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château inspired stays in the loire valley

Château-Inspired Stays in the Loire Valley

The perfect complement to a visit to the Loire Valley to see the incredible châteaux is a stay in one of the region’s fabulous castle hotels. The region, known as the Garden of France, was a retreat for French royalty during the 15th and 16th centuries. Read on to discover French Side Travel’s guide to château-inspired stays in the Loire Valley to live out the experience of your dreams.

Château-Inspired Stays in the Loire Valley

The Loire Valley is filled with fabulous châteaux that beg to be visited. To take the experience even further, consider an extended visit to the region that includes spending the night in a castle. There are a wide range of château-inspired stays in the Loire Valley from classic and traditional to modern and updated with all of the latest amenities. Discover the ultimate way to live like French royalty!

Les Sources de Cheverny

les sources de cheverny

Tucked away in a private compound, this 5-star hotel is the quintessential French château. Exuding 18th-century elegance, this striking hotel balances bygone grandeur with an inviting charm.

Beyond the twists and turrets of the building, beautiful lawns and gardens beg exploring. Soft light from tall, gothic windows creates a relaxing atmosphere. An open fire welcomes guests into the dramatic lobby. The historic building offers rooms with a classic château feel, whereas the cottages nearby offer more modern decor. The 26 rooms and 23 suites pair sumptuous fabrics with wood paneling to create a sense of contemporary luxury.

While staying on the property, enjoy the two restaurants that feature mouth-watering menus inspired by the season’s finest local produce. Spend the days relaxing by the pool or indulging at the Caudalie Spa. The surrounding forest is perfect for long walks in the nature. Private training and yoga classes are available on request.

Les Hauts de Loire

château-inspired stays loire valley les hauts de loire

Situated along the wine route in the heart of the Loire Valley château region, discover this former hunting lodge built in 1860. Sitting amongst the greenery and bordered by ponds surrounded by birds, this historic residence welcomes nature lovers. It is a true place where guests can withdraw to a haven of peace.

The cozy comfort of the rooms promises visitors enchanting awakenings. The Michelin-starred chef offers a reinterpreted take on the traditional Loire cuisine. To accompany your meal, choose from exceptional Loire Valley wines including the great whites of the Loire: Vouvray, Montlouis, and Touraine. For an additional moment to unwind, be sure to visit the Spa by Clarins.

Château d’Artigny

Château d'Artigny

This elegant château located south of Tours offers the best of comfort and opulence to its visitors. Guests enjoy an unmatched experience of living in a castle and feeling the grandeur surrounded by marble statues, beautiful woodworks, and a stunning French garden.

All the rooms are traditionally decorated in keeping with style of the château. They offer pleasant views over the Indre River and its valley, the French garden, the château or the park.

With a magnificent dining room and dignified eighteenth-century decor, the hotel restaurant treats the visitors to fabulous culinary delights made from local produce. Be sure to visit the cozy bar for a nightcap. The soothing spa allows visitors to relax in peace and tranquility.

Relais de Chambord

relais de chambord château-inspired stays loire valley

Located in Chambord just a four minute walk from Château de Chambord, this small and refined 4-star boutique hotel designed by Jean-Michel Wilmotte enjoys a truly unrivaled setting. With captivating views around almost every corner, get to know each turret and spire of the château’s famous rooftop skyline from the hotel.

Every stylish room is unique: some rooms offer a view of the Château de Chambord, while others overlook the Cosson River, Place Saint-Louis or the forest. The gastronomic restaurant prepares modern French cuisine with a focus on local cuisine. The hotel’s wellness area is open every day and has a hammam, sauna, outdoor jacuzzi, and tea room.

Fleur de Loire

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This newly-opened prestigious 5-star hotel is located on the banks of the Loire River in Blois.

The Loire and its region inspired the decor of the hotel. Every element was chosen and placed carefully to create an atmosphere that is at once cozy, contemporary, and sophisticated. The historic building houses 44 rooms, including 11 suites, all of which open out to the Loire Valley’s magnificent landscape.

The hotel boasts Michelin star restaurants which use the products from its own garden. Be sure to stop and sample the gourmet and unique pastries in the pastry kiosk. Guests can unwind by going for a guided tour of the hotel’s garden which covers nearly four acres. The spa, an ideal retreat to reconnect body and mind, features a sauna, hammam, jacuzzi and several pools.

Château des Grotteaux

château des glottaux

Discover the Château des Grotteaux, a former castle converted into a luxurious bed and breakfast. Constructed in 1620, the foundation is still visible in the beautiful vaulted cellars.

The fully restored and decorated living and bedrooms create a welcoming, but authentic atmosphere. The bedding has been carefully chosen to provide the most restful experience.

A tennis court and a large heated pool are available. For guests who love to get outside, enjoy the banks of the Cosson River or a walk on the extensive forest grounds. The Blois, Chambord, and Cheverny Châteaux can all be reached by bicycle.

Does our guide to château-inspired stays in the Loire Valley have you ready to book a trip? French Side Travel would love to help you plan a dream trip to France with a custom, completely tailor-made itinerary. Some of our favorite destinations in France include Bordeaux, the South of France, Normandy, and of course Paris. Get in touch with a travel designer today to start the planning process.

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