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“Wonderful hostess, lovely home, fabulous view!”
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La Porte Bleue vue depuis l'autre rive, au pied du château.
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La Porte Bleue vue depuis l'autre rive, au pied du château.
Depuis le pont
Vue du haut du château
L'enseigne sous la neige
Gîte du premier étage : vue d'ensemble avec le séjour et les 2 chambres au fond
Depuis le coin cuisine
Vue depuis l'autre angle : la porte d'entrée, celle de la salle d'eau
Le coin cuisine
Juste en face du château...
Cuisine complètement équipée
Chambre coté Loire : le Velux semble encadrer le château
Seconde chambre sur cour
Salle d'eau avec toilettes fermées
Lavabo
Gîte du rez-de-chaussée : la Loire est toute proche, le château juste en face
Vue de tout le rez-de-chaussée
Gîte du rez-de-chaussée
La Porte Bleue est tout en haut de la photo, à droite
Coucher de soleil sur le château : photo prise devant la maison
Soir d'orage devant la maison
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Overview
Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Amboise, Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire

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Rita G
Richmond, California
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful hostess, lovely home, fabulous view!”
Reviewed 21 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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My friend and I stayed at La Porte Bleue in September 2015. Our hostess Chantal graciously offered to meet us at the train station when we arrived in Amboise, and we took her up on that. The home is simply charming; the location perfect (a 5-min walk over the bridge to everything in Amboise), and the view of the chateau was directly across the river. I'd pinch myself in the morning when I flung open the kitchen curtains to see the magnificent river and castle view. Oh, and the lulling sound of the Loire River was lovely at night, as were the sky full of stars above. Chantal oriented us with her suggestions (she has a folder for guests with recommendations of places to eat, things to do.) It was the perfect jumping-off spot for a castle tour, which we caught at the convenient Tourist Information office. Note: We did a half-day tour (2 castles) and that was enough for one day. Nice shopping in Amboise. Good food. (We got pastries from Bigot Patisserie every morning, usually bringing them back to the Blue Door for a relaxing breakfast (did I mention the awesome view across the river?) before starting our day. Highly recommended.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Friends
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joyandmar...
Anaheim, California
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Amazing View”
Reviewed 26 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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person found this review helpful

Like other reviewers, we wish we could have stayed longer (next time!). Chantal was a wonderful hostess and helped us with suggestions on places to visit in the area. We stayed in the upstairs apartment with the most amazing view of Chateau Amboise across the river Loire. The rooms were clean and included two bedrooms (sleeps 4), living room, kitchen and bathroom. Entrance is from the rear up a staircase, but not an issue. A very charming place to live. Hope to return someday soon.

Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Couples
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mayasfan
Dayton, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Gem in the heart of the Loire Valley”
Reviewed 5 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
3
people found this review helpful

Stayed in the ground floor apartment for just 2 nights but wish we would have stayed an entire week! The owner, Chantal, is a delight. She lives a few doors away, and shared much local information, restaurant tips, and maps. The location is unique and beautiful, just as pictured on their website ... Fabulous treat to open the kitchen window each morning. Scrupulously clean. Bathroom has large shower and plenty of storage space. Washer and dryer in basement were extremely handy. Free parking nearby. Walk across the bridge to the town proper, and to visit Amboise Chateau and Clos Luce.

Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Couples
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jennyk198...
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Charming house - location cannot be beaten!”
Reviewed 20 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015
3
people found this review helpful

Look no further! Stay here!! Amboise is a great town to base yourselves to see the chateaux in the Loire Valley and this location in Amboise is unbeatable. We stayed in the downstairs apartment which was huge for the two of us, comfortable and has everything you could ask for (from a very well equipped kitchen to washer/dryer in the basement), not to mention the stunning view of Chateau d'Amboise to greet us everyday when we woke up and returned home. The place is so much better than I expected. It is understated, charming and the host Chantal (who lives a few doors down around the corner) is very helpful (she reminded us a little of Julia from ‘Julie and Julia’). The bikes came in very handy. We really loved riding around Amboise. My husband also rode across the bridge in the morning to get us fresh baguettes.

La Porte Bleue is very special and is great value for money. I honestly can’t fault this place. It’s like staying at your long lost family’s holiday house. Just trust me - stop looking and stay here!

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Couples
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Management Response
21 Apr 2015
Oh thank you Jenny, you're so kind !
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bcuziseds...
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Give yourself the best gift ever and stay here!!”
Reviewed 19 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
2
people found this review helpful

Chantal is the best host ever and the gite is perfectly situated for amazing views of the town and chateau.. it's like being in a picture book. Centrally located for viewing the Loire River Valley and it's chateaux and local wineries. Loved very second!!

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