Chateau de Targé

Chateau de Targé, Parnay: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Chateau de Targé Reviews: 5/5

Chateau de Targé
5
Wineries & Vineyards • Castles
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
Family estate in organic production, working to create wines of Chenin and Cabernet Franc, the two royal varieties of the Saumur region. Paul Pisani-Ferry took over after his father Edouard in order to perpetuate the family tradition started in 1655. Welcome to the Château de Targé.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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Willjstephens
Sudbury, UK10 contributions
Wonderful stay at Chateau de Targe
Aug 2020 • Couples
We were very lucky to have the opportunity to stay at the beautiful gîte at Château de Targé this summer.
Having visited the Chateau twice before to taste their fantastic wines, and buy a few bottles too, we knew a little bit about the lovely Édouard Pisany-Ferry and his Château, so once we saw the gîte was available we didn’t hesitate to book the week.
The Chateau is situated on the banks of the Loire just east of Saumur in the small village of Parnay. The gîte itself is in the grounds of the château and is accessed via tunnels carved out of the limestone rocks that form the basis of the terroir of the vineyards above. Indeed the gîte itself is built into the same rock face, as are many buildings in this area which is renowned for its troglodyte dwellings.
The gîte is wonderful, with everything you need for a very relaxing stay. It has a large balcony with amazing views across the Loire valley, for as far as the eyes can see, and is perfect for breakfast in the morning sun. Talking of breakfast, Parnay is blessed with a wonderful boulangerie just a few minutes walk from the gîte! We bought freshly baked pastries and bread there every day.
On Arrival Édouard showed us around (taking great care due to our visit being during the COVID-19 pandemic). Everything was spotlessly clean and meticulously presented. He also showed us to the lovely swimming pool. This too is accessed via more wonderful tunnels to the private garden on the edge of the vineyards.
We had everything we needed, including more wine tasting and beautiful wines. As usual Édouard and Carole stole the show with their wonderful welcome, enthusiastic help throughout our stay, and amazing attention to every detail.
We can’t recommend a stay at Chateau de Targé enough!
Written August 17, 2020
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jcjnet
Southport, UK36 contributions
Very friendly host
Aug 2019 • Family
We visited here with our children and dogs. Some wine tasting venues would not allow us in with the dogs so we were pleased to hear they could come along. What a beautiful place. The host welcomed us along with another french speaking group and gave us all history of the chateau and how their wine was produced in the past in both English and French. We were allowed to see in one of their cellars, built into the rock face. After that we went to taste their award winning wines. The host described their individual properties & they were all lovely but the rose was amazing. We purchased a bottle of each. This visit was free & the host was a real gentleman. You do not however get to see the vineyard or the wine making process.
Written August 24, 2019
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Thank you so much, dear Jcjnet ! You make me redden, you know ? ;) You can see the vineyard which is uphill once you have got over a steep trail ! :)
Written August 24, 2019
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Lowleytheworm
Cynwyd, UK49 contributions
Lovely place to visit to taste wine
Jul 2019 • Family
Thank you for a lovely tasting
Ok have to admit we left the 10 and 6 year olds in the car with electronic nannies
But very nice wine and I would really recommend a visit.
Go and try, you will not be disappointed
S
Written July 16, 2019
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Sincerest thanks !
Written July 23, 2019
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JaqB65
Wickham, UK147 contributions
The most engaging vineyard visit in the area
May 2019 • Friends
Having spent 3 days near Sancerre and a week in Chinon this was by far the most amazing wine tasting experience we had. The owner was hospitable knowledgable and so welcoming to us and the wine were AMAZING !! What a special way to spend a few hours and fill up the car with some amazing wine 🍷
Written May 28, 2019
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Thanks, sincerest thanks
Written May 30, 2019
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Jane Truro
Chichester, UK50 contributions
Great welcome, great wines
May 2019 • Friends
We were in the Loire in part to buy wines, and this was the best tasting we had. Not only was the owner so welcoming and informative, the wines were excellent too. The reds were the best we tasted throughout our trip and we'll certainly be coming back!
Written May 28, 2019
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Sincerest thanks, Most warmestly yours
Written May 30, 2019
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ChrisandTom2
Frederick, MD8 contributions
Incredible wine - charming vintner
Sep 2018 • Couples
During a visit to friends in the Loire Valley last week, we had the pleasure of visiting the chateau and tasting their incredible wines. Not only was Mssr. Pisani-Ferry warm and welcoming, he has created superb wine. We hope to return as a guest one day but even if we only return to have more wine and conversation, it will be worth it.
Written September 10, 2018
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marion2947
Cork, Ireland1 contribution
Charming and ideal
Jul 2018 • Couples
We had an amazing holidays at the Château de Targé. The gîte had everything we needed. Mr and Ms Pisani-Ferry were very welcome and had lot of good advice on activities and good place to eat.
Written July 29, 2018
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Real thanks, Marion ! Do have a nice return to your work Edouard
Written July 30, 2018
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Margaret A
1 contribution
Beautiful gite
Sep 2017 • Couples
We stayed here early September and loved it. The gite is very well equipped, beautifully decorated, quiet and with a stunning terrace where you can sit with a drink, read and admire the view over the Loire valley. A lovely touch was the bottle of sparkling wine chilling in the fridge ready for our first aperitif. There is a swimming pool next to the vineyards and bicycles which we made good use of. I would recommend this for a restful stay with some walking or cycling through the countryside. If you want to be more active you have all the chateaux of the Loire to visit and Saumur is a short drive away and is a very pleasant town with good shops and restaurants. You could also visit the Cadre Noir where horses are trained to dance to music, spectacular.
Our only complaint is that we couldn't stay longer
Written September 29, 2017
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Daniel S
Peize, The Netherlands23 contributions
Good guide, great wines!
Aug 2017 • Couples
Lovely ambiance, good knowledgeable English speaking guide, lovely wines (€8-23). Recommend the place!
Written August 10, 2017
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Lisa M
Ville Jesus, France24 contributions
Wine tasting
Jun 2016 • Couples
Visited to try their wines with a group of friends as part of my 60th year celebrations. Enjoyable and learned a lot
Written November 27, 2016
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Thanks, Lisa ! and thanks a lot to any who suggested for a visit here ! And welcome to the golden age club !
Written December 1, 2016
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Chateau de Targé is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Sun - Sat 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM


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