A TRIP WITH YOUR FRIENDS TO VISIT LOIRE VALLEY
There really is nothing better than a girls’ getaway get about the daily grind and recharge your batteries.
Get together with your girlfriends and enjoy a well-deserved getaway full of sunshine, relaxation, partying, exploration, or adventure. There is nothing like the intimacy of a week or weekend away with a friend to intensify your Relationship.
In the beautiful region of Western France the Loire river runs through one of France’s richest regions. Known as the Garden of France, the Loire Valley contains many important sites and historical chateaux, royal hunting grounds for the Kings of France.
Loire Valley wines are known for their excellent value and moderate alcohol, as well as their refreshing acidity and minerality, and the pure expression of the varietal and terroir.
This important region has also been touched by many historical figures of the past, from Joan of Arc to Richard the Lionheart and Leonardo Da Vinci.
In 2000, the Val de Loire was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in recognition for the exceptional cultural landscape and the quality of its architectural heritage.
During your girls’ getaway, discover the history, culture, gastronomy and architecture of Loire Valley.
You can also discover Loire Valley in family !
Meet and greet with your English speaking driver-guide at Saint Pierre des Corps train station.
Start your girls’ getaway with the visit of famous Villandry castle & gardens : The last of the great Renaissance castles built on the banks of the Loire, Villandry owes its renown, beyond the shadow of a doubt, to the unrivaled combination of a perfect harmony between architecture and nature.
Continue with a stop to an authentic soap factory in picturesque village along the river bank.
Later arrive in Fontevraud Abbey & Hotel. Check-in your 4* Hotel and enjoy a private guided tour of the Abbey.
Fontevraud Royal Abbey is unrivalled in terms of its rich history, closely linked to the history of France and even of Europe. It is also unique in its configuration. You don’t need to know the entire history of Fontevraud to be able to appreciate the importance of this nearly thousand-year old site.
Dinner & overnight in Fontevraud Abbey hotel.
Option : Yoga in Fontevraud Abbey
Meet with your driver guide for a full day guided tour.
Start with a gourmet morning experience.
A French Chef will welcome you in her home. A charming quaint house in Loire Valley countryside. You will visit her garden and pick your ingredients for the cooking class. In her kitchen, enjoy a fun experience, cooking all together.
The class will be followed by a nice lunch with wine !
In the afternoon, enjoy a unique tour of Rivau Castle and gardens : You will meet the castle owner, and gardens creator who has studied at the National Landscaping School of Versailles.
After, visit a winery and taste some wines.
Dinner in the village & overnight in Fontevraud Abbey hotel.
Check-out of your hotel and meet with your driver guide for a full day guided tour.
Uncover Saumur, a charming town by the Loire river. Enjoy sightseeing. Get to the top of the town to see the stunning view of the Castle overlooking the river.
Later, stop for a visit and wine tasting at a famous sparkling wine house. If you wish, a cyling visit of the cellar with fun vintage bikes is available (on request). The visit will be followed by a wine tasting.
Arrive in a quaint village along the Loire river and enjoy a 2 hours private river cruise on a traditional wooden boat of the Loire. Your skipper is also a great winemaker from the area and you will enjoy a wine tasting on board accompanied by a gourmet picnic. You will discover the wild landscapes of the Loire and beautiful charming villages and castles from the river.
In the afternoon, enjoy a visit of Azay le Rideau castle : a very pretty castle standing in the calm waters of the Indre river whose water reflects its fine façade. Surrounded by parkland and open woodland, this masterpiece of Renaissance architecture features all the refinement, elegance and grace expected of a Loire chaeau.
Check-in your 4* hotel Domaine de la Tortinière
Option : Perfume workshop
Return private transfer to the workshop.
Start your day with a morning bread workshop : Arrive in your baker’s home and enjoy a unique French experience. During this session, you will learn to master the techniques of bread, brioche and croissants and have all the time to question the different ingredients that come into play.
A homemade lunch will be served and prepared by the participants with fresh ingredients and vegetables straight from the garden.
Start with the visit of Chenonceau castle : designed and owned by women only, Chenonceau is therefore also known as the Château des Dames – Ladies’ Château. It is an exceptional site not only because of its original design, the richness of its collections, its furniture and its decorations, but also because of its destiny, since it was loved, administrated and protected by women, who were all extraordinary and who, for the most part have marked history. rom the Green Garden, designed by Bernard Palissy, to the Italian maze and the floral harmony of the garden…blows the spirit of Chenonceau.
Following the visit, enjoy a flower workshop : Meet with the floral designer of the castle and enjoy a demonstration and creation of compositions cultivated specially in the flowers garden of the castle
In the afternoon, continue with the visit of Amboise a picturesque little town on the Loire river bank.
Option 1 : electric bike tour Amboise-Chenonceau
Option 2 : hot air balloon flight or helicoptere
Option 3 : private diner in a castle
Private transfer back to Paris with a stop at the iconic Chambord castle.
Discover the the largest Renaissance castle of the Loire Valley : The castle of Chambord is a Renaissance masterpiece. Today, this glorious symbol of history is featured on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
To complete the experience, you can enjoy a 1h30 private tour in a 4×4 car with a ranger to explore the large royal parc & forest and to discover the wildlife living there !
End of your girls’ getaway.
6 days / 5 nights
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese…
Saint Pierre des Corps train station
(others on request)
Enjoy a perfect girls’ getaway with your friends while discovering one of the most beautiful region of France, Loire Valley.
History, architecture, gastronomy and culture of the region will seduce you.