Secret hotels of the Loire Valley

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This page is run by the CNN travel section, and the article there has been written to help guide you through the different hotel and accommodation options for the Loire Valley.  It is a good article to visit if you are considering going to this part of France anytime in the near future because it goes into detail on a few of the lesser known hotels in the area and provides you with some information on these hotels that you might not be able to readily find elsewhere.  It is also good because it makes it a point to find some of the best quality inns in the Loire Valley and this information can be important to those who are looking to travel to Loire on a budget.

The Loire hotels that are covered in the article include the Hotel Diderot, Le Moulin de la Renne, Chateau de I’Isle, La Roseraie, Le Clos d’Amboise, Auberge de Launay, Chateau des Tertres, and Auberge du Centre.  Under the listing for each of these Loire hotels is a brief description of the history of the inns as well as any additional information that you might find interesting if you were planning a vacation.  The physical address and phone number is also listed, as well as any dates in which the accommodations might be closed, and prices for the rooms.  There is also a link included at the end of each of these descriptions to the main page for the hotel that is being discussed.  This way, if you are interested in finding out more about this specific hotel you will be able to go directly to the homepage to learn any additional information.  The downside to this is that many of these Loire hotels’ homepages are in French, but there may be a translation button available.  Look for the British flag and click on that to translate into English.

At the very bottom of the page there is a short listing of basic information about Loire.  This includes the location in relevance to Paris, as well as links to a number of castles that are worth visiting in the area.