Charming hotels Loire Valley
Charming hotels Loire Valley
Discover the Centre region of France by staying in one of our charming Relais du Silence hotels. The Centre region, in the heart of France, has a wealth of exceptional natural heritage sites. The Loire River crosses this vast region from east to west, offering magnificent trips on the water as well as in forestland, such as in the Brenne regional nature reserve. But that's not all! It's also the starting point for discovering France's most beautiful châteaux.
Start your trip in the splendid city of Chartres. This capital of light and perfume is on Paris' doorstep and on the edge of the Loire châteaux region. The city enjoys international renown, thanks in large part to its cathedral, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. This spectacular Medieval masterpiece from the 12th and 13th century is sure to surprise you. Chartres Cathedral, shines out from the heart of the city, catching everyone's eye. The impressive structure looks out over many lanes lined with traditional gabled houses and steps which lead to the lower part of the city, beautifully reflected in the River Eure's waters.
The next step of your journey should be Châteaudun, a small but characterful town ranked among the 100 most beautiful detours in France. Stop by its castle, overlooking the Loir, and admire its different architectural styles. Next, head to the historic district to see Medieval, Renaissance and Classical remains. For the more adventurous and curious types, the Grottes du Foulon are a must-see. They reveal the hidden underground world below the town centre.
Orléans, liberated by Joan of Arc in 1429, is a city that borders France's biggest national forest and the Sologne étangs (ponds). You can walk the full length of the Loire's edge, a real natural jewel, and admire its exceptional fauna and flora. Orléans is also a city that provides a perfect blend of art and history. You can see this at the Sainte-Croix d'Orléans Cathedral built in the 4th century, or the crypt of Saint-Aignan built by king Robert the Pious.
Continue your discovery of Centre with a trip to Tours, a town located in the heart of an exceptional heritage area. Take a stroll through the historic district and see the splendid Church of Saint-Julien which dates back to the 6th century and became a listed building in 1840.
To the south of Tours is the Medieval city of Chinon, which stretches out along the Vienne river overlooked by a fortress atop a limestone hill. The Saint-Mexme collegiate church, which features on the UNESCO World Heritage List, was the main religious building until the revolution. Today it is a cultural centre but its Roman architecture is well worth a look. Another site worth seeing is the Chapelle Sainte-Radegonde, a troglodytic chapel with painted murals, including a royal hunt from the end of the 12th century.
Don't hesitate to stop at one of our charming hotels tucked away in a natural setting, before heading off on your journey to discover the history of the Centre region.
10 Hotels match your search
Relais du Silence Auberge du Bon Laboureur Chenonceaux
Want to stay in Indre-et-Loire? The Relais du Silence Auberge du Bon Laboureur, situated in Chenonceaux is the perfect spot. The hotel is easy to get to and relies on authenticity and comfort. This Centre region hotel has been in the Jeudi family for over 100 years. You will love the warm, luxurious atmosphere of its beautiful rooms.
A real haven of peace in the Centre region, Le Relais du Silence Le Moulin de Chaméron welcomes you in a unique setting combining comfort and friendliness. Located in Bannegon, in the heart of the Berry forest, this charming hotel has 12 rooms, tastefully furnished and looking onto the garden. The top chef at the hotel's gastronomic restaurant skilfully reinterprets French cooking and offers a unique taste experience.
Relais du Silence L'Orée des Chênes La Ferté-Saint-Aubin
Not far from Orléans, in Ferté-Saint-Aubin, discover the Relais du Silence L'Orée des Chênes. Its peaceful, leafy setting guarantees the peace and quiet you need for a relaxing stay in the heart of the Centre region. This hotel is nestled in a 185-acre park and has 26 spacious and comfortable rooms. Your Loiret hotel provides great access to the whole of the Sologne region.
Relais du Silence Château de Beaulieu et Magnolia Spa Joué-lès-Tours
In the heart of Indre-et-Loire, where every château is more beautiful than the last, the Relais du Silence Château de Beaulieu et Magnolia Spa is superbly located in an 18th century mansion. You will love the peace and quiet of this charming hotel, which is situated in Joué-les-Tours, near to Tours and Chinon. Set out and explore the fabulous Loire Châteaux.
Discover the Relais du Silence Domaine des Thômeaux in Mosnes, Indre-et-Loire. This hotel in the heart of the Centre region has 28 comfortable rooms with exotic decor. Your hotel near Amboise provides a leafy setting for an incredibly peaceful stay. Succumb to the charm of this 18th century château made from tuffeau stone and brick.
Relais du Silence Nazelles-Negron
Visit this lovely charming hotel for a comfortable and romantic break near Amboise, Chenonceaux and Tours. The Relais du Silence Château de Perreux in Nazelles-Négron inherited all the sophistication of the 18th-century, in perfectly maintained grounds. This place is all about luxury, calm and beauty. The rooms and suites elegantly combine the styles. The free-to-use car park and outdoor swimming pool are the perfect finishing touches to this Relais du Silence.
You will adore the country spirit and authenticity of the distinctive and charming hotel, le Relais du Silence Le XII de Luynes. Based at the heart of the Loire Valley near Tours in the Centre region, this former coaching inn will host you for business or leisure trips. Its nine carefully tended, air-conditioned rooms offer peace and relaxation. Its restaurant and wine cellar will satisfy even the most demanding of epicureans.
In the Centre region, the Relais du Silence L'Auberge du Moulin à Vent in Manou is located in the heart of the countryside, in Le Perche nature reserve, 35 minutes from Chartres and 90 minutes from Paris. It has 8 peaceful rooms that are spacious and non-smoking with all the facilities you might want, including Wi-Fi. Gourmet cuisine is served in a dining room with a clean, contemporary style. Horse-riding, golf and walks are all available. Car park.
Relais du Silence Hôtel Le Haut des Lys Villandry
At the heart of the Val de Loire, a few yards from the famous French gardens at the Château de Villandry, the Relais du Silence Le Haut des Lys is a beautiful 19th-century residence. The hotel has been tastefully restored to offer you comfortable and charming accommodation worth all of its three stars. It welcomes you all year round for your holidays and business trips. You'll love the garden, spa and fully equipped seminar room.
In the heart of the Centre region, you will find the Relais du Silence Domaine de la Tortinière, situated in Veigné, near Tours. This Indre-et-Loire hotel is not far from the Loire Chateaux, in particular Chenonceau. Enjoy the comfort of the hotel and make the most of its 37-acre grounds. Everything for a revitalising stay!