21 février 2024

The Perfect Weekend Escape from Paris

The Perfect Weekend Escape from Paris

The Perfect Weekend Escape from Paris

Ah, Paris! The city of lights, love, and lively weekends? Absolutely! But even the most ardent Paris-lover needs a break from the hustle and bustle. Enter the Loire Valley, your perfect weekend escape for the whole family, just a stone’s throw away from Paris. This region, known for its breathtaking châteaux, sumptuous wines, and serene landscapes, is the perfect antidote to city life. 

A Quick and Scenic Journey

First things first: getting there. The Loire Valley is conveniently located just 90 minutes from Paris by train or car. As you leave the city behind, watch as the urban landscape gives way to lush greenery and open skies. The journey itself is a relaxing prelude to the weekend that awaits.

Châteaux Galore

Imagine spending your Saturday exploring fairy-tale castles! The Loire Valley is dotted with some of France’s most magnificent châteaux. The Château de Chambord, with its distinctive French Renaissance architecture, is a must-visit. Don't miss the Château de Chenonceau, gracefully arched over the Cher River, and the elegant gardens of Villandry. Each château has its own unique story and architectural charm, making them more than just pretty sights—they're historical treasures.

Wine and Dine, Loire Style

The Loire Valley is a haven for wine enthusiasts, and constitutes France’s longest vineyard, encompassing 55,000 hectares of vineyards and 800km of wine routes. From Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé to Chinon, the names alone evoke a sense of the region’s rich wine heritage. Spend a lazy afternoon hopping from one vineyard to another, tasting the best of local wine, and pairing them with the valley’s delightful local cheese and produce.

A Breath of Fresh Air

After a week in the city, what you need is a good dose of nature, and the Loire Valley delivers. Rent a bike and pedal along the Loire River, taking in the serene beauty of the countryside. Or take a leisurely stroll in one of the many gardens, like the enchanting grounds of Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire, which hosts an annual garden festival. Take the whole family on a boat ride down the Loire or even on an exciting hot air balloon ride over the whole Loire region. 

Cultural Riches

Art and history enthusiasts will find plenty to admire in the Loire Valley. Visit the ancient towns of Blois and Amboise, where you can wander through cobbled streets and stumble upon quaint boutiques and cafes. These towns are also known for their lively markets, where you can experience the local culture and pick up some artisanal souvenirs.

Food For Thought

And, of course, there’s the food. Did you know that the Loire region is home to around 20 Michelin star restaurants? This is no surprise, since the valley, with its rich soil and agricultural heritage, offers some of the freshest and most delectable French cuisine. From rustic country fare to sophisticated gastronomic delights, there’s something to satisfy every palate. Check out our personal favourites, the Fleur de Loire and  Le Grand Saint Michel

A Home away from Home

Looking for the perfect place to call home during your weekend escapes to the Loire Valley? Just 90 minutes from Paris, Les Bordes Estate is the ultimate family destination and home to one of the most prestigious Golf Clubs in the world: Les Bordes Golf Club. With 1,400 acres of family activities, including horseback riding, go-karting, tennis,  and boating and swimming on natural lakes, it makes for the perfect entertainment for all ages. Our Cour du Baron residences and future Six Senses residences are the ideal second home for those wishing to get out of Paris more often! The Six Senses Hotel and Spa, coming in 2026, will ensure that every trip to Les Bordes Estate is truly a relaxing escape. 

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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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