Photos courtesy of Château de Chissay
32 rooms, including 11 apartments
Suites: from 310 euros
Rates include tax and service
Open: first week of April to mid-November
Chissay is east of Tours. From Montrichard, the castle is just a few km west on D-176.
On site: swimming pool
Nearby: Chenonceaux and the Loire châteaux; fishing; horseback riding; bicycling; golf; hot air ballooning
Yes. Inquire hotel for details.
Half the fun of visiting the Loire Valley is to drive along the back roads that wind through countryside full of woods and greenery. The Château de Chissay is the kind of place that suddenly appears on one of these drives and delightfully surprises you when you discover that it’s actually a hotel.
The grounds of the castle are so peaceful and serene, you’ll want to whisper so as not to break the silence.
Most guest rooms have antiques, fireplaces, and views of the Loire Valley, the courtyard, or the swimming pool. Of special note are the mosaics in the bathrooms that portray characters in French history that affected the fortunes of the castle.
A fine restaurant opens onto a terrace, and private dining salons in the Gothic-style cellars are also available. Reservations are essential.
Peaceful location near Chenonceaux