The Chateau of Chenonceau is one of jewels of the King Valley. It is nicknamed that the “Castle of the Ladies ” in reference to the various women who marked its history.
Built in 1513 by Katherine Briçonnet it was successively maintained by Diane of Poitiers and Catherine de Medici who brought her charm.
The chateau of Azay-le-Rideau was built under François Ier’s reign, and diverse Kings of France appreciated to live there. Its architecture is representative of the beginning of the Italian Renaissance: decorations sculptured finely, rich furniture, magnificent tapestries, portraits…
Villandry is the last one of the big chateaux of the Loire to have been built at the time of the Renaissance in the Val de Loire. The site is known for its gardens, distributed on three levels today, allying aestheticism, diversity and harmony.
The chateau of Langeais goes back to the end of the Xth century, when Coots Nerra conquers Changed. He makes it build a castle on a headland. There is this castle only the vestiges of the donjon today. The building is reconstructed afterward in the XVth century, by Louis XI, from 1465 till 1467.
Since the hotel, follow the wine trail, a tourist route which crosses the vineyard of the Val de Loire.To the program: visit and tasting of wines of PDO with the wine growers, trails round and gone hiking in vineyards, unusual activities in the vineyard, discovered by chateaux, parks and gardens, cities and historic villages…
A picturesque cycle route which connects Saint Patrice with Saint-Michel-sur-Loire, a loop of 24 km which mixes brilliantly unusual and serenity. Between Saint Patrice and Ingrandes-de-Touraine, the route take off of hamlet in hamlet. Of Tours with Candes-Martinmas (67 km) passing near the hotel, you can linger in the house of Ronsard in The Rich, in the chateau and the gardens of Villandry, chateau of Langeais, Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau or still Royal Fortress of Chinon…
To continue your raod… The whole circuit The Loire by bicycle offer numerous opportunities of discoveries through regions Center-valley of the Loire and Pays de la Loire as well as the Regional Natural reserve “Loire-Anjou-Touraine”.
Discover a sublime natural and evolutionary garden designed by the Loire. Enjoy your stay to take a boat trip on the Loire from Langeais, thanks to Endremage. Embark with a guide aboard a traditional Loire boat for a guided tour of one or two hours. Discover also local products at sunset with tasting outings.
Rabelais museum to Seuilly – You will discover it the history of this French great man, near Chinon, you will see the lodging house Rabelais, the dovecote-barn or still the vineyards there.
Museum of the trade guilds in Tours – Collective masterpieces of the 19th century, but also the attributes of the Companions, the paintings, memories, tools, archives, traditions and works of the Journeymen, since their origins until our days are represented.
The Black Frame of Saumur – Discover the address and the dexterity of the riders of the Black Frame and appreciate the work of training of the horse, in the obstacle, in the long reins in the prestigious frame of the Grand Manège!
The individual guided tours – To the program: guided tour of the installations, the Grand Manège, the stables and the saddlery…
Museum of the mushroom bed of the Jump in Wolves – A geologic site of two hectares was occupied since the prehistory, a center of extraction of the tufa dating the Middle Ages and a mushroom bed activates since the beginning of the 19th century, presenting the ancestral and modern techniques of the culture of the mushroom.