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The Loir Valley

During your stay, enjot the serenity of a bucolic natural setting and dotted with a preserved heritage, such as the castle of Lude, emblematic place of a rich cultural and historical heritage.

Nature and heritage lovers will be seduced by the many outdoor activities offered by the Loir Valley. Between discovering Jasnières, the marvelous wine that is produced in the Loir Valley, hot-air ballooning above the Sarthe landscape or even a relaxing day at the Lac des Varennes de Marçon, with multiple activities on offer such as sailing, archery archery or mini golf.

The Grand Hotel also allows you to take bike rides, far from the hustle and bustle of the cities, thanks to the Loir Valley by bike, in its pretty countryside and to recharge your batteries in the heart of the Bercé forest where you will find unusual places such as the Fontaine de la Coudre, the Futaie des Clos, the Boppe oak or the Hermitière…

The Pousset mill

Discover the Pousset mill in Vouvray-sur-loir (2 minutes from the Château du Loir), one of the last industrial cereal mills, from the 1930s in France, with all its milling equipment. The mill coexists with an art gallery and a cinema projection museum. You will come out of the Pousset mill with your head full of lovely stories.


Carnuta, home of man and the forest, is a fun and interactive place located in the village of Jupilles (10 min from Château du Loir), in the heart of the Bercé forest.

This space offers you a discovery of the forest world for young and old through a rich and varied entertainment program.

Forest of Bercé

From the "carnuta silva" (Carnutes forest) of Roman times until today, centuries of forestry have shaped Forest of Bercé that make it one of the most beautiful natural areas in France. There are about 75% oak trees, some of which are 300 years old and reach dizzying heights.

Many paths where the fauna and flora are remarkable, are proposed to you.

Whether on foot, by bike or on horseback, the Bercé forest is the ideal place. You will approach unusual places such as the Fontaine de la Coudre, the Futaie des Clos, the Boppe oak or the Hermitière...

The vineyards

Renowned for its vineyards, the Loir Valley offers the discovery of small vineyards attached to their land. Planted on the steep slopes facing south, the vines, deeply rooted in the tufa, favor the production of Coteaux du Loir , Jasnières , Coteaux du Vendômois .

The producers will be happy to introduce you to their wines through tastings and events.

Coffee Makers and Company Museum

Located in Château du Loir , you will discover cookware, countless coffee makers, toiletries as you walk through the rooms of this old restored residence...

Beams, half-timbering, freestone fireplaces, exposed framework are all on display.

Canoeing down the Loir

Let yourself be carried away by the waves of the Loir during a 2h30 trip, and observe the magnificent landscapes offered by this river. You will discover a real corner of paradise whether with friends or family, and enjoy a moment of calm and relaxation.