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“Large, quiet rooms in great location”
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Chateau du Vau
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ballan Mire
Reviewed August 27, 2011

Chateau du Vau is in a great location to explore the Loire Valley. Bruno is friendly and helpful. The chateau has been in his family for generations. Their main business is as a farm - renting rooms is a secondary business. He's available to help with questions in the morning and at some times during the day. Our room was large, clean and very comfortable. Great to have Wi Fi. Breakfast is the only meal available. Bruno suggested nearby L'Etape Gourmand for dinner (5 min drive outside Villandry) where we had the best meal of our trip to France. Beautiful grounds, beautiful countryside. Nearby Savonniere is perfect for picnic by the Cher River with sandwiches/quiche from the boulangerie. Very relaxing surroundings as a base to explore near Tours.

Room Tip: Our family of 4 (kids 13 and 16) fit comfortably in one room with two beds.
  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 18, 2011

Looking for a true experience of French hospitality to share with our children, we came across Chateau du Vau through the Alistair Sawday website. What a good choice! Not a corporate business hotel, not an "over-designed" place where we had to worry about whether or not our children were quiet enough..Just a genuine family welcome, relaxed and unfussy.

We loved the large bedrooms, stylishly furnished, and the artefacts from many foreign adventures throughout the house. Our children spent most of their time in the pool, or chilling out in hammocks in the shade. We all enjoyed the great breakfasts, long and unhurried enough to have some really good conversations with Bruno, who was very tolerant of our inadequate French!

We would thoroughly recommend le Chateau du Vau to anybody, particularly families. We had been planning many days out visiting tourist sites, but in fact only saw one - Chateau de Vau was too nice to leave...

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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3  Thank Elizabeth L
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Reviewed July 27, 2011

We wanted to explore the Loire Valley nearby a larger city (Tours) but also some rest and possibiltiy to relax when 'coming home'. Chateau du Vau is definitely the place to go. Pleasant rooms in this old family house. LOVED (!) the atmosphere of a family history and kindness and helpfulness of Bruno Clement, the owner. The swimming pool is a definite plus, it can get warm on the countryside. Would absolutely stay here again when visiting the area!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank MAB78
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Reviewed May 1, 2011

The chateau is located in green surroundings, on a working farm (we had a bit of trouble finding it, even with the gps).
As someone else mentioned, it's got a sort of faded elegance about it.
The rooms are cosy, nicy decorated in country style.
On the negative side, we had one evening when there was no hot water...luckily the issue had been resolved by the next morning, however this should not happen given the price charged.

  • Stayed: October 2010
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Reviewed August 28, 2010

we found chateau du vau via internet and were very ppsitively surprised.......Mr Clement was really great and is good at welcoming everybody and creating a warm and nice atmosphere....unfortunately the cook was on vacation while we were there, since having dinner at the chateua would have been the icing ;-)))can only recommend the chateau......and ale the L'etappe gourmande a very nice restaurant near by.... Mr Clement speaks english as well as german:-)

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank betarace
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Reviewed August 6, 2010

The Chateau de Vau itself is a charming building. The settings are lush and there are lots of beautiful places in the vicinity to discover, like the castles of Villandry or Ussé.

The room itself was very nice, clean and the bathroom was in a perfect condition. I am quite picky about the bed, but even this exceeded my expectations. French breakfast was served for all guests at a huge table with a view on the garden, but other meals had to be taken elsewhere. Mr.Clement provided us with a number of good tips on where to dine.

Mineralwater free of charge in the room and free WiFi were the icings on the take. Staying in this hotel is highly recommended.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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Thank ChrFarwig
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Reviewed July 31, 2010

If you are looking for a quiet and charming inn in the countryside with good access to the magnificent chateaux of the Loire, this is a great place. Rooms are large and comfortable with pastoral views of the beautiful foie gras farm. Nice little pool. Good breakfast (only meal served here) served at a large community dining room table. This is the hub of conversing with the other guests. About 15 mins from Tours. Just a few restaurants in the immediate area, but many in Tours if you want to go into the city. Adjacent to a golf course. Bruno, the owner is very charming and knowledgeable about the farm and local flora. Good value for the money.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: Chateau du Vau, 37510 Ballan Mire, France
Location: France > Centre-Val de Loire > Indre-et-Loire > Ballan Mire
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Bar / Lounge Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ballan Mire
Price Range: $167 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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