If you dream of spending a night or a weekend in the enchanting setting of a splendid castle in the Loire Valley, do not think that it is reserved only for wealthy tourists … You must know that a princely stay is possible at affordable prices with a small budget of 100 USD for one night. Discover my selection of the 5 best cheap castles hotels in the Loire Valley and realize your dream of sleeping in a magnificent castle in France.
Budget chateau hotel in France – Why in Loire Valley ?
In France, the Loire Valley is the region of castles. Indeed, the Loire Valley has almost 3,000 castles that have the distinction of having been, for the most part, built and renovated during the period of the French Renaissance at the time when the kings of France settled there.
The term “castles of the Loire” known throughout the world, is related to the underlying meaning of “tourist monuments to visit”. And yet the Loire castles are also castles that are part of the French hotel offering. Indeed, some castellans have opened their heritage to seasonal rentals. Thus, many owners of Castles referenced their monument on platforms of hotel reservations and offer some rooms for tourist rental. Others have definitely turned their entire castle into a luxury hotel.
Budget chateau hotel in Loire Valley – How to choose it ?
In this very touristic region of France, it is not easy to find a beautiful castle, well located, offering high quality services and especially that is not expensive.
So by searching on the web, going to the sites of the castles, the sites of rental castles that I could find some good plans that allow to taste the luxury life of a castle in France at the price of a simple cheap hotel. And as the offer is very extensive in the Loire Valley (many castles, mansions, old abbeys, mansions and other beautiful homes), I had to select only real beautiful castles with turrets, parks or gardens, large and high rooms, fireplaces …
Then, from this first selection, I chose those that had an interesting geographic location for tourists. And finally, to finish my small list of the best cheap Castles in the Loire Valley, I had to study many opinions and comments left by the customers to retain only the 5 best castles but very well evaluated .
My selection of the 5 best cheap castles in Loire Valley
Top 5 cheap hotels in Loire Valley – The cheapest castle
Ideally located at 25 minutes from the Château de Chenonceau and twenty minutes from the Beauval Zoo, in the heart of the vineyards of central France, the Château de Vallagon is a 16th century castle resembling the castles of fairy tales.
Sumptuous decor, beautiful pool, park of 4 hectares, everything is there for an unforgettable stay. This is really a good plan because for only 89 Euros per night, you will enjoy an exceptional setting and the services of a 3 star hotel!
Top 5 cheap hotels in the Loire Valley – Chateau great deal
This beautiful castle is ideally located to discover the Loire Castles, the Vendée coast, the vineyards of Anjou, Angers, Saumur, Puy du Fou Park, Poitiers and the Futuroscope Park. Enchanting setting, beautiful decoration, irreproachable service, the gastronomic restaurant of the castle is remarkable as well as its wine list. The chef uses products from the castle garden for his recipes.
The plus: the beautiful terrace with breathtaking views of the beautiful Oriental Park Maulévrier.
Top 5 cheap hotels in Loire Valley – Castle near the Puy du Fou Park
10 minutes from Puy du Fou Park, the Château de la Barbinière in Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre combines design and refinement.
It will seduce you with its natural and calm environment. This 4 star hotel features a park, a lovely swimming pool, a beautiful terrace and a restaurant that serves traditional gourmet cuisine in the castle dining room.
Guests at the hotel can go hiking or cycling in the surrounding countryside and visit the Basilica of Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre and its historic sites. Its small price of 108 Euros per night is a good price for a room in the outbuildings and if you go in low season, it climbs very quickly during school holidays or for rooms located within the castle.
5 best cheap hotels in Loire Valley – The best castle for a family
Manoir du Parc is located in Amboise, 400m from one of the most visited Loire castles : Château d’Amboise.
With the Certificate of Excellence obtained from Tripadvisor in 2015, this establishment offers guest rooms (located on the 1st floor of the manor overlooking the royal castle or the park) or studios and two-room apartments fully equipped and comfortable .
At only 129 Euros the studio 2 persons or 149 Euros the apartment 4 persons, it is an ideal choice to spend holidays in family or to make the tour of the Castles of the Loire in love.
This castle is very well rated by guests: 9.1 on Booking and 4.5 Excellent on Tripadvisor. They especially enjoyed the wonderful setting of the park and the Manor, its swimming pool and its ideal location (in town but quiet).
5 best cheap castle hotels in France – The most beautiful of Loire Valley
Here is my favorite castle in the Loire Valley. Dating from 1465 and built by Louis XI, this historic site is magical and magnificent. It is located in Vouvray between Tours and Amboise, surrounded by a cedar forest and in the heart of a Renaissance style garden. gardens, parks, outdoor pool, indoor pool, chapel, nothing is missing in this area. It’s a royal place!
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