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About Loire Valley
Once upon a time, the picturesque Loire Valley was playground to the French Court, where royalty went to get away from it all. 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 give the landscape a neatness which you can imagine would be approved of byThe Sun King. 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.
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 the French national treasure that is Chateau de Chambord and sleep in rooms which hosted the medieval English Kings.
The other thing the Loire is famed for is the 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 from which to enjoy them.
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.
Tours, Saumur, Angers, Amboise and Fontevraud L'Abbaye are all good places to stay if you plan to explore the Loire Valley's historical past. Slightly further north and east, Orleans has plenty for culture vultures too.
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. But for full immersion, stay amongst the vines in pretty Sancerre.
There are a few very good reasons why the Loire is a lovely place to cycle. Firstly it's relatively flat, there are pleasant green views 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.
What Not To Miss
- Chambord is the largest of the Loire Valley castles, with 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.
- Chateau de Villandry is known for it's 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 fairy-tale 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. Be sure to bring along your camera, it is a supremely picturesque spot.
- The Musee du Compagnonnage is a delightful place to visit, brimming with a wide range of artefacts made by master craftsmen throughout history.
- Spend an afternoon wandering around the gorgeous Parc Oriental de Maulevrier, an idyllic Japanese garden and a great place to enjoy a lunchtime picnic.
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
Tours is the perfect base for anyone interested in the region's history. Its central location means that all the Loire Valley's highlights are easily accessible.
- Hotel L'Adresse is an attractive B&B with simple but stylish accommodation that represents excellent value for money.
- For something more luxurious book the Hotel Oceania with its contemporary rooms and spacious lobby. Plus there's a gourmet restaurant and spa with swimming pool and hammam.
Angers is located at the Western end of the region, between Le Mans and Nantes. It is steeped in history and it's the home of Cointreau.
- 21 Foch is a contemporary boutique hotel in the centre of the town with a Michelin starred restaurant on site. It's great value with rooms from just €114 per night.
- Also centrally located is the Hotel du Mail, with its spacious rooms that won't break the bank.
- Chateau de Verrieres is a five star property, just a short walk from the centre of town. Its ten bedrooms are individually decorated in classic style and it boasts four acres of peaceful parkland.
- Manoir Plessis Bellevue is a charming 18th century property turned guesthouse overlooking the river. Come for beautifully decorated rooms and an outdoor with stunning views.
Amboise is just upriver from Tours and provides a quieter base for exploring the area.
- Le Clos d'Amboise sits next to the Royal Castle. Totally renovated in 2011 it offers traditional styling but with all the mod cons, plus pool and gourmet restaurant.
- Le Vieux Manoir is an elegant six roomed property filled with antiques and period features. All just minutes from the river and city centre.
Hotel de L'Abeille is located right in the heart of Orleans' pedestrianised zone, so you couldn't wish for anywhere more central. You'll find charming rooms, tea room, bar and small roof terrace.
- For a five star stay right in the grounds of the historic Abbey, Hotel Fontevraud offers sleek and stylish rooms plus a wonderful Michelin starred restaurant.
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, artifacts collected over the last 600 years by the family who are still the current owners. Twice a week they host a formal Grand Siecle dinner for their guests. So this is also a great destination if you're interested in the history of the area.
- The Chateau de Gixeux has one of the grandest approaches you can imagine, so is perfect 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. With are just five suites and one villa it is one of the best places to stay in the Loire Valley if you want some privacy.
- The Manoir Du Bois Noblet is a great choice for those wanting the chateau experience without breaking the bank. This 16th century property has three smart rooms which start from just £79 per night and feature antiques, exposed beams and some even have four posters. Evening meals upon request.
- Chateau De La Moriniere oozes romance It offers just four immaculate fairy-themed bedrooms with period furnishings and wooden floors. Tuck into local cuisine and spend your days going off on long walks through the countryside.
- Chateau De Rochecotte is a dreamy escape. A stunning chateau surrounded by vineyards and offering truly luxurious rooms - complete with antiques and gilded mirrors. Enjoy a dip in the pool or wander aimlessly around the lovely 20 hectare garden.
- The 18th century Chateau De L'Epinay provides glorious accommodation with opulent furnishings and large bathrooms, whilst there is also a spoiling spa to ensure you leave feeling truly rejuvenated. Set in 25 acres of grounds, which includes an outdoor pool, and with top-notch French cuisine served up, it is a dreamy escape.
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 is just outside 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. With generous grounds this is 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 stay can be found here - from cooking classes to wine tastings, grand gardens and a lovely pool. The restaurant is excellent and the wine list impressive. Despite the stunning decor, Chateau de Marcay is also pet friendly!
- Domaine De Beausejour is an elegant country chateau surrounded by vineyards and with wine tasting galore! Boasting unfussy rooms starting from just £63 per night there is also a two-bedroom suite and a five person gîte. Spend your days out and about exploring the lovely surrounding countryside.
- La Cote Des Monts Damnés is the perfect base from which to explore Sancerre's wide variety of vineyards. Offering simple yet smart rooms and a gastronomic restaurant, it has all the ingredients for a lovely trip.
- Chateau De Pintray oozes rustic charm and has many original features such as fireplaces and exposed beams. Set in lovely gardens, guests can enjoy wine tasting sessions each evening from the wide selection available in the wine cellar.
- The 14th century Chateau de Cheman boasts five large traditional rooms offering views over the garden. Surrounded by vineyards, this is the ideal place to enjoy a spot of wine tasting after a day spent lounging poolside. A peaceful stay.
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 the grand grounds. There is 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 if you are also a golfer.
- Domaine De Montizeau is a truly charming B&B providing four pretty rooms set amidst lovely gardens. Make the most out of your location to head off cycling along the Loire River with bikes available to borrow for free. Hot air balloon rides are available on request.
- Auberge Du Bon Labourer, set in a pretty 18th century house offers lovely rooms with antiques and lovely textile prints. Tuck into wonderful regional cuisine before exploring the many surrounding cycle paths.
- Le Jardin De Canaan is a 5 room B&B enjoying a peaceful country setting with a natural swimming pool. Head off by bike to truly get to know your surroundings.
- The intimate five room Chateau de Cop Choux, set in 18 acres of parkland, provides utterly gorgeous guestrooms from £85 per night. Spend your days heading off on long, romantic walks or lounging by the pool before tucking into gourmet cuisine.
- Hotel De France, the destination of choice for many celebrities, is a romantic bolthole in La Charte-sur-le-Loir. Boasting classy accommodation and an outdoor pool there is also plenty of stunning countryside to explore just outside of town.
- Chateau de Pray is an impressive 13th century chateau boasting charming accommodation featuring antiques and four posters. You'll adore the 12 hectares of gardens, an outdoor pool and most especially the Michelin starred restaurant!
- Domaine Le Mousseau, set in a 19th century townhouse, boasts truly characterful rooms filled with antiques, exposed beams and romantic drapes. Set off on romantic walks through the 75 hectares of surrounding woodland and enjoy vineyard tours nearby.
- Les Hautes Roches is in a truly unique spot - perched on a cliff overlooking the Loire Valley and with individually decorated rooms carved into the rock. Enjoy first-rate cuisine from their Michelin-starred restaurant which specialises in seafood.
- Chateau De Noirieux, is a a lovely chateau just outside Angers. It offers large elegant rooms with fireplaces and chandeliers. Lounge by the pool, enjoy a game of tennis or wander around the garden maze before tucking into splendid French cuisine at the restaurant.
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 and independent, then perhaps the answer is a villa or apartment. We recommend the selection with our online partner, Booking.com.
- The Loire Valley is never exactly scorching - the nicest month weather-wise is July with an average temperature of 18°C so you are best coming in the summer. If however you want a quieter and perhaps cheaper option then consider visiting in Autumn when the surrounding countryside turns a wonderful variety of colours.
- International guests can fly into Tours Airport, with Ryanair offering direct flights from London Stansted and Dublin.
- From here, take the tram or the bus into the centre of town and then hop on a train to your final destination.
- For car hire prices, we recommend you visit our online partner Holiday Autos.
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Best Hotels in Loire Valley
Hotel Mirabeau, Tours 23 rooms from $77Tours (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.Value chicSights nearby - Located in the centre of Tours. Perfect base for exploring the Loire ValleyLocal markets - Good for local colour.
Les Chatelains 5 rooms from $89Ennordres, 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.Hideaway - Heated pool, flower filled garden and totally secludedSights nearby - Château de la VerrerieCooking classes - Check for timings.Full of character
La Croix Blanche 24 rooms from $79Fontevraud 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.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/outdoorTraditional
Hotel du Theatre 14 rooms from $80Tours, 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.Sights nearby - Well located for major sights.Local markets - Good for local colour.
Domaine de Beausejour 3 rooms from $80Loire 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.Sights nearby - Plenty of famous chateaux in the region and much more besides!Great walks - Walk through the stunning vineyardLocal markets - The daily local market nearbySwimming Pool - Outdoor poolRecommended by - Sawdays
Les Vieux Guays 4 rooms from $94Cerdon 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.Families - Family suites, outdoor pool, bicycle trails, children's playground and pond to exploreSailing - On Etang du Puits lakeSights nearby - Saint-Benoit MonasteryGreat walks - Good for walkers.Recommended by - Sawdays
Relais Louis XI 16 rooms from $86Orléans (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.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.TraditionalRecommended by - Fodors
Hotel du Mail 25 rooms from $88Angers
In the heart of Angers, the Hotel Du Mail is the ideal place to stay to explore the surrounding Loire Valley. All the rooms are bright & spacious and are traditionally furnished. Enjoy breakfast at the Hotel before setting out to explore the region's many vineyards and architectural sights.Local exploring - Walking distance from many attractions, bars, restaurants and cafesValue chic - Stylish French interiors at a great priceTraditional
Manoir du Bois Noblet 3 rooms from $102Louerre, 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.Wine tasting - Explore the local wine regionOther Activities - Children's playgroundTrekking - Hiking routes nearbyCycling - Bicycles for hire
Chateau des Lutz 6 rooms from $103Loire 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.Sights nearby - The landing beaches, the Loire Valley Chateaux and the famous seaside resort of La Baule-Pornichet.Views - Enjoy views of the large parkFishing - Fishing in the MayenneSwimming Pool - Outdoor pool
La Closeraie 9 rooms from $91Sully-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.Sights nearby - Right beside Chateau de Sully-sur-LoireFishing - Moulin de VilletteHideaway - Tranquil and intimate.
Hostellerie de la mere Hamard 11 rooms from $91Semblançay, 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.Sights nearby - Great base for exploring the sights of the Loire ValleyLocal markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - Sawdays
Le Grand Monarque 25 rooms from $97Azay-le-Rideau, Loire Valley
A delightful hotel set in an 18th century post house in the Loire Valley. Rooms are individually decorated and carry a simple elegance with exposed wooden beams and antique furnishings. Perfectly placed for exploring the rich history of the Loire such as the stunning nearby castles. A real gem.Country Escape - A relaxing country escape in the Loire Valley, with plenty of walking, cycling and sightseeing nearby.Sights nearby - Visit the gorgeous castles of the Loire Valley such as Amboise, Blois, Azay-le-Rideau, Chenonceau or Chinon.Traditional
Chateau de la Moriniere 4 rooms from $97Andrezé, Loire Valley
An elegant and comfortable hotel on a hilltop, with views of the Beuvron Valley. Fairy-themed rooms boast chic décor with period furnishings, wooden floors and some with private hot tubs. Local cuisine is served at the restaurant and an antique shop is located on site. A magical country escape.Writing a novel - Draw inspiration from the romantic decor in the rooms, and the views of the countryside from your window.Country Escape - In a stunning location surrounded by nature, a great place to get away from the city for a few days.Great walks - There are innumerable fantastic walking trails to pick from.Views - Great views from hotel
Les Trois Maillets 2 rooms from $97Orléans
Set in a historic 16th century building, Les Trois Maillets is a delightful B&B in the heart of Orleans. Steeped in heritage, the characterful rooms are full of fascinating antiques. With the city centre on the doorstep, it's a great launchpad for exploring Orleans.Sights nearby - Five minutes walk from the Maison de Jeanne d'Arc.
Domaine de Montizeau 4 rooms from $97Loire 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.Sights nearby - Only 12.4 miles from Château de ChambordGreat walks - Walk or cycle along the Loire riverViews - Views of the parkFull of character
Chateau de Ternay 6 rooms from $112Loire 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.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
Hotel Diderot 27 rooms from $98Chinon, Loire Valley
A charming family-run townhouse hotel. Classically French in style throughout; think sash windows, chintz prints and antique furniture. Hearty breakfasts with home-made preserves are served on the pretty floral terrace or cosy breakfast room. An ideal choice for an authentic French experience.Local exploring - A quintessentially French experience within close proximity to Chinon's sights.Sights nearby - Visit the impressive Forteresse royale de Chinon.Kayaking - Take a relaxing ride along La Vienne.Full of characterRecommended by - Fodors
Le Prieuré, Loire Valley 3 rooms from $103Dissay 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!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 valleyGreat walks - Explore the Bercé forestSwimming Pool - Outdoor pool.
Hotel Ricordeau 13 rooms from $105Loué, Loire Valley
A charming rural property set in picturesque gardens. Room decor mixes traditional country style with contemporary design. Boasting exemplary regional cuisine in both the restaurant and a bistro. Plenty of outdoor activities in the surrounding area. The ideal spot to unwind in the countryside.Families - With babysitting services, a playground and plenty of space to run around there is lots to keep children entertained.Country Escape - A quaint rural property in a picturesque part of the Loire Valley. Ideal for relaxing holidays away from it all.Sights nearby - Stroll the historic pretty cobbled streets of Le Mans and visit the Saint-Julien Cathedral.Swimming Pool - Outdoor pool
Demeure de la Vignole 12 rooms from $120Turquant, 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.Sights nearby - A visit to the 900 year old Royal Fontevraud Abbey and the ancient monument of Chateau BrezeFull 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 rockRecommended by - Sawdays
La Reboursiere 5 rooms from $107Notre 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.Swimming Pool - Heated outdoor pool available from June to SeptViews - Lovely views over the valleyLocal markets - Visit the local daily marketSights nearby - Sablé-sur-Sarthe nearby
Le Pavillon des Lys 8 rooms from $109Amboise, 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.Sights nearby - Right next door to Amboise chateau and ideally placed for exploring the sights of the Loire ValleyKayaking - On the rivers Loire and CherLocal markets - Good for local colour.Great walks - Good for walkers.Recommended by - Fodors
Chateau de Cop-Choux 5 rooms from $109Mouzeil, 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.Romantic Break - Gorgeous rooms with three-sides of windows overlooking gardens, outdoor pool, intimate gourmet dining and wine tasting tripsFishing - Hotel can arrange and advise on local rulesSights nearby - Ursuline Chapel; Castle of AncenisGreat walks - 18 hectares of gardensRecommended by - Sawdays
Chateau de Beaulieu, Tours 17 rooms from $111Tours
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.Sights nearby - 10 mins from Tours city centre and easy access to all the Loire chateauxLocal markets - Good for local colour.SpaGreat walks - Good for walkers.
Le Fleuray 20 rooms from $112Amboise, 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!FamiliesSights nearby - Borrow one of the free bikes and explore the area on two wheelsSwimming Pool - Outdoor heated pool available from spring to autumnKayaking - Available locally.Recommended by - Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
Hotel de France 75 rooms from $113Loire Valley
Situated in La Charte-sur-le-Loir, Hotel de France's elegant and traditional accommodation has been the destination of choice for many celebrities passing through the area. Wander around the gardens, unwind by the pool with a drink or explore the town. A peaceful, classy and upmarket spot!Romantic Break - Stunning and peaceful acommodation in quaint surroundings-perfect for a romantic getaway!Local exploring - Wander around town or explore the Loire Valley's beautiful countrysideSights nearby - Head over to the Le Mans Circuit and take the drive of your life in one of their cars!Great walks - Make the most out of the stunning surrounding countrysideRecommended by - Sawdays
Moulin St Julien 3 rooms from $130Orléans
Overlooking the Loiret, Moulin St Julien is a charming riverside B&B full of charm and character. The rooms are comfortable and there's a lovely outdoor pool. The garden is a great place to relax.Fishing - Fishing trips on the nearby river can be organised by the hotel.Sights nearby - Take a trip to the fantastic Botanical Gardens of Orléans.Full of characterRomantic - Good for couples.
Auberge du Bon Laboureur 24 rooms from $133Loire 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.Local exploring - Just 500m from Castle of Chenonceau, and the vineyards of the region, with cycling and walking pathsSights nearby - Amboise, Chaumont, ChambordLocal markets - Good for local colour.TraditionalRecommended by - Sawdays
La Cote des Monts Damnés 12 rooms from $123Sancerre
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.Wine tasting - The perfect base for exploring the vineyards of Sancerre and tasting their produce.Sights nearby - Explore the medieval town of SancerreGreat walks - Explore the local countrysideBack to Nature
Sozo Hotel 28 rooms from $125Nantes
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.Suites - Bedrooms and suites with thoughtful extras, Fragonard toiletries and daily welcome basketB+B - A generous spread for the buffet breakfast or served in your room at no extra costBar - Cool bar right in the nave of the churchClose to nightlifeRecommended by - CN Traveller
Chateau de Pray 17 rooms from $143Amboise, 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.Foodies - Chef Frédéric Brisset's Michelin-starred restaurantGarden - 12 acres of gardenSights nearby - Castle of Chenonceau, Da Vinci House and Chambord CastleViews - Loire RiverRecommended by - Fodors
Le Manoir les Minimes 13 rooms from $143Amboise, 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.Wine tasting - Loire valley vinyards nearbyRiverside - Situated on the Loire RiverSights nearby - Chateau d'Amboise, Clos-Luce, Mini-Chateaux Park, Pagoda of ChanteloupLocal markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - Fodors
21 Foch 14 rooms from $130Angers
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.Value chic - A contemporary hotel with large luxurious rooms at a very reasonable price.Sights nearby - Visit the beautiful Le château d’Angers.
La Marine de Loire 11 rooms from $131Montsoreau, 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.Romantic Break - Unique, pretty bedrooms, sunny gardens, indoor pool and spa treatmentsSights nearby - Mariners’ village of Candes St MartinLocal markets - Local brocante market on weekendsSpaRecommended by - Sawdays
Chateau de Pintray 5 rooms from $131Indre-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.Garden - A landscaped garden with deck chairs on the lawn and picnic spots available as well as a Garden kitchen in the summer monthsSights nearby - Day visits to the Chateau de Amboise, Chateau de Chenoceau and the Clos Luce where Leonardo Da Vinci famously residedKayaking - Canoeing and kayaking in the Loire ValleyTraditionalRecommended by - Sawdays
Chateau le Breil 5 rooms from $131Loire 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.Sights nearby - There are many castles and cheateux in the area. Visit the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud and Breze CastleFour poster beds - One room features a four poster bedGreat walks - Good for walkers.Traditional
Chateau de Cheman 5 rooms from $131Angers (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.Country Escape - Set within vineyards and fragrant gardens, a small pool to cool off and abundance of wines to tasteSights nearby - Chateau de BrissacGreat walks - Good for walkers.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
Logis Saint-Flaceau 3 rooms from $131Le Mans
This charming 16th century half-timbered house is situated in central Le Mans. It offers two cosy apartments and one loft, all of which are and smartly decorated and spacious, plus there's a fully equipped kitchen and a living room stocked with books. A wonderfully independent stay!Romantic Break - Stay in charming accommodation and spend your days wandering around the city togetherLocal exploring - Logis Saint-Flaceau is perfectly situated for getting to know historic Le MansGreat walks - There are plenty of hiking trails just outside Le Mans for you to exploreSights nearby - Go visit the Le Mans Cathedral or the Botanical Gardens
Chateau des Arpentis 12 rooms from $150Loire 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.Sights nearby - Few kilometers from the Chateau Renaissance d’AmboiseArchitectural - The chateau was renovated in 2008CharmingRomantic - Good for couples.
Le Jardin de Canaan 5 rooms from $133Loire Valley
This intimate B&B is located in the quiet countryside of the Loire Valley and features its own natural swimming pool. The rooms are decorated in a simple manner and there are plenty of nearby activities to stay active whether that be hiking, cycling or fishing.Active Holiday - Go cycling, hiking, canoeing and horse riding nearby or play tennisCountry Escape - Located in the quiet countryside of the Loire ValleySights nearby - There are Chateaux nearby to visit and Zoo de Beauval is a short drive awayGreat walks - Many nearby hiking trails to explore the surrounding countryside
Le Grand hotel de L'Abbaye 18 rooms from $136Beaugency, 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.Sights nearby - Well located for major sights.Local markets - Good for local colour.Great walks - Good for walkers.Views - Great views from hotel
Le Vieux Manoir 6 rooms from $155Amboise, 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.Antiques - Antique furniture throughout hotelRomantic Break - Have breakfast in the garden roomSights nearby - Loire river in walking distanceCountry House - 18th centuryRecommended by - Fodors
Manoir Plessis Bellevue 5 rooms from $137Saumur
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.Sights nearby - Ideal location for explore the chateaux of the Loire ValleySwimming Pool - Outdoor pool with views over the Loire river.Secluded setting - For escaping.Traditional
Le Relais des Landes 28 rooms from $137Ouchamps, 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.Outstanding location - Situated in a UNESCO park.TraditionalSights nearby - Well located for major sights.Great walks - Good for walkers.
Chateau du Deffay 4 rooms from $137Loire 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.Meeting Room - It is possible to rent a seminar room and organize team building events such as kayakingKayaking - Kayaks are available to rent at the ChateauGreat walks - Walk the Tour de Briere over 3 daysSights nearby - Visit the beaches at La Baule
Chateau de Beaulieu, Saumur 5 rooms from $137Saumur
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.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 SchoolGreat walks - Through the local vineyards and along the banks of the River LoireSwimming Pool - Heated outdoor swimming poolRecommended by - Sawdays
Chateau de Beaujeu 5 rooms from $142Sancerre
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.Country Escape - A short drive from Loire River, and surrounded by quiet countryside, enjoy wine tasting and the atmosphere of historic ChateauKayaking - On the Loire RiverSights nearby - Town of BourgesRomantic - Good for couples.
Chateau Monastere de la Corroirie 2 rooms from $143Loire 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.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 TouraineFishing - There is a pond in the grounds where you can go fishing.
Domaine de la Blonnerie 5 rooms from $143Feings, 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.Swimming Pool - Outdoor heated poolCooking classes - Check for timings.Great walks - Good for walkers.Traditional
Chateau de Naze 4 rooms from $143Vivy, 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.Romantic Break - Plush rooms with classic French details, large orchard to take a picnic and vineyards in driving distanceSights nearby - Chateaux of the Loire: Saumur, Langeais, Villandry, Ussé, Azay-le-RideauGreat walks - Through hotel's orchard and woods covering more than 17 acresLocal markets - Every Thursday in Longue-Jumelles
L'alliance des Saveurs 6 rooms from $143Bonchamp-lès-Laval, Loire Valley
A charming, small-scale hotel set in the Loire Valley. Its eight rooms are comfortably furnished with minimalist interiors. Enjoy a sumptuous meal in the hotel's gourmet restaurant which uses locally sourced produce. Perfect for a weekend away, exploring the beauty of the Loire Valley.Foodies - Boasting a gourmet restaurant this hotel is for those serious about their foodLocal exploring - Perfectly located for exploring the Loire ValleyGreat walks - Enjoy walks in the hotel's parkland setting.Secluded setting - For escaping.
Chateau de La Bourdaisiere 29 rooms from $144Montlouis sur Loire, Loire Valley
A picturesque fifteenth-century castle, surrounded by landscaped gardens and parklands in the lovely Loire Valley. Rooms exude old world charm, with exposed wooden beams, checkered floors and smatterings of family antiques. A chic and charming hotel in an unbeatable location.Total relaxation - A great spot for unwinding in style, from the heated pool with views, to the tennis courts and well maintained gardens.Value chic - Great value for money considering the historic setting, elegant interiors, fantastic location and spoiling amenities.Great walks - Surrounded by 15 kms of forest, with plenty of well marked trails for nature lovers.Swimming Pool - An outdoor pool is available for guests
Art Hotel, Loire Valley from $145Rochecorbon, 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!Four poster beds - For romantics.Designer - Uniquely designed interiors.SpaSights nearby - Well located for major sights.
Chateau de Verrieres 10 rooms from $168Saumur
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.Local markets - A traditional Saturday market in the nearby town of SaumurGreat walks - Enjoy lovely walks alongside the Loire riverSwimming Pool - Outdoor pool heated from May to SeptemberSights nearby - A visit to the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud
Manoir St Thomas 10 rooms from $147Amboise, 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.Sights nearby - A stone's throw from Amboise Castle and the River LoireSwimming Pool - Heated outdoor poolTraditionalGreat walks - Good for walkers.Recommended by - Johansens, Sawdays, Frommers
Château Des Briottieres 10 rooms from $147Champigne, 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.Sights nearby - About an hour to the Loire Valley chateauxSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolOpulentViews - Great views from hotel
Chateau de Gizeux 5 rooms from $149Gizeux, 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.Sights nearby - Explore the many chateaux of the Loire ValleyFull of characterLocal markets - Good for local colour.Four poster beds - For romantics.Recommended by - Sawdays
Chateau La Touanne 5 rooms from $149Orléans (Baccon)
Awash with historic charm, Chateau La Touanne is a delightful B&B fifteen miles to the west of Orleans. With lovely rooms and sprawling grounds, it's perfect for a relaxing break. The cottage is a great option for those en famille.Sights nearby - Take a day trip to Orleans and explore its famous sights.Great walks - The surrounding 20 hectare park is great for walking.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
Chateau des Essards 5 rooms from $149France, 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 woodsGreat walks - Loire Valley hike tours and the Saint Martin trailsFishing - Over 50 species of fish can be found in TouraineViews - Views of the surrounding woods and valleySights nearby - Visit the historic fortress at Langeais
Hotel Oceania 91 rooms from $150Tours
A luxury hotel with contemporary interiors and a great positioning within Tours. Elegant rooms feature floor to ceiling windows, crisp white linen and contemporary chandeliers. The gourmet restaurant is the perfect spot for romantic evenings, and the modern spa is a complete city haven.Total relaxation - For a city centre break try out the modern spa boasting a trendy stainless steel pool, Jacuzzi, hammam and fitness room.Local exploring - Right in the heart of the city, well placed for getting around and conveniently placed near the train station.Sights nearby - A number of castles in the area that make lovely day trips including the Chateau du Rivau and Chateau de Saumar.Swimming Pool - Indoor pool.
Chateau de colliers 5 rooms from $152Muides-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.Country Escape - Genuine romance at this family-run chateau, with large river-facing terraces, oil paintings and neat, pretty gardensKayaking - From Saint-Dye-sur-Loire village, canoes can be rentedGreat walks - Along banks of the LoireTraditionalRecommended by - Fodors
Chateau de Chambiers 5 rooms from $154Loire 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.Romantic Break - 18th century furniture in bedrooms, neat rose gardens for a stroll, candlelit dinnersSights nearby - Twisted bell-tower – church of Baugeois is 15km awayGreat walks - Through Chambiers forestLocal markets - Good for local colour.
Domaine des Bidaudieres 5 rooms from $154Vouvray, 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.GroupsFamiliesSwimming Pool - Large outdoor poolLocal markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - Sawdays
Chateau Bouvet Ladubay 4 rooms from $154Saumur (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.Country Escape - Set within a 1.5 hectare park, enjoy heated pool, peaceful plant filled conservatory and a trip to nearby wine cellarsSights nearby - Château de Brézé and Château de MontgeoffroyFull of characterGreat walks - Good for walkers.
Relais des Troix Chateaux 36 rooms from $160Cour-Cheverny, Loire Valley
A charming 4 star property in the heart of the Loire Valley. Simply designed rooms feature traditional fabrics, contemporary bathrooms and sink-in-to beds. Delicious regional cuisine is served in the restaurant. Well positioned to explore the historic castles and vineyards. A delightful stay.Local exploring - Base yourself in this four star hotel and explore the Loire Valley area rich with vineyards and castles.Sights nearby - The Castle of Chambord and Castle of Blois are just 15kms from the property.
Chateau de L'Aubriere 9 rooms from $160Tours, 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.Swimming Pool - Lovely Outdoor PoolFour poster beds - For romantics.Local markets - Good for local colour.Full of characterRecommended by - Sawdays
Chateau de Chappe 3 rooms from $160Fontaine 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.Sights nearby - Superb location in the heart of the Loire Valley between Angers and Saumur. Close to the Abbey at Fontevraud.Swimming Pool - OutdoorRestrictions on childrenFull of character
Chateau de Noirieux 19 rooms from $182Angers
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.Local exploring - Many sights nearby, both natural and man made. Don't miss the tapestries, vineyards trails or the gardens of Chateau VillandryRomantic Break - Stunning chateau, fireplaces, chandeliers. Lose yourselves in the garden maze or on walks along the LoireSights nearby - Chateau of Villandry; Chateau of Angers; Fontevraud AbbeyTraditionalRecommended by - Relais & Chateaux
Chateau du Vau 5 rooms from $160Loire 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!Sights nearby - Visit The Château de Villandry, The Château d'Azay-le-Rideau and The Castle of ChenonceauSwimming Pool - Outdoor pool heated until mid-OctoberViews - Beatiful views of the parkBack to NatureRecommended by - Sawdays
Le Verger 4 rooms from $166Chambellay, 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.Sights nearby - Angers is just 20 mins awayGreat walks - Explore the stunning gardenKayaking - Kayaks available for hireFull of character
Moulin de la Ronce 3 rooms from $171Alluyes, 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.Sights nearby - Rural workshops available through the hotelLearning - Region of writer Marcel ProustHistoric - 16th century watermillRiverside - Loire river views
Le Choiseul 32 rooms from $197Amboise, 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.Country House - The chateau accommodation is spread across 5 housesArchitectural - A beautiful 18th century building.Wine tasting - Loire valley vinyards in vicinityRiverside - Loire riversideRecommended by - Small Luxury Hotels
Fontevraud L'Hotel 54 rooms from $177Fontevraud L'Abbaye (33 Rue Saint-Jean de l'Habit)
Soak up a thousand year old heritage, at this unique hotel set within Fontevraud Royal Abbey. Sleek and stylish rooms embrace modern and contemporary design. Award winning gourmet food and a cool interactive bar bring this already remarkable and majestic setting to life. In a world of its own!Families - The Duplex Rooms can sleep upto four persons and are ideal for families, plus the restaurant runs a special menus for kids.Foodies - An award winning young chef Thibault Ruggeri runs the in-house restaurant serving incredible regional cuisine.Value chic - It is remarkably good value cosnidering the magnificent settling, Loire Valley location and elegant rooms.Eco break - This eco-friendly hotel uses all natural materials in rooms like solid oak and steel.
Domaine le Mousseau 8 rooms from $206Chaumont-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.Romantic Break - Sumptuous rooms and living room, large woodland area to take picnics, wine tours and horse ridingFishing - In the nearby ponds; hotel can advise on local regulationsSights nearby - Chambord, Cheverny, Sully sur LoireTraditional
Grand Hotel du Lion d'Or 16 rooms from $183Romorantin, 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.Great walks - Walk the scenic Sologne regionSights nearby - Loire Valley CastlesOpulentFull of characterRecommended by - Relais & Chateaux
Chateau de Nazelles 5 rooms from $183Amboise (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.Local exploring - Perfectly situated to see the Loire's chateaus, wine caves and boat trips on the river, all with this very chic baseSights nearby - Day trip to nearby AmboiseKayaking - Kayaks rides on the LoireCooking classes - Check for timings.Recommended by - Sawdays
Le Manoir de Contres 9 rooms from $183Contres, 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.FoodiesSights nearby - Great location for exploring the Loire ValleyTraditionalGreat walks - Good for walkers.Recommended by - Sawdays
Chateau de Vauloge 5 rooms from $214Loire 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.Birdwatching - For keen birdwatchers, the moat is home to wild ducks, herons and swansTraditional - Terracotta floors and traditional wooden beamsQuirky - Possibility to stay in the round Tower room.Sights nearby - A daytrip to the medieval town of Le Mans.Recommended by - Sawdays
Chateau de Perreux 11 rooms from $189Amboise (Loire Valley)
An elegant Chateau dating back to the 1700s offering a quiet escape in peaceful surroundings. Tasteful bedrooms that combine contemporary comfort with the unique Chateau style. The in house chef focuses on locally sourced, seasonal produce. An outdoor pool is reached by a secret underground passage.Local exploring - Situated in Nazelles-Négron, at the heart of the Loire Valley, this is the perfect base for exploring this UNESCO heritage area.Total relaxation - Plush rooms, great pool surrounded by lovely gardens and forests, plus awrd winning cuisine and roaring fires.Kayaking - Grab a kayak and head off to explore the Loire, admire the lovely villages, chateaus and countryside.Great walks - There are lovely walks through the property's manicured gardens and wooded parklands.
Domaine de la tortiniere 30 rooms from $206Loire 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.Sights nearby - located between the Château d'Azay-le-Rideau and the Château de ChenonceauCooking classes - Cooking classes for up to 8 people can be organized at the ChateauGreat walks - Various footpaths criss-cross the Chateau's 15 hectare parkKayaking - Canoeing and kayaking can be organized on the Indre
Chateau de Marcay 33 rooms from $223Chinon, 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.Garden - Set in hectares of parkland and vineyards.FoodiesTraditional - All rooms are decorated in "haute epoque" styleKayaking - On the Vienne River
Les Hautes Roches 14 rooms from $257Tours
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.Foodies - The restaurant has a Michelin star and specialises in seafood.Sights nearby - Exlore the many historic chateaux of the LoireQuirky - Some rooms have been hewn from the cavesRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Relais & Chateaux, Fodors
Domaine des Hauts de Loire 31 rooms from $274Onzain, 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.Foodies - The restaurant has two Michelin starsGreat walks - 3 walking trails on the estateSecluded setting - For escaping.Views - Great views from hotelRecommended by - Tablet, Relais & Chateaux, Fodors
Chateau de L'Epinay 5 rooms from $286Angers (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.Romantic Break - Steepled rooms with four poster beds, elegant dining room of gourmet French cuisine, and wine tasting tours availableFamilies - Outdoor pool and children's playground, with spa and sauna for adults. Plenty of family friendly sights close bySights nearby - Serrant Castle, Chateau d'AngersGreat walks - Villandry gardens
Chateau de l'Herissaudiere 3 rooms from $286Indre-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.Groups - Cottages with large kitchen and living areas: hotel can source groceries whilst you enjoy nearby sights or a bike rideSights nearby - The castles of Langeais, Villandry, Ussé and Azay-le-Rideau are just a few minutes awayGreat walks - Through the gardens of Villandry, St. Cosme, ChatonnièreLocal markets - Thirty different types of market in ToursRecommended by - Sawdays
Chateau de la Barre 5 rooms from $337Conflans 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.WeddingsGroupsRestrictions on children - Over 12s only.Local markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - I Escape, Sawdays
Chateau de Rochecotte 37 rooms from $350Tours, 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.Romantic Break - Cream and gold themed rooms, stunning garden terrace, wine tasting on the doorstep and gourmet diningSights nearby - House of Devinière Rabelais and Balzac's house at SacheKayaking - Canoeing at Chinon on the LoireRomantic - Good for couples.