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All-you-can visit chateaux from our hotel in the loire valley


Our hotel in the heart of chateau country in the Loire is a gateway to 250km of unique sights in the UNESCO world heritage site, and perfectly preserved landscapes with their unique quality of light which has attracted generations of painters, including William Turner.

(These visits suggestion, transport and site entrance tickets are your responsibility)

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Amboise

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The invitation to set out on a voyage of discovery starts in Amboise where the charm and luxury of our hotel are part and parcel of the experience.

Amboise, the "city of countless wonders" is ideal for idly roaming the banks of the Loire along footpaths where you can discover the Beffroi or the Clock Tower, the Saint Florentin Church (cultural place), troglodyte homes. Then visit the Château Royal with its stunning gardens and the Château du Clos Lucé, Leonardo da Vinci’s last home and the Château Gaillard.

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Chenonceau Castle

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No other monument symbolises romance in the Loire Valley better than the Chateau of Chenonceau.

Extraordinary witness of the rivalry between Catherine of Medici and Diane of Poitiers, the "Chateau des Dames" has indeed been marked by many queens, princesses, women of letters, and great minds, enlightening and modeling this jewel of the Renaissance in their own image.

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With its privileged position in the heart of the Loire Valley, Amboise is the ideal starting point for all your excursions to discover the castles of the Loire. From the most famous castles to the most extraordinary gardens, an exceptional heritage awaits you just a short hop away. Take the opportunity to discover the greatest names of the Loire Valley, from Blois, Chaumont , Chambord to Azay-le-Rideau, via Cheverny and Villandry.

 

Tours

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The centrally located Manoir Les Minimes is perfectly located for roaming far and wide across the Touraine region, exploring its past and its present.

Discover the many charms of Tours, 25 km from Amboise, the capital of Touraine at the gates of the Val de Loire region, with its particular quality of light, its handsome roads, its delightful gardens, and its many historical and tourist sites. Do not miss:  the Palais des Archevêques, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Cathédrale St-Gatien, Vieux Tours with the Place Plumereau with its half-timbered houses, Tour Charlemagne and Rue Colbert…

 

The old chateaux, the vineyards and villages full of character within a 70km radius are the quintessence of the Vallée de la Loire.

If you choose Loire à Vélo, you will cycle past by Amboise, Chenonceau, Blois, Chaumont, Chambord, Villandry, Langeais and Azay-le-Rideau chateaux as well as Montlouis-sur-Loire, Vouvray and Chinon vineyards.

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As well as enjoying a reputation for its heritage sites, the Touraine region is a also home to a range of outdoor activities.

Alongside the footpaths and cycling, you can enjoy: golf (five courses, three with 18 holes), boat rides, canoeing, swimming, hot air balloons, VLAs (very light aircraft), horse riding and more!

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Main cultural and artistic sites in the Vallée de la Loire

  • Château Royal d’Amboise
    Distance : 350 m from Manoir les Minimes
    Travel time: 4 minutes' walk
  • Château du Clos Lucé
    Distance : 950 m from Manoir les Minimes
    Travel time : 12 minutes' walk
  • Chateau Gaillard
    Distance : 1 km from Manoir les Minimes
    Travel time : 15 minutes' walk
  • Montlouis cellar and vineyard
    Distance : 12 km from Manoir les Minimes
    Travel time : 16 minutes by car
  • Vouvray cellar and vineyard
    Distance : 16 km from Manoir les Minimes
    Travel time : 17 minutes by car
  • Château de Chenonceau
    Distance : 16 km from Manoir les Minimes
    Travel time : 18 minutes by car
  • Château de Chaumont (Festival of Gardens)
    Distance : 16 km from Manoir les Minimes
    Travel time : 18 minutes by car
  • Tours : Cathedral, Museum of Fine Arts the old city
    Distance : 25 km from Manoir les Minimes
    Travel time : 25 minutes by car
  • Château de Blois
    Distance : 35 km from Manoir les Minimes
    Travel time : 32 minutes by car
  • Château de Villandry
    Distance : 40 km from Manoir les Minimes
    Travel time : 42 minutes en voiture
  • Château de Cheverny
    Distance : 46 km from Manoir les Minimes
    Travel time : 43 minutes by car
  • Château de Chambord
    Distance : 49 km from Manoir les Minimes
    Travel time : 49 minutes by car
  • Château d’Azay-le-Rideau
    Distance : 49 km from Manoir les Minimes
    Travel time : 46 minutes by car
  • Château d’Ussé
    Distance : 65 km from Manoir les Minimes
    Travel time : 59 minutes by car
  • Chinon cellar and vineyard
    Distance : 79 km from Manoir les Minimes
    Travel time : 59 minutes by car
  • Zoo Parc De Beauval
    Distance : 40 km from Manoir les Minimes
    Travel time : 35 minutes by car

Suggestions of visit

(Transport and entrance tickets to the sites are at your expense)

Links to organize your visits:
Loire Valley, World Heritage:www.visaloire.com
Touraine - Loire Valley Departmental Tourism Agency :www.touraineloirevalley.com
Amboise Tourist Office :www.amboise-valdeloire.com

Stay 3 nights at Manoir Les Minimes and discover the essential of the Loire Valley

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