An abundance of vineyards, orchards and castles sprawling from the centre to the Atlantic coast. For serious wining, dining and chateaux-seeing.


hotel(s) available

Auberge du Bon Laboureur

Auberge du Bon Laboureur

Chenonceaux, Loire Valley
France

Creeper-clad country inn just a hop from Chenonceau castle, with tremendous character, charming owners and authentic traditional French cuisine.

Doubles from 129 €
Château de Beaulieu & Magnolia Spa

Château de Beaulieu & Magnolia Spa

Joué-lès-Tours, Loire Valley
France

Romantic and ravishing chateau retreat close to the Loire Valley’s A-list sites. And with a restorative spa, too.

Doubles from 137 €
Chateau de Chissay

Chateau de Chissay

Chissay-en-Touraine, Centre, Loir-et-Cher
France

Former royal residence and WWII headquarters near Chateau de Chenonceau. Close to Tours, perfect base for exploring the Loire Valley.

Doubles from 140 €
Chateau de la Barre

Chateau de la Barre

Conflans-sur-Anille, Loire Valley
France

Family chateau off the beaten track between the Perche and the Loire. And France’s best chateau according to the Sunday Times, too.

Doubles from 280 €
Chateau de Verrières

Chateau de Verrières

Saumur, Loire Valley
France

Intimate chateau with ten rooms, a swimming pool and a front door that opens onto the centre of lovely Saumur.

Doubles from 170 €
Chateau des Briottières

Chateau des Briottières

Angers, Loire Valley
France

Charming 18th Century chateau, homely and romantic, with endless rural land – and cottagey rooms in the orchard.

Doubles from 123 €
Domaine de la Tortinière

Domaine de la Tortinière

Montbazon, Loire Valley
France

Cool off in laid-back splendour at a 19th Century French chateau, with large grounds, swimming pool and tasteful interior.

Doubles from 115 €
La Mare aux Oiseaux

La Mare aux Oiseaux

Saint-Joachim, Pays de la Loire
France

Food lovers’ rural-bolthole. A chaumière-style cottage converted with contemporary flair, Michelin-star restaurant and organic spa.

Doubles from 160 €
Le Fleuray Hôtel & Restaurant

Le Fleuray Hôtel & Restaurant

Cangey, Loire Valley
France

Le Fleuray, a warm and welcoming French hotel in the Loire valley tucked away in picturesque countryside and the perfect place for an indulgent and highly enjoyable stay.

Doubles from 78 €
Le XII de Luynes

Le XII de Luynes

Luynes, Loire Valley
France

Lovely in-town solution with cosy rooms and gourmet restaurant. A great base to explore the Loire Valley.

Doubles from 77 €