DISCOVER THE LOIRE VALLEY

Day1 - Paris/Montbazon (approx. 167 miles)
Pick up your rental car in Paris and drive to Orleans, the capital of the Loire Valley. Continue on to Chambord and visit the impressive and majestic Chateau de Chambord, one of the most spectacular chateaux of the world. Overnight in Montbazon.
Day2 - Montbazon/Tours/Chenonceau/Montbazon (approx. 32 miles)
After breakfast, begin your day with a visit to Tours, the ancient Gallo-Roman city once capital of the Kingdom of France. After Tours, drive to the heart of the valley, along the River Cher, where you'll find the most romantic French castle, the Chateau de Chenonceau. After lunch at La Cave, a delightful restaurant located literally in a cave, continue driving to the picturesque village of Montlouis-sur-Loire.
Overnight in Montbazon. (B,L)
Day3 - Saumur
Located on the Loire River, Saumur is celebrated for its fairy-tale Chateau, cavalry school, mushrooms and sparkling wines. While in Saumur, continue to visit the various chateaux of the region and discover the beauty that surrounds you. Visit the Chateau de Villandry, best known for its magnificent flower and vegetable gardens and the Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau, a beautiful 16th century chateau filled with period furniture.
Overnight in Saumur. (B)
Day 4 - Saumur
Located on the Loire River, Saumur is celebrated for its fairy-tale Chateau, cavalry school, mushrooms and sparkling wines. While in Saumur, continue to visit the various chateaux of the region and discover the beauty that surrounds you. Visit the Chateau de Villandry, best known for its magnificent flower and vegetable gardens and the Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau, a beautiful 16th century chateau filled with period furniture.
Overnight in Saumur. (B)
Day5 - Saumur/Angers/Chartres/St. Symphorien (approx. 218 miles)
This morning start by visiting Angers, one of France's most beautiful cities. Visit the Jean Lurcat and contemporary Tapestry Museum to see the dramatic tapestry ''Chant du Monde''. Take a short stroll from the Cite to the Doutre, where you can find a lively atmosphere, or enjoy the quiet banks of the Maine. Continue on to Le Mans on the Sarthe River. After Le Mans, continue on to St. Symphorien for your overnight stay at the Chateau d'Esclimont. (B)
Day 6 - St. Symphorien/ Gouvieux-Chantilly (approx. 63 miles)
Your last overnight will be at the Chateau de Montvillargene, the largest chateau hotel in France, set in a 15 acre park and built in the Norman style in the last century by the Rothschild family. (B)
Day7 - Gouvieux-Chantilly/Paris to USA (or extend your stay)
Drop-off your car in Paris and say ''au revoir'' to France or extend your stay. (B)