Auberge du Bon Laboureur****
Charming, cosy and welcoming, this sympathetically restored country hotel is situated in the heart of the Loire valley, in the little village of Chenonceau, only 5 minutes walk from the superb Castle of Chenonceau.
The hotel, which has been run by the same family for a 100 years, has succeeded in combining modern day comforts (air conditioning, wifi, beautiful fabrics...) with the charm of the past ( ( retaining original features such as the furniture, walled gardens, village homes...) in a beautiful unspoiled setting of orchards, vegetable gardens and a mini farm.
The sound of horses' hooves no longer fills the old courtyard but the stables have been converted and restored to house the cars of the guests, who come to admire one of the marvels of the Val de Loire, before enjoying a delightful meal in the restaurant and then spending a restful night in this peaceful former Coach Inn.
Different categories of bedrooms (Tradition, Charm, Privilege and Suites), king size or twin, all comfortably decorated and furnished, with wifi available in every bedroom, as well as telephone, air conditioning, bathroom, safe, and television. Some bedrooms have been specially adapted to cater for families. Amenities for children (games, table tennis, outdoor heated swimming pool, bikes, mini farm and large garden) Possibility to rent an adjacent house for a family gathering or special occasion , lunch or dinner. The bar, with 3 comfortable lounges, is open from 9am to midnight. Should you not wish to dine in the gastronomic restaurant you may like to drink a glass of wine from the Loire while savouring a really excellent cold platter. Room service is also available.
- A 5 minute walk to Chenonceau Castle ( allow at least 2 hours for a visit )
- 12kms from Amboise where you will discover the Royal Castle of Amboise and the Clos Luce (Home of Leonardo de Vinci).
- 20 kms from Chaumont-sur-Loire: Garden Festival open from May to October, along with Chaumont Castle.
- St Aignan Beauval Zoo (4600 animals ) one of the finest animal parks in the world.
- By car
Motorway A10. Exit 18 Amboise-Chateau Renault 25km (direction Amboise)
Motorway A85 exit 11 Bléré Chenonceau 7km
- By Train
TGV station : St Pierre des Corps (35km)
Chenonceau station (0.5km)
- Heliport to the hotel GPS Lat 47°19' 96''N - Lg 1°4' 6''E
Auberge du Bon Laboureur
6, rue du Dr Bretonneau