A visit of the main castles of the Loire Valley: Chambord, Chenonceau, Amboise and Blois. A tour to be done by car for a weekend.
The appellation "Châteaux de la Loire" groups together castles that are located in the Loire Valley, there are more than fifty castles to visit. Here we focus on four of the most famous castles: Chambord, Chenonceau, Blois and Amboise. The car is of course mandatory because some castles are not accessible by public transport and the distances between the castles are important. The minimum duration to visit these castles is one weekend but you should not dawdle, three days would be more indicated because you can also visit Tours and Orleans. If you can, it is better to try to follow the guided tours of the castles to better understand the history of these castles. All the visits are of course not free of charge (10 euros per castle for a simple visit), and parking is also included in the price of the stay.
We recommend the guided tour, which is very interesting and allows you to learn about the history of the castle.
The castle is one of the most visited castles in France, so everything is very well arranged for tourists, including huge car parks (but paying).