In France for 5 weeks, we drove along the Loire from Saumur to this lovely luxury B&B run by delightful hosts Claire et Laurent, who were extremely helpful in both French & English. We stayed 3 nights in the 'Suite du Jardin' on ground level with terrace with table and chairs in "our own" manicured walled garden, where we were served afternoon tea with home-made fruitcake on arrival, and things just got better ...
Beautifully yet simply decorated room with trompes d'oile features, and ancient solid exposed beams, plenty of space: large firm comfy bed in large room, large fluffy towels, good shower. Huge gourmet breakfast feasts fit for royalty, and many extra little touches (like chocolates on pillows, complimentary bottles of still & sparkling water).
Our niece from Paris was very comfortable also upstairs in 'Porc-épic' (porcupine) chambre. She's planning a return visit for a romantic get-away with her husband in the near future.
(Car needed as it is a little way south-west from the old town, and anyway the nearby châteaux are best reached by car.)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the edge of the forest of the royal town of Blois, Le Clos Pasquier, a 16th century manor house warm and cozy, seduce lovers of old beams and terracotta. You can relax in the large living room or discover the remarkable wealth of the Loire Valley. Two rooms invite you to undeniably cocooning. Two spacious suites with separate access and lounge will bring you calm and tranquility. ... more less