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Au Charme Rabelaisien

25 rue Rabelais, Amboise, France
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Ranked #1 of 22 Amboise B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I only stayed one night, but what an amazing place! Mme Sylvie could not have been more welcoming - even getting up at 6am to see me off to my early train. The whole place smells like some amazing French perfume - but not in a cloying way. There's private parking in one of the best locations in the wonderful... More

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19 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We arrived in Amboise in a heavy rainstorm. Mme Viarde welcomed us as long lost cousins, offered umbrellas, (we had them) and showed us to our beautiful and very well appointed room. She only has four rooms, all of which are beautiful and extremely clean and well appointed. She has her own private parking at the rear (very important in... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

From the moment we stepped into this B & B, we knew we had made the right choice. Amboise is a lovely town and the Loire Valley is as beautiful as can be, so there are several hotels and inns that get good ratings, but I doubt any could be more charming than this. We were greeted by Mme Sylvie,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My wife & I stayed at this bed & breakfast for 5 days. It is exactly as the name says. The room was clean, large & comfortable like a 5 * hotel The hostess could not have been more charming & helpful. She speaks perfect English. The breakfast was delicious and plentiful.

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Potomac, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

A beautiful room in a grand setting in the heart of the Loire Valley. Our room on the ground floor in the main building was spacious and quiet. The breakfast was outstanding and you can get your eggs made to order. Our hostess Mme Viard was a joy to meet and as charming as her B&B. Amboise is a great... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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46 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We stayed for two nights in this lovely B&B in Amboise. Mme Sylvie is the perfect hostess. She went out of her way to look after us, made restaurant reservations and helped us with information about Amboise and the chateaus of the Loire. Our room was a the rear of the property separate from the main house and overlooking the... More

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Woodland, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I spent 4 nights in early September at this B&B, in the aptly named, "cosy" room. For a solo traveler the room was large enough, and very comfortable. The morning breakfasts were very good. Breads, meats, fruit, cheese, and a soft-boiled egg were quite a treat. As Rick Steves suggests, Amboise is centrally located for visits to the chateaux between... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Good location within Amboise (quiet, yet within walking distance of sites/shops/restaurants). Charming building. Comfortable rooms. Pleasant garden. Very attentive host with excellent suggestions for regional site visits and restaurants (my mom never took such good care of me). Couldn't have hoped for anything more (okay, it rained). Amboise was a great launching point for daily trips around the Loire Valley.... More

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9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

A small jewel glittering amongst historic surroundings.Mme.Viard, the owner greets you with charm, and wastes no time in giving you all the infromation you are likely to need.If you have a car, she personally accompanies you to the private car park, secure, at the back.Attention to detail is the order of the day, and nothing escapes from her eagle eye.The... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We booked a room away from the main house right by the pool. The room was large, charming, and very clean. Quiet location, but walkable location to the Chateau and train station. Amazing breakfast that is already included in the price of your stay. Sylvia is a great host and made our stay very pleasant. Amboise is a charming town... More

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Address: 25 rue Rabelais, Amboise, France
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Location: France > Centre > Loire Valley > Amboise
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