Visit of VersaillesVersailles

Symbol of France’s power, this imposing achievement of the XVIIth century artistry was the residence of the kings Louis the XIV, Louis the XV and Louis the XVI.
Despite of the uncertain etymology of the name “Versailles” one should keep in mind that the word “versail” used to designate a plot of land that had been weeded out.
In this magnificent set of the History of France the visit goes through the King’s Great Apartment richly adorned to celebrate his glory, the Queen’s Apartment, the Hall of mirrors decorated by Charles Le Brun.
The visit continues through the French gardens laid out by André Le notre where nature is tamed by the perspectives of the geometric flower beds, basins, terraces …
On week ends and holidays the fountains will spring into life and you will attend to the Waters of Versailles in a background of baroque music.
(visit: 1 hour 30: booking mandatory)

We can further extend our visit with the two Trianons and Queen Marie-Antoinette’s hamlet.
(visit: Full day)

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Visit of Fontainebleau's castleFontainebleau

This castle was erected to satisfy the sovereign’s passion for gaming, the visit will unfold seven centuries of history.
Napoleon 1st who re-furnished it used to call it “the abode of the centuries”.
It is located at approximately 1 hour 30 from Paris and the guided visit includes the renaissance rooms decorated by Italian artists under the impulsion of King Francis the 1st.
You will be dazzled by the complexity of the structure and decoration of the Grand Apartments, sumptuous reflection of the life of the French sovereigns from Francis the 1st to Napoleon III.

The forest of Fontainebleau that surrounds the castle inspired a generation of landscape painters such as Corot, Rousseau or Millet who preceded the Impressionists and initiated the “School of Barbizon”.
Barbizon is the small village where they used to live and to which we will also pay a visit.

(visit: 5 hours or a day)

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The castles of the Loire ValleyThe castles of the Loire Valley

Chambord, Chenonceau, Amboise, Blois and many others …
… all evocative and glorious names which characterize The Renaissance in the Loire Valley with an impassioned search for beauty in all its forms.
Fashion, plays and entertainments, meals and fare, journeying, beliefs and creeds, hygiene will be among the topics approached and we will find that they are at the root of many of our present manners.
Until the end of the Middle Ages, the Loire river was the natural border between the Kingdom of France and the English and Burgundian possessions.
The mild climate, the rich soil and the variety of landscapes made of the Val de Loire a place of choice for the settlement of castles and royal residences.
Our guided visit will start with Chambord, the produce of King Francois 1er megalomania.
An exuberant architecture finely chiselled with towers, pinnacles, a double spiral staircase and 360 chimney pots.
The conception of the castle is said to have sprung from the creative mind of Leonardo Da Vinci (even though he was already dead when construction began!).
We will carry to Chenonceau also named the Ladies Castle cast over the waters of the river Cher.
To complete our visit we will choose between the castles of Cheverny, a classical edifice richly furnished, or the visit of Amboise or Blois.

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Visit of the castle of AmboiseThe castle of Amboise


Set on a rocky spur overlooking the town this castle was one of the first to be built on the Loire. It is simmering with history and you will learn about the tragic death of Charles VIII, the conspiracy of Amboise, the whirl of the festivities in Francois 1st time.
From the terraced gardens, you will have an unspoiled view of the river Loire.
Leonardo Da Vinci is buried in the Saint Hubert Chapel.

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Visit ok the castle of BloisThe castle of Blois

It was the main residence of the kings of France until 1598 when Henry IV took the court to Paris.
Genuine architectural master piece of architecture, the four aisles of different styles encompass a central courtyard.
Ann of Brittany, Claude of France, Catherine of Medicis, Henry III and the assassination of the Duke of Guise, as many characters who stand out of History.

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Visit ok the Abbey of the Mont Saint MichelThe Abbey of the Mont Saint Michel

Emerging from a bay on the outskirts of Normandy and Brittany, the Saint Michael Mount, by its picturesque and stately looks stays as one of the most outstanding site of the world’s heritage
This guided tour will transport you in the heart of the middle ages with the discovery of the Abbey, a remarkable achievement of monastic architecture unfolding on three levels on the brims of the granite rock of the mount.
You will find out about “the marvel”, namely the life of the Benedictine monks, the prisoners of the mount and explore the village at the bottom of the Abbey with its culinary traditions.

  • For groups counting over 10 people, we highly advise you to ask for listening devices.