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Chateau de la Bourdaisiere - Luxury holidays to the Loire Valley

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  • About this holiday

    In the heart of the Loire Valley, the 55 hectare estate of the Château de la Bourdaisière offers spectacular grounds made for exploration. The chateau is famed for its gardens, which are brimming with dahlias as well as endless strains of tomatoes exhibited in Tomato Conservatory and the menu of Bar à Tomates. Within, there are 29 rooms including four apartments that cater for large parties and families, while facilities include an outdoor pool, a tennis court and fitness circuit.

    The journey and how you get there


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for a luxury holiday to the Chateau de la Bourdaisiere are per person based on two people sharing a Classic Room.
    From £1040 for 7 nights self-drive.
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all up-to-date special offers

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    Labyrinthine gardens filled with botanical delights and a unique chateau stay

    Hotel description

    In the heart of the Loire Valley, the 55 hectare estate of the Château de la Bourdaisière offers spectacular grounds made for exploration. Within this expanse of land, the 14th-16th century castle exudes regal charm. Divided into hotel and grounds, the former is justly named Hôtel de Charme and each of the 29 individually-decorated guestrooms is designed around their varying dimensions. Fourteen of the rooms are located in the chateau itself, with its three apartments available for families and larger parties, while Choiseul Lodge houses 12 rooms including an apartment. In sight of many of the rooms, the immediate surroundings of the castle feature pristine lawns and the manicured shrubbery of a formal garden. Such order gives way to wilder and freer terrain, where guests can discover many varieties of trees and the like: spot the 76 varieties of fruit trees, 180 varieties of dahlias and the 150 vegetables of the kitchen garden. Meanwhile, the 650 different strains of tomatoes in the Tomato Conservatory are a magical sight and feed the menu of Bar à Tomates, an open-air kitchen where guests dine on strictly fresh, home grown and local produce sourced within a 250-kilometre radius. The simple flavours drawn from the kitchen garden are sculpted into unusual dishes full of natural flavours that belong to the region. Recreate the dishes yourself after participating in cookery classes and learn how to grow organic produce from the estate’s gardeners. Other facilities at Château de la Bourdaisière include a heated outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court, a fitness circuit and a horse riding club. You can also indulge with massages, reflexology and shiatsu. Equidistant between Tours and Amboise, this is a great base for exploration.



    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    15 March to 15 November and 26th December to 4th January

    Distance from airport

    Under 20 minutes' drive from Tours

    Closest airport

    Aéroport Tours Val de Loire

    Room types

    Château de la Bourdaisière offers 29 rooms including 4 apartments, each with views over the estate grounds. There are 14 rooms in the chateau, as well as three apartments available for larger parties or families, Choiseul Lodge also includes an apartment on top of the 12 rooms. A third building, Clos Bourdaisière is home to another three rooms, and features a setting room, terrace and private swimming pool. Rooms are divided into the following categories:
    Classic Room
    Superior Room
    Luxury Room

    Hotel facilities and services

    Restaurant, Outdoor heated swimming pool, Tennis court, Fitness circuit, Horse riding club, Cookery courses, Massages and treatments

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Tours, Amboise, Châteaux of the Loire, Vineyards and Wine tasting, Troglodyte caves.

    Sports nearby

    River activities, Horse riding, Walking, Trekking, Mountain biking, Fishing.


    Minimum stays

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