Domaine de La Torinère lies in the heart of the Loire châteaux region, a unique setting steeped in history that makes it everything you would imagine from a classic romantic French getaway. Surrounded by the Domaine de la Tortinière’s park, the château has welcomed everyone from Georges Pompidou (French president, 1973) to Audrey Hepburn. Take your pick and rest your head in the château itself or one of the surrounding lodges as you get ready to start your own fairytale.
Just a few minutes from Tours city center, the Domaine de la Torinère lies in the heart of the châteaux region of the Loire Valley. Surrounded by lush green forests and only two and a half hours drive from the bright lights of Paris, this is the perfect escape from the hectic world.
All of the rooms are a modern take on classical French architecture, fitted with all the extras that modern life calls for. After a day of strolling through the grounds, take a long soak in the bath before cozying up in one of the plush dressing gowns.
Why we like it
If you’re not already won over by the fairytale setting, make sure you take a dip in the pool and look up to the magnificent château above. After a day of adventures, what’s better than a plate or two of mouthwatering food? Sample some of chef David Chartier’s gastronomic delights, sourced straight from the rich Touraine region (don’t forget to try the Marigny Marmande truffle or the Rivarennes “Poire Tapée”).