Le Clos Pasquier is an exceptional property, and we chose to stay there in preference to being in the heart of Blois for this very reason, despite the fact that it is not as convenient. The advantage of course is that it is very very peaceful, yet takes just minutes to drive to the centre.
The house offers you a lovely, welcoming, restful atmosphere, has lots of character including original beams and beautiful terracotta tomettes, is decorated with great style, imagination and taste, and equipped to an extremely high standard.
We communicated in both English and French with our charming, attentive hosts. Always approachable for help with information of all kinds, Claire and Laurent also prepare you a wonderful continental breakfast: a different and generous choice on successive days, (including table setting!) much of which was made in their own kitchen: little rice puddings, breads, jams, delicious baked apples ...
Our only criticism if it can be called such, was that we wanted to enjoy the local wines with our evening meal and the taxis to the town were very expensive since (we assume that) the meter starts running from the geographical point at which the driver receives your call.
We have a second home in the South West which we rent to holiday-makers. Le Clos Pasquier would make the ideal stop-over for those of our guests intending to drive south and to explore the delights of the Loire on the way: we will be recommending it - vivement!
- 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