Les Hauts de Loire is an idyllic, ivy-clad former hunting lodge nestled in the heart of the Loire Valley between the medieval cites of Tours and Orléans, boasting a Michelin starred restaurant and dazzling grounds. This is a venue famed for its gastronomy and a haven for food lovers, from head chef Dominique Pépin’s highly acclaimed restaurant and bistrot to the creations of pastry chef Tom Duclos, who produces his own chocolates, indulgent pastries and cocoa-based desserts. The hotel even boasts its own cookery school, centered around former chef Rémy Giraud’s vision and neoclassical cookery style. Art lovers can explore the estate’s open-air sculpture collection with resident pieces and regularly evolving exhibitions by contemporary artists, while those seeking pure relaxation will find a soothing haven in the Clarins spa.
Surrounded by rich history, the hotel also offers an entrancing insight into the nearby medieval city of Tours, with its charming half timbered houses, Renaissance mansions and a grandiose 12th century cathedral. Discover local vineyards and embark upon a tour and tasting of some of the Loire Valley’s famed white wines, such as Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé. View the valley from a different perspective on a hot air balloon ride and absorb the vistas of rolling vineyards, majestic châteaux and verdant forests.
Couples & families
Lovers of the great outdoors
THINGS TO DO AT THE HOTEL:
Reserve a space at the renowned Dominique Pépin gastronomic restaurant
Learn the secrets of French cuisine at the hotel’s own cookery school
Explore the open-air art gallery grounds
Cool down in the outdoor pool on warm summer afternoons
Retreat to the Clarins spa
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Visit the famed châteaux of the area, including Château de Chenonceau, inspiration for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Castle, and the glorious Renaissance Château de Chambord, originally built for King François I
Discover local vineyards and organise a tour and tasting of some of the Loire Valley’s famed white wines
Delve into the rich history of the medieval city of Tours
Take a hot air balloon ride and absorb the Loire Valley from above
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