What to do around our guest rooms in Montlivault, near Chambord? First of all, there are all the Loire Valley Castles near your room. But also other activities and wonders to discover with your partner, family or friends. We lend you our bikes to discover the edge of the Loire or the surrounding castles. A traditional boat trip on the Loire? A flight over the Loire in a hot air balloon or by plane? Visit the 'Beauval Zoo? Discover the Domaine de Chaumont sur Loire and the International Garden Festival? We invite you to browse the website of the Blois Chambord Tourist Office, and do not hesitate to contact us now if you have any questions. New in 2020: well-being massages by Ludovic Jussreandot. He moves to Salamanders - Harmony Massages

 

The Castle of Chambord

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To understand Chambord, you have to let yourself be won over by the exaltation and excessiveness of François I. Just twenty-five years old, he wants to give the world a spectacular testimony to his two passions: hunting and architecture. To fully appreciate it you must surrender yourself. And discover a unique place built at the start of the Renaissance.
First, cross a wall 20 miles long. Then, enter a dense forest with game. Then, discover in its heart an intact architectural jewel. You have to let yourself be crushed by its gigantism, outside of any human scale. Be surprised by this alchemy of shapes and structures where nothing is left to chance. Chambord is much more than a castle. It is an exceptional architecture, a technical feat, a colossus of stones. Quite simply the dream of young King Francis.

 

The Village of Montlivault

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Our village offers you all the services such as catering (the gourmet restaurant of Christophe Hay, 2 Michelin stars, and a bistronomic with dishes at 15 €). As well as a bakery, a delicatessen caterer, and a tobacco-press-postal agency grocery store.

Stopping place for pilgrims to Compostela since the Middle Ages, Montlivault, whose 12th century church was visible within a day's walk, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We lend you bikes to explore our monuments and our pleasant trails.

Dynamic village located in the heart of game-rich Sologne near the Loire châteaux. Traditions and modernities rub shoulders on a daily basis in our town of 1000 inhabitants.

 

The Castle of Cheverny

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Domaine de Cheverny is a stately property that has belonged to the same family for over six centuries. Cheverny has always been inhabited and each generation strives, with passion, to maintain it and also to embellish it. Since 1922, Cheverny has been open to the public and visitors can thus appreciate all the splendor and delights of Château Vie. From the Botanical park to the splendid interior of the Château, from the Kennels to the Tintin exhibition and from the gardens to the forest park. The owners invite you to discover a fantastic heritage, authentic and very much alive.

 

The Castle of Talcy

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Cute, let's go see if the rose… These lines by Ronsard have crossed the centuries. We still remember them today. They were intended for Cassandre, the daughter of Bernard Salviati, owner of the Château de Talcy. Isolated in the Beauce, 10 km north of the sea and 26 km from Blois. Talcy was in the 13th century a seigneury and a rich Beauceron agricultural domain.

The history of Talcy begins in 1517. Bernard Salviati, relative of the Medici and a wealthy Florentine banker attached to the court of François I, bought the castle and its outbuildings. It was around 1520 that Salviati built his new home. It was also the period when the great Renaissance châteaux of the Loire Valley rose up. And yet, Talcy's home remains foreign to Italian fashion without decorative research and rather retaining the appearance of a building from the end of the Middle Ages.

 

The House of Magic

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Place of spectacle, museum and interactive site on the arts of magic, the House of magic will not stop surprising you! Before entering, see the 6-headed dragon, guardian of the magic temple, at the windows. Then learn about the magical arts on more than 2000 m² and 5 levels. Automata, optical games, great illusions, history of magic, the life and work of Robert Houdin, the Fantastic Evenings theater with animations and magicians, the hallucinoscope imagined and created by Gérard Majax. Not to mention a real magic show combining great illusions and magical effects!

The House of Magic is also: discovery workshops for children and families, as well as for school children. Initiations in the practice of magic, a training center in the magical arts, in connection with the International Center of Prestidigitation and Illusion. Finally, different magic shows throughout the year.

 

The Castle of Villesavin

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Located 17 km from Blois, 9 km from Chambord and 6 km from Cheverny between the D.923 and D.102, the Villesavin castle was built on the site of the old seigneury. Having belonged, at the beginning of the XVIth century, to Guy de Châtillon, count of Blois, by Jean le Breton, lord of Villandry and Villesavin, secretary of finances of King François 1st and charged by the latter with the "conduct and payments of works of Chambord ”. The work was executed by the same French and Italian masters and workers who built the great royal residences and has come down to us, through four centuries, in almost perfect integrity.

During the visit, you will be seduced by its Florentine Carrara marble basin, its skylight pediments with figures, its frescoed chapel or its rare dovecote on foot. You can visit its museum of horse-drawn carriages and children's cars and enjoy its green setting where you will find the Baudet du Poitou breeding farm.

 

Loire Valley

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Noticed by kings, nourished by the river, adorned with forests and gardens, the heart of the Loire Valley is the backdrop for an exceptional heritage. The promise of an unforgettable stay ...

  • With family, friends, as a couple: your holidays, your celebrations and birthdays, your relaxing weekends near Chambord.

  • In groups: your days and stays to discover the region. Loire castles, Loire vineyards and wines, local specialties, walks on the Loire, the last wild river in Europe ...

  • Lovers of the little queen will find a remarkable itinerary, which starts in Nevers and ends in St-Brévin, La Loire à Vélo. A 900 km cycle route to discover an exceptional historical and natural heritage.

 

The Cheverny vineyard

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The AOC production area includes 24 municipalities. The annual production of around 20,000 hectoliters is divided into roughly equal parts. Half in white, half in red and rosé. This appellation today produces fine and fruity wines sought after for their qualities perfectly in tune with our time. Soft, friendly wines, without excess. Come and discover this jewel of Loire Valley wines. Our favorite: The white Cheverny from Domaine du Croc du Merle, in Muides sur Loire. We serve it at our table d'hôtes, Du Côté de Marcé.

 

The city of Blois and his royal Castle

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Endowed with a remarkable historical and natural heritage, quality infrastructures and a rich and varied program, the city of Blois obtains the label City of art and history in 1986. In the heart of the Loire Valley , listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Blois combines a gentle way of life, heritage protection, culture and tourist development. The Royal Castle of Blois, residence of the kings and queens of France, a must-see in the Loire Valley. The Royal Castle of Blois presents a veritable panorama of the architecture and history of the châteaux of the Loire.

Home to 7 kings and 10 queens of France, the Royal Castle of Blois is a place that evokes the power and daily life of the Court during the Renaissance. As evidenced by the royal apartments, furnished and adorned with magnificent polychrome decorations. With four wings of different styles, its architectural richness echoes the diversity of the many châteaux built in the Loire Valley from the Middle Ages to the 16th century. The Hall of the Estates General is thus the largest Gothic civil hall from the beginning of the 13th century visible in France.

The first half of the 16th century marked the height of the castle under the lavish reigns of Louis XII and François I, who rebuilt the castle in Renaissance style. The François I wing and in particular its famous spiral staircase are undoubtedly the most famous part of the castle.

And many other activities and sites to discover. Do not hesitate to ask us to advise you and help you prepare for your stay in our region.

 

Beauval Zoo

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With family or friends, experience a magical day in one of the 5 most beautiful zoos in the world!

On 40 hectares, the ZooParc and the equatorial dome are home to 800 species, some of which are unique in France such as giant pandas, koalas and Tasmanian devils.

For 4 decades, the Delord family has been writing the history of ZooParc de Beauval, an extraordinary zoo with the missions of conservation and protection of animal species.
And on this 40th anniversary, Beauval sees things in a big way, with the park's craziest achievement to date: the equatorial dome! A giant greenhouse 38 meters high and offering over one hectare a walk in the heart of lush vegetation and 200 species. An exceptional novelty unique in the world that will take you around the equator.

To fully enjoy your stay in this exceptional place, come and sleep at the Beauval Hotels immersed in the Destination Beauval!

The domain of Chaumont sur Loire

An emblematic event of the Estate, the International Garden Festival is an unmissable international event dedicated to creation, imagination, poetry and nature. Recognized since 1992 by both professionals and garden enthusiasts, each year it welcomes landscapers and designers from all over the world. Plan a full day of visit.