Where better to declare your undying love than at a chateau in the Loire Valley? Here is our selection of romantic hotels to retreat to after visiting Chambord, Chaumont-sur-Loire, or Cheverny.
1. Le Relais de Chambord
There’s nothing more romantic than spending a night on the estate of the chateau de Chambord one of the Loire Valley’s most enchanting chateaux. Tour this architectural gem built by Francis I during the Renaissance and see the amazing double helix staircase built by Leonardo da Vinci. Enjoy activities on the chateau grounds like bike riding, walks through the forest, balloon rides or relaxing spa treatments. Le Grand Saint Michel restaurant promises a fine dining experience
in front of a romantic fireplace.
2. Le Château de Noizay
Château de Noizay / In the gardens of the Château de Noizay, in the Loire Valley.
You don’t have to wait for Prince Charming to experience life in a castle for a weekend... The castle of Noizay was built in the 16th Century and is the ideal place to make your royal dreams come true. It is now home to a hotel with authentic charm and discreet luxury near Amboise and Chenonceau. The property is a peaceful refuge where guests are invited to enjoy life's little forgotten pleasures: a feast for the taste buds at the gastronomic restaurant La Renaudie, a stroll in the 24-hectare park, a relaxing break by the pool, and in-room spa treatments and wellness rituals. There is no better way to explore the Valley of the Kings than by bicycle alongside the Loire River.
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3. Les Sources de Cheverny
Lovers of wine, well-being and castles, here is a hotel that should satisfy you! A spin-off of the Bordeaux establishment Les Sources de Caudalie Les Sources de Cheverny is located in the heart of the Loire Valley vineyards, on a Romorantin plantation - the same grape variety as Chambord. In a family country house atmosphere, you can enjoy the benefits of the grape in the two restaurants, the gastronomic Le Favori and the warm atmosphere of the Auberge, as well as in the Spa des Sources, which features essential oils treatments from the Caudalie range.
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4. Domaine des Hauts de Loire
© Les Hauts de Loire - A bucolic atmosphere at the Domaine des Hauts de Loire.
Looking to escape from everyday life and indulge in self-care? The Domaine des Hauts de Loire, a Relais & Château nestled in the heart of a 70-hectare park in the Loire Valley, takes the happiness of its guests very seriously. Start with the Spa by Clarins, where you can pamper yourself with a couple’s massage with essential oils before extending your relaxation in the sauna and hammam. The beauty regimen continues at Le Bistrot restaurant, which infuses the beauty brand's flagship ingredients, such as camelina oil, in their dishes! After lunch, there's nothing like a stroll in the park to meet Pierre Yermia's monumental sculptures to clear the mind. For dinner, discover the gastronomic restaurant Les Hauts de Loire, led by the Michelin-starred chef Dominique Pépin, the successor of Rémy Giraud.
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5. La Mère Hamard
Looking for a cosy (and tasty) cocoon to recharge your batteries after a day of sightseeing? We bet you'll find your happiness at La Mère Hamard, in Semblançay, near Tours. A charming hotel with 11 rooms and suites installed with refined décor in two white stone houses facing each other. It is impossible to resist the gastronomic table of chef Olivier Loize, a true declaration of love for the products of Tours. You will feel right feel at home, but better.
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