Touraine Evasion

Tour Details - N° 5

AMBOISE – CLOS LUCE – CHENONCEAU

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

Leaving at 1 pm

and 30 minutes trip to Amboise following the river Loire and seeing numerous typical Loire Valley troglodyte homes

The château of Amboise( Visit: 1h )

A royal dwelling

Built on a limestone cliff overlooking the town, a lot of fortifications and defensive fortresses were built there since the gallo-roman era. In the XVIth century, it became the royal dwelling of kings Charles the VIIIth, Louis the XIIth and François the Ist. These three kings made a lot of changes in the architecture, expanding and embellishing the chateau, and making the transition between the gothic period and the beginning of the Renaissance.

5 minutes trip to the Clos Lucé

through the quaint little town of Amboise

The Clos Lucé( Visit: 1h )

The home of Leonardo da Vinci

Magnificient pink brick and limestone Manor where Leonardo Da Vinci lived the last 3 years of his life.
Man of a greater intelligence and multiple talents who was all at once painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, musician poet and scientist.
While visiting the Clos Lucé, we realise that his visionnary eye was 4 centuries ahead of his times.

15 minutes trip to Chenonceau

through the forest of Amboise

The château of Chenonceau( Visit: 1h30 )

Chateau of the Ladies

The most famous and visited chateau of the Loire Valley was built on the river Cher in a natural surroundings where water and gardens combine harmoniously. Thanks to Catherine Briçonnet, the builder – Diane de Poitiers, the favorite lady – Catherine de Medici, the queen – and Louise de Lorraine, the widow,the chateau of Chenonceau was the setting of an incredible history full of romance and unexpected developpments.

30 minutes trip back to Tours

Back at 6 pm

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

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