Domaine des Hauts de Loire
Nestled in 70 hectares of land, and not far from the scenic Château de Chaumont, this elegant hotel is housed in an ivy-adorned 19th-century hunting lodge. Rooms are adorned in florals and period decor, and the hotel also has a fine-dining restaurant, a pool and deck, tennis courts, and pétanque courts.
Domaine des Hauts de Loire, 79 Rue Gilbert Navard, Onzain, France, +33 2 54 20 72 57
Les Hautes Roches
This 18th-century former manor is situated on limestone cliffs beside the Loire river just outside the city of Tours. Guests can book a room in the main manor house, or in a room in one of the cliff-side’s many converted troglodyte caves, which are outfitted with living areas and fireplaces. The hotel also offers a restaurant, a garden terrace, and events spaces.
Les Hautes Roches, 86 Quai de la Loire, Rochecorbon, France, +33 2 47 52 88 88
Château de Pray
Mere minutes from the Loire river, this breathtaking château hotel dates back to the 13th century. Each room has sophisticated antique furnishings and marble bathrooms, and some rooms contain 4-poster beds. Rent a bike from the hotel’s cycle hire services and explore the beautiful grounds of the hotel, or venture further afield to Amboise, which is just 3 kilometers away.
Château de Pray, Rue du Cèdre, Chargé, France, +33 2 47 57 23 67
Hôtel Oceania L’Univers Tours
This stylish and metropolitan hotel is located in the center of the charming city of Tours, just across Boulevard Heurteloup from the Hotel de Ville and a few minute’s walk from the Old Town, or le vieux Tours, and from the stunning Musée des Beaux-Arts. With an elegant grand staircase, classy bar and seating area, and classy ambiance, this is one hotel not to miss.
Hôtel Oceania L’Univers Tours, 5 Boulevard Heurteloup, Tours, France, +33 2 47 05 37 12
Domaine de la Tortinière
The quintessential French château in appearance, this turreted, white castle is one of the most beautiful hotels in the region. The rooms are decorated in a mix of traditional and modern furnishings, creating an altogether chic look, and the hotel’s restaurant comprises a glass-enclosed dining room with a view of the valley. On a nice day, get outdoors and make use of the hotel’s rowboats or of the adjacent wooded park.
Domaine de la Tortinière, 10 Route de Ballan, Veigné, France, +33 2 47 34 35 00
Auberge du Bon Laboureur
Book a guest room in this delightful, upscale country inn just a short walk away from the famous Château de Chenonceau on the Cher river. The inn was originally a post relay house, built in 1786, and retains its original, antique charm whilst also incorporating modern details. The peaceful garden also provides vegetables used in the on-site restaurant’s cooking.
Auberge du Bon Laboureur, 6 Rue Bretonneau, Chenonceaux, France, +33 2 47 23 90 02
Hôtel Le Manoir les Minimes
A grand manor-turned-hotel, this hotel is just a stone’s throw from the Loire river. From its perfectly-manicured gardens to its refined yet cozy rooms featuring exposed beams, fireplaces, and views of the nearby Château Royal d’Amboise, to the French-country-style restaurant, the hotel is a study in understated continental elegance.
Hôtel Le Manoir les Minimes, 34 Quai Charles Guinot, Amboise, France, +33 2 47 30 40 40
What do you get when you take an opulent 19th-century castle and turn it into a luxury hotel? Well, the result looks something like this: 25 hectares of lawns, rooms and suites and 2-floor flats with French-country decorations, a restaurant with 18th-century woodworking and gilded moldings, and spa with a Turkish bath and fitness center. Within walking distance from the town of Montbazon and a short drive from Tours, this hotel makes the perfect getaway.
Château d’Artigny, 92 Rue de Monts, Montbazon, France, +33 2 47 34 30 30