The Loire Valley Hotels

Grand St-Michel

  • Pl. St-Louis Map It
  • Chambord

Pros

  • Wondrous location opposite Chambord
  • Impressive, good-value restaurant
  • Free parking

Cons

  • Creeky hallways
  • Old-fashioned decor
  • Staff can be rather cold

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's Review

A revamped hunting lodge right out of the pages of a Flaubert novel grandly sits across the lawn from Chambord's fabled château. Its lobby is cozy and its guest rooms solidly bourgeois if slightly outdated; they once boasted fabled views of the palace, but towering oak trees now block it from all but two—Room No. 5 has the best view. A 19th-century-flavored restaurant, splendidly set with mounted deer heads, majolica serving platters, and thick curtains, offers hearty local fare (including deer pâté, pumpkin soup, and game in fall) at attractive prices; there's also a delightfully leafy terrace café facing the château.

Hotel Information

Address:

Pl. St-Louis, Chambord, 41250, France

Map It

Phone:

/02–54–20–31–31

Hotel Details:

  • Closed 2nd wk of Dec. and last 2 wks of Jan.
  • 40 rooms
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Published 06/25/2015

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