The hotel is in a beautifully restored period building right in front of the castle, which was King Francois I’s stable back in the 16th century. A major refurbishment by Jean-Michel Wilmotte transformed the place into a charming boutique retreat without losing its character. He’s managed to retain original details and traditional elements while keeping the overall feel sleek and modern with understated design touches here and there. On-site activities are plentiful: you can enjoy a delightful break at the spa, try your hand at tennis or billiards, pick a book from the stunning floor-to-ceiling library, and reconnect with nature and history while exploring the castle’s grounds – when all the day tourists are gone!
Food & Drink
Le Grand Saint-Michel is the grand dame of the hotel’s trio of restaurants. Praised by the Michelin guide, the menus at this elegant venue overlooking the castle are repositories of modern French fine dining. Each dish is based on outstanding ingredients from local farmers and veggies grown in the chateau’s gardens, which the chef skillfully assembles through elevated, experimental techniques. At breakfast, expect a generous spread of sweet
and savory delicacies, plus cooked-to-order eggs. The restaurant’s monthly gourmet brunch is not to be missed, presenting a superb selection of local treats, fine cheeses, viennoiseries, and tarts. A bit more low-key, Les Armes du Chateau serves brasserie classics in a lovely dining room on Chambord’s main square, with views across the castle and a spacious terrace for al-fresco dining during the warmer months. Pre-dinner drinks can be enjoyed in the slickly intimate ambiance of La Table du Bistro, the hotel’s lounge bar, which also serves snacks and light bites by the crackling open fire.
There are 55 bedrooms and suites, each with its own unique décor and features. Some overlook the castle, while the rest have lovely views of the river or the inner courtyard
Featuring plenty of natural light and contemporary design mixed with
elements inspired by the castle’s history, all rooms are havens of comfort. Soft tones, velvet, wood, and ceramics create a sophisticated look, while vibrant wall murals depicting the castle’s architectural details add a modern edge and a dash of personality. Bathrooms also have beautiful details,
including Chambord’s iconic lantern towers on some wall tiles, and black and white decor that’s timeless giving a timelessly chic feel.
In-room amenities include a minibar, a courtesy tray with a kettle, a Nespresso coffee machine, and slippers.For a truly unique stay, the hotel also has a floating suite with a terrace & kitchenette that’s been created from a traditional Loire riverboat.
Place Saint Louis – Chambord
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Staying in Place Saint Louis - Chambord
Located in the heart of the Loire Valley, the picturesque village of Chambord is famous for the Chateau that bears the same name and is the largest in the region. This grand building started life in the 16th century as a royal hunting lodge for King Francois I, who infused it with the Italian Renaissance style he
loved so much. The village is surrounded by rolling vineyards that produce excellent wine and offer a scenic backdrop to leisure activities in nature.