Domaine des Hauts de Loire Loire Valley, France

“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. ”

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“This Relais & Chateaux property is located between Blois and Tours near to the small town of Onzain. The chateau is surrounded by 70 hectares of tended woodland. It is the perfect location for discovering the vineyards of Vouvray amongst others and visiting the many famous Loire chateaux. The grounds are perfect for cycling, walking or even some fishing.

The character of the old building is calmly presented. It exudes the fun and gaiety of the past. Bedrooms are in either the chateau or the carriage house. Don't expect cool, grey interiors, the emphasis here is on traditional style, which simply adds to the overall charm and experience, and you will have comfy beds, beautiful linen and Clarins products. It's the perfect location for couples or family groups. Large pool, tennis court and pétanque and there are exciting plans for additional facilities in the future.

After all this activity we must eat, and we mean 'must'. Chef Remy Giraud, two Michelin stars, transforms the ordinary into the sublime. Superlatives are not out of place - the tastiest, the lightest, the most beautiful, one could go on and the impressive wine list is accessible and well priced.

Not surprisingly with all this culinary expertise and lovely vegetable gardens, there is a stunning cooking school which opened in 2016. Located in a wonderful space behind the carriage house is a bright airy room with all of the equipment one needs to prepare fabulous dishes under the careful attention of Chef Rémy Giraud. Pupils from 5 upwards - there is hope for all of us.”

Written by  Stephen Brown

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Facilities

Air conditioning
Free wifi
Parking
Free on sit
Bicycles available
Rooms with balcony/terrace
Internet
Cots available
No pets
Sit-out Terrace
Wifi
Restaurant
Run by well-known French chef Remy Giraud
Swimming Pool
Garden
70 hectare park estate
Child friendly
Babysitting available
Room service
Suites

Activities

Other Activities
Pétanque set
Tennis
Court on site
Great walks
3 walking trails on the estate
Cycling
Explore the 70 hectare park on bicycles provided by the hotel
Wine tasting
Located near the Loire Valley wine route - 800km long
Sights nearby

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31 rooms from $267 per night

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Recommended for

Foodies
The restaurant has two Michelin stars
Country Escape
Hideaway

Activities

Other Activities
Pétanque set
Tennis
Court on site
Great walks
3 walking trails on the estate
Cycling
Explore the 70 hectare park on bicycles provided by the hotel
Wine tasting
Located near the Loire Valley wine route - 800km long
Sights nearby

Other highlights

Free wifi
Views
Secluded setting
Gourmet
Rooms with balcony/terrace
Sit-out Terrace
Romantic
Charming
Restaurant
Run by well-known French chef Remy Giraud
Historic
Child friendly
Babysitting available
Traditional

Hotel size

31 rooms, 12 suites
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