Limeray (Loire Valley, France)
In the heart of the Loire Valley, but a world away from the tourist traps and haunts synonymous with some of the larger towns, this special little Auberge near the banks of the Loire River will win your heart with its charming garden setting and local, gastronomic fare.
In warmer months, dinner is served al fresco, with a short but enticing menu offering well prepared dishes highlighting locally sourced meats and vegetables. Also available is a solid selection of Loire Valley wines and a cheese selection that would put most others to shame.
Small but functional and comfortable rooms in a restored 18th century farmhouse line the lush garden. In the evenings, relax with an aperitif under the trees or in the flower-filled courtyard, and come morning, don’t skip the quality breakfast (additional cost) with plentiful coffee refills and a wide selection of fresh produce.
Auberge de Launay, Limeray, Loire Valley, France
3 star hotel, doubles from €65
Restaurant: French Gastronomic, € (count up to €120 for dinner and drinks for two)
Address: 9 Rue de la Rivière, 37530 Limeray
Phone: +33 2 47 30 16 82