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.

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  • You can do your château-seeing and be back at the Auberge du Bon Laboureur in time for a swim and glass of wine before dinner.
  • The number of lounges, and other small hideaways, throughout the five buildings and flowery gardens.
  • American writer Henry James stayed here in 1882 and he mentioned his visit in A Little Tour in France.


  • The Château de Chenonceau. If there is one castle not to be missed in the Loire Valley, this is the one. And the hotel is just a stone’s throw away.
  • La Maison des Vins de Loire in Tours, organizes a variety of workshops to be initiated to the Loire wine different appellations. Great to know your basics before hitting one of the Val de Loire wine routes.


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.


Open from March to December


Rates: Double rooms start from 129 € per night. Use the calendar to benefit from the best rate and availability on a specific date. Book online to get the best offers.
Official rating: 4 star hotel
Breakfast cost: 13 EUR per person.


Best For

Cultural exploration, Family holidays, Honeymoons, Luxury stay, Wine country


Countryside, Remote location, Village


Wine making

*Experiences in or near the property


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Swimming Pool, Restaurant, Pets Welcome, Free Wi-fi, Bar, Hot Tub, Parking, TV
Free! Wi-Fi is available in the entire property and is free of charge.
Free! Parking is available onsite and is free of charge.
Pets are allowed, charges may apply. (12 EUR per day)

Booking & Cancellation policies
Booking & Cancellation policies may vary according to room type and/or in case of special offers.
Please check the room conditions while making your reservation.


Rue Bretonneau 6, 37150 Chenonceaux, France - Show map

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