We enjoyed our three day stay at the Chateau St Loup.
We had a large comfortable room at the top of the “dungeon”, a renovated tower where an English king once imprisoned one of his enemies.
Other rooms are in the large renaissance-era chateau, which is slowly being renovated as revenues are put towards restoring the building and expanding the number of rooms.
If you have children, tell them to pack their princess and knight costumes as they are staying at a castle, complete with what used to be a dungeon tower, surrounded by a moat, owned by a count who speaks perfect English.
The lady of castle was our hostess at a very adequate breakfast.
The chateau also has a link to the story of Puss and Boots, written by a friend of a former owner. (You will have to leave it to your imagination as to whether the resident cat is a descendent of the famous feline.)
On the other side of the moat the property contines with a miniature Versailles-style garden complete with potted citrus trees, an apple and pear orchard, and horses.
We enjoyed our stay, and if we ever find ourselves in this part of France again we will be repeat guests.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amazing and Authentic historic Venue in south Loire Valley. Medieval keep & XVII C Chateau, Romantic gardens with a French "Orangerie", River, restaurants at walking distance. Village of Saint-loup sur Thouet ( Saint-loup Lamaire for Gps ) Perfect for Weddings, Holidays, Tourism destination, Honeymoon ... Near : Chateaux de la Loire, Futuroscope, Puy du Fou, Abbaye de Fontevraud ( Aliénor d'Aquitaine - Richard Coeur de lion ) ... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chateau De Saint-Loup Sur Thouet France/Saint-Loup-Lamaire