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THE SPECTACULAR LOIRE VALLEY 2017

5 DAYS

If it’s French splendour, style and history you seek then the Loire Valley will exceed your expectations, no matter how great! This region was one of immense strategic importance with Kings, Queens and Dukes establishing feudal castles and palaces here. On this glamorous break staying at a 4* hotel we have included admission into the fairy-tale Château de Chenonceau and Château Royal de Blois, now the Museum of France as well as free time to discover the sophisticated city of Orléans.

INCLUDES

Return ferry sailing

4 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast

Excursions to Amboise & Blois

Admission into Castle Chenonceau & the Royal Castle of Blois.

DURING YOUR STAY

Day 1 – Travelling south to Dover for our ferry crossing to Calais, we then continue to our hotel in Orléans for 3 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast.

Day 2 – Today we have planned an excursion to Château de Chenonceau, where we have included admission into the castle & gardens. This Royal Residence is one of the most exceptional castles in the Loire valley. It’s elegant design, wealth of collections; furnishing and its fate have all been made by exceptional women who have made a mark on our history.

Day 3 – Enjoy today at leisure in Orléans, the town’s two main places of interest are the mighty Cathedral ‘Ste-Croix’ and the re-creation of Joan of Arc’s house on Place General-de-Gaulle.

Day 4 – Today we visit the Château Royal de Blois where we have included admission. This is a must see in the Loire Valley, formally a Royal Residence of several French kings including King Henry III, and the place where Joan of Arc was blessed by the Archbishop of Reims before departing with her army to drive the English from Orléans. Today it is classified as the Museum of France, filled with more than 35,000 works of art for you to explore. Afterwards we spend free time in the city of Blois.

Day 5 – After breakfast we catch our return ferry and continue home.

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