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Last updated: 10 November, 2022
Expert travel writer: Anna Brooke

One of the coolest hotels in the Loire Valley, the Marine de la Loire provides a chic boutique alternative to château grandeur.

The 11 romantic rooms, conceived by the interior decorator owner are inspired by Loire Valley themes – while the pool area oozes rustic chic, with heavy stone urns and a pool framed by ancient stone walls.

There’s no restaurant, but room service is available all day; for a truly romantic stay,  book the ‘Cabane’, a private cabin suite set in the woods.

Surrounding area

Located on the quayside in the tranquil riverside village of Montsoreau, known for its white tuffeaux houses and riverside chateau, near Saumur.

The village is a starting point for boat trips and well-placed for discovering nearby Candes-St-Martin with its historic church, the wine-producing troglodyte village of Turquant, Fontevraud abbey and the Château de Chinon.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
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

A day in Saumur

Saumur, Pays de la Loire, France[11.4 miles]

A postcard-perfect, medieval town famed for its troglodyte wine cellars (filled with excellent wines) and majestic hilltop chateau.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

stall selling bric-a-brac at the weekend flea market in the city center.

Montsoreau Flea Market

Montsoreau, Pays de la Loire, France[0.1 miles]

Seek out bargains at this riverside fleamarket held on the second Sunday of each month at Montsoreau. Old books, trinkets, lace, furniture and more.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Outside low angle view of the front building and entrance on a summer's blue day

Royal Abbey of Fontevraud

Saumur, Pays de la Loire, France[4.7 miles]

Travel back to the Middle Ages in this vast monastic complex and splendid Romanesque church. It’s home to the sculpted tombs of Henry II of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine and Richard the Lionheart.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Landscape view of Chinon Fortress on a rocky spur during a summery blue day

Royal Fortress of Chinon

Chinon, Centre-Val de Loire, France[14.6 miles]

A dramatically-sited fortress-chateau, with a fascinating royal history. Joan of Arc came in 1429 to persuade the Dauphine Charles to go to Reims to be crowned.

Best for ages: 18+ | £9

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