In the heart of the estate of Chambord -a national game reserve which is as extended as the city of Paris- you will discover the magnificent Chateau of Chambord. A magical atmosphere as soon as you arrive. Captivated by a wondrous forest, you will discover extraordinary architecture imagined by François I and imbued with the spirit of Leonardo da Vinci. When you visit Chambord, over a few hours you will explore half a millennium of French history. You will be amazed by the architecture and by the proportions (there is over 400 rooms!) of this monument. Chambord is a radically unique work, one of the jewels in the heritage of humankind. Its vocation is at once symbolic, aesthetic and spiritual. It is not only an affirmation of royal power, but also an evocation of the ideal city; as a monument, it remains an enigma that has yet to divulge all its secrets. Chambord is perhaps the equivalent in architecture of Mona Lisa in painting. Your tour guide will make sure you do not miss the fascinating double spiral staircase -which is surely the most impressive feat of the whole construction.
After this guided tour of the chateau, you will enjoy a short drive through the countryside, on the way to Cheverny. In this charming village, Laura -the owner of the winery Domaine de Montcy- will be waiting for you. This winery located in the heart of the castles of the Loire, entirely produces wine via organic and biodynamic agriculture. The Domaine de Montcy offers wines in the Cheverny and Cour Cheverny appellation, naturally vinified, vintage grape jams and wine tourism activities for individuals, groups and companies
You will explore the vineyard with Laura and you will probably get the chance to know how she went from working for an International Food company in Italy to making wine in the Loire Valley. Discover her wines during a tasting before you sit down for lunch on the terrace of the winery, facing the vines.