Love in the Loire

January 10, 2017 | Hotel de France

Winter Loire - Hotel de France

Fall in love in the Loire with Hotel de France

New romantic three-night package for just €150/£128 pp, two sharing

 Hotel de France, an ivy-clad Art Deco gem in La Chartre-sur-le-Loir, is offering a great value Romance in the Loire package, which represents a discount of more than 35% off the hotel’s normal tariff.  Just right for a Valentine’s escape, the region is home to stunning châteaux and the late winter landscapes are beautiful in the frost or snow, perfect for romantic walks which mean even more reason to indulge in guilt-free fine wines and dining!

The hotel’s three-night Romance in the Loire package is just €150/£128 pp, two sharing, and includes:

  • A bottle of chilled sparkling wine from local producer, Domaine Gigou, waiting in the room on arrival, as well as a wine tasting with the winemakers encompassing their red, white and sparkling varieties1
  • A route suggestion for a River Ramble and a flask of boozy hot chocolate to warm up walkers, followed by a menu du jour lunch in the hotel’s brasserie
  • Dinner for two at the hotel’s restaurant, Le Relais de Ronsard2
  • A local digestif and a selection of chocolates brought to guests’ room or to their seats beside the hotel’s roaring fire, as preferred
  • Three nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation in a double deluxe room (ensuite)

La Chartre-sur-le-Loir is a rural town on the northern edge of the Loire Valley, roughly equidistant between Tours and Le Mans.  The hundred-year-old property has had a long association with the race circuit and has played host over the years to heads of state, film stars and motor sport royalty.  The stunning châteaux of Chenonceau and Blois are an easy drive from the hotel and remain open year-round.

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The Romance in the Loire package, priced at €150 pp (two sharing) is available from 11 January to 28 February 2017.  For further information or to book, call +33 (0)2 43 44 40 16 or visit www.lhoteldefrance.fr (English spoken).

The Hotel de France is easy to reach from Tours Airport3; flights with Ryanair cost from just £29 pp (at the time of writing) in February and return train travel with Eurostar costs from around £100 pp.  Alternatively, travel by ferry and your own car with Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth to Caen, an easy two-and-a-half-hour drive from the hotel.  Return crossings start at approximately £160.

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