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Last updated: 15 November, 2022
Expert travel writer: Anna Brooke

A fanciful 19th-century chateau with a sense of fun, the Tortiniere brings a refreshing contemporary spirit to chateau-hotel style, mixing stylish fabrics and clean lines with antiques and grand fireplaces.

Set amidst beautiful woodland, Tortiniere has been run by the same family for three generations and feels relaxed and welcoming, whether you’re here for a quiet, romantic weekend or a family holiday.

Special treats include the excellent restaurant serving local specialities like pigeon, poires tapees and goat cheese. In summer, you can dine on the lovely outdoor terrace overlooking the valley. You can also take the hotel’s rowing boat for a potter along the River Indre.

Surrounding area

Set in quiet wooded grounds overlooking the River Indre, 15km south of Tours. In the countryside, but close to main roads and motorways, with easy access to attractions like Azay-le-Rideau, Villandry, Langeais or Chenonceaux.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Hot-air balloon flights over the Loire Valley

Amboise, Centre-Val de Loire, France[23.1 miles]

Hot air balloon flights offer a serene, crowd-free way to appreciate the Loire’s spectacular landscapes and chateaux, as you drift silently above treetops and turrets.

Best for ages: 6+ | £180 | 3 hours

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View of some stalls with white canapes under trees on the festival grounds


Tours, Centre-Val de Loire, France[9.4 miles]

This annual wine fair in Tours, held at the start of June, celebrates local wines with wine workshops, music, fireworks and countless opportunities to taste and buy direct from producers.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free | One weekend

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