6 days in Chenonceaux & Loire Valley Itinerary

6 days in Chenonceaux & Loire Valley Itinerary

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6 days in Chenonceaux & Loire Valley Itinerary

Start: Paris
Drive:  2 h 30 min
1
Chenonceaux
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Tours
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
End: Paris

2
nights
Chenonceaux

Chenonceaux ©
Situated in the valley of the river Cher within the tributary of the Loire, Chenonceaux has a unique location in the Touraine-Chenonceaux wine-growing area.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cheverny. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Chateau Royal d'Amboise, then don't miss a visit to Chateau de Loches, and then stroll through Les Balcons de l'Indrois.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Chenonceaux day trip planning app .

Paris to Chenonceaux is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Chenonceaux, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Tours.

Things to do in Chenonceaux

Historic Sites Museums Trails

Side Trips

Chateau de Loches, Chateau Royal d'Amboise, Les Balcons de l'Indrois, Chateau de Cheverny
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Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Chateau de Cheverny ©
Chateau de Cheverny

3
nights
Tours

Tours ©
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tours: Blois (Escalier Denis Papin & Chateau Royal de Blois) and Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, stroll around Parc Mirabeau, don't miss a visit to Place Plumereau, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Julien.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tours trip planner.

Tours is just a stone's throw from Chenonceaux. In September in Tours, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Blois, Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, Chateau de Chambord, Chateau de Villandry
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Cathedrale Saint-Gatien ©
Cathedrale Saint-Gatien
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry

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