Innovation Voyages
LOIRE VALLEY CASTLES: a sweet way of life.

Through the Loire Valley runs the Loire river, a beautiful thread linking historical cities, villages, and famous architectural buildings (castles, cathedrals). Come and taste the sweet way of life so precious to the Kings of France for its quiet atmosphere, landscape, gastronomy, wine cellars, tufa surroundings… Discover the world renown and picturesque castles of Chenonceau, Cheverny, Blois, Chambord, Villandry, Azay le Rideau...


duration: 12H00

Gastronomic Lunch in a castle
Return transfer by helicopter


Loire Valley Castles: 1 day tour from Paris – by coach: 15/53 pax. Cheverny, Chambord, Chenonceau – Lunch & dinner included.

This excursion will give you an idea of “castle life” and the essence of royal lifestyle since the Renaissance. The 1st stop will be at Cheverny Castle : the most beautifully furnished Castle of the Loire. It is still inhabited. Lunch at the candle lights in a tufa local restaurant “LA CAVE” in Montlouis . Then continue the journey and proceed to Chambord Castle, the largest of the Loire Castles You will admire the great work of François 1st. You walk up to the terraces with the famous “double revolution” staircase attributed to Leonardo Da Vinci. Chenonceau Castle known as the “Château des Dames” (“Ladies Castle”) in the History of France; Return to Paris in the evening and dinner en route.

Loire Valley Castles: 1 day trip from Paris – transfer by helicopter for lunch and/or seminar in a castle, small groups.

Take off from Paris and have a wonderful panoramic view of Paris and surroundings… You will land after 1 hour flight in the deep heart of the Loire Valley in a very attractive manor DOMAINE DE BEAUVOIS surrounded by a 140 acres woodland park. You will taste a gastronomic lunch in a warm intimate atmosphere either in a private room or on the terrace weather permitting.

The afternoon will be either dedicated to work or activities :
Fully equipped meeting rooms; Wine tasting; Balloon flight; Helicopter flight over Loire castles; VTT challenge in the park; Visit the Villandry castle and famous English-style gardens; Visit the private manor’s wine cellar and wine tasting with cheese and delicatessen.

Loire Valley Castles: 2 days trip from Paris by minibus.

1 night accommodation in a tufa manor max: 15pax DAY 1: Paris by minibus, and proceed to the Loire Valley.The first stop will be dedicated to the visit of Amboise, famous for its renaissance castle built under François 1er and the Clos Lucé , last home of Leonardo da Vinci. Lunch in Amboise at “LE CLOS DES LYS”. After lunch, continue till Azay le Rideau, visit the castle; By the end of the afternoon, guests will enjoy a wine tasting in a private cellar in Vouvray ,before arriving at “LES HAUTES ROCHES” very exclusive manor house of rare beauty, overlooking the Loire River. The hotel is literally sculpted into the cliff face. Today this former monastery is a gallery of beautifully decorated cocoons, with sandy floors and tufa walls.
Gastronomic dinner at the manor drinks incl.

DAY 2: suggested activities: Relax at the hotel; Wine tasting at hotel’s cellar; Enjoy a cruise on the Loire River. After lunch, on the way back to Paris, stop at the Villandry English-style gardens. As per the hotel opened from 01/04 to 31/12; accomodation available for small groups (max:11rooms); 2 meetings rooms at disposal at the hotel (15pax & 70 pax).

Loire Valley Castles: 2 days trip from Paris by coach – groups up to 5000 pax.

Itinerary and excursions detailed on previous page might be the same for a larger number of guests. According to the size of the group, guests would be split, and accomodation would be arranged in several properties. As per a gala venue we suggest one of the most unforgettable evening at the CHATEAU DE CHAMBORD:

Internal seated dinner: from 60 to 400 pax
Standing cocktail : from 75 to 500 pax
External seated dinner: up to 5000 pax
External standing cocktail : up to 5000 pax

Entertainment: Private visit of the castle before dinner; Fireworks; Musical entertainment; Special welcome with hunting horns; Helicopter or air ballooning landing in the park.