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Loire valley 1 day trip

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Loire valley 1 day trip

Hi

We are by car at Le Mont Saint michel and we are leaving the day after tomorrow in the morning.

We thought maybe it's possible to return to Paris through Loire valley starting from Tours. Is it??

We need to be in Paris by 20.00.

Which chateau do you think is possible to visit? In which order? (we are not interested in the city's)

It's not necessarily to visit the inside of all of them made a few nice pictures.

Sorry about the last minute questions usually I do my own research but this time I have limited access to the Internet

Thanks in advance for your replys

Zoi -Dimitris

Edited: 6:31 pm, April 24, 2014
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1. Re: Loire valley 1 day trip

Kali spera Zoi-Dimitris.

To answer your question "yes" it is possible to drive from Mont St.Michel to Paris via Tours but the journey will take you over 5 hours without any food or toilet stops. This will leave you very little time, if any, to visit a chateau.

In effect, you would be travelling south east towards Tours only to turn north towards Paris which is only slightly north of the same latitude as Mont St.Michel.

However, if you really wanted to visit one or two of the chateaux just to take some pictures, there are some in the vicinity of Tours on the way to Blois. Amboise, Chaumont and Blois are 3 examples.

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2. Re: Loire valley 1 day trip

I would never do this. You won't have time to see much of anything at all. Just go back to Paris and enjoy.

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3. Re: Loire valley 1 day trip

You can check out routes and driving time at www.viamichelin.com

Going from MSM to Chenonceau to Paris is about 7 hours driving without stops.

Where are you headed in Paris and is the 8pm arrival time to be at an airport?

You could consider seeing one of the chateau on the outskirts of Paris such as Chantilly (north) or Fontainebleau ( south) depending on your destination.

Or you could enjoy a more leisurely drive back to Paris and get off the motorways.

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4. Re: Loire valley 1 day trip

Hello,

From Le Mont St Michel to PAris without any traffic, it will already take you ~ 4h. and today and tomorrow is the end of the Parisians holidays, so there will be a lot of traffic : count 6h at least.

Therefore it will only leave you very very few time to go to Tours ( ~about 3h30 from Mont Saint Michel ) ; needless to say the time to visit even quickly a castle...

Take your time, enjoy Paris or Normandie more ( why not a stop in Caen and its Memorial for WWII ? )

Cheers

Nicolas

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5. Re: Loire valley 1 day trip

Why not have a look at Fountainebleau about 40 minutes from Paris by car. Not as crowded as Versailles but just as good and the gardens should be coming into bloom about now.

The town has some lovely restaurants and it will give you a lot more time to relax and enjoy your visit.

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6. Re: Loire valley 1 day trip

Thanks for your replys

zoi dimitris

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