Loire Valley- facing a CASTLE!
Located in the central Loire region, the Maison Blanche is in the shadow of the spectacular chateau Langeais! The Loire valley, known as the garden of France, is an enchanted land of vineyards, flowers and rolling green hills dotted with more than a thousand chateaux. It is perfect for bicycling holidays, visiting castles on the Châteaux trail, wineries on the "route des vins”, eating great food…Only 1.5 hours from Paris by train!
Langeais is classed among the UNESCO world heritage sites! In November 2000, the Loire Valley, between Chalonnes and Sully-sur-Loire, was put on the list of UNESCO world heritage sites. "The Loire Valley is an outstanding cultural landscape, including historical towns and villages, great architectural monuments - the châteaux - and cultivated land, fashioned by centuries of interaction between the people and their physical environment, including the Loire itself."
The Chateau Langeais is a prestigious 15th century château, in which the marriage between Charles VIII and Anne de Bretagne was sealed in 1491. This medieval fortress is interesting to visit: one of the oldest square keeps in France, a working drawbridge, a walk round the battlements with machicolations, a superb collection of tapestries and furniture. And there is a famous porcelain collection. La Maison Blanche is the former barn for the castle.
There are many activities to keep the family happy! Langeais has everything you need from supermarket to post office to train station. There is a public swimming pool open in summer. Alternatively there are several small lakes in the forest, which have man-made sandy beaches suitable for swimming. Tennis, rugby, football are available. There is a Municipal Theatre for plays/shows/movies etc…
Nearby are the medieval market town of Bourgueil, a market town, being the centre of the famous Bourgeuil red wine, with a 16th century abbey. Chinon is an attractive medieval town with its ruined Château and atmospheric streets. Château of Villandry, famous for its beautiful formal gardens. Château of Usse, the fairytale château that was the inspiration for the ‘sleeping beauty’ story. Azay-le-rideau is an attractive medieval town with an extremely pretty Château on a river. Saumur Famous for its château and home to the french cavalry as well as several museums. Tours is a large progressive city with stylish shops, a charming old town, Gothic cathedral, and medieval buildings. Rent a car for a day, or take a tour, and visit some of the most beautiful castles in France built along the Loire river valley: Chenonceaux, Chambord, Blois, Amboise, and Angers.
Loire is home of Sancerre, Pouilly, Bourgueil, Anjou and other white finest wines.
Getting here is easy! Nearest Ferry port is Caen/Ouistreham 255km. Nearest airport is Tours at 30km.
La Maison Blanche is a beautiful 5 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom house that can sleep 10p. Located in center ville, right across the street from the castle, it has a lovely garden with a small river going past. It is convenient to walk to all the sites and restaurants in the town. Langeais has several restaurants ranging from budget to gourmet. In addition there are half a dozen restaurants within a 15 minutes drive.
Just below the castle draw bridge, across the road, and down a few stairs, into a gated courtyard for Maison Blanche. The front door opens on to an entrance hall with a beautiful painted mural of the castle of Langeais. The entrance has a desk and the lounge and dining room are on the right. To the left is a bedroom with ensuite bathroom, wc, and stairs.
Sitting Room. A large stylish room with a french window overlooking the courtyard garden, as well as a French door opening to the courtyard. The sitting room is beautifully appointed with a lovely stone fireplace and the traditional feature of beamed ceilings.
The dining area has seating for 8 adults and a separate table for 2 children. High chair is available on request. A large door opens onto the garden area with outdoor table and chairs.
Outside are 3 lovely gardens: the courtyard entrance, the walled garden area overlooking the river, and the small garden terrace from the bedroom upstairs. The walled garden area has dining table and chairs, barbeque, climbing roses, a willow tree and a lovely view of the river flowing past. All have flowers, grass, plants, and a lovely garden space to relax in the sun and enjoy a meal outside.
La Maison Blanche is an ideal choice for families, couples or friends
| Indoor Amenities |
- DVD Player
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| Outdoor Amenities || Near To |
- City centre
| Possible Activities |
- Horseback Riding
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