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
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, Rue du Cèdre, Chargé, France, +33 2 47 57 23 67
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, 10 Route de Ballan, Veigné, France, +33 2 47 34 35 00
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
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
Château d’Artigny, 92 Rue de Monts, Montbazon, France, +33 2 47 34 30 30