Amboise Chateau in the Loire Valley, France.  Photo courtesy of ADT Touraine / David Darrault

Best of France Tour: Starry City to Countryside Chateaux

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Paris, Versailles, Giverny, Amboise...

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Suggested Duration

11 Days

The French countryside will beckon you to discover its breathtaking landscapes and royal Chateaus on this 11-day tour across its bucolic pastures. In addition to being enchanted by the ornate architecture of these captivating Chateaus, this tour has been tailored to immerse you in French culture through experiences within its honored heritage sites, delectable cuisine, and brilliant topography.

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Trip Highlights

  • Open your taste buds to an entirely new world of flavors when you indulge in French cuisine along St Germain-des-Pres
  • Capture royal scenes during a tour of the Palace of Versailles and within its mesmerizing Hall of Mirrors and manicured gardens
  • Escape to the flowering fields and serene lakes of Giverny for a look inside the home of master artist, Monet
  • Venture to the French countryside to explore the iconic Chateau de Chambord and Chateau de Cheverny en route to the Loire Valley
  • Appreciate more royal allure as you tour the Loire Valley’s Chateaus, including Chateau du Clos Luce and Chateau Gaillard
  • Visit the resting place of Leonardo da Vinci in the Chateau of Amboise
  • Discover the origins of cognac within the commune of the same name and taste brilliant blends in an aging cellar
  • Tour the breathtaking heritage sites of Bordeaux, from Place de la Comedie and the Grand Theatre to Sainte-Catherine street
  • Explore the famed wine region of Bordeaux, visiting wineries stationed on the vineyards of St. Emilion and Medoc

Starting Price

$3,933 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

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  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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