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Facade of Chateau de Beaulieu

Located just up the river from Saumur and its castle, the Château de Beaulieu is impressive and has its own claim to history: Jean Drapeau, architect of Louis XV, was commissioned to build this romantic château in 1727. Guests will enjoy its beautiful setting embraced by a park, gar... more

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The 17th-century Château de la Flocellière is irresistible—truly one of the treasures in this guide. The stunning, cream-colored, fairy-tale stone château has a steep slate roof, round towers at each end, and dormer windows embellished with intricately carved stone. Lending the s... more

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Front of the Chateau (17th Century)

The Château de Noirieux is exceptional. A beautiful wooded property set in the hills above Angers in the Loire Valley, it has gardens abounding with flowers, a lovely pool, tennis courts, and gorgeous river views. A charming couple, the Cômes, oversees the welcome and the exceptiona... more

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The de Valbrays are a charming, friendly, enthusiastic, and artistic young couple who truly make their visitors feel like invited guests. Their grand home dates from 1773 and has been in François’s family since 1820 when his great-great-great-grandfather, the Comte de Valbray, resi... more

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The Château du Plessis is a lovely, aristocratic country home. The Plessis has been in Valerie Benoist-Renoul’s family since well before the Revolution, but the antiques throughout the home are later acquisitions of her great-great-great-great-grandfather. The original furnishings ... more

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Le Clos Pasquier Bed and Breakfast
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Jacqueline and Auguste Bahuaud purchased a handsome manor dating from the mid-1800s and, with great love and labor, meticulously restored the house to its original splendor. Throughout the home everything is fresh, new, and beautifully decorated. The bedrooms are especially outstandin... more

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Le Domaine de Mestré, a former agricultural estate belonging to the Fontevraud Abbey, dates back to the 12th century and stones in the courtyard evidence an ancient Roman road. You enter through gates into the courtyard. Immediately to your left is a pretty barn, which now houses a b... more

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The Manoir de Ponsay is a superb country farm estate surrounded by rolling pastures, fields of wheat, and pockets of woodlands. As you drive up the winding lane and arrive in front of the stately stone manor, you will be warmly greeted by your charming host, Monsieur de Ponsay, who ha... more

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Manoir St Thomas Hotel
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A long drive leads through the forest, which opens out to a sweeping expanse of lawn dominated by Le Mésangeau, a splendid stone mansion reflecting somewhat the Italian style with its stone façade and red-tiled roof. When Brigitte and Gérard bought the home, it was a disaster; but ... more

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The enchanting Moulins des Vontes with its storybook setting is a gem and is convenient for visiting the châteaux of the Loire. The magic begins as the automatic green, iron gates open and you catch your first glimpse of an adorable, ivy-laced, stone mill with white shutters snuggled... more

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La Mozardi

La Mozardière is a charming, 18th-century farmhouse with an idyllic setting on the outskirts of Legé, offering total tranquility, yet only 39 kilometers south of Nantes. Christine and Gérard lived for many years in Paris, but yearned for a quieter life. They honed their choice of t... more

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Le Prieuré is a charming bed and breakfast snuggling up to a beautiful church in the small village of Dissay sous Courcillon. Amazingly, both the church and the priory date all the way back to 1180. Additions were made to the priory in the Renaissance era but it retains many of its 1... more

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La Rabouillère, has a wonderful ambiance of old, with 400 year old woods and beams incorporated into its construction. The home was designed by the owner, Jean Marie, who actually built it himself on weekends. There is a storybook quality to this brick-and-timbered bed and breakfast ... more

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