Louis XIV, Chartres and Loire Castles

3-day tour France
  • Enjoy the impressive halls and gardens of the Palace of Versailles
  • Visit Chartres Cathedral and Chenonceaux Castle
  • A journey into the heart of the famous Loire Valley
  • € 463 1st class
  • € 349 2nd class
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Admire some of France’s most famous landmarks on this 3-day rail tour. Visit the world famous Palace of Versailles, Chartres Cathedral and the historic Château de Chenonceau on the Cher river. Starting and finishing point of this tour is beautiful Paris.

The train

  • Direct trains
  • Comfortable
  • Decide yourself what train to take


Outward and return journey by plane or train Check extras

Day to day

Day 1 - Versailles & Chartres

The starting point of the rail tour is the train station Paris Montparnasse. It is possible to leave your luggage here in a locker, you will return to this train station later in the day. Travel in 15 minutes by TER train to the world famous Palace of Versailles. It is a short walk from the station to the magnificent palace and its immense gardens. Visit the former royal residence of France and experience the beauty of the Hall of Mirrors and Royal Opera.
Trains return to Paris every 15 minutes. Collect your luggage and continue by train to Chartres. Trains run every hour, travel time: 1 hour. You decide yourself when you travel and how long you stay at the palace.

Overnight stay in Chartres, close to the train station.

It is possible to add train tickets to Paris to your booking. Additional fees applicable.

Day 2 - Chartres & Chenonceaux

In Chartres, visit the Ville Haute with France's most famous cathedral and its stained glass windows. In the afternoon take the train and travel in 3 hours to Chenonceaux, in the heart of the Loire Valley. Decide yourself when to continue your journey.

Overnight stay in Chenonceaux, close to the train station and the castle.

Day 3 - Loire Valley & Return to Paris

Visit one of the most famous castles in the Loire Valley: Château de Chenonceau on the Cher river. You are also free to visit the following towns (by train): Chinon, Tours, Amboise or Blois.
In the late afternoon, return to the capital Paris via St Pierre des Corps / Tours. Travel time: 1h45min.

It is possible to add train tickets from Paris to a domestic or international destination to your booking. Additional fees applicable.

More info

Would you like to receive more information and details of this rail tour? Please send us an email: info@railtravelshop.com.


  • Train pass for all journeys which are part of the rail tour
  • 2 Nights: 2 person room with shower + toilet, breakfast included. Hotels closely located to train station.
  • Day to day itinerary


  • Additional nights in both towns of the rail tour can be added to the booking
  • Overnight stays in other cities (for instance Paris) before or after rail tour can be added as well

Discounts / Surcharges

  • Travellers aged 27 and younger get a youth discount
  • Travellers aged 60 and over get a senior discount
  • Please indicate your date of birth when making a booking so that the right price is being calculated

  • Single room €108


  • Daily departure

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Louis XIV, Chartres and Loire Castles
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