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 Sky View Suite is a small studio suite that offers traditional French décor that reflects the romantic past of the French châteaux combined with modern amenities. It is located on the top floor in the west wing of the château, and has beautiful views of the grounds and the surrounding countryside.
This suite accommodates up to two guests, and allows for the perfect vacation no matter your pleasures.
Activities also 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.
Guests in the Sky View Suite are able to enjoy the swimming pool and grounds of the château. The grounds are designed to provide an enclave of peace and quiet and guests are encouraged to use the various tables and chairs in the park seating areas for coffee, drinks and meals. The château makes a great place to relax after a day of sightseeing or even in place of a day of sightseeing.
• Located on the top floor of the Château des Sablons with access via the circular staircase in the main tower of the Château on the 2eme etage (French counting) or third floor (American counting)
• Comfortable king-sized bed
• Bathroom features marble floors along with a modern shower, sink, toilet, and heated towel rack
• The kitchenette area is meant to serve light cooking needs, and includes: a refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, sink, and a hot water pot. Please note that there is no oven or cooktop available in this suite. There are other suites available if more cooking facilities are needed.
• The cozy dining area is adjacent to the kitchenette area and provides space for two
• Towels available for 10 Euros per person per week
• 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.
You can choose to visit the area by foot, bicycle, train, or auto.
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.
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….
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....Read more
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