As far as the hotel goes, it is a nice, small, clean hotel that you can stay in. Sadly, it is a bit out of the centre of town, but a 10-min walk gets you to all the main places to see, so it isn't too bad. Rooms apparently are soundproof, and I can vouch that it was nice and quiet in our room. The bathtub jacuzzi was nice to relax our muscles after long days of cycling. I will say that the staff is exceptional, always friendly & helpful, and they spoke English really well (so sad that I stumbled through very basic French).
Now to the main attraction: the restaurant. Never in a million years would I have guessed this non-descript hotel/restaurant would be among the best gastronomic experiences of any of my visits in France!!!! We had a nice table by the window and were promptly given a book of a wine list. So beautiful! (OK, I am a bit of a wine fanatic!). The most beautiful part of the list is the long list of local Loire Valley wines. And a very knowledgable sommelier/maitre'd who was eager to help with some suggestions based on our preferences for wine.
Each course was elegantly served. My husband, who is not really sentimental about food, actually said that he wished he could take a picture of his dish as it was a masterpiece (just looking at it!). And we both delved in to our foods....lamb for my husband and a fish dish for me. Both caused us to halt conversation and just enjoy the sensation of flavours in our mouths. The cheese plate was beautiful as well, and dessert was an experience--a chocolate hazlenut cake that was unbelievable. I sadly couldn't finish it all as I was so full...wish I would have asked for the rest of it to go!!! Prices were so reasonable, especially for what you got.
Go, stay and eat!!!
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- Also Known As:
- Le Medicis Blois