February 12, 2024

Why the Loire Valley is the Ultimate Romantic Getaway

Why the Loire Valley is the Ultimate Romantic Getaway

Why the Loire Valley is the Ultimate Romantic Getaway

Not only is the Loire Valley the land of majestic fairytale châteaux dotted along the Loire River, it is also the longest wine region in France, encompassing 55,000 hectares of vineyards and 800km of wine routes, making it the perfect destination to relax, unwind and indulge in French culture. 

Designing Your Perfect Weekend

A vibrant region with endless activities, it can be a struggle to decide what to do first on your romantic weekend in the Loire Valley. This is why we have created the perfect itinerary so that you can put your feet up and relax:

Day 1: Friday

Morning

Arrival in the Loire Valley: Arrive in the Loire Valley and check into your accommodation. For inspiration, check out Six Senses Loire Valley Hotel and Spa, due to open in 2026.

Brunch: Take a drive to the magnificent Château de Chambord, where you can fuel up for an afternoon of exploring at Le Grand Saint Michel, a stunning bistronomic restaurant and an ode to traditional French cuisine. Enjoy your pain perdu and a café au lait with idyllic châteaux views.

Afternoon

Explore Château de Chambord: Take a tour of one of the most magnificent Renaissance châteaux in the Loire Valley. There is nothing quite as romantic as wandering hand in hand through its grand halls, spiral staircases, and sprawling gardens. 

Evening

Fine Dining Experience: Indulge in a romantic dinner at Fleur de Loire, a Christophe Hay restaurant at the banks of the Loire River. Allow yourselves to be swept away by the ambiance and culinary delights with a four to nine course menu, featuring specialities such as local wagyu beef, black truffle and barbus crêpe soufflé. 

Day 2: Saturday

Morning

Hot Air Balloon Ride: Rise early for a magical hot air balloon ride over the Loire Valley, where panoramic views of vineyards, châteaux, and rolling hills unfold beneath you. On your one-hour tour, embrace the serenity of the moment as you soar through the skies together, capturing memories that will last a lifetime.

Afternoon

Lunch at a Vineyard: Enjoy a leisurely lunch at the Domaine Marc Brédif, where you can sample local wines and traditional French fare overlooking the scenic beauty of the Loire River. Take a tour of the majestic troglodytic cellars as you savor the flavors of the region. 

An afternoon at a castle: Visit the picturesque Château de Chenonceau, often referred to as the "Ladies' Chateau" for its fascinating history and elegant architecture. Wander through its manicured gardens, cross the iconic bridge over the River Cher, and revel in the timeless romance of this iconic landmark.

Evening

An exclusive château dinner: There’s no such thing as too many châteaux, and dinner at the Château de Pray isn’t one to miss! Chef Arnaud Philippon's cuisine flirts with the zeitgeist: from toasted white asparagus, nasturtiums and egg yolk sauce; to pan-roasted blue lobster. Delicate execution, balanced flavours, ingredients sourced from local producers: this is château life at its best.

Day 3: Sunday

Morning

Chocolate making workshop: A romantic French getaway wouldn’t be complete without chocolate. Take a trip to the stunning Chocolaterie Max Vauché where you can take a chocolate making workshop and receive a guided tour of the chocolate factory. Afterward, if you haven’t overindulged, check out the signature Choco Bar, a decadent chocolate café where visitors can indulge in delicious, handmade and locally produced chocolate. It’s no wonder that the word “dessert” comes from France.

Afternoon 

Farewell to the Loire Valley: With your homemade chocolate in tow, bid farewell to the Loire Valley, with fond memories and a list of fun activities to try out next time.

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Les Bordes Estate, Les Petits Rondis, 41220 Saint-Laurent-Nouan, France
Call: +33 970 448 800. Email: residences@lesbordes.com
www.lesbordesestate.com

The Six Senses Residences Loire Valley residential project is not owned, developed, marketed, sponsored or sold by InterContinental Hotels Group PLC, Sustainable Luxury Mauritius Limited or any of their respective affiliates (collectively, “IHG”). IHG does not make any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy, currency, reliability or completeness of the information on this website and IHG is not responsible or liable in any way whatsoever for any claim, loss or damage arising out of or related to information set out on this website. IHG is not acting as agent or broker in relation to this project and is not responsible for the content presented therein.

© Les Bordes Estate. All rights reserved
Les Bordes Estate, Les Petits Rondis, 41220 Saint-Laurent-Nouan, France
Call: +33 970 448 800. Email: residences@lesbordes.com
www.lesbordesestate.com

The Six Senses Residences Loire Valley residential project is not owned, developed, marketed, sponsored or sold by InterContinental Hotels Group PLC, Sustainable Luxury Mauritius Limited or any of their respective affiliates (collectively, “IHG”). IHG does not make any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy, currency, reliability or completeness of the information on this website and IHG is not responsible or liable in any way whatsoever for any claim, loss or damage arising out of or related to information set out on this website. IHG is not acting as agent or broker in relation to this project and is not responsible for the content presented therein.

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