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Knights and Dames of the Loire Valley


the charms of Chateau de Chenonceau



We found a unique way for you to discover the Loire Valley with your family: turning your little ones into knights and dames!


A unique experience with Family Twist:

  • A visit to the castle of Cheverny, which inspired the castle of Tintinfamily twist breaks in loire valley
  • A fun and exciting fencing masterclass
  • A privately guided tour of Chenonceau, one of the most beautiful chateaux in the Loire Valley
  • A fun packed afternoon where children dressed as knights and dames in a magical area
  • A privately guided visit of Leonardo Da Vinci’s ancient home: le Clos Lucé
  • A peaceful boat ride on the river
  • Gifts and fun-packed game booklets suitable for children and teenagers are included
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Prices based on two adults and two children including 2 nights in a four-star hotel (in connecting rooms), all the activities and land transportation.




Day 1 – The castle of Tintin and a fencing masterclass

fencing masterclass in the loire riverAs an introduction to the Loire Valley, we thought your kids would be inspired by the castle which inspired the famous Moulinsart, the castle of Tintin: Cheverny.

After this visit, you will reach a privately owned castle for your first hands on activity: a fencing masterclass.

Experience this age-old discipline in a safe environment with a personal fencing master at a 16th-century château. Your teacher will tell you many of the secrets you need to excel at this sport – or should we say art?

At night, you will reach your 4 star manor house in the heart of Amboise.


Day 2 – Chenonceau and a costumed visit

chateau de chenonceauIn the morning, after a swim at your hotel, you will visit one of the jewels of the area: Chenonceau, the “chateau des dames”.

In the afternoon, you will travel to a family-owned castle, you will be dressing up in authentic costumes, enjoying the visit to the 18 fairytale gardens in a different way. But what would playing knights and damsels be without the chance to master the art of ancient handwriting: calligraphy. Fortunately an introduction to this is also planned!

At night, you will reach your 4 star castle for a royal night.


Day 3 – Da Vinci’s castle and sailing down the Loire river

le clos luce da vinciAfter a visit to the Clos Lucé in Amboise, the last Da Vinci residence, a car will pick you up and drive you to a pier.

Let your family discover the last truly wild river in France aboard a traditional wooden boat

You will even learn how to fish, and you’ll get the opportunity to try your chances and drop in a line. to another castle from which you will start your adventure on the Loire River.