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Once the picturesque Loire Valley was playground to the French Court. Where royalty went to get away from it all. And visitors today will still feel something of the regal about this green countryside just an hour outside Paris. The chateaux increase in extravagance and opulence, their gardens ordered and majestic, and the rows of vines create a neatness to the landscape which you can imagine The Sun King would approve of. Our pick of the best places to stay in the Loire Valley range from chic little chambre d'hotes to no-holes-barred luxury chateau hotels. For those in search of a holiday villa or apartment, we recommend the selection with our online partner, Booking.com.

The list of the Loire's great chateaux is long and includes some of the most famed in France. While exploring the Loire you can row a boat under the half-bridge-half-chateau that is Chenonceau, see French national treasure, Chateau de Chambord and sleep in rooms which hosted the medieval English Kings.

The other thing the Loire is famed for is its produce. Wines, game, cheese and other delicacies fit for a king will grace your plate when you visit this region.

If you're just looking for accommodation recommendations go straight to our guru's list. Otherwise here are some good reasons to visit, and some of the best places to stay in the Loire Valley to enjoy them.

The Loire Chateaux

The Loire is well known for its chateaux. There's no definitive list, but there are around fifty which sit within the Loire or on one of the river Loire's tributaries. Some of the most famous are:

Chambord, the largest of the Loire Valley castles. It has 440 rooms, 84 staircases and 365 fireplaces. Its wonderful rounded turrets and pointed roofs make it seem the perfect step between the medieval castles and gorgeous Renaissance palaces. Part of the detailing of the roof are all the chimneys for those fireplaces.

Chateau de Villandry is known for its beautiful gardens, which are laid out like a huge patchwork quilt, each square differently designed and separated by box hedges. Chateau d'Usse inspired Charles Perrault's 17th Century romantic classic 'Sleeping Beauty'. This is every inch a fairytale palace, rather than a castle of war. Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau may be familiar to you from photos - it's the one which seems to sit in a lake - but it's really the Indre River. Chateau de Cherverny is the one which looks most like a giant doll's house.

Many smaller mini-chateaux are now hotels, which means that some of the best places to stay in the Loire Valley are chateaux.

Loire Wines

The Loire has more than 70 separate appellations or wine regions, producing wine of all shades and tastes, from bone dry to sweet as pie. The very general rule is that the best wines come from the south facing left banks of the Loire River. These include the Sauvignon Blanc grapes for the Sancerres and Pouilly-Fumes, the Chenin Blancs for the Anjours and Saumurs and the Muscadets of Nantes.

Most wine tours of the Loire trace between Tours and Sancerre or Angers and Sancerre, and follow the back roads popping into little boutique or family run wineries.


There are a few very good reasons why the Loire is a lovely place to cycle. Firstly it's relatively flat, the views are green and pleasant and the back roads wind through lots of lovely little villages. Secondly it's a good way to hop from vineyard to vineyard while still managing to taste.

This region is popular year round, but especially in the summer months. So if you want to guarantee yourself a room in one of the best places to stay in the Loire Valley, we recommend you get organised and book well ahead.

Best places to stay in the Loire Valley

For chateaux lovers

  • If you want to feel like royalty one of the best places to stay in the Loire Valley is Chateau de la Barre. The decor is sumptuous beyond opulent, collected over the last 600 years by the family who're still the current owners. Twice a week the owners do a formal Grand Siecle dinner for their guests. So this is also a great destination if you're interested in the history of the place.
  • The Chateau de Gixeux has one of the grandest approaches you can imagine, so is one of the best places to stay in the Loire Valley if you're planning a special surprise for someone. There's more to this chateau than acres of beautiful parkland though, with plenty of activities on offer for all the family. There are just five suites and one villa, so it's also one of the best places to stay in the Loire Valley if you want some privacy.

For wine lovers

  • If you want to stay right amongst the vines, Domaine des Bidaudieres is one of the best places to stay in the Loire Valley. It's just out of the famous wine village of Vouvray. Of course they run tastings. This beautiful 15th Century estate has B&B style accommodation, with five rooms, two suites and two villas - one self catering. And with its generous grounds this means its also one of the best places to stay in the Loire for families.
  • Also set amongst vineyards, Chateau de Marcay is ideal for people who want to spend some time 'at home'. Everything you need for a relaxing day can be found here, from cooking classes to wine tastings, to grand gardens with a lovely pool. The restaurant is excellent and the wine list impressive. And despite the stunning decor, Chateau de Marcay is also pet friendly, making it one of the best places to stay in the Loire Valley for pampered pets.

Cycling the Loire

  • The Hostellerie de la mere Hamard is one of the best places to stay in the Loire Valley for cyclists. It's reasonably priced, comfortable, and in an excellent location in a small town outside of Tours.
  • If you're a cyclist who wants to pamper themselves after a long day in the saddle, Chateau de Beaulieu fits the bill. It has direct access to the Loire a velo, AND a wonderful spa in its grand grounds. Chateau de Beaulieu also has an excellent cellar, with over 350 vintages to choose from.
  • If you like the idea of cycling, but you're not sure if you want to cycle the whole time, book into Le Fleuray, just south of Santenay. This country house hotel offers guests complimentary use of their bikes. And there are some lovely little villages nearby. Le Fleuray is also right by the golf course, so definitely the best place to stay in the Loire Valley for golfers.

For a villa or apartment

  • If you're travelling with a larger group of family or friends, or simply want something a little more flexible or independent, then perhaps the answer is a villa or apartment. We recommend the selection with our online partner, Booking.com.

Still not sure which to book? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in the Loire Valley, or call, or email, one of our gurus for advice.

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  • Hotel Mirabeau

    Tours (Loire)

    Excellently positioned townhouse B&B in downtown Tours. Varying rooms sleep from two up to five. Ideal for groups and families, and great value.

    23 rooms from $75
    Value chic
    Sights nearby  -  Located in the centre of Tours. Perfect base for exploring the Loire Valley
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
  • Les Chatelains

    Ennordres, Loire Valley

    Pretty B&B in secluded spot. The rooms feature exposed beams, artworks and period furniture. Heated outdoor pool, garden and terrace to enjoy breakfast. Quiet, traditional and relaxing.

    5 rooms from $87
    Hideaway  -  Heated pool, flower filled garden and totally secluded
    Sights nearby  -  Château de la Verrerie
    Cooking classes  -  Check for timings.
    Full of character
  • La Croix Blanche

    Fontevraud L'Abbaye (Loire Valley)

    An unpretentious hotel located in the heart of the Loire Valley between Tours and Angers, bang next door to the historic abbey at Fontevraud. Large suites and cosy family rooms, plus an outdoor pool. The restaurant has relaxed outdoor dining and serves classic french dishes. Good for families.

    24 rooms from $77
    Local exploring  -  An excellent base for exploring all that the Loire Valley has to offer from chateaux to bike rides.
    Sights nearby  -  The Royal Abbey of Fontevraud is next door! Loire valley chateaux are within easy reach.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
  • Hotel du Theatre

    Tours, Loire Valley

    A townhouse B&B in a great location opposite the theatre in the centre of Tours. Simple and contemporary bedrooms are functional rather than aesthetic. Good value for a clean and simple city spot.

    14 rooms from $79
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
  • Hotel l'Adresse


    Attractive townhouse B&B with large wooden-beamed rooms, some with private balconies. Well placed for sight seeing and excellent value for money.

    17 rooms from $79
    Value chic
    Sights nearby  -  In the heart of mediaeval Tours
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
  • Domaine de Beausejour

    Loire Valley

    Domaine de Beausejour is an elegant country chateau perched atop a hillock with views of the surrounding vineyard. Simple rooms & a small self catered cottage with an outdoor pool and games room. Ideal for groups and families looking for a secret hideaway with country walks & wine tasting galore.

    3 rooms from $79
    Sights nearby  -  Plenty of famous chateaux in the region and much more besides!
    Great walks  -  Walk through the stunning vineyard
    Local markets  -  The daily local market nearby
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Les Vieux Guays

    Cerdon du Loiret, Loire Valley

    A delightful B&B in the woods. Bedrooms feature floral print throws, exposed beams and views across the trees and pond. Outdoor pool, gardens and library to spend the day in. Excellent regional dishes served. A great value, family friendly hotel for a dose of fresh air.

    4 rooms from $92
    Families  -  Family suites, outdoor pool, bicycle trails, children's playground and pond to explore
    Sailing  -  On Etang du Puits lake
    Sights nearby  -  Saint-Benoit Monastery
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Relais Louis XI

    Orléans (Meung-sur-Loire)

    Hotel in former stables by the Loire. Contemporary rooms have wooden floors, wrought iron furniture and lovely bathrooms. Excellent seasonal menu in the restaurant. Pretty gardens for relaxing with a drink. Authentic, quiet and good value.

    16 rooms from $84
    Country Escape  -  Historic converted stables on the riverside.
    Great walks  -  Take a relaxing stroll along the river.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the lovely Chateau de Meung.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
  • Manoir du Bois Noblet

    Louerre, Loire Valley

    A lovely 16th Century stone mansion surrounded by scenic vineyards and private garden. Bedrooms have stone walls, exposed wooden beams and four poster beds. Antique furniture give the chateau an authentic feel. Breakfast is served daily in the dining room and evening meals are available on request.

    3 rooms from $100
    Wine tasting  -  Explore the local wine region
    Other Activities  -  Children's playground
    Trekking  -  Hiking routes nearby
    Cycling  -  Bicycles for hire
  • Le Fleuray

    Amboise, Loire Valley

    Picturesque country hotel with an excellent restaurant. A variety of charming rooms from bedroom, to family suite, to suite, sleeping as many as six. Swimming pool, hot tub, and massage too. A great spot for families, groups of friends, and avid golfers - the course is next door!

    20 rooms from $87
    Sights nearby  -  Borrow one of the free bikes and explore the area on two wheels
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor heated pool available from spring to autumn
    Kayaking  -  Available locally.
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
  • Chateau des Lutz

    Loire Valley

    Beautiful, ivy-clad chateau situated within its own park with a large outdoor pool. The five rooms are traditional in style, adorned with period pieces & marble fireplaces. Delicious table d'hotes on request. A charming family friendly property ideal for exploring the surrounding area.

    6 rooms from $101
    Sights nearby  -  The landing beaches, the Loire Valley Chateaux and the famous seaside resort of La Baule-Pornichet.
    Views  -  Enjoy views of the large park
    Fishing  -  Fishing in the Mayenne
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool]
  • La Closeraie

    Sully-sur-Loire, Loire Valley

    This traditional French townhouse offers simple yet stylish accommodation with a charming courtyard. Located just three minutes walk from Château de Sully sur Loire, this is perfect for local exploring. Guests can enjoy a simple continental breakfast and comfortable rooms. Charming and elegant.

    9 rooms from $90
    Sights nearby  -  Right beside Chateau de Sully-sur-Loire
    Fishing  -  Moulin de Villette
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
  • Hostellerie de la mere Hamard

    Semblançay, Loire Valley

    Excellent restaurant with rooms in a picturesque village. Contemporary and comfortable rooms and family rooms, lovely garden courtyard and terrace, and a relaxed ambience. A great spot for families, groups and local explorers.

    11 rooms from $90
    Sights nearby  -  Great base for exploring the sights of the Loire Valley
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Domaine de Montizeau

    Loire Valley

    Domaine de Montizeau is a charming B and B in the Loire region of France. You can explore the famous Chateaux of the region and cycle, walk and explore the Loire Valley. The bedrooms are pretty and the 2 hectare garden makes this is the perfect place to relax after a busy day of sight-seeing.

    4 rooms from $95
    Sights nearby  -  Only 12.4 miles from Château de Chambord
    Great walks  -  Walk or cycle along the Loire river
    Views  -  Views of the park
    Full of character
  • Chateau de Ternay

    Loire Valley

    A charming and authentic Chateau from where it is possible to enjoy the best the Loire Valley has to offer. Dating back to the 15th Century this Chateau is steeped in history. Delicious french cuisine and wine is served in a lovely dining room and four poster beds make this a very comfortable stay.

    6 rooms from $110
    Sights nearby  -  A visit to the historic town of Thouars, Fontevraud Abbey and the Loire Valley châteaux.
    Local markets  -  A brilliant local market in Thouars offers a selection of fresh foods.
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
  • Le Prieuré

    Dissay sous Courcillon, Loire Valley

    In a delightful village in the Loire valley, this 12th century former monastery has been in the same family for many years. Three spacious rooms, each with a garden view, are full of character with exposed beams and antique furnishings. A perfect retreat for families; peaceful and lots to do!

    3 rooms from $101
    Intimate  -  Only three rooms. Why not book all three with family and friends and have the place to yourselves?
    Sights nearby  -  The old city of Tours, the castles of the Loire valley
    Great walks  -  Explore the Bercé forest
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool.
  • Demeure de la Vignole

    Turquant, Loire Valley

    Nestled into the slopes of the Loire sits a unique hotel which was once part of an ancient troglodyte village. Chic, bright furnishings work beautifully alongside atmospheric architecture dating back to the 12th and 17th century. The hotel boasts a fabulous swimming pool carved out of rock.

    12 rooms from $118
    Sights nearby  -  A visit to the 900 year old Royal Fontevraud Abbey and the ancient monument of Chateau Breze
    Full of character  -  Individually decorated, unique bedrooms and quirky furnishings.
    Local markets  -  Fresh produce from the market in Turquant.
    Swimming Pool  -  Heated pool carved into a rock
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • La Reboursiere

    Notre Dame du Pe, Loire Valley

    A charming converted farm house, La Reboursiere has been lovingly brought to life. Whilst maintaining original features (those ubiquitous blue shutters) it has all the contemporary fittings. A peaceful spot with stunning views of the countryside and some superb French cuisine.

    5 rooms from $105
    Swimming Pool  -  Heated outdoor pool available from June to Sept
    Views  -  Lovely views over the valley
    Local markets  -  Visit the local daily market
    Sights nearby  -  Sablé-sur-Sarthe nearby
  • Le Pavillon des Lys

    Amboise, Loire Valley

    A beautiful sandstone French country house B&B. Elegant rooms and suites in creams with subtle lighting, some with enormous private terraces. Charming breakfast room, sitting room, and friendly service. Perfect for local exploring and romantic breaks.

    8 rooms from $107
    Sights nearby  -  Right next door to Amboise chateau and ideally placed for exploring the sights of the Loire Valley
    Kayaking  -  On the rivers Loire and Cher
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
  • Chateau de Cop-Choux

    Mouzeil, Loire Valley

    Secluded chateau within 18 hectares of park. Guestrooms feature parquet floors, opulent fabric drapes, chandeliers and pretty bathrooms. Outdoor pool, tennis court and terrace. Superb French menu in romantic dining room. A charming and serene choice at good value.

    5 rooms from $107
    Romantic Break  -  Gorgeous rooms with three-sides of windows overlooking gardens, outdoor pool, intimate gourmet dining and wine tasting trips
    Fishing  -  Hotel can arrange and advise on local rules
    Sights nearby  -  Ursuline Chapel; Castle of Ancenis
    Great walks  -  18 hectares of gardens
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • 21 Foch


    A contemporary boutique hotel in the heart of Angers. Light airy rooms, some with great city views, and funky feature walls. Superb regional dishes served at the restaurant. Ideally placed within close proximity to many of the cities attractions. A stylish and well priced option.

    14 rooms from $123
    Value chic  -  A contemporary hotel with large luxurious rooms at a very reasonable price.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the beautiful Le château d’Angers.
  • Chateau de Beaulieu


    Elegant rural chateau with an excellent spa and gourmet restaurant. Beautiful gardens and terraces and stately salons. A country escape ideal for weddings, foodies, and families.

    17 rooms from $109
    Sights nearby  -  10 mins from Tours city centre and easy access to all the Loire chateaux
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
  • Auberge du Bon Labourer

    Loire Valley

    A pretty hotel set in an 18th country house. Charming rooms feature antique furniture and elegant textile prints. Outdoor pool, gardens and terrace. Excellent regional cuisine with ingredients straight from the vegetable garden. A pretty, quiet and sophisticated spot.

    24 rooms from $131
    Local exploring  -  Just 500m from Castle of Chenonceau, and the vineyards of the region, with cycling and walking paths
    Sights nearby  -  Amboise, Chaumont, Chambord
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Chateau de la Sebiniere

    Western Loire, Loire Valley

    Pretty ivy-clad chateau in a park. Guestrooms feature vintage wallpaper, antique furniture, parquet floors and chic bathrooms. Outdoor pool, large gardens, and sunny breakfast room. Romantic, peaceful and good value.

    4 rooms from $118
    Romantic Break  -  Gorgeous guestrooms with garden views, wine tasting close by and quiet trips on the river
    Sights nearby  -  In nearby Clisson
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • La Cote des Monts Damnés


    A simple and homely hotel, fantastic for those looking to explore and to sample Sancerre's best. Bedrooms are comfortable and smartly decorated. Plus there's a gastronomic restaurant and a bistro for more casual dining. Explore the countryside forests and picturesque lakes on the hotel's doorstep.

    12 rooms from $121
    Wine tasting  -  The perfect base for exploring the vineyards of Sancerre and tasting their produce.
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the medieval town of Sancerre
    Great walks  -  Explore the local countryside
    Back to Nature
  • Sozo Hotel

    Nantes, Loire Valley

    Situated in the handsome old port of Nantes at the mouth of the Loire, this converted 19th century church in the centre of the town is opposite the gorgeous Botanic Gardens. Now a sleek, contemporary hotel, a soaring space with arched ceilings, stained glass windows and minimalist white interior.

    28 rooms from $122
    Suites  -  Bedrooms and suites with thoughtful extras, Fragonard toiletries and daily welcome basket
    B+B  -  A generous spread for the buffet breakfast or served in your room at no extra cost
    Bar  -  Cool bar right in the nave of the church
    Close to nightlife
    Recommended by  -  CN Traveller
  • Chateau de Pray

    Amboise, Loire Valley

    Impressive 13th century chateau in the Loire Valley. Charming rooms and suites with antique furniture and all the mod-cons. Michelin starred restaurant and large garden. Wine tasting and ballooning nearby. An ideal weekend away for foodies.

    17 rooms from $141
    Foodies  -  Chef Frédéric Brisset's Michelin-starred restaurant
    Garden  -  12 acres of garden
    Sights nearby  -  Castle of Chenonceau, Da Vinci House and Chambord Castle
    Views  -  Loire River
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
  • Le Manoir les Minimes

    Amboise, Loire Valley

    A stunning 18th century manor in the Loire Valley. Sumptuous decoration in rooms and suites with large bathrooms. Fantastic views across the Loire river. Close proximity to town and historical chateaus. An idyllic spot for couples or families.

    13 rooms from $141
    Wine tasting  -  Loire valley vinyards nearby
    Riverside  -  Situated on the Loire River
    Sights nearby  -  Chateau d'Amboise, Clos-Luce, Mini-Chateaux Park, Pagoda of Chanteloup
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
  • La Marine de Loire

    Montsoreau, Loire Valley

    Boutique B&B on Loire banks. Large guestrooms are decorated in pale colours with modern bathrooms and mezzanine sleeping areas. Indoor heated pool, spa and sauna. Breakfast is served in sunny dining room overlooking the gardens. A lovely spot.

    11 rooms from $129
    Romantic Break  -  Unique, pretty bedrooms, sunny gardens, indoor pool and spa treatments
    Sights nearby  -  Mariners’ village of Candes St Martin
    Local markets  -  Local brocante market on weekends
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Chateau de Pintray

    Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

    A 16th Century Chateau bursting with traditional features and rustic charm. Character in abundance with original fire places, wine cellar and exposed beams. A pretty terrace overlooks a lovely landscaped garden and vineyard where guests can relax and enjoy wine tasting sessions.

    5 rooms from $129
    Garden  -  A landscaped garden with deck chairs on the lawn and picnic spots available as well as a Garden kitchen in the summer months
    Sights nearby  -  Day visits to the Chateau de Amboise, Chateau de Chenoceau and the Clos Luce where Leonardo Da Vinci famously resided
    Kayaking  -  Canoeing and kayaking in the Loire Valley
    Back to Nature
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Chateau le Breil

    Loire Valley

    This 15th century castle is the ideal place to stay to explore the Western Loire region. The steep roofs and gorgeous white shutters add to the beauty and character of this chateau. The bedrooms maintain their traditional charm whilst providing a comfortable environment for guests to relax in.

    5 rooms from $129
    Sights nearby  -  There are many castles and cheateux in the area. Visit the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud and Breze Castle
    Four poster beds  -  One room features a four poster bed
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
  • Chateau de Cheman

    Angers (Blaison Gohier)

    14th century chateau hotel. Large rooms have views over the gardens, draped double beds, period furniture and some with balconies; apartment has kitchen and living area. Outdoor pool, vineyards and gardens. Sunny breakfast room. Peaceful and ideal for a wine tasting stop off.

    5 rooms from $129
    Country Escape  -  Set within vineyards and fragrant gardens, a small pool to cool off and abundance of wines to taste
    Sights nearby  -  Chateau de Brissac
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
  • Chateau des Arpentis

    Loire Valley

    Stunning Chateau set in 30-hectare park. Twelve luxurious rooms with original architectural features and a heated pool in the garden. Set in idyllic UNSECO Loire Valley in close proximity to other chateaus and wine tasting locations. A romantic spot for a short break.

    12 rooms from $148
    Sights nearby  -  Few kilometers from the Chateau Renaissance d’Amboise
    Architectural  -  The chateau was renovated in 2008
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
  • Le Grand hotel de L'Abbaye

    Beaugency, Loire Valley

    A charming riverside abbey B&B. Rustic chic rooms with wooden beams, comfy beds, and great attention to detail. Bar, sitting room, and seminar rooms. A characterful no fuss spot for exploring the local area.

    18 rooms from $133
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
  • Le Vieux Manoir

    Amboise, Loire Valley

    Elegant 17th century hotel for a weekend break in the Loire Valley. Rooms and cottages are clean and traditional with antique furnishings. Sunny rose garden and cozy library. Minutes from Amboise and the river Loire. A picturesque choice for a romantic weekend away.

    6 rooms from $153
    Antiques  -  Antique furniture throughout hotel
    Romantic Break  -  Have breakfast in the garden room
    Sights nearby  -  Loire river in walking distance
    Country House  -  18th century
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
  • Manoir Plessis Bellevue


    A refined 18th century guest house with river views, outdoor pool and pleasant lawns. Guests can enjoy the peaceful drawing room with large fire place and grand piano. Bedrooms are traditional in style with high ceilings, large windows, four poster beds and period furnishings.

    5 rooms from $135
    Sights nearby  -  Ideal location for explore the chateaux of the Loire Valley
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool with views over the Loire river.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
  • Le Relais des Landes

    Ouchamps, Loire Valley

    Extremely attractive manor house in an outstanding location - a UNESCO heritage site in the middle of the castles and vineyards of the Loire. Rustic-chic rooms with wooden beams and lots of light. Swimming pool, restaurant, and extensive grounds. Ideal for families, groups, local explorers.

    28 rooms from $135
    Outstanding location  -  Situated in a UNESCO park.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
  • Chateau du Deffay

    Loire Valley

    This Chateau is the epitome of comfort and elegance. With a stone staircase and pretty wall panelings it has maintained its authenticity and provides a comfortable retreat. Within easy distance of La Baulle and Nantes it is in a perfect position for guests wanting to explore the Western Loire coast.

    4 rooms from $135
    Meeting Room  -  It is possible to rent a seminar room and organize team building events such as kayaking
    Kayaking  -  Kayaks are available to rent at the Chateau
    Great walks  -  Walk the Tour de Briere over 3 days
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the beaches at La Baule
  • Chateau de Beaulieu


    Splendid chateau B&B on banks of the Loire. Unique rooms exude elegance some with four poster beds, antique style furniture, chandeliers and tiled bathrooms. Heated outdoor swimming pool, gardens and vineyard, billiards room and library. Romantic, with friendly owners.

    5 rooms from $135
    Romantic Break  -  Four poster beds, roaring fireplace, heated outdoor pool and wine tasting just next door all add up to classic French romance.
    Sights nearby  -  Château de Saumur (2.5 km) and the famous ‘Cadre Noir’ Riding School
    Great walks  -  Through the local vineyards and along the banks of the River Loire
    Swimming Pool  -  Heated outdoor swimming pool
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Chateau de Beaujeu


    Peaceful chateau B&B. Large unique rooms feature draped curtains, pretty wallpapers and parquet floors. Independent cottage is contemporary in style. Rambling gardens and charming dining room for breakfast. A perfect base for wine tasting, delicious Sancerre and Pouilly-Sur-Loire amongst others.

    5 rooms from $139
    Country Escape  -  A short drive from Loire River, and surrounded by quiet countryside, enjoy wine tasting and the atmosphere of historic Chateau
    Kayaking  -  On the Loire River
    Sights nearby  -  Town of Bourges
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
  • Chateau Monastere de la Corroirie

    Loire Valley

    An incredibly unique opportunity to stay in a gorgeous Carthusian Monastery. Stay in one of two charming bedrooms which are authentic in décor and enjoy original features. Surrounding the former monastery is an organic garden - delicious produce can be enjoyed in the very atmospheric dining room.

    2 rooms from $140
    Spa  -  No spa on site but the guesthouse works in partnership with the Spa "Les Bains Douches"
    Sights nearby  -  The guesthouse offers various ticket options for exploring the nearby medieval castles.
    Great walks  -  Walk up to the "Ronde de Céré" - the highest point in Touraine
    Fishing  -  There is a pond in the grounds where you can go fishing.
  • Domaine de la Blonnerie

    Feings, Loire Valley

    A charming country house B&B with stylish rooms and a swimming pool. Spacious bedrooms individually decorated in amethysts, topaz, amber, rouges and greys. Swimming pool and excellent French breakfasts on the terrace.

    5 rooms from $140
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor heated pool
    Cooking classes  -  Check for timings.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
  • Chateau de Naze

    Vivy, Loire Valley

    15th century chateau within an orchard. Gorgeous rooms have princess-style beds, exposed beams, chandeliers and large bathrooms. Outdoor pool, extensive gardens and library. Secluded, authentic and great value.

    4 rooms from $140
    Romantic Break  -  Plush rooms with classic French details, large orchard to take a picnic and vineyards in driving distance
    Sights nearby  -  Chateaux of the Loire: Saumur, Langeais, Villandry, Ussé, Azay-le-Rideau
    Great walks  -  Through hotel's orchard and woods covering more than 17 acres
    Local markets  -  Every Thursday in Longue-Jumelles
  • Art Hotel

    Rochecorbon, Loire Valley

    An art and design hotel with fantastic spa and art exhibitions. Rooms and suites in black and white with almost neon lighting. Excellent for receptions, meetings, and weddings. All very modern!

    from $142
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
  • Chateau de Verrieres


    A charming Chateau with a stunning 4 acre park. Ten bedrooms, and each beautifully decorated in their own unique style, all equally comfortable. Located just a short walk away from the historic town of Saumur, this Chateau is both the perfect idyll and a launchpad for exploring the region.

    10 rooms from $166
    Local markets  -  A traditional Saturday market in the nearby town of Saumur
    Great walks  -  Enjoy lovely walks alongside the Loire river
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool heated from May to September
    Sights nearby  -  A visit to the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud
  • Manoir St Thomas

    Amboise, Loire Valley

    A traditional chateau B&B that combines the old with the new for creature comforts. Rooms and suites in contemporary style. Delicious breakfasts, swimming pool, and steps away from Amboise's royal château, the river Loire, and the Clos Lucé.

    10 rooms from $145
    Sights nearby  -  A stone's throw from Amboise Castle and the River Loire
    Swimming Pool  -  Heated outdoor pool
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  Johansens, Sawdays, Frommers
  • Château Des Briottieres

    Champigne, Loire Valley

    18th century chateau fitted out with period furniture and antiques, bestowing a high level of grandeur and opulence. Walls are adorned by artworks. Individually designed rooms are opulent & elegant, some featuring chandeliers and parquet flooring. Perfect for a luxury stay in the Loire Valley.

    10 rooms from $145
    Sights nearby  -  About an hour to the Loire Valley chateaux
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
  • Chateau de Gizeux

    Gizeux, Loire Valley

    A beautiful French chateau in acres of parkland. Romantic suites with four poster beds and fireplaces, a cottage to rent, delicious food. An archetypal country escape with plenty of activities such as treasure hunts, themed workshops, and exploring the parkland.

    5 rooms from $146
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the many chateaux of the Loire Valley
    Full of character
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Chateau des Essards

    France, Loire Valley

    A very pretty Chateau situated in the heart of the Loire Valley with an abundance of things to see and do. With high ceilings and large windows this Chateau makes the very best of its 19th century architecture. The bedrooms are bright and comfortable enjoying stunning views of the surrounding woods

    5 rooms from $146
    Great walks  -  Loire Valley hike tours and the Saint Martin trails
    Fishing  -  Over 50 species of fish can be found in Touraine
    Views  -  Views of the surrounding woods and valley
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the historic fortress at Langeais
  • Chateau de colliers

    Muides-Sur-Loire, Loire Valley

    Splendid chateau on the Loire banks. The five guestrooms are uniquely decorated, with chandeliers, four poster beds, oil paintings and traditional bathrooms. Outdoor pool, gardens and decked terraces. Friendly, authentic and pretty.

    5 rooms from $149
    Country Escape  -  Genuine romance at this family-run chateau, with large river-facing terraces, oil paintings and neat, pretty gardens
    Kayaking  -  From Saint-Dye-sur-Loire village, canoes can be rented
    Great walks  -  Along banks of the Loire
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
  • Chateau de Chambiers

    Loire Valley

    Charming chateau in a private park. Splendid bedrooms have rich fabrics, period furniture, large French windows and big bathrooms. Cottages have full kitchen-living areas. Extensive rose-scented gardens, library and great 'slow-food' cuisine sourced from kitchen garden. Authentic romance.

    5 rooms from $151
    Romantic Break  -  18th century furniture in bedrooms, neat rose gardens for a stroll, candlelit dinners
    Sights nearby  -  Twisted bell-tower – church of Baugeois is 15km away
    Great walks  -  Through Chambiers forest
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
  • Domaine des Bidaudieres

    Vouvray, Loire Valley

    Stunning sand-stone country estate cum luxury B&B with vineyards. Rooms, suites, apartments and two cottages cater to families, groups and weddings. All decorated in elegant style with valley views. Fabulous swimming pool, terraces, and gardens.

    5 rooms from $151
    Swimming Pool  -  Large outdoor pool
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Chateau Bouvet Ladubay

    Saumur (Saint-Hilaire Saint-Florent)

    Charming B&B in a park. Elegant rooms have chandeliers, wooden floors, traditional French decor and plush bathrooms. Heated outdoor pool, plant-filled conservatory, neat gardens and pretty breakfast room. A lovely and quiet choice for a country weekend of wine tasting.

    4 rooms from $151
    Country Escape  -  Set within a 1.5 hectare park, enjoy heated pool, peaceful plant filled conservatory and a trip to nearby wine cellars
    Sights nearby  -  Château de Brézé and Château de Montgeoffroy
    Full of character
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
  • Chateau de L'Aubriere

    Tours, Loire Valley

    Stunning chateau turned hotel, run by a Count and Countess. Huge bedrooms and suites with four poster beds and opulent decoration. Rooms, suites, and family suites to suit families, groups of friends, or perhaps a wedding party. Excellent food by arrangement.

    9 rooms from $157
    Swimming Pool  -  Lovely Outdoor Pool
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Chateau de Chappe

    Fontaine Guerin, Loire Valley

    Intimate chateau with three traditionally furnished rooms in the heart of the Loire valley. Rustic renaissance charm combines well with bedroom views over the beautiful surrounding parkland. Lots of local outdoor activities on your doorstep, come back for a dip in the refreshing outdoor pool.

    3 rooms from $157
    Sights nearby  -  Superb location in the heart of the Loire Valley between Angers and Saumur. Close to the Abbey at Fontevraud.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor
    Restrictions on children
    Full of character
  • Chateau de Noirieux


    A gorgeous chateau hotel in a village just outside Angers. Elegant, large rooms host fireplaces, chandeliers and antiques. Outdoor pool, gardens, tennis court and terrace. Wonderful French cuisine and an atmospheric bar area. Romantic, smart, and very peaceful.

    19 rooms from $180
    Local exploring  -  Many sights nearby, both natural and man made. Don't miss the tapestries, vineyards trails or the gardens of Chateau Villandry
    Romantic Break  -  Stunning chateau, fireplaces, chandeliers. Lose yourselves in the garden maze or on walks along the Loire
    Sights nearby  -  Chateau of Villandry; Chateau of Angers; Fontevraud Abbey
    Kayaking  -  Available locally.
    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux
  • Chateau du Vau

    Loire Valley

    A beautiful, leafy Chateau situated within it's own 110 hectare private park. The bedrooms are pretty and enjoy fabulous garden views. To immerse yourself in nature there is the opportunity to stay in one of the unique tree houses. From famous Chateaux, to bike rides the Loire has so much to offer!

    5 rooms from $157
    Sights nearby  -  Visit The Château de Villandry, The Château d'Azay-le-Rideau and The Castle of Chenonceau
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool heated until mid-October
    Views  -  Beatiful views of the park
    Back to Nature
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Le Verger

    Chambellay, Loire Valley

    Elegant, 19th Century manor house set in a sprawling eight acre estate on the banks of the Mayenne River. Bedrooms are grand with large windows, antique furniture and original period features. Private, evening dining can be arranged upon prior reservation. Relax in this refined, stately home.

    4 rooms from $163
    Sights nearby  -  Angers is just 20 mins away
    Great walks  -  Explore the stunning garden
    Kayaking  -  Kayaks available for hire
    Full of character
  • Moulin de la Ronce

    Alluyes, Loire Valley

    16th century watermill turned stylish B&B. Chic and cosy rooms with plenty of original features and a large garden on the riverside. Organic breakfasts in the willow tree garden. Cycling, wine tasting and boat trips locally. Ideal weekend away for couples or families in Proust's region.

    3 rooms from $168
    Sights nearby  -  Rural workshops available through the hotel
    Learning  -  Region of writer Marcel Proust
    Historic  -  16th century watermill
    Riverside  -  Loire river views
  • Le Choiseul

    Amboise, Loire Valley

    A stunning chateau in the Loire valley. Rooms are light and traditionally styled with toile de jouy wallpaper. Restaurant dining room overlooking the River Loire. Wine tasting, ballooning and chateaux on the doorstep. A romantic and relaxed choice for couples or families.

    32 rooms from $194
    Country House  -  The chateau accommodation is spread across 5 houses
    Architectural  -  A beautiful 18th century building.
    Wine tasting  -  Loire valley vinyards in vicinity
    Riverside  -  Loire riverside
    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels
  • Domaine le Mousseau

    Chaumont-sur-Tharonne, Loire Valley

    A splendid hotel in a 19th century townhouse. Rooms are filled with antiques, hunting antiques, exposed beams and romantic drapes. Outdoor pool, 75-hectare woods to explore, and a gym. Warm public areas. Idyllic, cosy and full of character.

    8 rooms from $203
    Romantic Break  -  Sumptuous rooms and living room, large woodland area to take picnics, wine tours and horse riding
    Fishing  -  In the nearby ponds; hotel can advise on local regulations
    Sights nearby  -  Chambord, Cheverny, Sully sur Loire
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
  • Grand Hotel du Lion d'Or

    Romorantin, Loire Valley

    A hotel since 1774, the rooms have a contemporary feel but with integrated authentic features including wood panelling, exposed stone walls, stone floors and wrought iron balconies. The gourmet restaurant offers artistic, authentic dishes. A great spot for exploring the Loire region.

    16 rooms from $179
    Great walks  -  Walk the scenic Sologne region
    Sights nearby  -  Loire Valley Castles
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux
  • Chateau de Nazelles

    Amboise (Nazelles-Négron)

    16th century house surrounded by vineyards. Rustic-chic interiors have exposed brick walls, wooden floors and white furnishings; modern bathrooms. Pavilion has full kitchen and living space. Outdoor pool, 6-hectares of garden. A modern take on the chateau break.

    5 rooms from $179
    Local exploring  -  Perfectly situated to see the Loire's chateaus, wine caves and boat trips on the river, all with this very chic base
    Sights nearby  -  Day trip to nearby Amboise
    Kayaking  -  Kayaks rides on the Loire
    Cooking classes  -  Check for timings.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Le Manoir de Contres

    Contres, Loire Valley

    Beautiful stately home cum hotel in stunning grounds. Emphasis on the food and wine. Elegant twin and triple rooms. Lots to explore in the surrounding areas. Great for families, groups, or weddings.

    9 rooms from $179
    Sights nearby  -  Great location for exploring the Loire Valley
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Kayaking  -  Available locally.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Chateau de Vauloge

    Loire Valley

    This Chateau is a historical gem, dating back to a 15th Century castle with turrets and a moat. There are unique circular turret bedrooms jam packed full of warmth and character. This Chateau is a charming and comfortable place to stay. A sinch to explore the Western Loire region.

    5 rooms from $211
    Birdwatching  -  For keen birdwatchers, the moat is home to wild ducks, herons and swans
    Quirky  -  Possibility to stay in the round Tower room.
    Sights nearby  -  A daytrip to the medieval town of Le Mans.
    Spa  -  Amma Chair massage
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Domaine de la tortiniere

    Loire Valley

    An impressive and beautiful Chateau situated in the heart of the Loire Valley. Grand steps lead to the entrance and from there you can enjoy fabulous views of the pool and wooded park. The bedrooms enjoy modern comforts whilst retaining their historic charm. A luxurious stay in a beautiful setting.

    30 rooms from $202
    Sights nearby  -  located between the Château d'Azay-le-Rideau and the Château de Chenonceau
    Cooking classes  -  Cooking classes for up to 8 people can be organized at the Chateau
    Great walks  -  Various footpaths criss-cross the Chateau's 15 hectare park
    Kayaking  -  Canoeing and kayaking can be organized on the Indre
  • Chateau de Marcay

    Chinon, Loire Valley

    A luxurious chateau set in acres of parklands and vineyards. Huge, stunningly decorated rooms, traditional yet stylish. Fantastic restaurant, swimming pool, and plenty of activities on the estate. A country retreat for foodies and those who want the best of everything.

    33 rooms from $219
    Garden  -  Set in hectares of parkland and vineyards.
    Kayaking  -  On the Vienne River
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor Pool
  • Les Hautes Roches


    Perched on a cliff and overlooking the Loire, this hotel is entirely unique. Carved into the rock, bedrooms are exciting and elegantly decorated with complementing fabrics and fittings. There is a fine restaurant with views of the river. Fresh seafood and local produce. A treasure on the Loire.

    14 rooms from $252
    Foodies  -  The restaurant has a Michelin star and specialises in seafood.
    Sights nearby  -  Exlore the many historic chateaux of the Loire
    Quirky  -  Some rooms have been hewn from the caves
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux, Fodors
  • Domaine des Hauts de Loire

    Onzain, Loire Valley

    Classic luxury in a 19th century former hunting lodge and a two Michelin starred chef. What more could you ask for? Happy and charming staff ? This is 'la différence ', the 'je ne sais quoi' of classic service. Vive la différence. This is Domaine des Hauts de Loire.

    31 rooms from $269
    Foodies  -  The restaurant has two Michelin stars
    Great walks  -  3 walking trails on the estate
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Relais & Chateaux, Fodors
  • Chateau de L'Epinay

    Angers (Saint Georges sur Loire)

    Splendid 18th century chateau. Romantic suites have parquet floors and opulent fabrics; large bathrooms. Outdoor pool, sauna, hot tub and spa. 25 hectares of grounds to explore. Super French cuisine in charming dining room.

    5 rooms from $280
    Romantic Break  -  Steepled rooms with four poster beds, elegant dining room of gourmet French cuisine, and wine tasting tours available
    Families  -  Outdoor pool and children's playground, with spa and sauna for adults. Plenty of family friendly sights close by
    Sights nearby  -  Serrant Castle, Chateau d'Angers
    Great walks  -  Villandry gardens
  • Chateau de l'Herissaudiere

    Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

    B&B and cottages in flowered park. Traditional style interiors feature antique artworks, pastel coloured furnishings and bathrooms with original tiles. Library, large garden, outdoor heated pool and tennis court, as well as ping-pong and badminton. Sunny terrace on which to enjoy apertifs.

    3 rooms from $280
    Groups  -  Cottages with large kitchen and living areas: hotel can source groceries whilst you enjoy nearby sights or a bike ride
    Sights nearby  -  The castles of Langeais, Villandry, Ussé and Azay-le-Rideau are just a few minutes away
    Great walks  -  Through the gardens of Villandry, St. Cosme, Chatonnière
    Local markets  -  Thirty different types of market in Tours
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Chateau de la Barre

    Conflans sur Anille, Loire Valley

    A stunning chateau with regal interiors in the Loire. Opulent bedrooms and two self-catering apartments, beautiful grounds, and fantastic sights to explore. A very special chateau. Ideal for groups, weddings and romantics.

    5 rooms from $325
    Restrictions on children  -  Over 12s only.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Sawdays
  • Chateau de Rochecotte

    Tours, Loire Valley

    Stunning chateau surrounded by vineyards. Opulent rooms have antique furniture, floral furnishings and gilded mirrors. Outdoor pool, solarium, 20-hectares of garden and Bougainvillea covered terrace. Superb local menu. Sublime French romance.

    37 rooms from $343
    Romantic Break  -  Cream and gold themed rooms, stunning garden terrace, wine tasting on the doorstep and gourmet dining
    Sights nearby  -  House of Devinière Rabelais and Balzac's house at Sache
    Kayaking  -  Canoeing at Chinon on the Loire
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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