Domaine Hauts de Loire

Loire Valley, France

At a Glance

  • A meal at the prestigious fine-dining two Michelin starred restaurant is a must. The gourmet menu incorporates seasonal home grown produce into local specialties, paired with exquisite wines from the region

  • Learn to master fine French cuisine at the state of the art on-site cookery school

  • Take your time to wander or cycle through the pretty woodlands on the estate, its three ponds are home to black and white swans and Egyptian geese

  • The amazing landscape of the Loire chateaux and countryside is best appreciated from up above. Take an unforgettable hot air balloon or helicopter ride for magnificent panoramic views

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With moderate winters and summers, this is a perfect place to visit in the Spring, Summer and Fall. A spring in France provides the right climate for the picturesque green hills with pretty flowers and calm weather. April showers occur on occasion, but it is nothing an umbrella cannot handle. Spring and summer are especially lovely because of the beauty that these seasons bestow upon the French countryside, however, the Fall months make travel and sightseeing very comfortable - even with the occasional drizzle and chillier conditions in the evenings as the end of the Fall draws in.

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Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation to Domaine Hauts de Loire or take a look at our itineraries to Loire Valley

Description

The Domaine Hauts de Loire is a former 19th century hunting lodge which has been transformed into an elegant luxury hotel and proudly stands in the very heart of the Loire Valley, its vast chateaux and vineyards all within close reach.

This charming property is part of the Relais & Chateaux group, synonymous with unique, characterful accommodation and exceptional cuisine. A stunning ivy-clad mansion house situated on a 70 hectare estate within the Loire Valley wine route in the village of Onzain, the property also has a variety of woodland trails to explore on foot or by bike. A refined retreat with a cosy atmosphere, both couples and families will feel welcome as if at home at the Hauts de Loire.

Each of the thoughtfully furnished rooms has its own unique yet classic style featuring ornate period furnishings and many have a terrace with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. The larger family rooms and suites are found in the half-timbered carriage house on the estate and have timeless features such as exposed beams, carefully blending the historical charm of the region with modern touches.

The Domaine Hauts de Loire is a gastronomy lover’s dream. A timeless elegance exudes its gastronomic restaurant; silver candlesticks and fine china are softened by pastel linens and drapes. The 2 Michelin starred chef Remy Giraud serves the finest regional cuisine for lunch and dinner matched with exceptional local wines and has a reputation which draws visitors from all around. With an on-site vegetable garden and cookery school, you can follow in the chef’s footsteps and master the art of French cuisine.

Whether you relax in the magnificent grounds, discover the history of the surrounding chateaux or spend an afternoon sampling the wines of the region, this somewhere to slow your pace and savour the French ‘joie de vivre’. The beautiful surrounding gardens boast inviting woodland paths as well as a swimming pool and sun terrace and guests can enjoy games of tennis or petanque in the extensive grounds.

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Experiences

  • Gourmet picnic in a vineyard

    The Loire Valley is surrounded by lush vineyards and produces a variety of world-class wines, from dry to sweet, red, white and sparkling. Discover the famous wine route for yourself and enjoy a laid-back picnic amongst the vines.

  • Guided chateaux sightseeing

    No visit to the Loire Valley would be complete without experiencing the remarkable history of the region through its legendary chateaux and royal gardens.

  • Normandy landing beaches

    This experience visits the poignant historical sites where the American forces fought on D-Day and the moving memorials of the Second World War.

  • The Loire river by boat

    Experience the beauty of the vast Loire chateaux as you sail along the river by private boat for a completely unique perspective on these imposing fortresses and the surrounding medieval towns.

  • Wine and cheese pairing

    Discover the secrets of wine production and share the winemakers passion on a fascinating guided tour of a local wine cellar. Sauvignon blanc, Chenin blanc and Cabernet franc wines are typical of the Loire region.

Location & directions

Loire Valley, France

The Domaine Hauts de Loire is situated in the village of Onzain within the Loire Valley, 18km from Blois and 20km from Amboise.

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