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Highlights

You discover a large selection of Loire wine on this trip. From Chinon red wine to bubbly Vouvray wine. White and rosé wine from Montlouis, Azay le Rideau, Saumur Champigny, etc. There is a whole variety of wine, and over 85 appellations that are united under the banner of Wines of the Loire. Each have their own characteristics brought out by the land they grow in. We include on this trip some of the best wine tasting in the region (see included listing below) and we offer the possibility to discover more opportunities in our road book that you will receive at your orientation meeting with a Discover France staff member. This trip combines the vineyards of the Loire Valley with the most beautiful and famous chateaus and villages of the area. Most of the itineraries are on bike paths that travel through the vineyards without a crossing car! We know it can be very frustrating to visit France and not be able to bring home your favorite wine selections to share with family and friends. Ship your wine choices home! Some of the wine tastings in this trip offer a shipping service.

During the harvest season, cellar visits and wine tasting are subject to availability and security conditions. During this period, it may be difficult to book these activities. For more information, please contact your travel consultant.

To see

Royal Chateau of Amboise or the Clos Lucé (former home of Leonardo De Vinci), Villandry castle and gardens, fortress of Chinon, Saumur Château, Chateau de Parnay

Gastronomy

Fricassee of snails with Sancerre, the Crottin of Chavignol, the Valencay, 1550 chicken with saffron, the Blois orchard, the rillette, the cremet d'Anjou, the caramandes, the tuffline

Wine

Muscadet, Pouilly Fume, Sancerre, the light red Saumur, Bourgueil, Chinon

Testimonials

PROGRAM

J-1

Arrival in Amboise


Take the train to **SAINT PIERRE DES CORPS TGV station, located only 1h from Paris by train. Transfer on your own by taxi to Amboise and settle at your charming hotel. Please note that if you arrive to the Amboise train station, there are very few taxis and most of the hotels are not walking distance. (If you are staying at Hotel la Breche, you have the option to take the train to the Amboise station and walk to your hotel).

If you arrive early enough, take the time to visit the nearby Château of Clos Lucé or the Royal Chateau of Amboise.The Chateau of Clos Lucé is accessible with a short walk outside the main center of Amboise (well signed), best known as being the house where Leonardo da Vinci was invited to live by King Francois I - Leonardo lived here from 1516 to the time of his death in 1519.


Accommodation : Hotel Restaurant La Breche*** - Amboise show
Accommodation : Clos d'Amboise**** - Amboise show
Accommodation : Hotel Le Choiseul**** - Amboise show
Included : Emergency support,concierge service,phone not provided,mobile guidance application,roadbook,travelbook,Orientation with a local guide,luggage transfer,bedroom and breakfast

J-2

From Amboise LOOP to Chenonceau


A short and moderately flat ride will take you through the forests and alleys of the Amboise countryside passing by the Parc Mini Chateaux (great for kids) and then dropping down to the fabulous Chenonceau castle that must be discovered with plenty of time to visit. Chenonceau, erected by Henry II in the XVIth century over the Cher river and improved by Catherine de Medicis. The castle hides several pieces of historical interest, furniture and tapestries. For the long option you will continue on to Montrichard, La Genaudière and St. Regle before returning to Amboise.

Distances : 36 or 53 km (21 or 32 mi).

Elevation : 279 or 415 m.


Accommodation : Hotel Restaurant La Breche*** - Amboise show
Accommodation : Clos d'Amboise**** - Amboise show
Accommodation : Hotel Le Choiseul**** - Amboise show
Included : Wine tasting,bedroom and breakfast

Wine Tasting

Wine tasting at Les Caves Ambacia (Duhard) - Amboise.


J-3

From Amboise to Tours via Vouvray


Amboise to Tours and orienteering around the city ! Following bike paths out of Amboise, you will first ride through the vineyards of Montlouis, a famous white wine appellation. You will cross the bridge to discover the vineyards of Vouvray, well-known for its white sparkling wine, Then, an easy and pleasant ride will take you to the city of Tours, a very bike friendly city. You can discover the old city center in "le vieux tours" and the famous "place plumereau" full of pubs and restaurants in old colombage houses.

Distance : 34 Km (21 mi).

Elevation : 290 m.


Accommodation : Hotel Colbert** - Tours show
Accommodation : B&B La Maison Jules - Tours show
Accommodation : Hotel Les Tresorieres***** - Tours show
Included : luggage transfer,Wine tasting,light snack,bedroom and breakfast

Wine tasting

Wine tasting at Chateau Gaudrelle - Rochecorbon.

Activity : Cooking class

Join us at Tours à Table for a cooking class. This activity lasts 02h00 for the class and 1h00 for the tasting. The aim of this activity is to share a convivial and gourmet moment around French gastronomy. You'll be offered a choice of French recipes to prepare a starter, main course and dessert.


J-4

From Tours to Azay-le-Rideau


Going first to Savonnieres and then to the famous gardens of Villandry, which were designed to be in complete harmony with the Renaissance architecture of the chateau. You will ride alongside the Cher and Loire Rivers and along the Loire a Velo route. Then you will continue to Azay le Rideau, your final destination for today, famous for its Chateau on the Indre River, originally built in the Middle Ages to protect the passage from the road going from Tours to Chinon. The long option gives you the opportunity to visit Sache, chateau of the famous writer Balzac.

Distances : 34 or 46 Km (21 or 28 mi)

Elevation : 200 or 250 m


Accommodation : Hotel de Biencourt*** - Azay le Rideau show
Accommodation : Le Grand Monarque**** - Azay-Le-Rideau show
Accommodation : Le Grand Monarque**** - Azay-Le-Rideau show
Included : luggage transfer,bedroom and breakfast,dinner (no drinks)

J-5

From Azay le rideau to Chinon


Your ride continues west and to the most famous wine area of the Loire Valley : Chinon. First you will go through the village of “vannerie” (weaved basketry) and through one of the most beautiful village of France : Crissay sur Mance. You then enter in the territory of Chinon vineyards. You will be surrounded by vineyards. The longer riding option travels through the charming village of l’île Bouchard. Your destination of the day brings you to Chinon. Do not miss the fortress of Chinon, that hovers above the town. The story says that this is where Jeanne of Arc met the king to raise an army against England. Chinon is a charming town.

Distances : 41 or 52 (25 or 31 mi)

Elevation : 171m or 326m


Accommodation : Hotel Diderot** - Chinon show
Accommodation : Hotel Diderot** - Chinon show
Accommodation : Hotel Diderot** - Chinon show
Included : luggage transfer,Wine tasting,bedroom and breakfast

Wine tasting

Wine tasting at Domaine de Noire - Chinon.


J-6

From Chinon to Saumur


Ride from Chinon to Saumur, home of a beautiful castle and delicious wine. You will start your ride to Saumur with a stop at the Abbey of Fontevraud, one of the most beautiful and largest abbeys in Europe. Not to miss is the “Tuffaut” troglodytic site (lime stone caves) and the picturesque Turquant, and its unique village of workshops of local artists and craftmen located within the limestone caves. Then as you approach Saumur, you will begin to see the magnificent Chateau overlooking the Loire River and surrounded by endless vineyards.

Distances : 43 or 55 Km (26 or 34 mi).

Elevation : 250 or 380m


Accommodation : Le Londres Hotel & Appartements*** - Saumur show
Accommodation : Hotel Anne d'Anjou**** - Saumur show
Accommodation : Chateau le Prieure**** - Chenehutte show
Included : luggage transfer,Wine tasting,bedroom and breakfast

Wine tasting - Chateau de Parnay

Wine tasting at Chateau de Parnay - Parnay.


J-7

Departure from Saumur


You can take your time getting started in the morning, enjoy breakfast and depart at your leisure. (Depart on your own). Trains are available from Saumur to Paris or to other destinations.


Included : breakfast

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES

Arrival city is Amboise, which accessible via train from Paris to St Pierre des Corps. 1hour by TGV or train to Amboise 1hour 35min.

Departure from Saumur with direct trains to Paris. (2h25m)

BIKES


included

Hybrid Bike - Standard

More info

Bike rental description :

The SCOTT SUB SPORT 20 (or equivalent) features a sporty "trekking" geometry that suits trips of all distances. Equipped with a Shimano 27 speed transmission and integrated front and rear lights, this bike is begging to go on an adventure.

Your bike rental comes with 2 bags (1 Rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your stuff during your ride.

Included with your bike rental :

  • Helmet
  • Lock
  • Hand pump
  • 2 spare tubes
  • Rear pannier
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 1 souvenir water bottle
  • Pedals are included, flat by default or toe straps on request

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."


optional

Electric Assisted Bike - Standard

More info

Bike rental description :

The SCOTT SUB TOUR ELECTRIC-RIDE 30 unisex (or equivalent)

All the fun of cycling in an electric version. The SCOTT Sub Tour eRide 30 will assist you in all your rides in town or in the countryside thanks to its 500 Wh Bosch battery.

Available sizes : XXS, XS, S, M, L

Your bike rental comes with 2 bags (1 Rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your staff during your ride.

Included with your bike rental :

  • Helmet
  • Lock
  • Hand pump
  • 2 spare tubes
  • Rear pannier
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 1 souvenir water bottle
  • Pedals are included, flat by default or toe straps on request

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."




optional

Road Bike - Standard

More info

Bike rental description :

The SCOTT ROAD BIKE ADDICT 30 Disc (Standard) (or equivalent)

With a new geometry that focuses more on endurance. The SCOTT ADDICT 30 Disc will become your preferred choice for long distance travel.

Available sizes : XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

Availability: This type of bike has limited availability, and is likely to move very quickly.

Included with your bike rental :

  • Front pannier containing:
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 2 spare tubes
  • 1 hand pump
  • Rear pannier
  • Helmet
  • Odometer
  • Lock
  • 2 souvenir water bottles
  • Pedals (flat or cages on request). You can bring your own pedals to clip in but remember to bring a pedal wrench to take them off at the end of the tour.

Note: "Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."


optional

Road Bike - Excellence

More info

Bike rental description :

PINARELLO Pinarello X3 - 105/Di2 (Excellence) (or equivalent)

Equipped with a Shimano 105 Di2 12 speed drivetrain and a brand new carbon frame, the Pinarello X3 is designed to go the distance thanks to its ability to filter vibrations and absorb the shocks present on your next

road.

Sizes available: XXS,XS,S, M, L, XL,XXL

Availability: This type of bike has limited availability, and is likely to move very quickly.



Included with your bike rental :

  • Front pannier containing:
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 2 spare tubes
  • 1 hand pump.
  • Helmet
  • 2 souvenir water bottles
  • Pedals (flat or cages on request). You can bring your own pedals to clip in but remember to bring a pedal wrench to take them off at the end of the tour.

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."


optional

Road Bike - Premium

More info

Bike rental description :

TREK Emonda SLR 7 (Premium) (or equivalent)

The all-new TREK Emonda SLR 7 is the lightest model of the American Brand. Equipped with the Shimano Ultegra Di2 transmission, the gear shift is faster and more precise.

Available sizes : XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL

Availability: This type of bike has limited availability, and is likely to move very quickly.

Included with your bike rental :



  • Front pannier containing:
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 2 spare tubes
  • 1 hand pump
  • Helmet
  • 2 souvenir water bottles
  • Pedals (flat or cages on request). You can bring your own pedals to clip in but remember to bring a pedal wrench to take them off at the end of the tour.

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."


optional

Gravel Bike - Standard

More info

Bike rental description :

SCOTT Speedster Gravel 30 (Standard) (or equivalent)

A talented and versatile gravel road bike. Designed to go the distance, explore the roads less traveled or speed up your daily commute. It's high enough for long-distance comfort and forward-leaning enough for speed.

Available sizes :XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

Availability: This type of bike has limited availability, and is likely to move very quickly.

Included with your bike rental :

  • Helmet
  • Bottles (2)
  • Front bag (S)
  • Rear saddlebag (L)
  • Computer
  • Padlock
  • Patch Kit (tire levers, spare tubes, multi-tool, patches, pump)
  • Pedals : flat, cages or own available

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."

Details

Included


ACCOMODATIONS

- 6 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath

MEALS

- Daily breakfast at each hotel, 1 dinner included
- 1 light lunch during a wine tasting

BIKES

- Hybrid bike rental included

ACTIVITIES

- 4 Wine tasting (with 3 wine tasting with possibility to ship you wine to the USA)

GEAR

- Complimentary Discover France Gear (including water bottle, drawstring bag)
- Guidance Application (phone not provided)

SUPPORT

- Orientation in person with our local guide
- Detailed ROAD BOOK, including detailed maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
- Comprehensive trip literature
- Technical and emergency support available at all times
- Concierge service available to assist you for your requests during your trip (taxi transfer, restaurant, activities...)

TRANSFER

- All luggage transfers

Not included


- Airfare to and from the trip
- Lodging before and after the trip
- Drinks
- Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook.
- Multirisk travel insurance

Other questions?

See our FAQs page for answers to common questions.

FAQ

Rates

Tour rates vary based on hotel availability and specific start date

PRICE FROM / PER PERSON
BASIC HOTEL ACCOMODATION
STANDARD HOTEL ACCOMODATION
UPGRADED HOTEL ACCOMODATION
Double occupancy *
1390 €
1675 €
1965 €
Single supplement **
255 €
310 €
190 €
Solo traveler ***
1695 €
1980 €
2270 €

* Please contact us for triple hotel rates. ** Traveling with a group. *** Traveling alone.

Upgrade your bike

From / Per person

Electric Assisted Bike - Standard
115€
Road Bike - Standard
115€
Road Bike - Excellence
260€
Road Bike - Premium
320€
Gravel Bike - Standard
115€

CANCELLATION INSURANCE

Cancellation insurance 6%

BASIC HOTEL ACCOMODATION FROM

STANDARD HOTEL ACCOMODATION FROM

UPGRADED HOTEL ACCOMODATION FROM

Hotel Restaurant La Breche*** - Amboise

Welcome to the Logis Hotel La Brèche located in the heart of the chateaux of the Loire, a stone's throw from the town centre and the Château d'Ambroise. This prosperous 20th century establishment has kept alive the traditional way of life of Touraine and offers a family, friendly ambiance. All 14 rooms have been recently refurbished in a welcoming, elegant style for your pleasure. During your stay you can enjoy a meal in the restaurant where you can try a traditional cuisine prepared with locally sourced produce. Ideally situated in the heart of Touraine, the hotel restaurant La Brèche is the ideal base for exploring this beautiful region : châteaux, cathedrals, villages, vineyards, gastronomy, nature...
http://en.labreche-amboise.com/

Clos d'Amboise**** - Amboise

Hotel Le Clos d'Amboise is located in the very heart of the Royal City of Amboise, in the authentic and picturesque historic part of the city that contains Francois Ist’s chateau, and further on, Leonardo da Vinci’s residence, the Clos Lucé. This is a sumptuous 17th century house converted into a charming hotel in 2003 and upgraded into a luxury hotel in 2011 retaining its character. Hotel Le Clos d'Amboise stands apart with its discreet charm, its situation in Rue Rabelais a few paces from the pedestrian shopping streets which criss-cross the old city. and with the large house opening onto the park and terrace overlooking an immense lawn with century-old trees. The swimming pool nestles among rose bushes and cedars.
http://www.leclosdamboise.com/en/

Hotel Le Choiseul**** - Amboise

Located at the edge of the Loire and at the foot of the Royal Castle of Amboise, homeland of Leonardo da Vinci, the hotel Le Choiseul is a charming house typically from Tours built in 18th century. Three 16th and 18th-century houses nestle together by the River Loire, enclosed in Italian-style gardens, that skirt troglodyte caves... Le Choiseul promises an historical experience in an exceptional location. The hotel has 30 rooms of 5 different categories, from the most elegant apartment to the most delightful room. All the rooms are elegantly decorated in keeping with their location and enjoy modern comforts, they offer pleasant views over the garden, the Loire and the Château d'Amboise. Sit on the sunny garden terrace and enjoy the delightful gardens with a collection of original Italian sculptures.
http://www.grandesetapes.com/en/castle-hotel-choiseul-amboise

Hotel Restaurant La Breche*** - Amboise

Welcome to the Logis Hotel La Brèche located in the heart of the chateaux of the Loire, a stone's throw from the town centre and the Château d'Ambroise. This prosperous 20th century establishment has kept alive the traditional way of life of Touraine and offers a family, friendly ambiance. All 14 rooms have been recently refurbished in a welcoming, elegant style for your pleasure. During your stay you can enjoy a meal in the restaurant where you can try a traditional cuisine prepared with locally sourced produce. Ideally situated in the heart of Touraine, the hotel restaurant La Brèche is the ideal base for exploring this beautiful region : châteaux, cathedrals, villages, vineyards, gastronomy, nature...
http://en.labreche-amboise.com/

Clos d'Amboise**** - Amboise

Hotel Le Clos d'Amboise is located in the very heart of the Royal City of Amboise, in the authentic and picturesque historic part of the city that contains Francois Ist’s chateau, and further on, Leonardo da Vinci’s residence, the Clos Lucé. This is a sumptuous 17th century house converted into a charming hotel in 2003 and upgraded into a luxury hotel in 2011 retaining its character. Hotel Le Clos d'Amboise stands apart with its discreet charm, its situation in Rue Rabelais a few paces from the pedestrian shopping streets which criss-cross the old city. and with the large house opening onto the park and terrace overlooking an immense lawn with century-old trees. The swimming pool nestles among rose bushes and cedars.
http://www.leclosdamboise.com/en/

Hotel Le Choiseul**** - Amboise

Located at the edge of the Loire and at the foot of the Royal Castle of Amboise, homeland of Leonardo da Vinci, the hotel Le Choiseul is a charming house typically from Tours built in 18th century. Three 16th and 18th-century houses nestle together by the River Loire, enclosed in Italian-style gardens, that skirt troglodyte caves... Le Choiseul promises an historical experience in an exceptional location. The hotel has 30 rooms of 5 different categories, from the most elegant apartment to the most delightful room. All the rooms are elegantly decorated in keeping with their location and enjoy modern comforts, they offer pleasant views over the garden, the Loire and the Château d'Amboise. Sit on the sunny garden terrace and enjoy the delightful gardens with a collection of original Italian sculptures.
http://www.grandesetapes.com/en/castle-hotel-choiseul-amboise

Hotel Colbert** - Tours

In the heart of the city of Tours, hotel Colbert gives you all the comfort of a country house hotel. The hotel offers 15 spacious rooms decorated in various styles. Rooms are either on the quiet site (garden oriented) or the picturesque street side, lined with its restaurants. In addition to the bicycle parking and the free WIFI connection, each room is equipped with an office, a private bathroom, and a TV. The Hotel Colbert is conveniently located on Colbert Street, the oldest street of Tours, with its numerous restaurants and adapted to all kind of budgets.Should you need a night walk or a morning jog, The hotel is at walking distance from the banks of the Loire or the inevitable plaza of Tours: “Place Plumereau".
http://www.tours-hotel-colbert.fr/

B&B La Maison Jules - Tours

A small luxury guest house with refined simplicity, la Maison Jules is set in a charming 19th century mansion, with gardens in the heart of the city of Tours. Tuff walls, slate roof, porch overlooking a beautiful courtyard garden with trees, this bed and breakfast is in perfect harmony with the architectural heritage of the Loire Valley. The house has five guest rooms, all individually decorated and distributed over two floors, accessed by an antique staircase. All rooms were re-decorated with the idea of preserving the sense of a family home while instilling a touch of modernity and design, mixing the latest materials and equipment with antique furniture. All the rooms of the bed and breakfast are beautifully furnished and decorated in unique styles, all with en-suite bathrooms and large walk-in showers or bath. Entirely renovated, la Maison Jules offers a peaceful haven in the heart of the town of Tours, combining the elegance of its era and contemporary comfort.
http://www.lamaisonjules.com/

Hotel Les Tresorieres***** - Tours

Featuring a gym, terrace and bar, Les Trésorières is located in the center of Tours, 400 meters from Saint-Martin Basilica. This 5-star hotel offers room service, concierge service and free Wi-Fi. This non-smoking property is 800 meters from the Hotel Goüin Museum. Air-conditioned rooms include a desk, coffee maker, minibar, safe, flat-screen TV and private bathroom with shower. All include a wardrobe and kettle. A continental breakfast is served every morning on site. This 5-star hotel has an indoor pool, sauna and steam room. The Vinci International Convention Center and Tours train station are 1.2 km away. The nearest airport, Tours Val de Loire, is 6 km away.
https://www.les-tresorieres.com/

Hotel de Biencourt*** - Azay le Rideau

Built rue Balzac in the village of Azay-le-Rideau, the hotel de Biencourt was during the 16th century a hotel named White Horse. It later became a place where the real tennis was played before becoming under the Second Empire a school for boys and the village first girls class. Ideally located in the heart of Azay-le-Rideau, just a stone’s throw from the castle, you will find here the charm of the past with all the comfort you would expect when away from home. The courtyard garden is an oasis of peace to relax after a long day of discovering. L’Hôtel de Biencourt provides 17 comfortable and luminous rooms. To get your day in Azay-le-Rideau off to a good start, we offer you a delicious buffet breakfast : various pastries and breads, fruits, yogurt farm, organic goat cheese, tomme cheese, meats, muesli, honey and jams, apple juice and various hot beverages.
http://www.hotelbiencourt.fr/en/

Le Grand Monarque**** - Azay-Le-Rideau

This ancient post house from the 18th century has become a charming boutique hotel. The tuffeau stone – a very clear Loire Valley limestone typical of the Renaissance chateaux – and the exposed beams give to this boutique hotel a special charm. For your comfort, all the rooms have a free Wi-Fi connection, a LCD TV screen with international channels, a personal safe, and air conditioning.. Its courtyard, with its centennial trees, is an oasis of peace.Nested in the centre of the lovely little town of Azay-le-Rideau, and just 150m away from its famous and charming chateau, the hotel is ideally situated to visit the Loire Valley and its greatest castles.
http://www.legrandmonarque.com/

Le Grand Monarque**** - Azay-Le-Rideau

This ancient post house from the 18th century has become a charming boutique hotel. The tuffeau stone – a very clear Loire Valley limestone typical of the Renaissance chateaux – and the exposed beams give to this boutique hotel a special charm. For your comfort, all the rooms have a free Wi-Fi connection, a LCD TV screen with international channels, a personal safe, and air conditioning.. Its courtyard, with its centennial trees, is an oasis of peace.Nested in the centre of the lovely little town of Azay-le-Rideau, and just 150m away from its famous and charming chateau, the hotel is ideally situated to visit the Loire Valley and its greatest castles.
http://www.legrandmonarque.com/

Hotel Diderot** - Chinon

Ideally situated in the heart of old Chinon, nestled in the quiet and historic neighborhood of the Saint Mexme collegiate church, Hotel Diderot welcomes you into a 15th century limestone mansion, restructured in the 17th and 19th centuries. Here you will find peace and tranquility ; you will experience the warm hospitality of a “ tourangelle ” residence, in the land of Renaissance writer François Rabelais, amidst the splendid vineyards of the Val de Loire, the landscape dotted with magnificent castles and unique gardens. At the Hotel Diderot, each room is uniquely arranged and decorated. The bedding is of superior quality ; the cleanliness of the bathrooms is impeccable. In the morning, you will enjou a marvelous breakfast, offering a dizzying selection of homemade jams, delicious French breads, brioche and croissants, locally produced fresh goat cheese, honey and fruit juice.
http://www.hoteldiderot.com/

Hotel Diderot** - Chinon

Ideally situated in the heart of old Chinon, nestled in the quiet and historic neighborhood of the Saint Mexme collegiate church, Hotel Diderot welcomes you into a 15th century limestone mansion, restructured in the 17th and 19th centuries. Here you will find peace and tranquility ; you will experience the warm hospitality of a “ tourangelle ” residence, in the land of Renaissance writer François Rabelais, amidst the splendid vineyards of the Val de Loire, the landscape dotted with magnificent castles and unique gardens. At the Hotel Diderot, each room is uniquely arranged and decorated. The bedding is of superior quality ; the cleanliness of the bathrooms is impeccable. In the morning, you will enjou a marvelous breakfast, offering a dizzying selection of homemade jams, delicious French breads, brioche and croissants, locally produced fresh goat cheese, honey and fruit juice.
http://www.hoteldiderot.com/

Hotel Diderot** - Chinon

Ideally situated in the heart of old Chinon, nestled in the quiet and historic neighborhood of the Saint Mexme collegiate church, Hotel Diderot welcomes you into a 15th century limestone mansion, restructured in the 17th and 19th centuries. Here you will find peace and tranquility ; you will experience the warm hospitality of a “ tourangelle ” residence, in the land of Renaissance writer François Rabelais, amidst the splendid vineyards of the Val de Loire, the landscape dotted with magnificent castles and unique gardens. At the Hotel Diderot, each room is uniquely arranged and decorated. The bedding is of superior quality ; the cleanliness of the bathrooms is impeccable. In the morning, you will enjou a marvelous breakfast, offering a dizzying selection of homemade jams, delicious French breads, brioche and croissants, locally produced fresh goat cheese, honey and fruit juice.
http://www.hoteldiderot.com/

Le Londres Hotel & Appartements*** - Saumur

Le Londres Hotel & Apartments is ideally located at the heart of the town centre, within walking distance of the château, pedestrian streets and restaurants. Le Londres has perpetuated the tradition of excellent entertaining since 1837. Since July 2005, Le Londres hotel has been undergoing sweeping renovation works. Inspired by its glorious past when it was the Grand hôtel de Londres, we have completely refurbished our hotel rooms with a strong desire to faithfully render the historical spirit of the place by choosing plush textures and noble materials (wood and iron works, tuffeau walls) whilst providing a strong dose of modern comfort in order to perpetuate the nice story that began 175 years ago!
http://www.lelondres.com/

Hotel Anne d'Anjou**** - Saumur

This beautiful XVIII century mansion, situated on the banks of the Loire river, walking distance to the historical city center, nestled beneath the Castle which reminds the « Very Rich Hours of Duke de Berry », still echoes with balzaciens passions and military love affairs. The façade, listed as a “Historical Monument”, its sumptuous staircase surmounted with a“Trompe l’Oeil” ceiling, drawings of Percier & Fontaine, architects of the emperor Napoleon 1st … so many testimonies of the passed which you will contemplate with emotion. The hotel Anne d'Anjou has 42 rooms overlooking the Loire or the Castle.
http://www.hotel-anneanjou.com/

Chateau le Prieure**** - Chenehutte

Chateau Le Prieuré Saumur - La Maison Younan offers accommodation in Chènehutte-les-Tuffeaux, 21 km from the Biopark of Doué-la-Fontaine. It offers a bar, a gourmet restaurant, a terrace with panoramic views of the Loire River and meeting rooms. All rooms have flat-screen cable TV, a desk and a minibar. Their private bathrooms come with a bathtub, hairdryer and free toiletries. Guests can enjoy meals at the hotel's gourmet restaurant, Castellane, upon reservation.
https://www.prieure.com/en/