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About Sancerre

Its namesake wine is well known internationally, but Sancerre itself is quite a small medieval hilltop town with a cobweb of streets leading down the bean shaped hill and out into the vineyards. It’s got beautiful views over the Loire River, and its light, pale, airy beauty leads many people to liken it to the wine it’s famous for. The best places to stay in Sancerre can be found in amongst the winding streets of town, or else out in the vineyards.

But whether you want to be close to the significant local sights - the Belfry of St. Jean and the numerous grand hotels and maisons dating from the middle ages - or closer to the rows of Sauvignon grapes, which mark out the easternmost border of the Loire’s main growing region, the best places to stay in Sancerre all offer spectacular views and excellent wine lists.

  • La Cote des Monts Damnés is a simple, homely hotel with 12 rooms plus both a gastronomic restaurant and a bistro. It’s very reasonably priced too.
  • The Chateau de Beaujeu is a peaceful, beautiful chateau B&B with rambling gardens and a charming dining room used for breakfast. The five rooms are large and uniquely decorated with pretty wallpapers and parquet floors.

Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Sancerre for you?

Best Hotels in Sancerre

  • La Cote des Monts Damnés 12 rooms from $123


    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 Sancerre
    Great walks  -  Explore the local countryside
    Back to Nature
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  • Chateau de Beaujeu 5 rooms from $142


    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 Chateau
    Kayaking  -  On the Loire River
    Sights nearby  -  Town of Bourges
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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