vendredi 24 février 2012

Renaissance accommodation in the Loire Valley

Being a semi-regular traveller to France, I am frequently asked for recommendations for accommodation. Last year we were lucky enough to have two weeks of free accommodation in the Loire Valley. This provided a wonderful base to explore the scenic Loire Valley. One of our favourite locations is Blois. A picturesque town on the banks of the Loire River. The town itself had lots of interesting shops and beautiful squares with cafés, restaurants, crêperies and bars. With 50,000 inhabitants, Blois is the perfect size town with plenty to see and do and yet people had time to stop and chat. It also provides a great starting point for visits to other towns and châteaux in the Loire Valley such as Chambord, Cheverny, Amboise and Chenonceaux.

What could be better than staying in a Renaissance house in the Loire Valley built in 1584 and soaking up the atmosphere! Closerie Falaiseau is described as 'a dream for two in Blois, just 5 km from the centre in a quiet neighbourhood a stone’s throw from the Loire River.' It has one bedroom with an en-suite bathroom (shower, toilet, washing machine), a living/dining room and large fully-equipped kitchen. You may want to make use of the bikes that are available to work off any extra calories from the organic bread from the bakery 5 minutes walk away.

The ground floor is for rental. A separate entrance leads to the upstairs rooms where the French/Australian owners, who live in Paris, sometimes come to stay. Enquiries can be made in French or English and you have the advantage of knowing that the owners are a phone call away. Closerie Falaiseau makes the ideal base for your holiday in the Loire Valley. 

5 km from the centre of Blois 26 km from Chambord
GPS N 47.546155 E 1.2820101

If you would like to see more photos and stories about the Loire Valley you will also enjoy the following posts by Fraussie, the owner of Closerie Falaiseau:

3 commentaires:

  1. If you get to the Loire again you must visit us at La Petite-Presse. We are just south of the area you write about.
    I've enjoyed reading Fraussies's posts.

    1. I would love to visit at La Petite-Presse. I can see from the photos on your blog,, what a beautiful area it is.

  2. Hello Gaynor, glad you've enjoyed reading my posts. i've been to both Le Petit Pressigny and Le Grand Pressigny. I can understand you're missing it! When you're there next, let me know. I'd love to get together when we're in Blois.


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