15 days in Loire Valley & Paris Itinerary

15 days in Loire Valley & Paris Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Amboise
— 3 nights
2
Chinon
— 2 nights
3
Paris
— 8 nights

3
nights
Amboise

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Get out of town with these interesting Amboise side-trips: Chateau de Cheverny (in Cheverny), Chateau Royal de Blois (in Blois) and Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, get engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, do a tasting at Plou Et Fils, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Amboise trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Amboise is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In March, daytime highs in Amboise are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chinon.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Fun & Games Wineries

Side Trips

Orleans, Chateau de Cheverny, Chateau Royal de Blois, Chateau de Chambord
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Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Chateau de Cheverny ©
Chateau de Cheverny

2
nights
Chinon

Chinon ©
On the banks of the Vienne River, Chinon offers access to a rich wine area in the Loire Valley.
On the 16th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Chateau de l'Aulee, look for gifts at Vinea Loire Valley, thenstep into the grandiose world of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, thenfind something for the whole family at Saint Benoit Aventure, and finally do a tasting at Chateau du Petit Thouars. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Musee des Blindes, learn about winemaking at Domaine de Clos Maurice, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Royale des Ardilliers, and finally don't miss a visit to Maison du Parc.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Chinon trip planner.

You can drive from Amboise to Chinon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Chinon

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Azay-le-Rideau, Saumur, Maison du Parc
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Chateau du Petit Thouars ©
Chateau du Petit Thouars
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau ©
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau
Saint Benoit Aventure ©
Saint Benoit Aventure

8
nights
Paris

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet) and Rouen (La maison sublime, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, take a stroll through Montmartre, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paris trip tool.

You can drive from Chinon to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °F in March, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rouen, Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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