Loire Valley

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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 by The Sun King. Our pick of the best places to stay in the Loire Valley range from chic little chambres d'hote to no-holds-barred luxury chateaux hotels.

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The list of the Loire's great chateaux is long and includes some of the most famed in France. While exploring the area 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 Valley 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. 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.

The region is also 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!

Where to stay - Which towns?

Historic Spots

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.

Loire Wines

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.

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.

The best places to stay in the Loire Valley

Tours

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

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.

Saumur

  • 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

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.

Orleans

  • 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.

Fontevraud L'Abbaye

  • 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.

Romantic Retreats

  • 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!
  • 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.

Travel Information

  • 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. Alternatively you can fly to one of the Paris airports and jump on the TGV.
  • 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 Rentalcars.

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Best Hotels in Loire Valley

  • Hotel Agnes Sorel 37500 Chinon 10 rooms from £49

    Local exploring  -  Situated right beside the town centre, a great base for exploring both the medieval town and the surrounding Loire Valley
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Château de Chinon, Chapelle Du Chene, Mosquée de Chateau-Chinon and the quaint nearby village of Tavant
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide

    A smart hotel near the pretty medieval town centre, with a relaxing lounge and a bright, sunny terrace. The decor is simple and light complimenting the building's original features. The best of the rooms have statement furniture and balconies. A charming stay. See More

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  • Le Doyenne Le Mans 6 rooms from £52

    Local exploring  -  Located at the foot of the cathedral and at the entrance to the historic city of Plantagenet
    Theatre  -  Enjoy a show at the Palais des Congrès and Culture
    Local markets  -  Only 100m from the Jacobins market which is held three times a week and sells local fresh produce
    Views  -  Rooms with city or garden views

    A charming, quiet 19th century B&B situated in the heart of the Plantagenêt city of Le Mans. Rooms are spacious and comfortable with fireplaces and sitting rooms (the best have cathedral views). A fabulous range of choice for breakfast both English and continental. Convenient and well priced. See More

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  • La Roseraie Chenonceaux 15 rooms from £62

    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.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.

    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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  • Hotel Mirabeau, Tours Tours (Loire) 23 rooms from £58

    Value chic
    Sights nearby  -  Located in the centre of Tours. Perfect base for exploring the Loire Valley
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.

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

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  • Les Chatelains Ennordres, Loire Valley 5 rooms from £68

    Hideaway  -  Heated pool, flower filled garden and totally secluded
    Sights nearby  -  Château de la Verrerie
    Cooking classes  -  Check for timings.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel

    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. See More

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  • La Croix Blanche Fontevraud L'Abbaye (Loire Valley) 24 rooms from £60

    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
    Traditional

    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. See More

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  • Hotel du Theatre Tours, Loire Valley 14 rooms from £61

    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel

    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. See More

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  • Hotel l'Adresse Tours 17 rooms from £61

    Value chic
    Sights nearby  -  In the heart of mediaeval Tours
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel

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

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  • Domaine de Beausejour Loire Valley 3 rooms from £61

    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

    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. See More

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  • Hotel de L'Abeille Orléans 26 rooms from £71

    Sights nearby  -  Visit the famous Cathedrale Ste-Croix
    Great walks  -  Through the Parc Floral Orleans
    Traditional
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.

    This unique hotel, now in its fourth generation of the family is located in a pedestrian area of Orleans. Each room is decorated in Louis XIV style with vibrant wallpapers and furnishings. Some rooms have balconies and for those that don't there is a roof terrace. An organic breakfast is served. See More

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  • Les Vieux Guays Cerdon du Loiret, Loire Valley 4 rooms from £72

    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, Michelin Travel

    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. See More

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  • Relais Louis XI Orléans (Meung-sur-Loire) 16 rooms from £65

    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.
    Traditional
    Recommended by  -  Fodors

    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. See More

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  • Hotel du Mail Angers 25 rooms from £67

    Local exploring  -  Walking distance from many attractions, bars, restaurants and cafes
    Value chic  -  Stylish French interiors at a great price
    Traditional

    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. See More

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  • Manoir du Bois Noblet Louerre, Loire Valley 3 rooms from £78

    Wine tasting  -  Explore the local wine region
    Other Activities  -  Children's playground
    Trekking  -  Hiking routes nearby
    Cycling  -  Bicycles for hire

    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. See More

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  • Villa C Bourges 10 rooms from £78

    Local exploring  -  Located just ten minutes from all the sights of this historic town, and with a short drive can see vineyards of the region
    Families  -  Take the little train around old town, cycle the outside countryside, pretty gardens and delicious food
    Sights nearby  -  Bourges Cathedral, Palais de Jacques-Coeur
    Great walks  -  Within the lovely Pres-Fichaux Gardens
    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel

    A boutique townhouse hotel in a charming town. Contemporary classic rooms in subtle colours with sophisticated furnishings, large marble bathrooms, and beautiful romantic terraces for breakfast and sunbathing. A luxurious spot, perfect for a couple. See More

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  • Le Moulin de Vrin Sancerre 4 rooms from £79

    Short fly break  -  Surrounded by attractions and just two hours from Paris, this is the ideal weekend escape.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the church of Sainte-Croix-Notre-Dame, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    Kayaking  -  Take a canoe tour on the Loire for a half or full day.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.

    A delightful bungalow set in acres of mature gardens just two hours from Paris. Spacious rooms are light and airy with floor to ceiling french doors leading onto a quiet patio, simple contemporary furniture and wooden floors. A tranquil retreat from which to explore the Loire Valley. See More

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  • Chateau des Lutz Loire Valley 6 rooms from £79

    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

    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. See More

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  • Le Londres Saumur 31 rooms from £69

    Families  -  There is a good range of family friendly accommodation here including interconnecting rooms and spacious apartments
    Local exploring  -  A lovely base from which to explore the historic town of Saumur and sights in the Loire Valley
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the atmospheric Château de Saumur and the pretty Église Saint-Pierre
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.

    Charming hotel in a late 19th-century townhouse, with a homely open-plan lounge and dining layout featuring comfy seating and chic decor. The smart, cosy rooms are themed and individually decorated, featuring bold statement walls and bright contemporary furnishings. A lovely, friendly base. See More

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  • La Closeraie Sully-sur-Loire, Loire Valley 9 rooms from £69

    Sights nearby  -  Right beside Chateau de Sully-sur-Loire
    Fishing  -  Moulin de Villette
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.

    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. See More

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  • Hostellerie de la mere Hamard Semblançay, Loire Valley 11 rooms from £69

    Sights nearby  -  Great base for exploring the sights of the Loire Valley
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    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. See More

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  • Le Grand Monarque Azay Le Rideau 25 rooms from £74

    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

    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. See More

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  • Chateau de la Moriniere Andrezé, Loire Valley 4 rooms from £74

    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

    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. See More

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  • Les Trois Maillets Orléans 2 rooms from £74

    Sights nearby  -  Five minutes walk from the Maison de Jeanne d'Arc.

    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. See More

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  • Domaine de Montizeau Loire Valley 4 rooms from £74

    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

    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. See More

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  • Chateau de Ternay Loire Valley 6 rooms from £86

    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

    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. See More

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  • Hotel Diderot Chinon 27 rooms from £75

    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 character
    Recommended by  -  Fodors

    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. See More

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  • La Marmoire Loire Valley 5 rooms from £75

    Local exploring  -  10 minute drive from Châteaubriant with its weekly market and numerous attractions and amenities
    Sights nearby  -  Ancient town of Chateaubriant and Eglise St Jean de Bere
    Swimming Pool  -  Heated swimming pool is open between May and October
    Local markets  -  Chateaubriant

    B&B nestled in farmland in the picturesque Loire-Atlantique area. Five pretty bedrooms take up to 12 guests in flexible room configurations – perfect for family get-togethers. Heated pool and beautiful hot tub with powerful adjustable jets, lights, and music. 10-min drive from Chateaubriant town. See More

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  • Le Clos d'Hauteville Le Mans 3 rooms from £76

    Local exploring  -  Perfectly located in the city centre of Le Mans, within walking distance to shops and restaurants
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the 13th century Epau Abbey just outside the town and the Cité Plantagenêt
    Great walks  -  Visit the nearby Forest of Bercé, a beautiful forest with great trails

    A charming family friendly B&B located in the heart of Le Mans. Rooms are warm and spacious with antique furnishings and views of the town. After a long day of wandering the streets of this Plantagenet city, relax on the sun terrace. Excellent continental breakfast. Superb value city stay. See More

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  • Le Prieuré, Loire Valley Dissay sous Courcillon, Loire Valley 3 rooms from £78

    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.

    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! See More

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  • Chateau les Muids Loire Valley 20 rooms from £78

    Country Escape  -  Surrounded by an 81-acre park, this hotel is ideal for nature lovers
    Sights nearby  -  Check out the nearby gardens of Parc Floral la Source and the many famous Loire Valley chateaux nearby
    Great walks  -  Situated in the Loire Valley there is an abundance of wonderful walks both on and off the estate
    Swimming Pool  -  Seasonal outdoor pool

    A stunning chateau set in beautiful mature parkland. Rooms are tastefully decorated with traditional furniture, rich fabrics, wooden floors and the best have fireplaces. Dine in the fabulous french restaurant and spend days exploring the glorious countryside. See More

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  • Le Manoir de la Vieille Douve Loire Valley 4 rooms from £78

    Hideaway  -  Peace and tranquility for those who want to get away from it all
    Families  -  The four spacious rooms would be ideal for family get-togethers
    Local exploring  -  Perfect for exploring the rich heritage of the Loire Valley
    Active Holiday  -  Ideal base for those who like walking and cycling

    Enchanting B&B in an old manor in large grounds near a pretty medieval village. Four comfortable bedrooms individually furnished to complement the mellow stonework and exposed beams. Ideal for exploring the lovely Loire Valley with its chateaux, vineyards, and ancient towns. Table d'hotes available. See More

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  • Le Clos d'Amboise Amboise 20 rooms from £90

    Fishing  -  For zander, bream, perch, catfish and carp in the Loire river.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Amboise Royal Château, a former royal residence.
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor

    Sitting alongside the Royal Castle is this 17th century chateau. Having been renovated in 2011 all efforts have been made to maintain its original charm. Rooms are decorated with antique French pieces; some have balconies. There is a pool, extensive gardens, gourmet restaurant and wine tasting. See More

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  • Hotel Ricordeau Loué, Loire Valley 13 rooms from £80

    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

    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. See More

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  • Demeure de la Vignole Turquant, Loire Valley 12 rooms from £92

    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

    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. See More

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  • Le Pavillon des Lys Amboise, Loire Valley 8 rooms from £82

    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

    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. See More

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  • Domaine de la Soucherie Beaulieu, Loire Valley 9 rooms from £82

    Back to Nature  -  In the beautiful surroundings of the Loire Valley, this makes for a fantastic back to nature holiday
    Romantic Break  -  Elegant and luxurious rooms, a wine cellar and pool make this the perfect romantic getaway
    Country Escape  -  With a secluded setting, you can enjoy a real country escape here in the Layon Valley
    Foodies  -  Enjoy a dinner of regional cuisine matched with local wines, a foodie's delight

    Split across two charming sites, this rural guesthouse offers modern classic decor in the heart of the Loire valley. The plush rooms offer views of the vineyeard, and there is an airy guest lounge, vaulted wine cellar and inviting pool. Enjoy local wines at the bar; a perfect spot for wine lovers. See More

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  • La Closerie Saint Martin 37500 Ligré, Loire Valley 5 rooms from £82

    Country Escape  -  In a peaceful hamlet surrounded by vineyards in the heart of the Loire Valley, a superb countryside base
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the multiple gardens, churches, abbeys and stately homes of the Loire Valley, all within one hour's drive
    Local markets  -  Wander the markets of the surrounding towns and villages which run almost every day of the week
    Back to Nature
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    Charming limestone B&B with picturesque blue shutters and a pretty terrace garden. Expect generous breakfasts from your hosts who keep a friendly, comfortable home with simple rustic-chic interiors. Individually decorated rooms have fine furniture, wooden beams and elegant bare floors. A delight! See More

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  • Chateau de Cop-Choux Mouzeil, Loire Valley 5 rooms from £82

    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

    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. See More

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  • Le Petit Chateau de Sainte Colombe Loire Valley 5 rooms from £82

    Country Escape  -  This idyllic chateau is ideal for a wholesome country retreat
    Sights nearby  -  Visit picturesque sights such as the Chateau de Chambord, the famous Beauval Zoo, and the gardens of Prieure d 'Orsan
    Local markets  -  Wander around local farmer markets and sample famous cheeses from the region
    Great walks  -  Go on a lovely walk through the forest on one of the marked trails
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    A charming B&B in a historic 15th-century chateau with picturesque gardens. Expect a simple yet elegant rustic charm with bare stone walls and wooden beams, while furniture is tasteful and classic. The comfortable rooms are cosy and feminine with pretty fabrics. A lovely rural escape. See More

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  • Chateau de Beaulieu, Tours Tours 17 rooms from £84

    Sights nearby  -  10 mins from Tours city centre and easy access to all the Loire chateaux
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Spa
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel

    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. See More

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  • Le Fleuray Amboise, Loire Valley 20 rooms from £85

    Families
    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

    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! See More

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  • Chateau de La Frogerie Loire Valley 4 rooms from £85

    Country Escape  -  An idyllic chateau surrounded by pretty gardens, ideal for a quiet country retreat
    Sights nearby  -  Head to the Parc Oriental in Maulévrier, the largest Japanese garden in Europe
    Swimming Pool  -  Seasonal outdoor pool
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    Gorgeous chateau B&B with a pool, surrounded by charming gardens. Simple and authentic interiors feature antiques, wood panelling and a huge stone fireplace in the dining room. Charming rooms are also in keeping, with fine bedsteads and antique furniture. Homemade breakfasts are a highlight. A gem! See More

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  • Hotel de France Loire Valley 75 rooms from £86

    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 countryside
    Sights 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 countryside
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    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! See More

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  • La Couture Huismes, Loire Valley 5 rooms from £87

    Hideaway  -  For those looking for a quiet break, this is the perfect place to curl up with a book, enjoy the gardens, pool and country views
    Local exploring  -  There is so much to see and do around the property; explore an abundance of famous chateaux, abbeys, museums and natural wonders
    Country Escape  -  Rolling hills, stunning rivers, fields and hamlets make this a chic and stylish country escape
    Sights nearby  -  Vineyards and chateaux abound in the area. Visit Château d'Ussé, Chateau des Réaux, Bourgueil winery and Château de l'Islette
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    Charming chambres d'hotes located in picture-perfect Loire Valley countryside. Five rooms have been lovingly designed by the mother/daughter team, an artist and landscape designer. As expected, the gardens are to die for and descend onto the River Indre. There is an excellent restaurant on property. See More

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  • Moulin St Julien Orléans 3 rooms from £100

    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 character
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.

    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. 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
    Sights nearby  -  Amboise, Chaumont, Chambord
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Traditional
    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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  • La Penesais Loire Valley 5 rooms from £91

    Hideaway  -  This gorgeous, friendly chateau with charming gardens is ideal for a cosy retreat
    Sights nearby  -  Close to great sights such as Chateau de Villandry, Candes Saint Martin abbey and Fontevraud Abbey
    Full of character
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    Expect a very friendly welcome and hearty home-made meals at this charming limestone chateau with pretty gardens. Interiors are elegant yet homely, fusing classic and modern styles with tasteful furniture and decor. Unfussy rooms feature pretty fabrics and fine wood furniture. A rural delight. See More

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  • La Cote des Monts Damnés Sancerre 12 rooms from £94

    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

    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. See More

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  • Sozo Hotel Nantes 28 rooms from £95

    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

    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. See More

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  • Le Mouton Loire Valley 5 rooms from £110

    Country Escape  -  A beautiful rural property boasting a fabulous location besides the Loire.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Full of character

    A charming rural property set beside the Loire. Five individually styled rooms are traditional and quaint with antique furniture, warm hues, softly patterned fabrics and wooden floors. Sumptuous breakfasts are served and there's a sunny terrace and cosy lounge. A tranquil retreat. See More

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  • Chateau de Pray Amboise, Loire Valley 17 rooms from £110

    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

    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. See More

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  • Le Manoir les Minimes Amboise, Loire Valley 13 rooms from £110

    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

    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. See More

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  • La Vie Voyage Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley 4 rooms from £97

    Local exploring  -  Guests will love the gourmet hamper prepared by the host and packed with local delicacies to take out on a day of exploring
    Romantic Break  -  For couples we recommend the romantic Touraine Suite with its own spa bath
    Restrictions on children  -  Children over 12 are welcome
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  Chambres d’hôtes de Charme CHC

    Elegant B&B situated in an 18th century stone mansion in the Loire Valley town of Langeais. 4 stylish rooms will appeal to those who value quality design and amenities. The enthusiastic host prioritises food; as well as a hearty local breakfast return to delicious sharing platters in the evenings. See More

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  • Les Loges de Saint Eloi Loire Valley 4 rooms from £97

    Local exploring  -  Ideally situated to explore the Loire region and its famous chateaux
    Sights nearby  -  There are an enormous amount of chateaux to visit, from Medieval castles to Renaissance jewels
    Swimming Pool  -  Seasonal outdoor pool
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.

    Charming B&B in the Loire Valley surrounded by pretty gardens with a seasonal pool. Offering tastefully decorated suites in the main house and smart, homely self-catering options in a loft apartment or cottage. Breakfast is provided and a tasty Table d'Hotes menu is on offer. A real delight! See More

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  • Maison Gaspards Saumur 5 rooms from £98

    Local exploring  -  Saumur is a bustling town in the heart of UNESCO World Heritage Site Loire Valley. There is an endless list of sites to visit
    City Style  -  This will suit those who love staying in the heart of the action; sample local bars and restaurants, shop and enjoy the sites
    Sights nearby  -  Explore all of Saumur on foot. Top sites include Château de Saumur, Château de Brézé and Château de Boumois
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.

    A mix of self-catered apartments and suites located in the centre of Saumur. Rooms are colourful, modern and feel French. Breakfast is included, as well as a restaurant and bar by the same owners below. The central location is perfect for those who want to explore on foot and enjoy downtime at home. See More

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  • 21 Foch Angers 14 rooms from £99

    Value chic  -  A contemporary hotel with large luxurious rooms at a very reasonable price.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the beautiful Le château d’Angers.

    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. See More

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  • Chateau de Monhoudou Monhoudou, Loire Valley 5 rooms from £100

    Hideaway  -  Enjoy the peace of this chateau with a billiard room, outdoor pool and hot tub, tree lined gardens and excellent dining
    Great walks  -  400 kms of hiking trails
    Full of character
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor

    Chateau within a parkland. Rooms feature authentic French antiques, pretty wallpapers, wooden floors. Outdoor pool, hot tub, gardens, library and billiard room. Splendid French cuisine in the richly decorated dining room. See More

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  • La Marine de Loire Montsoreau, Loire Valley 11 rooms from £100

    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
    Spa
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    Charming hotel on the banks of the Loire. 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. See More

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  • Chateau de Pintray Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley 5 rooms from £100

    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
    Traditional
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    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. See More

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  • Chateau le Breil Loire Valley 5 rooms from £100

    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.
    Traditional

    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. See More

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  • Chateau de Cheman Angers (Blaison Gohier) 5 rooms from £100

    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

    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. See More

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  • Logis Saint-Flaceau Le Mans 3 rooms from £100

    Romantic Break  -  Stay in charming accommodation and spend your days wandering around the city together
    Local exploring  -  Logis Saint-Flaceau is perfectly situated for getting to know historic Le Mans
    Great walks  -  There are plenty of hiking trails just outside Le Mans for you to explore
    Sights nearby  -  Go visit the Le Mans Cathedral or the Botanical Gardens

    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! See More

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  • Chateau des Arpentis Loire Valley 12 rooms from £115

    Sights nearby  -  Few kilometers from the Chateau Renaissance d’Amboise
    Architectural  -  The chateau was renovated in 2008
    Charming
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.

    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. See More

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  • Le Jardin de Canaan Montrichard (Saint-Julien-de-Chédon) 5 rooms from £101

    Active Holiday  -  Go cycling, hiking, canoeing and horse riding nearby or play tennis
    Country Escape  -  Located in the quiet countryside of the Loire Valley
    Sights nearby  -  There are Chateaux nearby to visit and Zoo de Beauval is a short drive away
    Great walks  -  Many nearby hiking trails to explore the surrounding countryside

    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. See More

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  • Le Grand hotel de L'Abbaye Beaugency, Loire Valley 18 rooms from £103

    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Traditional
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.

    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. See More

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  • Manoir Plessis Bellevue Saumur 5 rooms from £104

    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.
    Traditional

    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. See More

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  • Le Relais des Landes Ouchamps, Loire Valley 28 rooms from £104

    Outstanding location  -  Situated in a UNESCO park.
    Traditional
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.

    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. See More

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  • Chateau du Deffay Loire Valley 4 rooms from £104

    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

    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. See More

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  • Chateau de Beaulieu, Saumur Saumur 5 rooms from £104

    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

    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. See More

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  • Le Prieure de Sant Agnan Sancerre 5 rooms from £124

    Local exploring  -  A charming base ideally located to explore the region.
    Great walks  -  Stroll along the Loire, the last wild river in Europe.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    A boutique B&B located just steps from the Loire. Charming traditional rooms feature antique furniture, rich hues, dark wooden polished floors and crisp white linen. Boasting a large outdoor pool, cosy lounge and sumptuous breakfasts. A luxury pad from which to explore the region. See More

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  • Chateau de Beaujeu Sancerre 5 rooms from £108

    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.

    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. See More

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  • Chateau Monastere de la Corroirie Loire Valley 5 rooms from £108

    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.

    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. See More

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  • Domaine de la Blonnerie Feings, Loire Valley 5 rooms from £108

    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor heated pool
    Cooking classes  -  Check for timings.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Traditional

    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. See More

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  • Chateau de Naze Vivy, Loire Valley 4 rooms from £108

    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

    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. See More

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  • L'alliance des Saveurs Bonchamp-lès-Laval, Loire Valley 6 rooms from £108

    Foodies  -  Boasting a gourmet restaurant this hotel is for those serious about their food
    Local exploring  -  Perfectly located for exploring the Loire Valley
    Great walks  -  Enjoy walks in the hotel's parkland setting.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.

    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. See More

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  • Chateau Bouvet Ladubay Saumur (Saint-Hilaire Saint-Florent) 5 rooms from £108

    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.

    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. See More

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  • Chateau de La Bourdaisiere Montlouis sur Loire, Loire Valley 29 rooms from £109

    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

    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. See More

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  • Art Hotel, Loire Valley Rochecorbon, Loire Valley from £110

    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Spa
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.

    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! See More

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  • La Feuillaie Orléans 5 rooms from £128

    Country Escape  -  A picturesque rural house complete with superb food and surrounded by excellent walking country.
    Cooking classes  -  Take a cooking class with the host and learn to make regional dishes.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the majestic Chateaux of Meung-sur-Loire.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    An 18th century home set in extensive grounds. Traditionally dressed rooms are atmospheric and luxurious with antiques, patterned wallpaper and claw-foot baths. Fabulous dinners are served by the host in the candlelit dining room and there are billiards and a piano for after dinner entertainment. See More

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  • Chateau de Verrieres Saumur 10 rooms from £129

    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

    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. See More

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  • Manoir St Thomas Amboise, Loire Valley 10 rooms from £112

    Sights nearby  -  A stone's throw from Amboise Castle and the River Loire
    Swimming Pool  -  Heated outdoor pool
    Traditional
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays, Frommers

    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. See More

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  • Château Des Briottieres Champigne, Loire Valley 10 rooms from £112

    Sights nearby  -  About an hour to the Loire Valley chateaux
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Opulent
    Views  -  Great views from hotel

    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. See More

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  • La Ferme de Bouchemont Loire Valley 4 rooms from £112

    Country Escape  -  This is a superb base for a relaxing countryside retreat, surrounded by the gorgeous sights and nature of the Loire Valley
    Sights nearby  -  The chateaux of Rambouillet, Maintenon, Versailles and many more are all within easy driving distance
    Great walks  -  Enjoy stunning walks and cycles thorugh the trails of the Rambouillet forest
    Kayaking  -  Embark on a canoe trip down the Eure

    Charming B&B in a traditional Loire Valley farm, with a garden and a pretty terrace. Elegantly rustic interiors feature distressed wood furniture and chic decor, while comfortable rooms are bright and soft with attractive fabrics and stylish fittings. A delightful retreat with delicious breakfasts. See More

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  • Chateau de Gizeux Gizeux, Loire Valley 5 rooms from £113

    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

    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. See More

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  • Hotel Saint Pierre Saumur 14 rooms from £113

    Local exploring  -  A great base for exploring the historic town and the chateaux and vineyards of the region
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Château de Saumur, the Abbey of Fontevraud and the famous 'troglodyte houses' just outside the town
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.

    A quirky hotel, in the centre of Saumur, with a bar and a pretty terrace. Rustic-chic interiors feature distressed furniture and bare beams and are furnished with a mix of eye-catching elegant and modern pieces. Individually decorated rooms are characterful with patterned fabrics and fun artwork. See More

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  • Chateau La Touanne Orléans (Baccon) 5 rooms from £113

    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
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    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. See More

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  • Chateau des Essards France, Loire Valley 5 rooms from £113

    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

    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 See More

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  • Hotel Oceania Tours 91 rooms from £114

    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.

    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. See More

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  • Chateau de la Celle-Guenand Loire Valley 5 rooms from £115

    Romantic Break  -  With a delightful walled park and romantic turreted castle, this is a great choice for a couple's retreat
    Local markets  -  Visit the nearby medieval town of Loches, which has great Wednesday and Saturday markets
    Sights nearby  -  Within easy reach of famous Loire Valley chateaux and gardens
    Restrictions on children  -  Children over six years-old are welcome
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    A tasteful chateau-B&B in the heart of the Loire Valley. Elegant, unfussy interiors feature quality antiques, classic hardwood furniture and timeless pretty fabrics, while the attractive rooms are comfortable with large beds, gorgeous upholstery and striking art. A friendly, sophisticated base. See More

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  • Chateau de colliers Muides-Sur-Loire, Loire Valley 5 rooms from £115

    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
    Traditional
    Recommended by  -  Fodors

    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. See More

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  • Chateau de Chambiers Loire Valley 5 rooms from £117

    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.

    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. See More

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  • Domaine des Bidaudieres Vouvray, Loire Valley 5 rooms from £117

    Groups
    Families
    Swimming Pool  -  Large outdoor pool
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    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. See More

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  • Château de Forges Concremiers, Loire Valley 11 rooms from £118

    Country Escape  -  Nestled in a quiet village in the Loire Valley, this medieval bolt-hole makes the perfect escape to the country
    Romantic Break  -  Couples love the romantic château setting, in particular the subterranean spa with its sunken hot tub
    Hideaway  -  With its rural setting and thick château walls, you can hunker down for a hideaway holiday here
    Great walks  -  Explore the idyllic countryside on a long walk; ask the hotel to prepare you a picnic basket to take with you
    Recommended by  -  Chambres d’hôtes de Charme CHC

    This breathtaking hotel is housed in a medieval castle in the village of Concremiers. Many of the building's original features have been preserved and rooms are dressed in rich period furnishings; the Chaplain Room tub is a delight. Enjoy a treatment at the spa in the vaulted cellar. A unique stay. See More

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  • L'Aubiniere Loire Valley 12 rooms from £120

    Total relaxation  -  Just two hours from Paris this is a tranquil setting complete with a spoiling spa, ideal for a relaxing weekend escape
    Foodies  -  The chic restaurant serves exquisite regional dishes with a contemporary twist
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the local chateaux of the region, where the likes of Da Vinci and the Medici's once lived
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll through the village and admire the pretty town houses and the Romanesque church

    Originally a coaching inn and now renovated in a modern style, L'Aubiniere boasts a state-of-the-art spa and chic restaurant. Rooms are elegant and simple with soft hues and floor to ceiling windows. Located just two hours from Paris this is the perfect place for a rejuvenating weekend away. See More

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  • Relais des Trois Chateaux Cour-Cheverny, Loire Valley 36 rooms from £121

    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.

    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. See More

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  • Chateau de L'Aubriere Tours, Loire Valley 9 rooms from £121

    Swimming Pool  -  Lovely Outdoor Pool
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    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. See More

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  • Chateau de Chappe Fontaine Guerin, Loire Valley 3 rooms from £121

    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

    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. See More

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  • Chateau de Noirieux Angers 19 rooms from £140

    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
    Traditional
    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux, Michelin Travel

    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. See More

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  • Chateau du Vau Loire Valley 5 rooms from £121

    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

    A beautiful, leafy Chateau situated within its 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! See More

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  • Saint Victor La Grand Maison Loire Valley 3 rooms from £121

    Back to Nature  -  The chateau lies within La Brenne regional park - famous for its lakes, ponds and wildlife
    Sights nearby  -  Futuroscope Theme Park, Poitiers, Brenne regional park, and Argentomagus museum
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    Turreted, ivy-clad, 16th-century mansion in 35 acres of wooded grounds. Three charming rooms in the house and four gîtes in delightfully renovated outbuildings. Decorated in warm tones with antique furnishings perfectly complementing the historic buildings. Delicious local food available on request. See More

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