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Chateau De Flora at Pays de la Loire

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13 guests6 bedrooms6 beds4 baths
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Live like royalty when you stay at this beautiful château in the Loire Valley. Built by a French nobleman over two centuries ago, Château de Flora offers a unique taste of history alongside fantastic amenities and great charm.

Be amazed by the grandiose living spaces on the ground floor. The main salon showcases its 16th century tapestries on the wood-panelled walls whilst antique furnishings surround the marble fireplace. The second salon is ideal for delightful evenings playing cards or listening to music; in the summer open up the French windows leading to the terrace and gardens. Enjoy fine dining with family and friends in the majestic dining room after creating a feast in the brilliantly equipped kitchen. Even kids have been thought of with a lovely children’s corner featuring toys and games.

Up to 13 guests can sleep in six beautifully decorated bedrooms, each one strikingly individual – will you stay in one of the charming bedrooms with its own en suite bathroom decorated with Toile de Jouy wallpaper, the pretty double with its own library cabinet of English and French books or the delightful twin looking over the French gardens? Don’t miss the little chapel on the second floor as well, another one of the enchanting attractions of this home.

Set in over seventy acres of parkland, Château de Flora features a heated swimming pool, private tennis court, table tennis, boules and badminton – enough to keep all the family entertained. Explore the arboretum of over 200 species of rare trees, pick flowers in the walled kitchen garden and relax by the fishing pond.

If you can tear yourself away from the château then you’ll find wine tours, historic villages, canoeing on the Loire and some of France’s most magnificent castles close by. Try local cuisine at the Michelin starred restaurant 10 minutes away or visit the atmospheric on a Thursday morning in Ancenis. The Mont of Saint-Michel day trip is a must and The Puy du Fou medieval park in Les Epesses is fun for all.

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Location

La Cornuaille, Pays de la Loire, France

In the Loire Valley, Château de Flora is perfectly located for guests to visit some of the grand châteaux of this spectacular region.
The château is just half-an-hour from Angers (37km) which is easily reached by TGV from Paris Montparnasse in 90 minutes. If you arrive by ferry, there is a choice of ports including Saint-Malo just over two hours away or by aeroplane it's just over an hour from Nantes Airport.

The local town is just 5km away where you will find a variety of restaurants, a boulangerie, supermarket and other useful town amenities. Make sure you visit the town’s chocolatier during you stay and treat yourself to a meal at the Michelin starred restaurant around a ten-minute drive from Château de Flora.

The Loire Valley is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with good reason – some of the most prestigious châteaux of France can be visited for a great day out. Close by, head to Château de Challain-la-Potherie (14km, by appointment only) or admire the 15th century Château du Plessis-Bourré (42km) with its wonderful setting surrounded by water – take a picnic to enjoy in the grounds after a guided tour.

Further afield around the city of Tours, you will find the well-known Château de Villandry (140km), Château de Chenonceau (180km) as well as Château Royal d'Amboise (190km) near the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci.

Closer to home, enjoy all that the Loire river has to offer – hire canoes on the river around twenty minutes away in Mauges-sur-Loire or take leisurely boat trips along the river departing from Saint-Mathurin-sur-Loire (56km). Visit the typical Loire town of Ancenis (30km), especially on a Thursday morning with its vibrant market and don’t miss a trip to the town’s Maison du Vin!

Indeed, this region is wonderful for wine-lovers with Anjou vineyards to the east and the wineries of Nantes to the west. There are numerous domaines within a short distance where you can sample and purchase some of the excellent wines from the Loire Valley.

The Loire is also well-known for its brilliant cycling route, Loire à Vélo, whilst golf-lovers will appreciate the Anjou Golf & Country Club (40km) in beautiful surroundings. Other outdoor activities include tree-top trails in the Anjou woodland, go-karting near Ancenis and great walking trails. A hot-air balloon ride is another way to discover the amazing landscapes!

Saturday is a good day to visit Angers (37km) with its atmospheric morning market. The town is also well-known for its medieval château featuring 14th century tapestries, wonderful museums and beautiful Renaissance architecture.

Just over an hour away you can explore the troglodyte caves in Doué-la-Fontaine (78km), sip sparkling white wine by the Loire in the historic town of Saumur (85km) or admire the beauty of the 12th century Abbaye de Fontevraud (100km).

Alternatively, spend time in the French city of Nantes (70km) with its recently restored Château des Ducs de Bretagne or you could even drive up to southern Normandy with the outstanding Mont Saint-Michel (160km) just over two hours by car.

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