day trip to chambourd castle

I will be Paris first week in may, would like to make a day trip to Chambourd Castle, and also other castles in that area. Are there trains from Paris to Chambourd or a town near by were I can stay overnight, also. can I rent a car down there. In otherwords whats the best way to get down there and back to Paris in a 1&1/2 days. Thanks Manny Diaz

Posted by pat
victoria, Canada
7828 posts

Manny you could take a bus tour from Paris, Cityrama does one to Loire Valley. Its pricey but a fun day , a long day too, but you can sleep on bus . You could also take train to Tours and then in Tours pick up a tour or a rental car there.

Posted by manny
burbank, ca, usa
5 posts

Thanks for the info. I will check into train schedule.

Posted by DH
San Antonio, TX, USA
67 posts

Manny, Too bad you have to zip in and out of the Loire valley so quickly. The chateau there are magical. Some of the castles are a bit isolated and just scream for auto travel.