Sleeping in a garden
In this early 21st century, the garden is more than ever on the trend. The environmental issues become a major concern. The desire to get closer to nature is stronger but on the other hand urbanization has never been so quick. However, people really admire the beauty of the landscapes design, they enjoy quiet and love hearing the birds singing. They can smell the scent of flowers and of the freshly cut grass.
The garden tradition in Touraine
In Touraine, during the Middle Ages, the abbeys had their own gardens (kitchen garden, orchard, medicinal garden…). During the Renaissance, the Italian style garden became fashionable and during the 19th century, many English style parks were created. Touraine is now renowned for its variety of gardens which are more than ever an attraction for our visitors. People really enjoy walking in the gardens of Villandry, Valmer or Chenonceau or discovering the blooming streets of the small village of Chédigny (rewarded for the quality of its flowers).
Two hotels, two gardens
If you visit the gardens of the Rivau chateau or the gardens of la Bourdaisière, you will have the possibility to rent a room! The Rivau chateau, close to Chinon, rent 7 large rooms. The comfort of these contemporary decorated rooms will ensure you a good night sleep. At the restaurant, you will appreciate the local produce. And if you fancy physical exercise, you can bike nearby on the voie verte Richelieu-Chinon.
At la Bourdaisière, it is possible to sleep inside the chateau, a place with a prestigious history! The chateau once belonged to Marie Gaudin, considered as the most beautiful woman in her time! She may have been the lover of King François 1st, King Charles 5th and Pope Leon X! As for food, try the tomato bar! The place is also a national tomato conservatory with at least, 700 tomato varieties.
Guest & garden
Guest & garden is a network of B&B and gites owners located in the Loire valley, who wish to value their large gardens. During your stay, these people who are passionate gardeners will be pleased to share with you their little secrets.
A last addres to sleep in the garden
B&B and gite at the chateau of Jallanges