A stay in a Loire Valley castle hotel is the ideal opportunity to indulge in French hospitality and enjoy the tranquil lifestyle of the Anjou region. Give in to temptation, you won’t regret it.
A Frenchman’s home is his château
Your stay in a Loire Valley château will be filled with elegance. Not the ostentatious or daunting kind, mind. Just simple, understated, lived-in, authentic, centuries-old elegance.
Your hosts, whose humble abode may have been in their family for many generations, are likely to greet you on the steps. Once they’ve shown you to your sumptuously decorated room, you will no doubt be offered a tour of their home. And home it certainly is.
Many of the Loire Valley castles are inhabited and have a comfortable ease about them that makes guests feel very welcome. Once you’ve unpacked, take a stroll beyond the moat and around the wooded grounds to get your bearings. There, you already feel like you belong…
Choose a castle to suit your own style
Each of the Loire Valley chateaux has its own personality. The family-owned Château de Verrières in the centre of Saumur is ideally located to visit the Cadre Noir and its spectacular equestrian show as well as the majestic white castle and all the other sights and sounds of the town. Château des Briottières, on the other hand, is surrounded by beautiful countryside and offers the peace and tranquillity synonymous with rural living.
For the ultimate in gourmet style, the Château de Noirieux, a great member of the Relais & Chateaux network close to Angers, boast Michelin-starred restaurant. In the Château Le Prieuré you will admire wonderful view over the Loire and the marvellous Oriental park of Maulévrier in Château-Colbert. Who can resist a candlelit dinner to round off a perfect day?