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The Châteaux of the Loire Valley

Beauty and majesty so close to the hotel

Located at the heart of the Loire Valley, Chinon is your gateway to the châteaux of the Loire. Less than 15 minutes by car from our hotel, the Château du Rivau with its royal stables and enchanting gardens offers an escape full of charm amid magnificent countryside. Towards the Loire and only 20 minutes from the hotel is the Château d’Ussé, nicknamed “Sleeping Beauty Castle” due to it having inspired author Charles Perrault when writing his version of the famous fairy tale. No thick thorns surround it, though - rather remarkable French-style gardens planned by landscape architect André Le Nôtre. A bit further afield, the Château d’Azay-le-Rideau is the perfect example of Renaissance architecture. Be enchanted by its carved stone façades reflecting in the water and find peace and calm in its vast English-style garden.

Majestically dominating the Loire Valley, the Château de Langeais is 30 minutes from the hotel. Part fortress, part princely residence, it houses multiple treasures, from sumptuous drapes to sculpted furniture and ornaments recalling the glory days of the aristocracy. 10 minutes from Langeais, the Château de Villandry was the last of the great châteaux to have been built in the Loire Valley during the Renaissance. Its six gardens, including the famous ornamental kitchen garden, are open every day of the year.

Visit Chinon and the Loire Valley

The Châteaux of the Loire Valley at your feet

Tourist attractions

Chinon, in the Indre and Loire department, is a dream destination at the heart of the Loire Valley and its vineyards. After having visited the town, set off to discover the Loire Valley’s fairytale castles, and enjoy countless activities on land, along the water or even in the air!

A medieval city

When staying at Hotel Plantagenêt in the heart of Chinon, you’ll be able to discover the old town on foot with its winding lanes, fortress and château. The fortress, basking in the light of the River Vienne, is more than a thousand years old!


Loire-Anjou-Touraine Park

The Natural Regional Park of Loire-Anjou-Touraine covers more than 271,000 hectares across the Touraine and Anjou areas. On your walks you will discover prairies, bocages, limestone plateaux planted with vines and grains, as well as forests.