Vegan Adventure in the Valley of Kings
As a special extra for guests on the VegNews Food Lover's Tour of Paris with Vegan Epicure Travel, we're offering an optional three-day excursion into the heart of the Loire Valley. If you've dreamed of venturing beyond the City of Light and experiencing the French heartland, replete with picture-perfect castles, scenic rivers and forests, and perfectly preserved medieval villages, we've got a treat for you!
T H E I T I N E R A R Y
Saturday, May 14
We'll meet in the historic town of Montrichard, two hours south of Paris by train or car. After settling into your charming and historic boutique hotel, we'll meet for dinner on the square for a special vegan feast and introduction to local wines. A post-dinner tour of the town is up next, then you'll retire for the evening in your luxe accommodations. We've got a big day ahead tomorrow!
Sunday, May 15
After breakfast, we're off to the charming market town of Amboise. After strolling through the rows of fresh spring produce, organic bread, and other delicacies, we'll relish lunch en plein air, then discover the small chateau where Leonardo da Vinci (yes, that Leonardo da Vinci!) spent his final days. In the afternoon, we’re off to a nearby winery to taste the locally produced bubbles (all of them!), then you’ll have the afternoon free to enjoy before reconvening for another fabulous vegan feast.
Monday, May 16
Today, we’re off to what is arguably the most splendid chateau in all of France (well, after Versailles). We’ll visit the castle and its magical gardens, take a scenic boat ride on the river Cher, and discover the unique Troglodyte cave dwellings where locals have lived and worked for centuries. The evening is capped off by a leisurely multi-course meal at a Michelin-starred restaurant.
Tuesday, May 17
On your final day in the Loire, we’ll reconvene after breakfast for a visit to local farm sanctuary and meet the rescued animals who got a second chance at life, and get to know the woman who saved them. The perfect end to a Loire Valley sojourn!
- Train station pick up and drop-off
- Transportation within the Loire
- Entry fees to all museums and other excursions
- Three nights at a boutique hotel
- All meals (two glasses of wine included with each meal)
- Wine tastings
What's Not Included
- Transportation from Paris to Montrichard, and Montrichard to Paris
- Extras including wine or snacks outside of mealtimes, souvenirs, or other personal items
Price: $1199 per person, based on double-occupancy
Single Supplement: $250
To book, head here.
Questions? Get in touch!