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Comfortable Chambres d'Hotes Bed and Breakfast in the Loire
Thouarcé, in the heart of the Layon wine area, near Angers
5 air-conditioned rooms with bath or shower. Swimming pool.
Le Clos des 3 Rois
Our home is in Thouarcé, a village at the centre of the Layon wine producing area, celebrated for its Bonnezeaux crus. The house dates from 1845 and is typical of this part of the Loire. We have five en suite, air-conditioned chambres d'hotes bed and breakfast rooms in two, recently renovated adjacent buildings that have been classified for their comfort and charm. Breakfast is served in what was once the old stable block, next to the swimming pool.
The Layon Valley is synonymous with the sweet white wines and Anjou rosés it produces, an area of vine covered hills that makes a particularly attractive landscape with a succession of wine villages. The best place to taste the Bonnezeaux wines is at the Château de Fesles, which dates back to the 11th century and, given the rarity of its sweet wines, you will also have the chance to taste other Anjou wines. Other villages that stand out for the quality and strength of their wines are Beaulieu, Rablay and St Aubin.
Each of the bedrooms have been individually decorated and comfortably furnished in a personal style. All the rooms are either double or twin, air-conditioned and have either a bathroom or a shower room with separate wc's. Families are well catered for.
A kitchen with a fridge and microwave is available for those who wish to make light snacks or children's meals. The games room has books and an electric organ, and there are various books and games for children. A cot, baby bath and play mat are available on request. The pool is available between May and September.
On request, we can arrange visits for individuals or groups of up to 15 people, based on a theme such as cooking, wine tasting, gardens and the floral arts.
Thouarcé has several restaurants like Le Relais de Bonnezeaux, which has lovely views over the vines and a good reputation for its food and vintage wines. The village also has a covered swimming pool and a tennis court. Market day is every Tuesday. There is good fishing in the Layon river and the valley is ideal walks and cycling. The Club de l'Orchère riding stables at Notre Dame d'Allençon are 5 kms from here and the Angers Golf Club at St Jean des Mauvrets is 15 kms away. There is also a hot air balloon base at Chemellier and St Aubin de Luigné (20 kms).
Château de Brissac is enormous, a mixture of classical and medieval architectural styles, which gives it a marvellous eccentricity. It claims to be the tallest in the Loire Valley, reaching seven storeys in one part. Still in private hands, some of its sumptuous 230 rooms are open to the public. The châteaux at Angers and Saumur, Serrant and Montreuil-Bellay (famous for its dreamy Disney-like turrets) are also worth seeing.
Doué-la-Fontaine is famous for growing roses and millions of them are grown around the town. The Chemins de la Rose, on the road to Cholet, is a wonderful rose garden planted with rare and botanical varieties. Other gardens worth seeing are the aromatic and medicinal gardens at Chemillé and the oriental gardens in Maulévrier. We will be happy to help you with anything you need to know.
Prices and booking information
Prices are for 2 people per night, including breakfast
Extra person - €15 per night, including breakfast.
Le Clos des 3 Rois is a non-smoking chambres d'hotes
We regret that we cannot accept pets
A deposit of 25% of the total is requested on booking
Please mention Vacation France when contacting the owner
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