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Best Chateau Hotels in Loire Valley


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Beautiful Châteaux to Stay in Loire Valley

Today, you don’t have to be of royal blood to stay at one of the best castle hotels in France, fit for any aspiring lord or lady.

France, and especially the Loire Valley, is blessed with many castles, beautiful French châteaux all full of history. Many of these castles full of charm have found new lives as Loire Valley chateau hotels and now offer accommodation with discerning five-star service that will treat you like a royal, if only just for the night.

Explore the best castles of the Loire Valley during the day, and choose your particular château to rest your head at night.

Looking for a romantic getaway in the Loire Valley, France? Treat you and your loved one to a weekend in one of the gorgeous chateau hotels in Loire Valley. From medieval times to the 19th century, each château offers something a little unique for those who want to sleep like a King.

Top Chateau Hotels in Loire Valley

There are many chateau hotels in Loire Valley, too many to list them all in this post! Our selection of best chateau hotels in Loire Valley includes châteaux of all styles, beautiful and comfortable accommodation in Loire Valley with superb locations to have some space but which are never far from the main towns and châteaux in the Loire Valley.

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1. Château de la Bourdaisière

Château de la Bourdaisière near Tours is a 15th-century castle listed historical monument of France. This chateau hotel in Loire Valley is set in a 55-hectare park with extraordinary gardens, a sun terrace, a swimming pool, and a tennis court.

The Château de la Bourdaisière has 25 rooms and 4 apartments all restored under the direction of its owner, a prince! It also has an on-site restaurant and a bar (click here for more pictures).

This awesome chateau hotel is located not far from the city of Tours, between the rivers Cher and Loire, and it is perfect base to visit the cities of Tours, Amboise and the castles Château du Clos Lucé (Da Vinci’s last home), Château Gaillard, Chenonceaux, Chaumont sur Loire, Azay le Rideau, Cheverny, Château de Villandry, and Château du Rivau.

Château de la Bourdaisière, one of the best chateau hotels in Loire Valley, opens from 15 March to 15 November, and from 26 December to 4 January.

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2. Hotel-Château de Verrières & Spa

The Hotel-Château de Verrières is a 19th-century castle surrounded by a 2-hectare park located in the city of Saumur, by the Loire river.

This is the most central chateau to stay in Loire Valley – set in the residential area of Saumur – and with all the château services and facilities like a swimming pool, beautiful English-style gardens, a bar, and a spa (click here for more pictures).

This Belle Epoque chateau hotel in Loire Valley has beautiful saloons, a magnificent staircase, and 10 uniquely decorated rooms with a private bathroom.

This château is perfect for exploring the city of Saumur, Château de Montsoreau, Château de Montreuil-Bellay, Château des Réaux and the famous Fontevraud Abbey.

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3. Château de Perreux

Get ready for a wonderful Loire Valley chateau experience at Château de Perreux, an 18th-century castle-hotel surrounded by a beautiful park just outside of Amboise.

The castle’s rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated combining the modern and the old. They all offer views of the park. Guests also have access to the beautiful grounds, with a swimming pool, picnic area, and sun terrace (click here for more pictures). It is also possible to do kayak in the chateau grounds!

The list of popular sights near Château de Perreux includes Château d’Amboise, Clos Lucé Maison, Château Gaillard, Château de Chenonceau, Château de Chaumont sur Loire or wine tasting in the nearby vineyards.

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4. Château des Arpentis

The Château des Arpentis is one of the most spectacular chateau hotels in Loire Valley. It is located in the village of Saint-Regle, an old fief of Amboise, not far from the Lamasse stream.

We have news of this castle since the 14th century! And we know that in June 1619 its guests welcomed King Louis XIII for dinner.

Château des Arpentis was entirely restored in the 19th century but still keeps its moat from the 17th century. All of the spacious rooms are uniquely decorated, with murals and tapestries in a cozy atmosphere.

This fabulous chateau hotel in the Loire Valley is surrounded by a 30-hectare park (click here for more pictures), with a sun terrace and an outdoor swimming pool (don’t miss the secret passage to the pool!). Guests can also enjoy pleasant walks around the grounds.

With a great location close to Amboise but far from the crowds, the Château des Arpentis is great for visiting Château d’Amboise and Clos Lucé Maison, Château Gaillard, Château de Chenonceau, and Château de Chaumont sur Loire.

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5. Château de Rochecotte

The Château de Rochecotte is a grand Louis XVI style château (18th century) set in a 20-hectare park halfway up a hill dominating the Loire valley. The property resembles an Italian villa, with superimposed terraces, from which the view extends to awesome landscapes from old paintings.

Château de Rochecotte is one of the most elegant chateau hotels in Loire Valley. The chateau’s rooms are bright, spacious, and elegant, decorated with antique furniture and they all come with great views of the park. Guests can also enjoy an on-site restaurant proposing gourmet cuisine, an outdoor swimming pool, wellness facilities, and of course, the park with its Italian terrace (click here for more pictures).

Located halfway between Chinon and Langeais, Château de Rochecotte is perfect for exploring beautiful Chinon and some of the best Loire castles like Château d’Ussé, Château de Langeais, Château de l’Islette, Château d’Azay-le-Rideau, Château des Réaux, Château de Cinq Mars, Château de Gizeux, and Château de Villandry.

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