One of the most beautiful cycle and self-drive tours in France
is a route
that follows the Loire Valley starting at Chalonnes-sur-Loire and heads
east finishing at Sully-sur-Loire. As you travel along the trails and
this tour you will be visiting the cities and towns of Angers, Saumur,
Tours, Amboise, Chaumont-sur-Loire, Blois, Beaugency, Orleans and
Chateauneuf-sur-Loire all beautiful and charming in their own ways.
Accommodation near the Loire Valley, which is known as the
"Garden of France and Cradle
of the French Language", is easy to find in abundance. The lush
landscapes, delightful villages,
incredible architecture and ancient cultural heritage all combine to
make this an area of outstanding natural and cultural excellence -
probably the best part of France to visit if you have limited time and
'must do' if you do have time to spare.
High on anyones list of "Must See Places" are the
numerous chateaux that line the river from start to finish and some of
the offer accommodation right near to the river. About 1000
of these magnificant buildings remain from a list that would have been
far longer in medeival times and of those 1000 there are 300
that are well within reach of anyone travelling along the
river itself. The reason for all of these wonderful buildings is that
everyone who has been anyone from Kings to Commoners has built in this
area throughout the centurioes - it is here that the great and mighty
built their homes to amaze and instill envy in anyone who saw them -
tributes to their wealth, pride and power.
The route covers approx. 300 kms (185 miles) and the riding is
not too hard if that's the way you choose to visit all these wonderful
places - the Loire Valley generally has a gentle slope that has little
the way of steep hills and deep dales that need traversing as you ride
along it's sides.
to go: April to October.
Time it takes:
A week to cycle from Chalonnes to Suuly, with lots of time for
The Royal Abbey at Fontevraud - the resting place of Henry II of
England, his wife Eleanor of Aquitane (the richest woman in Christendom
at the time) and their son Richard the Lion Heart.
Leonardo da Vincis manor house at Clos-Luce near Amboise - now a museum
dedicated to him.
The chateau at Cheverney - see the stunning interiors full of original
furniture, tapestries and paintings brought into the chateau by it's
historical owners. There is also a Tintin museum as this is the Captain
Haddock's castle from the books by Herge.
You should know:
The fairy-tale chateau of Usse, started in the 15th Century and
remodelled in the 17th, provided the inspiration for the tale of
If you are going to be doing this trip you will need to
find hotel accommodation near the Loire Valley route and here is
where we can help you.
Below on the page we have selected some of the best hotel accoomodation
near the route. We tell you a little about the hotels and
suppy rough prices and tell you a bit about the amenities available.
Near Angers Royalty Hotel 21
The Royalty Hotel is a charming 2-star hotel located in the very center
of Angers. The Hotel's staff will be pleased to present their city.
Rich of heritage, history, culture and gastronomy, Angers will amaze
you by its multifacets. Thanks to the Royalty Hotel make your trip
astonished and unforgettable.
Accommodation Near Saumur Loire Hotel
Rue Du Vieux Pont, Saumur
the Ile d'Offard island, France
In the heart of
Saumur, the Loire Hotel, Saumar 3 star hotel
can be found in a relaxing environment 5 mins walk from the
town centre. From your room you can admire the castle, theatre, Pont
Cessart bridge and the majesty of the LoireRiver, in the UNESCO World
Heritage listed Loire Valley. Renovated in 2007, our reception offers
you the 3 themes of wine, horses and heritage. The hotel features 45
rooms and 3 meeting rooms all equipped with air conditioning and WiFi.
Tours Near Loire Valley Le Grand Hotel
9 Place Du General Leclerc
Being within easy access to the main sights, this hotel offers
comfortable stay, traditional ambience and enviable central location.
06.07 EB The 4-storey building is in traditional style. This
traditional hotel enjoys an excellent location in the heart of Tours.
It is in fact close to the Central station, just a few steps from the
pedestrianised shopping area and one hundred metres from the Palais des
Accommodation Near Amboise Hotel Chaptal
13 Rue Chaptal
Superbly located at
the foot of the famous castle overlooking the Loire
river, the Chaptal is a charming hotel situated in the city center of
Amboise, 25 kilometers away from Tours. Within short vicinity of the
pedestrian street renowned for its shopping venues and famous market,
Hotel Chaptal also provides the perfect starting point for guests
wishing to discover world-known Châteaux de la Loire castles such as
Chenonceaux, Azay-le-Rideau, Chambord and Villandry all situated in a
30 kilometers radius. With attractice deals, friendly atmosphere and
helpful staff, Hotel Chaptal is an ideal solution for both tourist sand
people on business looking for a pleasant stay in Amboise.
Accommodation Near Chaumont-sur-Loire Hostellerie du Chateau
2 Rue Du Marechal De Lattre Chaumont-sur-Loire,
center of the famous Chateaux circuit, l'Hostellerie du Chateau
is situated on the Loire banks facing the Chateau of Chaumont.
The staff of the Hostellerie du Chateau take great care and pride in
order to make your stay in the Loire Valley truly memorable.
All 15 rooms are fully equiped with a bathroom and toilet, direct
telephone and colour TV.
The Chef proposes a traditional cuisine according to the seasons.
Date of Stay: September, 2008
delightful reception on arrival from Dominique (we were late!) Lovely
large room and ensuite. Free WIFI and internet access. Satifactory
breakfast (a toaster would be an improvement) Fab service. 2
lounge/sitting rooms set up for reading/internet/travel attractions.
Lovely country situation at foot of very nice chateau. Pool looked
inviting but didn't have time to swim. Restaurant tending on the
highish side... but good menu and nice environs. Thankyou
From: Graeme Macauley, Australia
Date of Stay: April, 2008
attention paid to myslef as a customer was excellent. Food from the
restaurant was very good and the rooms were spacious and well serviced
Whether you are here for business or a family holiday, the Campanile
Hotel Vineuil offers you maximum comfort, friendliness and modern
services to make your stay simple and wonderful one. The Campanile
Hotel is located in Vineuil at Blois, which is just 4 kilometres from
the centre of town and the train station. The property boasts 57
comfortable guestrooms that are beautifully decorated and provided with
several modern amenities to ensure a pleasant stay. Start off your day
with a delicious breakfast served at the hotel. Later, you can dine on
the on-site restaurant that serves savoury, regional, traditional,
light or family-style cuisine for you to enjoy. Guests can also enjoy
refreshing drinks at the bar, which is also an ideal place to relax
after a tiring day.
The hotel offers conference rooms that can
accommodate up to 150 people with special services and amenities to
cater your unique business needs. At free time, you can explore the
city and its attractions and relax at the lobby.
Being an oasis of calmness, the Inter Hotel La Maille d'Or Beaugency is
an ideal getaway for discerning travellers. Situated on the road of
Loire Chateau, this property is in proximity to the medieval city and
is just 50 metres from the Beaugency Train Station. This hotel offers
27 luminous accommodation units that are endowed with all the
indispensable amenities to ensure you a comfortable stay. Guests can
dine at the Panoramic Restaurant on Garden that serves wide range of
delectable dishes. This restaurant offers banqueting facilities for
hosting your various social events. You can sip an excellent selection
of Loire wines at the cosy bar. A well-equipped meeting room is at your
disposal for organising your various business discussions, seminars and
conference. You can indulge in the game of billiards or stroll through
the verdant garden, while children can enjoy their time in the
playground. You can visit Daniel Vannier, Saint Firmin Church and
various other attractions at your leisure.
Escale Océania is a charming hotel situated close to the city center of
Orléans, on the banks of the Loire river. Located only 130 km (80
miles) southwest of Paris, this city accommodation is an ideal solution
for tourists wishing to discover the famous Châteaux de la Loire
castles or to enjoy original activities, such as karting or canoeing.
Thanks to its extensive meeting facilities, the hotel suits to business
travellers as well. With attractive deals, efficient staff and friendly
atmosphere, hotel Escale Océania provides the perfect spot to spend an
enjoyable stay in Orléans.
There is no accommodation near Chateauneuf-sur-Loire available to be
booked online. Our apologies.
Accommodation Near Sully-sur-Loire Hotel Henri IV
Rue Porte De Sologne
We had a very nice week, not in the
least by our hosts, Antonio and
Monique who took care for us.
Being a guest with them was much more like being with famlily!
We have visited the castle, quite a few restaurants, and a dozen other
places in the neighbourhood.
Autumn at the riverbanks was beatiful. Me, my wife and our dog had a
very pleasant week !
Regards (to David too!)
Accommodation near the Loire Valley Cycle Tour
France can be booked
out months ahead when major conferences and events are occuring in the
conflict with the holiday season.
Questions About Accommodation Near the Loire
Valley Cycle Tour Route
If you have questions about accommodation near any major event,
conference or attraction in the Loire Valley, please link to the
people in charge. Accommodation property managers in the Loire Valley
you use their online forms rather than email questions about where
accommodation is near.
If you want to link from this accommodation near website
phone 61 8 (0)418958799 or e-mail us.