A La Française - Loire

Azay-le-Rideau, Villandry and Vouvray day

9h00

169,00 €

per person

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before.

About the experience

9h00

1-8 persons

5 tastings
Tour / excursion
Available in: English
You will live an unforgettable experience: in the morning, set off to discover two castles in the region: the “perfect” castle of Azay le Rideau and the magnificent castle of Villandry; and in the afternoon, visit a wine estate in Vouvray.

You will begin with a visit to the Château d'Azay le Rideau, a true jewel of Renaissance architecture built by a secretary of King François 1st.

Then, arrival at the Château de Villandry to visit the gardens, a jewel of French heritage built during the Renaissance. You can walk in the vegetable garden, the labyrinth, around the water garden...

Finally, explore a vineyard in the great Vouvray appellation, a charming estate with a tasting of sparkling, dry, sweet wines... An introduction to the nose and the history of wine in the region will help you understand the subtleties of the wine tasting.

What's included

Tasting of 5 wines
Tasting
Guide
Private Transport

About the host

A la Française invites you to live unique and authentic experiences to discover the most beautiful French regions. Discover our regions in complete freedom through small group tours or private tours, choose the formula that suits you best: accompanied by minibus, bicycle or electric bike!

Things to know

Payment: No payment until the host has confirmed your booking.
Cancellation: Full refund of the experience if cancellation takes place up to 24 hours before the start of the experience.
Tasting: No alcohol tasting for underage children.

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Itinerary

Total tour duration: 5h00

1

Visit the château d'Azay-le-Rideau

1h15

Visit the château d'Azay-le-Rideau

As Balzac described it, " The Château d'Azay faceted diamond set by the Indre River" is as faithful as ever. Built by Gilles Berthelot, advisor and secretary to François 1er, you'll be greeted by a straight staircase, a true 16th-century creation, surrounded by a lacework of stone. As you wander through the rooms, you'll discover the lifestyles of several owners from different eras, taking you back in time.

2

Visit the gardens du Château de Villandry

1h15

Visit the gardens du Château de Villandry

A Renaissance château built on the site of an ancient 12th-century fortress, this still-inhabited chateau is a splendid showcase for the Renaissance garden, with its vegetable patch, ornamental gardens and forest...  Get lost in the property in the different gardens constantly changing colors with the seasons. With over 110,000 plants planted each year, and dozens of species of vegetables and fruit to adorn the kitchen garden, this is a true visual and sensory experience.

3

Visit and tasting à Vouvray

2h30

Visit a troglodyte cellar in the heart of the Vouvray appellation, and chat with a passionate winemaker who will introduce you to a wide variety of wines: from sparkling to dry, mellow to semi-dry, you're bound to find what you're looking for. During the afternoon you will discover the Chenin Blanc, this magical grape that allows the winemakers to produce the whole range of wines. After the tasting, stop off in the vineyards for souvenir photos and further explanations about wine in France.


Where is the experience located?

Azay-le-Rideau, Villandry and Vouvray day - Winalist

78 Rue Bernard Palissy, 37000 Tours, France


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