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About Chenonceaux

Forty minutes from Tours, Chenonceaux is a charming Loire Valley village, famed as the site of the second-most-visited castle in France. Whilst many visitors come just for the day, we think it’s well worth basing yourself in pretty Chenonceaux for a few nights to experience the region’s culinary delights, wine, history and natural beauty. Home to only 400 people, the village offers a small selection of very appealing accommodation options, including heritage guesthouses and intimate hotels. Chosen for their amenities, location and style, our list of the best places to stay in Chenonceaux are brilliant for couples, friends or families.

Teeming with artisanal boutiques — selling everything from pottery to antiques — Chenonceaux is a lovely spot for a stroll. Don’t miss the understated Eglise-Saint-Jean-Baptise, or the many wonderful eateries specialising in traditional regional fare. The big focus is undoubtedly the 16th-century Château de Chenonceau — the only castle in the world which is also a bridge. Admire manicured gardens, sumptuous rooms bedecked in Flemish tapestries and Old Masters' paintings, and the impressive ballroom set atop the River Cher. Guided tours are fantastic.

Other attractions include the Loire Valley’s world-class wines: tastings at the Caves du Père Auguste come highly recommended. Outdoorsy travellers can kayak along the River Cher, join a segway tour from Amboise, and go hiking, cycling or horse riding. For a bird’s eye view of the verdant valley dotted with striking châteaux, try a hot air balloon ride! Come evening, tuck into delicious cuisine at the best places to stay in Chenonceaux.

The Best Places to Stay in Chenonceaux

For Great Value

  • La Roseraie has played host to illustrious guests — Churchill and Rockefeller included — over the years, yet retains an easygoing charm. An ivy-clad façade hides traditional rooms and an excellent restaurant. With a swimming pool in leafy gardens, this is a great value choice for couples or friends. Just 400m from the Château.

For Families or Groups

  • Auberge Du Bon Laboureur is a gorgeous 18th-century inn close to the Château de Chenonceau. Feast on regional fare and enjoy a dip in the pool after days of zipping along the nearby cycling paths. Chic and family-friendly, the property has its own electric bikes.


  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.


  • Fly to Tours Val de Loire Airport, 40 minutes from Chenonceaux by taxi or bus. Alternatively, trains from Paris via Tours or Orléans take 3 to 4 hours.
  • The Loire Valley is brilliant for a road trip! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • You can expect the warmest weather between June and September. For a quieter trip and great hotel deals, come in the spring (April - May).



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Best Hotels in Chenonceaux

  • La Roseraie, Chenonceaux Chenonceaux 22 rooms from £82

    Local exploring  -  Boasting a tranquil location with easy access to the region's attractions.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Château de Chenonceau, a 16th century castle built over a river.
    Great walks  -  Take a scenic stroll along the Loire.
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    An ivy clad French auberge that's housed everyone from Winston Churchill to Rockefeller. Spacious rooms are traditionally dressed with antiques, warm hues and softly patterned fabrics. A fine-dining restaurant serves up exemplary regional fare and there's a pool and picturesque garden too. See More

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  • Auberge du Bon Laboureur Chenonceaux 24 rooms from £102

    Local exploring  -  Just 500m from Castle of Chenonceau, and the vineyards of the region, with cycling and walking paths
    Tennis  -  Tennis court in the grounds
    Sights nearby  -  Amboise, Chaumont, Chambord
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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    Recommended by  -  Sawdays, Relais du Silence, Michelin Travel

    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. See More

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