fine furnishings and works of art including many great paintings and Flemish and Paris tapestries. It has a magnificent arms and trophies collection and was the inspiration for the fictional chateau in one of the Adventures of Tintin books by author Hergé.

    Chateau Chenonceau, or the Ladies’ Castle, has a beautiful location right on the River Cher, and incorporates a bridge, the Pont de Diane, which is a building in its own right supported by arches which span the river’s breadth. The chateau boasts a wonderful stained-glass chapel and stunning grounds containing a 2000 yew maze and beautifully arranged floral designs.

    Last but not least, the Chateau de Chambord is the largest and perhaps the grandest chateau in all the Loire Valley. It is famed for its double helix staircase, chambers and stunning grounds. Its roofline architecture is elaborate and easily recognisable and was the inspiration for the Beast’s castle in Disney’s film The Beauty and the Beast.

    This easy day trip from Paris will open your eyes to what life was and still is like living in these magnificent homes of grandeur. Revel in the splendour of the unique architecture and marvel at the stunning grounds of these centuries-old French Renaissance stately homes.

    After your day in the beautiful French countryside, come back to the Hotel Champs Elysees Regencia Paris where you can relax and sleep in 4 star luxury and comfort.

    http://www.viator.com/tours/Paris/Loire-Valley-Castles-Day-Trip-Chambord-Cheverny-and-Chenonceau/d479-2050CL