Photo : Georges Lévêque

The view from the XVIIIth century manor is breathtaking. It looks directly across to the legendary Chinon Fortress, and overlooks the meandering Vienne. The walled domaine is just a few minutes walks from the town center.

Ground floor

On the ground floor a large bright hallway leads into the 18th century sitting room with an open fireplace, and lovely sounding piano. It is elegantly furnished, but not too precious, so that you feel at home. There is an adjoining small library/reading room.

A grand panelled dining room has built in corner cupboards, well-stocked with dinner plates and plenty of wine glasses… of course ! There is an open fireplace and a wonderful view of the fortress.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas cooker, large electric oven and a wood burning stove. The farmhouse kitchen table seats 6.

A spiral staircase leads to the upper floors.

First floor

The Purple room

Double bedroom with en suite bathroom (bath and WC)

The Green room

double bedroom with en suite bathroom (bath and WC) and adjoining single bedroom.

Bedroom with 2 single beds and a bathroom (shower and WC).

2nd floor

Large double bedroom. Children’s bedroom with 2 single beds.

Bathroom to share (shower and WC)


Rental prices

The Manor is rented out on a weekly basis.
Sleeps : 10.

High season (June – August) : 3 400€
Low season (November – May) : 3 200€


Garden furniture, parasols,  bbq
Sheets and towels included
Washer / Dryer



Tours : 55 km / 1h00
Angers : 80 km /1h00
Poitiers : 100km / 1h10
Nantes : 190km / 2h00

Paris (Roissy-Charles de Gaulle) : 310km / 3h00 *
Paris (Orly) : 280km / 3h00 *
* Depending on traffic around Paris


From Paris :
Gare Montparnasse to Saint Pierre des Corps (near Tours) : 1h00
Then Tours to Chinon : 50mins

Car rental in Saint-Pierre-des-Corps.
Beware often closed at lunchtime and on weekends as from midday Sat, but keys can be left at local hotel.
Details must be clearly stated !

Places to visit

Château de Rigny Ussé (12km / 15 mins)
Château du Rivau et jardins (12km / 15mins)
Abbaye de Fontevraud (20km / 27 mins)
Château d’Azay le Rideau (20km / 23 mins)
Château de l’Islette (20km / 23 mins)
Château de Villandry and gardens (30 km / 34 mins)
Château de Langeais (30km / 33 mins)
Château de Brézé (30km / 32mins)
Château de Montreuil Bellay (40km / 40mins)
Château de Chenonceau (73km / 1h00)
Château d’Amboise (80km / 1h00)
Château de Chaumont sur Loire and gardens (100km / 1h20)
Château de Blois (113km / 1h20)
Château de Cheverny (123km / 1h30)
Château Chambord (126km / 1h40)

Local towns

Candes Saint Martin