Having discovered this lovely place last year rather by chance (we needed an overnight stay on the way to Bretagne), we decided to spend this year's Easter holiday there, to explore the local chateaux. No regrets. The medieval hamlet "Les Roches St Paul" will immediately put you in the mood to explore the historical sites that surround it (Chinon, Ussé, to name only two). If you're more interested in buying local wine or cheese, Marcel (the owner) can provide the right addresses.
For culinary delights, look no further: Dinner starts out in the vaulted wine cellar with a local bubbly wine, then proceeds with inspiring home-cooked dishes, accompanied by local wines and ending in true French style with a selection of cheese and a fabulous dessert. Seated at a large table together with the other guests and the owners, you'll enjoy interesting dinner conversation.
We had a rather large room with a comfortable canopy bed and a tastefully renovated bathroom. A travel bed for our 16 month old son was provided at no extra cost.
We felt very welcome throughout our stay. The owners were always available for questions and the occasional chat.
Overall, a very good choice and certainly worth its money (85 EUR for the room, 30 EUR per person for dinner).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Charming Bed&Breakfast near Chinon in the Loire Valley. Our house, the outbuidlings of a former Priory is situated in a classified hamlet in the middle of the Chinon vineyards. All the rooms have en-suite and are uniquely furnished. We also offer dinner upon prior reservation ... more less
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