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Vineyard Suites
Highlights:
  • Conveniently located in the heart of the Loire Valley in Bourgueil at the Château des Sablons

  • One-bedroom suites each with king-sized bed

  • Delightfully-terraced swimming pool

  • Perfectly situated for sight-seeing and many outdoor activities

> Click here to view map of the château which is centrally located in the heart of the Loire Valley.

> Click here to view the map of Bicycle Paths in the Loire Valley from Bourgueil.

Exterior view of the urn at the Chateau des Sablons.
View of the pool at the Chateau des Sablons.


Overview:

Château des Sablons is a beautiful 18th century château with a white stone façade. It is ideally situated on the edge of the medieval market town Bourgueil which is amidst some the greatest castles in the heart of the Loire Valley.

The Vineyard Suites are charming one-bedroom suites that are all located on the second floor of the Château des Sablons' coach house. They accommodate up to two guests each, and allow for the perfect vacation no matter your pleasures. Activities abound in the area. Visit other châteaus, tour museums, and taste the area's fine wines and cuisine.

Enjoy numerous outdoor activities that include: watersports on the lakes and rivers (swimming, windsurfing, waterskiing, canoeing, and sailing), hunting, fishing, golf, and walking or cycling in the beautiful countryside and forests.


Details:
  • Located on the second floor of the
    Château des Sablons' coach house


  • Beautiful, authentic furnishings

  • Comfortable bedroom / living area

  • Kitchen with refrigerator, 4-burner stove top, oven, microwave, coffee maker, and tea kettle

  • A bathroom with bath/shower and separate toilet

Services include:

  • Linens

  • Towels and linens provided

  • Iron and Ironing board

  • Parking available

  • WiFi Internet Access

  • TV with an Apple TV on demand entertainment system that includes access to an extensive library of over 500 English language movies and TV shows, and access to international news podcasts.

Sightseeing:

You can choose to visit the area by foot, bicycle, train, or auto.

By Foot:

The Château des Sablons is only a 15 minute stroll from the center of Bourgueil. The town is well endowed with shops, including three butcher shops, five bakeries, three café-bars, five restaurants, a wonderful patisserie and a good newsagent’s shop for newspapers, etc. In addition there are two supermarkets, one in town that stays open Sunday morning and one just on the outskirts, the huge HyperU Supermarket.

The town is prosperous and enjoyable, and a center of wine production. The A.O.C. of Bourgueil is present on every wine list of any size in France and visiting the neighboring wineries (you’ll pass vines on the way into town) is one of  our guest’s favorite activities.

By Bicycle:

The Loire Valley in the part of France which is the most bicycle-friendly. A separate bike path has just been constructed beween the center of Bourgueil and the Loire. This kind of construction is becoming more common in the area. (A several hundred kilometer bike path runs along the south bank levee of the Loire.)

There are plenty of guides for visiting the region by bicycle, but the immediate area has three bike circuits of about 40 km that provides visitors with a unique visit to the area. One focuses on the vineyards and wine-producing areas, another on the old ports on the Loire, and another takes you up into the hills and along the Chaungeon to see the mills, etc.

You can also combine bicycle tours with the train to extend your range. Almost all local trains from the Port Boulet station 3.5 km from the château carry bicycles. This allows you to ride to Saumur on the bike and then take the train home, for instance.

> Click here to view the map of Bicycle Paths in the Loire Valley from Bourgueil.

By Auto:

The Château has a very convenient location, being only 3.5 km from an exit from the A85 motorway. This allows you immediate access to the motorway and speeds you to some of the further distance châteaus such as Amboise (less than an hour), Chenonceau (45 minutes), Langeais (15 minutes), Villandry (20 minutes), Chinon (15 minutes), Saumur (25 minutes), Montosreau (15 minutes), Angers, Azay le Rideau….

> Click here to view map of the château which is centrally located in the heart of the Loire Valley.




Vineyard Suite Bedroom.

Bedroom view of a Vineyard Suite.

Vineyard Suite kitchen/dining area.


Chateau's garden area.

View of the chateau des sablons at night.