Château de Chenonceau & the rose garden
We decided to take a day trip to the French country side, and we found this nice day tour on Viator with three French chateaus, lunch, and wine tasting. The chateaux we visited in Loire Valley are : Château de chambord, Chateau de Nitray, and Château de Chenonceau.
Even though we had a cloudy day out but it actually made the scenery more beautiful. We started at Château de Chambord, the French Renaissance architecture makes it one of the most recognized Châteaux in the world.
The 2nd stop was Chateau de Nitray including wine tasting session at the vineyard. It’s a small Chateau compared the other two places. We enjoyed the lunch with our fellow visitors and met the people who run the place. This was an unique experience as this is a working Chateau and it’s very interesting to see and understand how it’s operated.
a quant little place
The final stop was Chateau de Chenonceau (the first photo). With two gardens, and the castle spanning across the river, this does look like a royal palace. My favorite place was the hall decorated with French Renaissance sculptures.
Hope you enjoy reading our journey. If you have an extra day in Paris, I definitely recommend you to take a break away from the city and explore the country side.