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Loire Valley Unique Bed and Breakfast near Amboise and Chenonceau

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday estate in Bléré - Le Belvedere

Bed & Breakfast, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-9). Rate is for TWO persons

Live a bit of French hiistory and stay at Le Belvedere, an historic listed and renovated stone manor house in the centre of Bléré surrounded by a beautiful park. This three-story French home was built in the 1800s.

Dominique and Jean-Renaud, a former air-hostess and airline pilot, will be happy to accomodate you in one of the 3 renovated rooms. They moved back to the family house after a busy life in Paris and travelling worldwide. Their welcome is kind and courteous, and they are antiques collectors, as reflected in the excellent decor of their 1800s fully restored Castel (small chateau). A delicious continental style breakfast is included in the room rate and served under a charming arbour or in the main dining room. Homemade jams and yogurts, fresh fruits and the best croissants of the Loire - what a way to begin a day of Chateaux visiting!There are no cooking facilities in the rooms, however tea/coffee making facilities are provided.

Dominique, prominent member of the Tourist Office of Blere, can guide you towards the many famous points of interest not to be missed and other secret places.She speaks English and offers you an additional free service of helping you with your visits.

Jean-Renaud still flies vintage aircrafts and has his own aircraft as well.

A hot air balloon flight can easily be organised. There are several balloon companies in the area.

Heated public swimming pool in the village: 10 minutes walk

Gourmet restaurants line the center square of Blere, a two minute walk from Le Belvedere, 'your home away from home'. Wine tasting is a major part of life in the Loire, with the Chinon, Vouvray, Montlouis, Sancerre, and more regions surrounding Blere.Goat cheeses are famous and gorgious in this area. Antiquing amongst the local Vide Greniers - Attic Emptying - sales and exclusive shops in the area is not to be missed.

Step back in time with elegant living in Le Belvedere amongst the Chateaux in the Heart of the Loire Valley.3 double rooms, decorated with antiques are waiting for you.

All rooms with en-suite bathrooms. One room with private entrance, refrigerator and microwave.

Free parking is available just nearby and sometimes in the courtyard, as well as a 10€/night parking.

Arrival times are between 5 and 7pm, we are not available for check in or baggage drop-off between 12 and 4.30pm, except by prior arrangement.

Access by car from Paris: A10, exit 18 A85 exit 11 from Normandy & Britanny or high speed train ( TGV ) from Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport or by air ( Ryanair) are easy. You must rent a car to visit the numerous tourist features of the Loire Valley and many of our guests find it easier to travel to the Loire Valley by train and hire a car at Saint Pierre des Corps train station - book ahead!

Keywords: Family Manor House with great charm and unusual architecture where we 've been running a B&B for 15 years now

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Dominique Guillemot
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2016
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About Dominique Guillemot

Here I was cooking jams for my guests!

I love sports, gardening and to welcome guests in a great house

We speak English fluently!

Why Dominique Guillemot chose Indre-et-Loire

It's a family house bought in 1958 by J.R.'s mother; she moved from Paris and so did we in 1990. Then I renovated the place and it's been a B&B for 19 years!

What makes this estate unique

Stay and enjoy a charming, cosy, unique French listed home

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our four-night stay at le Belvedere was a friendly and comfortable introduction to our holiday in France. Over the course of the stay, Dominique and Jean-Renaud showered us with very thoughtful care. Arriving after a long drive from the airport in Paris, my wife and I quickly felt at home in Chambre des Dames in their nicely-restored historic house located in a quiet village. The off-street secured parking was a bonus, even if there is a small charge for it. Our needs for a gluten-free diet were nicely accommodated including a surprise cupcake with lit candle on the morning of my birthday. Breakfast was always ample and delicious, and Dominique's suggestions for the day were informative<<<; she gave us good tips on visiting the amazing Loire chateaux and suggested a nearby restaurant where we had the best dinner of our holiday. Late one afternoon they invited us to have a glass of wine and pleasant conversation with them in the lounge. On the last day we needed to fill up our rental car with petrol and when the local automated station would not accept my credit card, Dominique kindly put the charge on hers and we reimbursed her. Would every B&B hostess be so willingly thoughtful? By the end of the stay we felt as if we had been visiting old friends who would help us out in any way possible. Le Belvedere is among the best French B&Bs we have stayed in. Yes, we would certainly go back again8
May 2016
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Loire Valley Unique Bed and Breakfast near Amboise and Chenonceau
average rating of 4.95 based on 44 reviews

Superb B&B, superb hostess, superb location for exploring the beautiful Loire.

  • 5 of 5

The B&B is situated in a quaint town just a few minutes drive from Amboise, an ideal location for exploring the awesome chateaus and landscape of the Loire Valley. The B&B is a beautiful historic manor and the gardens and courtyard are wonderful. Dominique and Jean-Richard are teriffic hosts and offered great suggestions, brocheurs, etc. on attractions, restaurants and travel tips. Our suite was spacious and very clean, and the breakfasts were delicious. We would highly recommend B&B Belvedere as a base retreat for enjoying the Loire.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Relaxed French Elegance

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to stay in the heart of chateau country, and were happy to discover Blere, a charming village near enough to touristy Amboise, but nicely away from the crowds. Le Belvedere is an elegant Belle Époque-style home and garden hidden behind high stone walls and could well be the setting for a romantic movie. But while the home is country-formal, the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. Dominique, our hostess, speaks perfect English and has an encyclopedic knowledge of the area, which she earnestly wants you to enjoy. Plus, she serves a marvelous continental breakfast with her own homemade yogurt and jams. I would recommend it to friends and would gladly stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, I'm very happy you enjoyed your stay in Bléré, at Le Belvedere.We'll welcome you or your friends any time. Have a nice trip in France Dominique
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Seattle, WA

Lovely well maintained old home away from the bustle of Amboise

  • 4 of 5

But near enough to be convenient to the sights. Dominique was a gracious hostess and very helpful providing suggestions and directions for making the most of our time in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot for your review.It's helpful for other guests. Hope you had good trip back home Regards Dominiqye
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A Country Chateau in the Middle of Town

  • 5 of 5

This delightful house will surprise you. You find it in the middle of a developed town. When you enter the front gate, however, you enter a large garden, both in front and in back of a beautifully-restored chateau. Our room was spacious and the breakfast was more than we could eat. The hosts take a real interest in their guests and are eager to provide guidance to travelers. I would definitely recommend this bread and breakfast home to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very nice place to stay with excellent breakfast! Dominque was an excellent hostess.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States

France as you imagined it!

  • 5 of 5

This is an absolutely beautiful 19th century house with beautiful gardens. We stayed in the family suite. Our bedroom window overlooked a rose arbor that was in bloom. The town is exactly what we imagined a small French town to be. We truly enjoyed walking around in the evenings. It is convenient to the sights of the Loire Valley. Dominique was very personable and full of good advice about what to see and restaurants etc. The breakfast was excellent with homemade yogurt. As a bonus it has parking, rare in France.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Nearest Ferry
300 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
La Carte or Ballan Mire
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Saint Pierre des corps
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A85, exit11& A10 exit18
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Car: necessary

Chateaux visiting, wine tasting and antiquing. On request: flights over the famous chateaux

Hiking, local outside markets or brocantes, charming old French villages


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Bléré, Indre-et-Loire

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

The rate is for TWO persons, breakfast included.Parking: 10€/night
A 30% deposit is required to confirm your booking
Final payment is due when you leave the house - no credit cards
Total amount due if cancellation occurs less than 48hours before scheduled arrival date, unless rooms can be rented meanwhile

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Bléré in Centre

Property Type:
  • estate
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • All bathrooms have a shower, as well as hair-dryer
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • chambre des Dames - 1 Large Double Bed , ensuite bathromm with shower
    Villa BB - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Independant from the house, ensuite bathroom with shower
    Indian room - 2 Single Bed , small ensuite bathroom with shower
    Pink bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Makes a family suite when rented with the Indian room
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
The pleasure of staying in a family, quiet, beautiful listed house in a lovely village. The owners live there

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