Touraine Evasion

Tour Details - N° 1

AZAY LE RIDEAU – VILLANDRY

Meeting at the tourism office of Tours 15 minutes prior departure where you’ll be welcomed by your driver

Leaving at 9.30

for a 30 minutes trip west of Tours to Azay le Rideau.

The château of Azay le Rideau ( Visit: 1h )

Jewel of the Renaissance

In 1518, the old castle of Azay le Rideau became the property of Gilles Berthelot, a great financer of the crown. He decided to build a magnificent château there, which, to this day, is considered as one of the most elegant châteaux of the Loire Valley. The style of Azay is a reference of French Renaissance architecture thanks to its purity.

15 minutes trip to Villandry

through vineyards and apple orchards.

The gardens of Villandry ( Visit: 45 min )

Splendor of the italian style gardens

Villandry is one of the last châteaux of the Loire Valley. It was built on the remains of a former fortress. It is mostly famous for its remarkable gardens which are considered as the most beautiful Renaissance gardens of France, mixing the creative genius of Italian gardeners with the ornamental tradition of French gardeners

30 minutes trip back to Tours

following the river Cher banks

Back at 12.30

Your driver will drop you off at the tourism office of Tours

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