The Loire Valley Hotels


Le Bon Laboureur

At a Glance


  • charming decor
  • outstanding food


  • small bathrooms
  • some rooms overlook busy road

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Le Bon Laboureur Review

In 1882 this ivy-covered inn won Henry James's praise, and thanks to four generations of the Jeudi family, the author might be even more impressed today—this remains one of the Loire's most wonderful auberges, with guest rooms enchantingly accented in toile de Jouy fabrics and Redouté pink-and-blue pastels. Rooms in the main house are comfortably sized (a few overlook the main street—avoid these if you are a light sleeper); those in the former stables are larger (some overlook a pert vegetable garden) and more renovated; but our favorites are the quaint quarters in the separate patio house near the terrace. Bag a table in the "old" dining room (not the more modern ones), whose wood-beam ceiling, glazed terra-cotta walls, and Louis XVI chairs are almost as elegant as chef Antoine Jeudi's entrees.

    Hotel Details

  • 25 rooms
  • Rate includes some meals.
  • Closed mid-Jan.–mid-Feb.
Updated: 04-07-2014

Fodorite Reviews

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  • Décor  


    This was just a lovely experience all around. Our suite was off a small courtyard just across from the main hotel. Filled with flowers, birds and even a well, we hardly wanted to leave. The suite was spacious and sunny and nicely decorated. Dinner in the restaurant was great and the staff was unfailingly polite and helpful

    by ppugh, 6/4/07

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