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La Demeure de La Vignole

Turquant, Pays de la Loire, France

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La Demeure de La Vignole

This quirky, rustic-chic hotel in a troglodyte hamlet has a cave pool and makes a good base for sightseeing.

Average £80

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2+ bedrooms

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Les Hautes Roches

Rochecorbon, Centre-Val de Loire, France

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Les Hautes Roches

A cosy hotel just outside of Tours, with luxurious ‘troglodyte’ rooms carved into the neighbouring cliff.

Average £220

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2+ bedrooms

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Chateau de Beauvois

Saint-Etienne-de-Chigny, Centre-Val de Loire, France

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Chateau de Beauvois

Stately chateau hotel in a magical woodland setting where Louis XIII once came hunting.

Average £120

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2+ bedrooms

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Domaine de la Tortiniere

Veigne, Centre-Val de Loire, France

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Relaxed, stylish family-run chateau hotel, well located in the heart of the Loire Valley.

Average £114

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2+ bedrooms

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Le Clos d’Amboise

Amboise, Centre-Val de Loire, France

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Le Clos d’Amboise

An attractive family-friendly hotel, with great staff and a perfect small-town location for exploring the Loire.

Average £159

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2+ bedrooms

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Les Hauts de Loire

Veuzain-sur-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire, France

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Les Hauts de Loire

Uber-romantic hotel in a former hunting lodge, with a spa, outdoor pool & Michelin-starred restaurant.

Average £420

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Chateau de Marcay

Marcay, France

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Chateau de Marcay

Picturesque 15th-century château hotel made for gourmets, with its own vineyards and an excellent restaurant.

Average £210

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2+ bedrooms

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La Marine de la Loire

Montsoreau, Pays de la Loire, France

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La Marine de la Loire

Gorgeous designer boutique hotel and spa, located in a tranquil village right by the River Loire.

Average £170

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2+ bedrooms

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