Touraine for romance
So you can easily find what you are looking for, we have selected ten of the most seductive deals for you and your loved one from the major sites in Touraine. If you want to play the “love machine” game, scroll down the page, close your eyes and place your finger anywhere on the screen.
In and around Tours: Loire and gastronomy
After a shopping or cultural trip in Tours old town, cross the River Loire to Rochecorbon for a night at the L’Art Hôtel, a 4-star designer hotel nestling in a riverside château. The must for an evening out: dinner at the Hautes-Roches, a Michelin-starred restaurant.
Villandry: gardens and sweet treats
The sublime and world-famous Château de Villandry gardens never fail to enchant lovebirds, especially in spring! A tête-à-tête is called for on the shaded terrace of L’Étape Gourmande, to be continued in the jacuzzi at the Hôtel du Haut des Lys.
Amboise: living like kings
Succumb to the genius of Leonardo da Vinci at the royal château of Amboise and at Clos Lucé. Spend the night at Clos d’Amboise, a 4-star manor house, then savour the Michelin-starred cuisine at Château de Pray.
Azay-le-Rideau: nice and snug in a cave
Visit the elegant and fully renovated Château d’Azay-le-Rideau, and then dream about this Renaissance gem in a 3-star hotel in a cave: Troglododo! The next day, have a look round the Balzac Museum, before enjoying lunch at the Auberge Pom’Poire.
Richelieu: whispering sweet nothings
What would you say to a charming cottage in the midst of a large park and a health and nature spa of over 300m²? All this awaits you at Relais du Plessis, near the romantic Parc de Richelieu. You can visit the Cardinal’s surprising “Ideal City”, a unique masterpiece of 17th century urban planning, and enjoy the locavore cuisine at the Table des Fées restaurant at the Château du Rivau.
Candes-Saint-Martin: the magic of the confluence
What could be better than a confluence to celebrate a lovers’ meeting? Between the River Loire and the Vienne, spend a night lulled on the water on the Amarante, a traditional boat moored opposite a listed village. Dinner and breakfast served on board. Unforgettable!
A fairy tale between Indre and Loire
Sleeping Beauty’s château in Rigny-Ussé is perfect for the day! And you can spend the night with your prince charming in one of the tree huts in the Batelière sur Loire in La-Chapelle-aux-Naux. A fairy tale to be continued not far away at the Château de Langeais.
Indre valley: a romantic château
15 km from Tours, hide away without leaving your address at the Château-Hôtel de la Tortinière, surrounded by a vast park with centuries-old trees. Charm and attentiveness guaranteed in this 4-star hotel with a decoration elegantly blending classicism and modernity. Nearby: visit the Domaine de Candé.
Chenonceau from the water
See the Château de Chenonceau in a new light, from a canoe, and spend the night bivouac-style, in an equipped tent on the banks of the River Cher. Don’t feel like a picnic? Then treat yourself at the Bon Laboureur, a Michelin-starred restaurant, or at the château restaurant, L’Orangerie. An idyllic setting.
Chinon: divine wines and a fortress
A whole host of (love) stories in the city of Rabelais, where you can stay in the charming Hôtel Diderot, the ideal starting point for exploring the spectacular royal fortress of Chinon before tasting the wines at the Domaine de Noiré. Visit the wine estate in a horse-drawn cart and by boat. It’s organic. It’s delicious. It’s beautiful.