Château de Beaulieu
Elegant château accommodation on the banks of the River Loire near the beautiful tourist town of Saumur.
Château de Beaulieu is recognised for the beauty and charm of its architecture, and is designated a Monument Historique. The Château was formerly the private residence of the regional Préfet, the political chief of the department of Maine-et-Loire. Beaulieu was built in the 18th century as the family home of the renowned architect Jean Drapeau. The Château stands just 200 meters from the banks of the River Loire, and is only 2 km from the lovely old town of Saumur.
From here, you can easily visit the famous treasures of the Loire Valley: the Château of Saumur, the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud, the French National School of Equitation, the famous Cadre Noir, the troglodytic cave dwellings, and the wonderful towns of Angers, Chinon, Tours, the many chateaux along the Loire, and many renowned vineyards. Saumur, the “Pearl of Anjou”, and the Loire Valley were designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the year 2000.
Enjoy Bed and Breakfast (B&B) accommodation in a Best 2021 private château to which the owners will be delighted to welcome you. The château and its bedrooms are beautifully decorated in charming French style. Also, you’ll be able to enjoy the heated swimming pool, the Billiards Room, the terrace and the park with its rows of vines and centuries-old trees.
The Château has 3 bedrooms and 2 Suites to rent, all with independent toilet and shower or bathroom. We also have a Gite of 90 square meters in the Old Horse Stables of the Château. The Gite has 2 bedrooms, and a kitchen/living area with all modern conveniences.
Nightly rates, per room:
2 Person Rooms: €120-€130
3 Person Rooms: €130-€140
2 Suites: €140-€150(depending on number of occupants).
Our European-style breakfast is included in your stay.
Bookings are subject
to the following conditions:
- If cancelled or modified up to 14 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged.
- If cancelled or modified in the 14 days prior to arrival, 100% of the total price of the reservation will be charged.
- In the case of No-Show, 100% of the total price of the reservation will be charged.
- In the case of Non-Refundable reservations, 100% of the total price of the reservation will be charged.
Enjoy our heated swimming pool in a tranquil setting surrounded by rows of vines which, like you, absorb the sunshine!
Free Wifi is available throughout the Château, the park, and the Gîte (Upper Floor).
The Old Horse Stables of the Château de Beaulieu have been transformed into a charming Gîte with 2 bedrooms and all modern conveniences.
Relax in the peaceful park with its rows of vines, bamboo, centuries-old tree, and a fish pond.
THINGS TO SEE & DO
There are endless wonderful vineyards within easy reach, e.g. Couly Dutheil, Château de Targé, Clos des Cordeliers, Domaine de la Cune, etc. You can also easily visit the appellations of Coteaux du Layon, Bourgueil, and Chinon. Stop for a tasting!
Châteaux of the Loire Valley
On the banks of the majestic Loire River, along the "Valley of the Kings", the Châteaux de la Loire dazzle with their architecture, their interior decoration, and their glorious parks.
For easy access, see here a map of the location of these historic edifices: www.leschateauxdelaloire.org
A wide range of excellent restaurants are available nearby; some of our favourites include: Château Gratien (200 m), Le Pot de Lapin (1.4 km), Reine de Sicile (4 km), L'Hélianthe (5 km), Le Moulin de Saveurs (11 km), Fontevraud Le Restaurant (12 km).
Those who love antique hunting should note the excellent monthly Brocantes nearby, including:
1st Sunday - Montreuil Bellay
2nd Sunday - Montsoreau
3rd Sunday - Chinon
4th Sunday - Saumur / Les Rosiers sur Loire
The famous Cadre Noir of Saumur has a long history dating from 1815 and is one of the great riding schools of Europe. You can take a fascinating guided tour of the facilities - Grand Manège, stables, and saddlery.
Saumur and its hinterland are deeply involved in equestrian culture. There are many riding schools nearby. The Ecurie Livio offers formal horsemanship courses: www.ecurielivio.fr/cavaliers
"Our best stay in France! The hosts are very welcoming and charming".