Hôtel Le Grand Monarque
This ancient post house from the 18th century has become a charming boutique hotel. Dark tones and exposed beams are set off by the whiteness of the stonework. Its courtyard, with its centennial trees, is an oasis of peace. Nested in the centre of the lovely little town of Azay-le-Rideau, and just 150m away from its famous and charming chateau, the hotel is ideally situated to visit the Loire Valley and its greatest castles.
Veloute of Jerusalem artichokes, bacon espuma, Serrano ham shavings
Salmon and chorizo brochette, carrot cream perfumed with Madras curry
Guinea fowl ballotine, foie gras sauce, mushroom risotto
Fish of the day, cooked lentils, dilled white butter sauce, autumn vegetables
Pork cheek crépinette, mashed potatoes perfumed with rosemary, spinach
Assortment of cheese with salad
Pear-chocolate crumble, pear sorbet
Apple tiramisu, caramel ice cream
- Bar Lounge
- En suite rooms
- Free WiFi
- Private parking
Along the Leisurely Loire
Blois to SaumurA moderate cycle following the majestic River Loire from Blois to Saumur. Visit several of the grand châteaux via the bustling city of Tours with its enchanting old quarter. The hotels offer genuine French charm and wonderful regional...
Châteaux, Gardens & Abbeys
Walk along the splendid River Loire from Tours to SaumurA moderate walk from the regional capital of Tours to the fascinating riverside town of Saumur taking in some of the best loved châteaux and gardens. Visit the Royal Abbey, set in the heart of the beautiful forest of Fo...