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Château de Reignac
19, rue Louis de Barberin
37310 Reignac-sur-Indre
Monsieur Erick Charrier

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Département: Indre et Loire (37) 


Château de Reignac

  If complete luxury infused with fascinating French history is what you are seeking, then Château de Reignac should be your destination in France's Loire Valley.   It is near the city of Tours that had its beginnings as a Gallo-Roman settlement, later became known as the cradle of the French Renaissance, and which today is a vibrant center of culture.  The château, inherited by the Général Marquis de La Fayette (of American Revolution fame) from his mother, is incredibly beautiful and seems as though it should be an historic government monument instead of a warm and welcoming bed and breakfast.  But, we ordinary travelers can experience life in this great testament to French history by simply making a reservation!  This four-star rated château/hôtel is fully staffed to provide guests with an incredible experience from the elegant and beautifully decorated guest rooms to the charming dining room. 

History has left its mark on this exquisite château:  in the 15th century the du Fau family acquired the fiefdom and built a fortified castle, from which only the two round towers on the west side remain.  Jehan du Fau was the Grand Master of the King's Residence in Loches for King Louis XI.  The secretary of state under King Henri III and Henri IV, Pierre Forget, then acquired the property ~ he was responsible for drawing up the Edict of Nantes.  Later, the castle became the property of Aymard de Chouppes (for whom the dining room is named) who was Chevalier of the King's Order, King's Counselor, and Lieutenant General of his armies under his childhood friend, King Louis XIII.

It wasn't until about 1710,  when Count Louis de Barberin took the reins,  that the château was adapted to 'modern' times.  The moat was filled in, a vast and beautiful park and garden were designed, and the east wing of the home was added.  A chapel, dedicated to Saint Louis was built as an extension of the château, and its foundation was blessed on July 30, 1717.  Many years later that the Général Marquis de La Fayette inherited the château from his mother, Marie Julie de la Rivière (Louis de Barberin's great-granddaughter).  The Marquis and his wife, Adrienne de Noailles, stayed at Reignac frequently until 1792 when they relinquished their ownership of the château. 

Today, recently restored and exquisitely redecorated by proprietor, Erick Charrier, the Château de Reignac remains an uniquely elegant home in the Valley of the Kings.  Those staying here will feel the presence of these famous owners of the past, yet will appreciate the modern comforts of the twenty-first century.  There are numerous spacious guest rooms, all en suite, with large, comfortable beds, original French period writing desks and seating areas, incredible views over the grounds from the large windows, and an ambiance one can only find in an important and historic residence.  The château is also available for weddings, family gatherings or corporate functions throughout the year.  Château de Reignac's beauty and charm is only exceeded by its historic legacy ~ a truly French experience that no traveler to the Loire Valley should miss. 


Rooms:  10 rooms and 3 suites, all en suite (with bathtubs and/or showers).
Prices per night: Traditional rooms € 180 - € 200; Prestige rooms € 210 - € 250; Junior Suites € 280; Four-person apartment (2 connecting bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, large terrace overlooking park € 290 - € 410.  Prices depend on the chosen dates.
Buffet Breakfast: € 16 per person (€ 8 for children under 12) City tax: € 1.20 per night/per person.
Dinner: elegant three-course dinners are served with 48 hours advance notice at the château for € 49 per person including apéritif, Loire wine and coffee. € 20 for children under 12.  The château dining room is only open to its guests.  Half board: € 60.  Fine restaurants are also available in Tours, Loches, Montbazon and Amboise.
Romantic Escape or  Charm/Luxury/Wellness & Beauty packages:  please visit this site's Special Offers page.
Television and telephone:  available.
Non-smoking guest rooms are available.
Weddings, family celebrations, meetings:  please contact the owner by email for details and pricing.  Wedding planner with extensive experience is available at the château.

Open February 1 to December 31.
On site:  15 hectares of lovely park and gardens
Vicinity:  City of Tours with its fine old center, historic church, university and museums; Amboise (20 kms) on the River Loire (visit the château/see the sound and light show); Montpoupon (18kms); Montrésor (18 kms); Château Chenonceau on the River Cher (20 kms), Château Chambord; wine tastings at Montlouis, Bourgueuil, Chinon, Saumur, and, of course, Vouvray and its surrounding vineyards on the right bank of the Loire; and farther afield are the towns of Valençay and its château (40 kms), Chinon and its ruined château (40 kms), Azay-le-Rideau with its fine château to visit (35 kms), the château and lovely village of Langeais (40 kms), Château de Chaumont (50 kms), and Château de Villandry with its beautiful gardens (30 kms).  At certain times during the year there is the Lyric Festival in nearby Loches, the Blues Festival in Chedigny, Jazz in Montlouis, Sonates d'Automne in Loches.  Quite near the Château de Reignac one can enjoy hot-air balloon rides, tennis, a helicopter flight over the Loire Valley, canoeing, fishing, horseback riding and golf.


From Paris:  by auto A 10 direction Bordeaux to Exit 23 (Châteauroux).  After traffic lights, make a left direction Loches onto the D 143.  Travel 25 kilometers and after Cormery turn left direction Reignac-sur-Indre.  The château is about 800 meters farther.

From Bordeaux: by auto take the A10 direction Paris to Exit 25 (Sainte-Maure de Touraine) and follow direction Manthelan onto the D760.  In Manthelan proceed in the direction of Reignac on the D58..  Proceed about 800 meters to the château.

Airport:   Tours (25 kms)
Railway Station:  Tours St Pierre des Corps (TGV) is about 20 kms from the château
Car Rental Tours Railway - St Pierre des Corps station (click here)

Michelin Map to Château

Chambre Marie du Plessis Salon Louis de Barberin The Chapel and Château Salon Aymard de Chouppes Chambre Axel de Fersen
Chambre Marie
du Plessis
Salon Louis
de Barberin
The Château
and Chapel
Elegant Dining in Salon Aymard de Chouppes Chambre Axel
de Fersen