Travel Spotlight: Loire Valley, France
The beautiful landscapes filled with Châteauxs promised by pictures of the Loire Valley will make you want to visit this stunning place and the luxury food, wine and hotels will make you want to stay. With vast arrays of unique gardens and huge vineyards that spread across the land make it hard to describe how much of a beautiful place it really is. We have listed some stunning villas below which may persuade you into thinking that your next luxury travel destination could be Loire Valley, France!
The Secret Hamlet Estate
Situated on the peak of a hill and covered in crawling vines, the Old World chateau has been refurbished with the highest care and luxury taste. The expertly styled interior outlines the easy, chic sophistication of ‘art de vivre à la française’.
Four homes encompass the main chateau, each home comes with private gardens and a unique character. The ‘Honey House’, originally used to maintain beehives and extract honey, is now a 2 bedroom haven. Another house has a terrace overlooking the river – guests will love having this 35-acre hamlet (and two swimming pools) to themselves. Check out the image below of this stunning property, this is available for rent, and all information and images are courtesy of Oliver’s Travels.
A grand mansion set in a 65-acre secluded estate with polished gardens,the Château d’Artigny Hotel is a majestic castle in the centre of the Loire Valley. Lavish architectural features, a magnificent new spa in the vaulted cellars, innovative cuisine and an extraordinary wine cellar are just some of the reasons to stay here.
Every room at Château d’Artigny Hotel is a tribute to 18th-century glory. Elegance and opulence in a regal style are evident at every turn with sweeping staircases, trompe l’oeil frescoes, pillared bedrooms, sumptuous salons and immense windows with stunning views of the River Indre, the French gardens, the chateau and the park. This hotels images and features are courtesy of Small Luxury Hotels.
Food and Drink
France is a place of great food. So, Loire Valley is no exception, with par excellence restaurants and chefs. First to mention, and highest rated restaurant is “Restaurant La Maison d’a Cote”, this fooderie has great service, great food and perfect atmosphere. With prices ranging from 30 euros to 110 euros, it’s a perfect place for lunch or dinner!
But there is one thing worth mentioning. Wine degustation is extremely popular here. Luxurious settings, with the elite class of people, can make you nostalgic for past times you saw in the movies. There are lots of vineyards across the whole Loire Valley, so wine degustation events are held frequently. We recommend that you visit one of these events, to experience the heart of France.
You can visit Touraine Loire Valley, the official site of the Touraine tourism board for more information on where to go wine tasting!
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