This day trip is a great opportunity to enjoy this prestigious region of castles and vineyards.
The Loire valley is a territory rich in héritage with exceptional sites and historical monuments listed in UNESCO world héritage site
First, you will arrive at the abbaye of Fontevrau :
Fontevrau royal abbey is unrivaled in therm of its rich history, closely linked to the history of France and even of europe.
Fontevrau abbey is an exceptional monastic city fonded in 1101 ; it’s the biggest abbey of the world and it’s also unique in its configuration.
Listed as World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCOYou can also stroll through the Gourmet Terrace, the Abbey gardens, and the vegetable gardens.
You will carry on with le chateau de Saumur : This is a charming castle of the renaissance style , it has been a fortress , a prison and a residence for important local figures.You will discover the rich collections in the lovely former apartments of the Dukes of AnjouRight in the midst of Saumur city , you will appreciate the panorama view of the Loire valley.
The trip continue to the famous castle of Azay le rideau .
Azay le rideau castle is a masterpiece of 16th century architecture, it stands on an island drawn by Indre and is surrounded by a romantic 19th century park.
The chateau has prestigious historic settings tracing 4 centuries of history and sumptuous collections of objects, tapestries and furniture. To have :
– on the ground floor, restitution of the decor and the atmosphere of the castle in the 19th century;
– the first floor, devoted to the Renaissance, presents period furniture and tapestries;
– access to the attic and the 16th century frame;
– the Pressoir accommodates an interpretation space accessible to all audiences.
– a romantic park offers many views of the castle.
This beautifull day will end with a drop off to your hotel/ accomodation.Less
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