Sample Loire Valley Itinerary

The Loire Valley, theater of France history and crafts, is an extraordinary school for authenticity. The ”Sweet France” tour opens the doors of secret know-how a la française by introducing you to a starred chef at Chinon, a wine grower in Saumur, a glassmaker in Amboise or a cheesemaker in Loches.

Your taste buds will be charmed and your feelings exhilarated by experiencing a place excellence of taste can be savored in all its forms, whether you find it in a kitchen, an artist’s studio, or a vineyard.

Try your hand at glass blowing in the royal city of François Premier and his Chateau d’Amboise, before moving to the table of Leonardo da Vinci, for a Renaissance dinner in the Priory of Clos Lucé, dressed up in the attire of Diane de Poitiers or Henri IV … Float down the Loire aboard a toue, a traditional ligerian boat, in the colors of the setting sun of Montsoreau, accompanied by accordian music. Taste the intimate flavors of the wineries and tables of the kings of Franceas you explore this region by bike or private car.


Day 1: Receive an exclusive cooking lesson with one of the best chefs at Château de Marçay, in the heart of the vineyards of Chinon, in the land of Gargantua and Pantagruel.
Day 2: Become Winemaker for a day in Saumur country and discover the wines of Domaine de la Paleine at a lunch on the table owners.
Day 3: Live a dream dinner tasting as you float down the Loire aboard a toue. A romantic and unforgettable story in the light of candles and setting sun!
Day 4: Become the student of a master glassmaker and learn to blow your own creation.
Day 5: As a private guest at the table of Leonardo da Vinci, you’ll enjoy a Renaissance menu before discovering the majestic Chateau de Chambord and its legendary staircases!
Day 6: Breakfast at Domaine des Hauts de Loire and continue to Paris, via Chartres and its famous Cathedral.

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