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The Hôtel Anne d’Anjou is located within walking distance of this colorful town’s historic center and of the 14th-century château perched high on the hill. Originally built in the 18th century as a private mansion, the building still displays many vestiges of its glorious past. ... more

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Wishing to offer our readers a property within walking distance of the valley’s most beautiful châteaux, Chenonceaux, I recommended this hotel previously and now underscore it for the new generation of the Jeudi family. Guestrooms vary in size and price, with locations in wings and... more

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Facing directly onto the street, Le Beguinage is an appealing, 18th-century, one-story house with a series of cute gables and perky chimneys accenting the steep roof. Enhancing the country-cottage look are green shutters, tall windows with white frames, and a heavy cloak of ivy. You w... more

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La Bihourderie was once home to the Bohor, who trained the knights at jousting tournaments during the Middle Ages. La Bihourderie is a long, low farmhouse draped in ivy and full of character. White shuttered windows peek out from this picturesque one-story home, further enhanced by a ... more

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A small lane winds through a dense forest and then, in a clearing standing in magnificent splendor, is the stunning Château d’Artigny. The château exudes a storybook-perfect quality with its steeply pitched mansard roof accented by dormer windows, white stone façade, two rows of ... more

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Fairy-tale in its setting and the luxury of its decor, the Château d’Esclimont is a memorable and convenient choice (only 65 kilometers from Paris) for either a beginning or an end to your countryside travels. Not inexpensive, but well priced for what it offers, the Château d’Es... more

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Véronique realized her dream—to convert her family home into a B&B. Véronique was born and fondly spent her family vacations in this grand 18th century manor on over 5 hectares of lawn bordered by river La Loire and covered with orchards. A feeling of grandeur pervades this tw... more

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A breathtakingly lovely Renaissance castle, the Château de la Verrerie offers the comfort and refinement of an English country home coupled with incomparable French flair for artful decoration and fine cuisine. Each guest bedroom is spacious and unique, with its own color scheme and ... more

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The enchantingly intimate and informal Château de Nazelles is snuggled on a hillside across the River Loire from Amboise. Dating back to 1518, the château was built by Thomas Bohier, who about the same time constructed his dramatic castle at Chenonceau. Château de Nazelles was orig... more

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Noizay is a quiet town on the north side of the River Loire to the west of Amboise. The Château de Noizay, a lovely hotel tucked into the hillside, played a role in a turbulent period of French history. It was here in 1560 that Castelnau was held prisoner by the Duc de Nemours after ... more

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Le Cheval Blanc

Bléré is a delightful little town that is perfectly located for exploring the châteaux of the Loire Valley and quiet enough that it is not mobbed by tourists. Facing the town’s pedestrian center, Le Cheval Blanc has a contemporary façade that disguises the fact that this is a ve... more

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Cote Loire, Blois, France

Nestled back from the road that follows the bank of the Loire—a five minute walk to the Blois châteaux—the Côté Loire Auberge Ligérienne is hidden behind foliage of the tree that shades the square. Do not judge this hotel by its two star rating. It is an intimate, 8-room hotel... more

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La Croix de la Voulte, Saint Lambert des Lev

The pretty, old complex of La Croix de la Voulte is built of white regional stone and dates from the 15th and 17th centuries. All the guest bedrooms are found in an independent wing and were renovated with much attention to detail. A high level of comfort prevails: each room has a pri... more

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The lovely Chauveau home enjoys an idyllic setting on a hillside overlooking the family vineyards and the distant River Vienne. The fine art of relaxing is easy to master in these luxurious and scenic surroundings where each day begins with fresh croissants and coffee or tea on the te... more

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Driving up to the Domaine de Bidaudières, we thought we must have made a wrong turn—this sensational château could not possibly be a bed and breakfast but rather a wine estate of a prestigious hotel! Happily, we were absolutely wrong. Indeed, the 18th-century Domaine de Bidaudièr... more

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Domaine de la Tortinière, built in 1861, has a most impressive exterior, an inviting interior, and charming hosts Xavier and his wife Anne. Although, a first class hotel, they set a relaxed and welcoming ambiance as opposed to stiff or formal. Domaine de la Tortinière exudes the fee... more

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After spending the day visiting the elegant châteaux of the Loire Valley, there is nothing more inviting than retiring to your own château in the evening, and we have yet to find a château-hotel that we enjoy more than Domaine des Hauts de Loire. Built as a grand hunting lodge in t... more

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Le Fleuray Hotel, Cangey, Center, France, Exterior

Set in the peaceful countryside of the Loire Valley, yet close to Amboise, Le Fleuray is a lovely soft-peach manor, covered in Virginia Creeper and surrounded by well-kept gardens. Dating from the 1800’s, the Newington Family have been tastefully converting the property over the pas... more

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Renovated from a wine-merchant’s house, La Tonnellerie is located on a quiet street near the church in the country village of Tavers. Just 3 kilometers from the medieval city of Beaugency and only an hour-and-a-half’s drive from Paris by the autoroute, the Hostellerie de la Tonnel... more

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The Owneer
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Le Manoir les Minimes, Amboise, France - Facade

Le Manoir les Minimes is a lovely 18th-century manor built on the site of a 13th-century convent, convenient to the wonderful town of Amboise with its intriguing streets and shops. The hotel has a spectacular location in the shadow of the château right on the river’s edge, surround... more

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Le Moulin de Choiseaux - Facade

Old mills are usually delightfully romantic, with the bonus of a picturesque setting, and Le Moulin de Choiseaux is no exception. Your very gracious hosts, Marie-Françoise and André Seguin, bought this charming 18th-century water mill in the heart of the Loire Valley and meticulousl... more

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If you are looking for reasonably priced accommodations in a stunning setting, with charming ambiance, absolute tranquility, and great food, look no further than the romantic 16th-century mill, Le Moulin Fleuri. For a budget hotel, it is a real treasure. Strategically positioned for e... more

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Tours is in the center of the Loire Valley, which makes it a good base for exploring the region. It has the added advantage of being on the main rail route to Paris—less than an hour away by express train. For those taking advantage of this mode of transportation, the Hotel de l’U... more

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La Varenne, Richelieu, France - Facade

Years ago, your charming hosts, Joelle and Gérard Dru-Sauer, decided to leave Paris and move to the countryside for a less hectic life, so they bought a small property near Chinon and started farming, which they found they loved. Soon they discovered they needed more land and in thei... more

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Set in the center of the sweet town of Amboise, within walking distance of the famous château, Le Vieux Manoir is almost too pretty to be real. At first glance it looks like a painting of a storybook-perfect little French manor house, enhanced by lush lawns, carefully trimmed shrubbe... more

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