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7 Day Paris and Loire Highlights

7 Day Paris and Loire Highlights
Paris, the immortal “City of Light,” is what brings people to France; the Loire Valley, the country’s pastoral heart, is one of the reasons they stay a little longer. The big city is romance incarnate: a strollable maze of charming avenues, streetside cafes, famous landmarks, and ripe with all sorts of little wonders. The Loire is a child’s picture book come to life, where fairytale chateaus stand watch over charming medieval towns, luscious rolling hills, and vineyards that produce some of the world’s finest whites. Just a few hours apart but spiritually world’s away, these two destinations are each worthy of exploration on their own. But why limit yourself? Come with us and experience both.

By day, Paris is an endless conveyor belt of museums, basilicas, gardens and splendid architecture bordering the River Seine. After dark it becomes the City of Love, with exquisite dining, the floodlit Eiffel Tower and colorfully lit bateaux-mouches traversing the river by moonlight. Within easy reach, the Palace of Versailles is the paradigm to which all other European palace-builders aspired. The contrasting delights of the peaceful Loire Valley are just a train journey away, where further fairytale chateaux offer jaw-dropping photo opportunities.

It begins in Paris with a private guided walking tour through the fabled streets of this historic and gorgeous European capital, seeing historic landmarks like Notre Dame, the revered Champs-Elysees, and the iconic Eiffel Tower. The next day, tour the stunning Palace of Versailles with a guide and marvel at this opulent monument to the ancien regime. Next, walk the enchanting streets and peruse the markets of Amboise on your own before embarking on a full-day exploration of the historic chateaux of the Loire, concluding on return to Paris.

Kensington Tours creates private trips from the world’s finest ingredients. Tailor-made with care by your personal Destination Expert, your personalized trip is always a one-of-a-kind experience made just for you. Expert local guidance and 24/7 service come standard.

06/28/2023 through 12/22/2024
01/01/2012 through 12/31/2024

Day 1 Paris To Welcome
Day 2 Paris
Day 3 Paris
Day 4 Paris To St. Pierre des Corps To Amboise
Day 5 Amboise
Day 6 Amboise To St. Pierre des Corps To Paris
Day 7 Paris


Amboise has 12,000 inhabitants and is in the heart of Touraine, in the land of chateaux. It is a town both traditional and modern, lively and quiet. In Amboise, there is a royal castle set above the Loire Valley and is a strong point extensively embellished during the 15th and 16th centuries. The Tour des Minimes, with its spiral staircase enabling riders to enter without dismounting, is the only one that has survived the ravages of time. The St. Hubert chapel is delightful and quite close to the country house of Clos-Luce where Leonardo da Vinci died and was buried. The medieval Town Hall and St. Florentin church, with its fluted pillars, are in the town while St. Denis stands above it.

01/01/12 - 12/31/24

Starting At $3,926

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