Loire valley castles: Chambord and Beauregard by a Private Helicopter
The "Prestige" private tour by helicopter departing from Paris.
Road Map for Loire valley castles: Chambord and Beauregard by a Private Helicopter
Discover the passions of the king of France François I: hunting and architecture. Fly over western Paris, a view on the Chateau of Versailles, the forest of Rambouillet, the region of Orleans, fly over the magnificent Chateaux of the Loire valley, the favorite residences of the kings of France during the Renaissance. Landing in the park of the Chateau of Chambord, visit of the Chateau with its exceptional architecture and its famous double-turning staircase.
Please note that these VIP helicopter charter flights are not shared with other passengers.
The helicopter flies at a height of 300 to 450m and the view is splendid as the sun is in the back during the outward flight as well as on the return flight.
We meet you at our private terminal at the Paris heliport located Porte de Sevres (private parking and direct access to the helicopters).
- Flight towards Orleanais, via western Paris region, Château de Versailles and its French style garden, forest of Rambouillet, castles of Beaugency, Blois.
- Landing in the park of the Chateau de Beauregard.
- Flight time 1h20mn.
Escorted tour with a private guide of the Chateau de Beauregard, duration 1h.
- Take off to the Domaine des Hauts de Loire at Onzain.
- Flight over the castle of Chaumont sur Loire.
- Flight time 0h10mn.
Gourmet lunch at the Domaine des Hauts de Loire. After the lunch:
- take off from the Domaine des Hauts de Loire.
- Flight over the castles of Amboise, Chenonceau, Troussay, Cheverny.
- Landing in the park of the Chateau de Chambord.
- Flight time 0h20mn.
Escorted tour with a private guide of the Chateau de Chambord, duration 1h.
- Possibility of a prestige visit, only your group in the Castle, starting from 06:00 p.m.
- Flight back to Paris via Orleanais, the forest of Fontainebleau and Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte.
- Flight time 1h00mn.
Castle of Beauregard:
On the edge of the Russy forest, a few kilometers to the south of Blois, the hunting grounds of François I was transformed into an elegant manor by Jean du Thiers, Secretary of State to Henri II. He had an elegant room built called the bell cabinet due to the three silver bells on the Thiers’ family coat-of-arms that is painted on the ceiling.
The following squire, Paul Ardier, treasurer of Spain under Louis XIII, commissioned a gallery of three hundred sixty-three portraits: fifteen kings, from Philippe VI de Valois to Louis XIII, a flock of ministers, courtiers and celebrities. This collection, of which 327 portraits are still in place, gives the room the name of "the gallery of fame". The floor is tiled with china from Delft representing an army of parading soldiers and cavalry, dressed in costumes from the Louis XIII era.
After a visit of the monument, a walk in the beautiful landscaped park and closed garden called "the Portraits" with 400 species of perennials and 100 climbing plants.
Castle of Chambord:
To understand Chambord, you first have to let yourself be won over by the exaltation and excessiveness François I, who, at the age of only twenty-five, wanted to give the world a spectacular testimony of his two passions: hunting and architecture. To take in the full measure, you need to let yourself go progressively to the discovery of a unique place built at the beginning of the Renaissance. First of all, cross a 32 kilometer long wall, penetrate a forest teeming with game and discover in its heart an architectural jewel still intact. Afterwards, let yourself be overwhelmed by its gigantism, beyond any human scale, and enjoy the surprising alchemy in the forms and structures where nothing is left to chance. Chambord is much more than a castle: it is exceptional architecture, technical prowess, a stone giant... simply the dream of the young king François.
As it was an occasional residence of the kings of France, the rooms of the Chateau de Chambord were only furnished for the duration of the king’s visits. Its proportions are gigantic: 440 rooms, 83 stairs, 365 carved chimneys. In the center of the castle the open double spiral staircase allows two people to go up or down without crossing each other : this is one of the highlights of the chateau.