2 amazing gardens, 1 castle and 1 medieval town
Meet your driver-guide for a great guided trip to discover beautiful Loire Valley gardens, a castle and the medieval city of Chinon.
The Loire Valley being called the Garden of France thanks to its fertile soil and pleasant climate, you will discover beautiful vegetation.
Rivau gardens and castle
To start your day, admire the Rivau castle, a fairy tale castle. This castle used to be half fortress, half pleasure house. You can visit the medieval fortress, the Renaissance royal stables… After the visit of the castle, you will discover the magnificent “Jardins Remarquables” and its contemporary art exhibitions. As the seasons go by, different shows will be offered to you in the Gargantua’s vegetable garden, Princess Rapunzel’s garden, the Labyrinth or the Orchard of Paradise.
Then discover Chinon; beautiful medieval town to visit, strolling through its numerous alleys and narrow streets with its beautiful half-timbered houses. With the the majestic River Vienne running quietly through the town, each step leads you to constant discovery : landscapes, amazing architecture, art and history.
Finally, take a stroll through the sumptuous Villandry gardens, known throughout France and the world. Between the Renaissance vegetable garden, the gardens of Love, the water garden, the sun garden… you will discover many plants and trees. French gardens not to be missed during your exploration of the Loire Valley gardens.
If you are looking for an other full day guided tour to complete this trip, you can check the Loire Valley wine and cheese discovery.
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese…
Your hotel in the Loire Valley
Angers, St Pierre des Corps or Tours train stations
(others on request)
You can couple this day with a discovery of other Loire Valley gardens such as those of the Château de Chenonceau or the Château de Chambord.