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Castelnau-le-Lez, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Reviewed 2 May 2012

We stayed at the chateau de charge for two nights. The hosts were very happy to spend time with us and talk about the area. The rooms exceeded our expectations. The chef was excellent as was the wine. We would recommend the Loire Valley Retreat to anyone. We do plan on returning as soon as we can. Troy and Stefanie

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Reviewed 2 May 2012

If you are reading this review...book your stay at Loire Valley Retreat immediately! We had the great fortune of a "last minute" get away trip from Paris to the Loire Valley and stumbled upon the fantastic review of this property. From our experience, the reviews were spot on and our experience far surpassed our expectations. We were traveling with two...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 May 2012

My fiance and I were lucky enough to experience this treat during our trip to France this past week and a half. We stopped over in the Loire for a few nights after spending a week in Paris. This was the highlight of our trip. We arrived and immediately felt as though we had entered a modern castle. The air...

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Thank Mel and Dave C
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 May 2012

Cannot say enough about this wonderful retreat! It is everything all the gleaming reviews say and more. The rooms are modern and updated while maintaining the charm of the old chateau. The location is beautiful and peaceful. And last but certainly not least, the hosts were absolutely amazing. Their kindness and generosity is unlike anything we've experienced. The very last...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 29 April 2012

We have now stayed at Loire Valley Retreat three times at varying different stages of our own lives, firstly with relatively small children [now slightly bigger] also with the wider family unit, inlaws and outlaws included - there is nowhere quite like it. This was our first time in the Gîte 'Les Ecuries' and our only disappointment was the weather!...

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1Thank Weemush
Buenos Aires
Reviewed 20 April 2012

Went with my wife for one night between our Lire Castles tour.... and was really a very relaxing and premiun experience. All details very well kept, and superb hospitality and service from Jerome and Charlotte (owners). Great food, great wines, comfortable rooms, spectacular view of French countryside, and candide service... what else can we have expected? Really exceede our expectatctions....

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 16 April 2012

We stayed here for an overnight escape from Paris. Jerome and Charlotte are perfect hosts and their knowledge of the area and local wine and restaurants is excellent. They have restored the chateau and rooms to a wonderful level of excellence and comfort. By far one of the best places we've stayed in France. Comfortable beds, Nespresso machine in your...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 14 April 2012

This was our first stop after landing in France from Australia and it could not have been a better start to our European adventure. We are a family of four with two young kids under five and we spent a week in the new gite in the stables (les Ecurie). Charlotte prepared a dinner on arrival, including some local cheese...

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Thank Zeljko N
London
Reviewed 11 April 2012

As the other reviews suggest, it is really difficult to fault Chateau Charge - Jerome and Charlotte are fantastic hosts. We travelled with our 9 month old son - on arrival we were asked if he would like some food, and 15 minutes later he was tucking in to a bowl of home made mush that looked good, even to...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 27 March 2012

Stunning Chateau in an incredible region, the two nights we spent here were hands down the best part of our trip. Jerome and Charlotte were incredibly accommodating, the food was perfect, the cottage was perfect. They set up a fantastic wine tasting tour for us, and could not have made us feel more at home. Will definitely be coming back...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Four beautiful self contained cottages set in a 15th-century Loire Valley Chateau and its outbuildings, entirely and lovingly renovated in 2008 & 2011 by the English and French owner managers. Peace and tranquility combined with warm hospitality. Very family friendly. Delicious French table d'hote meals available three evenings, breakfast included every day. Fully gated heated outdoor pool, free wifi, babysitting available, fantastic range of Loire Valley wines. Suites to suit a couple, a family of up to five, or book the entire place to sleep up to 16. ... more   less 

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Address: 2 rue de Charge, 37500, Chinon, France
Region: France > Centre-Val de Loire > Loire Valley > Chinon
Price Range: $220 - $315 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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Loire Valley Retreat Chinon, France
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