Château de Colliers

D951, 8 km (4 miles) northwest of Chambord, Muides-sur-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire, 41500, France

Small enough to feel like a home, stuffed with delicious 18th-century decor, and replete with the most beautiful river terrace, this overlooked treasure proves—for a few lucky travelers—to be the most unforgettable château in the Loire. Other château-hotels may have pomp, but this has something more precious: authenticité. Once the property of the Marquis de Vaudreuil, first French governor of Louisiana, it was purchased by the current owner’s family in 1779. At the end of a long allée, this "pavillon Mansart" embraces you in a semicircular layout (the collier, or necklace). Ten family descendants study you from gilded Charles-Dix frames in the gorgeous main salon, a confectionery vision of white rococo moldings, glittering chandeliers, and furniture that Madame Bovary would have loved. The breakfast room is covered with quaint 16th-century Italian frescoes, and each guest room is a bouquet of antiques and comfy furniture.

PROS

  • authentic antique furnishings
  • unique riverside setting

CONS

  • grounds and exterior a bit worse for wear
  • surrounding area fairly dull

Location

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Historical, Romantic, Pet Friendly
Quiet
Countryside
Local Flavor

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -02–54–87–50–75

HOTEL DETAILS

5 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.–Thurs. Dec.–Feb. Breakfast

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