WEEKEND IN LOIRE
WEEKEND VIN & CHATEAUX DE LA LOIRE
Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October
With our partner To Be Erasmus in Paris
Join us as we retrace the steps of François the First, the King of the French Renaissance period. From 1515 to 1547, he conquered his adversary Charles Quint and established French as the national language. He was passionate about architecture and left behind the Châteaux de Chambord and Fontainebleau, two monuments bursting with secrets and mysteries.
The history of the Châteaux de la Loire is very closely linked to those of the Kings of France, built for the most part during the Renaissance (late-fifteenth and sixteenth century), a period during which the region was very popular amongst the Kings. These Châteaux are renowned around the world, the most well-known being Chambord, Chenonceau, Azay le Rideau, Blois, Amboise, Cheverny, Chaumont, Villandry, Langeais, Ussé, Saumur, Montsoreau and Loches.
Set off from Paris for Fontainebleau and Chambord with a tour of the Châteaux. We will then head on to Tours. Check-in at the hotel followed by dinner and drinks at Place Plumereau.
Head on to Azay le Rideau with a tour of its Château. We will finish the day in Amboise with a trip to a wine cellar with tasting, followed by free time either to visit the Château or instead discover the city, depending on your mood! We will arrive back in Paris at approximately 9:30pm.
Departure: Saturday 24th October at 8am
Return: Sunday 25th October at 9:30pm
Duration: 1 night/2 days
Departures are also possible from Bordeaux, Lille and Lyon.
Accommodation: Hotel with breakfast, bedrooms for two to three people (depending on availability) ten minutes from the city centre. All taxes included. Free WiFi in all bedrooms.
Included: Transport, accommodation with breakfast, Tours, tours of the Châteaux de Fontainebleau, Chambord and Azay le Rideau, visit to the wine cellar with tasting, programme, guide and photographer.
Not included: personal expenses, meals, Saturday evening, Château d’Amboise (optional).
Online registration and payment on our partner’s website.