Period apartments, centre of medieval city, Loire, shops, bars/restaurants in the heart of the medieval centre of La Charité Sur Loire
2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom + WC on terrace , Sun Terrace, Kitchen, Lounge - sleeps 4
“Les Arcades” has two bedrooms, one with a king size bed on the first floor and one with two single beds on the second floor and a spare room with desk “Les Arcades” offers a most pleasant private all day sunny terrace with loungers + table chairs etc.
Recognised as 3-Star accommodation (Meuble De Tourisme) by the French Tourist Office
It is situated in a period property in the oldest part of La Charité, close to the bars, restaurants, shops and yards away from the river Loire and yet still in the heart of the medieval city where most of the cultural events take place. The apartment has been tastefully restored with a mix of contemporary and antique furniture to provide extremely comfortable accommodation.
It has a well equipped kitchen and sitting room with TV/DVD, CD player/radio and Wi-Fi internet access.
All bedding ( sheets, duvets and covers) as well as towels are supplied.
We have fitted security gates to the stairs for those with young children and a folding cot and high chair are available free of charge on request.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Nearest beach||Loire river side beach 300 Metres|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Charles de Gaulle Paris - tube to Gare de Lyon Pa, Nearest railway: Euro star - Gare de Bercy - Gare La Charite|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Bicycles available|
|Access||Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
A privileged position
One hundred and fifty miles South of Paris, by the A77 motorway, the Benedictine Prieury and the town of La Charite sur Loire which surrounds it, are built, as an amphitheatre, along the longest river in France. It is its geographic situation, its spiritual importance and its cultural richness that make La Charité a destination of choice.
A nature reserve
The Loire was classified as a Nature Reserve in 1995 on a stretch of 15 kilometres starting in La Charité. It is said to be the last wild river in Europe. The town is surrounded by some of the most famous vineyards such as Pouilly or Sancerre and by the majestic state-owned forest of the Bertranges. You will be able to go for long interesting walks, go canoeing, follow the touristic pre- established cycle routes or simply stroll or sit along the shore of the Loire.
An historic heritage of exceptional quality
The traceable history of the town truly started in the XIth Century when the town's name was changed to La Charité because of the generosity shown by the good fathers “of the monastery”. The town was previously called Seyr that is “the town in the sun”. It is also in the XIth Century that the edification of the priory started and therefore it is when the town was truly born
Eldest daughter of Cluny, classified by UNESCO to the World Patrimony of Humanity under the banner of Chemins de Saint Jacques de Compostelle, the town with the Roman church of Notre-Dame has been, since the Middle Ages an important destination for pilgrims..
A town in quest of its inheritance
The Benedictine Gardens shelter the archeological remains of the Eglise Saint Laurent discovered in 1975.
The city walls or remparts, the area of the priory with its medieval narrow streets and old buildings, all show the marks of the past eras they have been through
Shops: Between tradition and originality
The town offers a good selection of small shops, boutiques, bakers, confectioners, traiteurs selling prepared dishes to take away, local specialities, a weekly market on Saturday morning and also the main supermarkets.
There is a great choice of pizzerias, cafés and restaurants for all tastes from exclusive restaurants to family orientated places or even café-théatre style eateries.
An innovative town which gained the reputation of “town where things happen, ville qui bouge…”
Since the year 2000, a number of second-hand book sellers and artisans have settled in the old parts of La Charité giving the town a reputation of town of the book and more specifically, town of the word.
All year around, lots of events such as book fairs, shows, the Festival of the Word, the piano and blues festivals, the gastronomic fair await you in this little town
which cannot wait to be culturally yours