Creeper-clad country inn just a hop from Chenonceau castle, with tremendous character, charming owners and authentic traditional French cuisine.
Founded in 1786 as a coach house, and taken over by owner Antoine’s great-grandfather in 1902, the Auberge du Bon Laboureur has expanded higgledy-piggledy ever since: successively encompassing the neighbouring houses, tower and old village school. Today, and although the horse hooves and stagecoach wheels no longer resound in the courtyard, the Auberge du Bon Laboureur preserves its erstwhile charms wonderfully.
Open from March to December
Double rooms start from 129 € per night. Use the calendar to find the rate and availability on a specific date and to book online.
The Michelin-starred restaurant of the Auberge du Bon Laboureur. The two dining rooms take their place in the original 18th Century inn, the heart of the hotel, while in fair weather tables with starched white cloths, candles and flowers are set up in the courtyard, amid trees and scented shrubs. Here chef and owner Antoine cooks with utter simplicity and respect of the original produce. His secret? He never matches more than three flavours in one dish!
Rooms: Most of the 24 guest rooms are on the small side, especially on the upper floors, yet they are light, airy and quietly pretty with their classic Jouy fabrics, antiques, books and prints.
Breakfast: Served as a (extensive) buffet, in it’s dedicated breakfast room, is truly delicious. Try the tasty homemade gateaux.
Restaurant: Yes, that’s the best bit!
Pool: Outdoor swimming pool, set in lush and flowery gardens.
Cultural exploration, Family holidays, Honeymoons, Luxury stay, Wine country
Countryside, Remote location, Village