Gardens of Paris and the Loire Valley
May 21 – May 29, 2018
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Join Ayse Pogue, a senior horticulturist at the Chicago Botanic Garden, for an insider's trip to Paris and the Loire Valley in France. Here are a few highlights of the seven-day tour of exquisite gardens and châteaus:
- Le Jardin des Plantes in Paris
- Monet's house and gardens in Giverny
- The new French gardens of Chambord Château
- Themed gardens of Cheverny
- International Garden Festival at Chaumont-sur-Loire, where projects created by landscape architects, designers, and florists are chosen and brought to life each year
- Rivau Castle with tour of the gardens and a meeting with the castle owner
- Château Chenonceau castle and garden tour
- Wine tasting lunch in the cellar caves at Amboise
- Château de Villandry for garden tour
- Tour of château and French garden at Vaux-le-Vicomte
The Loire Valley in France is known as “the Garden of France,” where noblemen and monarchs built grand châteaus and created gardens in the French Renaissance style. Garden members are invited to discover the scenic valley just southwest of Paris in our annual member tour. Tour Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Chaumont-sur-Loire, and the International Garden Festival. The seven-night tour includes two nights in Paris and a guided visit of Le Jardin des Plantes.
Accommodations include the Grand Hotel du Palais Royal in Paris and Hotel de l'Univers in Tours.
The cost is $4,750 per person based on double occupancy including land transportation. Air transportation may be made through Frosch Travel or on your own. Included in the cost is a $250 tax-deductible gift to the Chicago Botanic Garden. A deposit of $2,300 per person is required to reserve your spot.
For more information, contact Rita Velten at Frosch Travel, (847) 948-5300.
American Airlines is the Official Airline of the Chicago Botanic Garden