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Loire Valley Historic Richelieu Hotel Particulier – Home 4690627 Apartment

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 7 sleeps
  • 5 nights min stay

Loire Valley Historic Richelieu Hotel Particulier – Home 4690627

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  • Apartment
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 7 sleeps
  • 5 nights min stay

Apartment / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 7

Key Info

  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

Spacious Light filled first floor west wing 3 bedroom apartment in majestic townhouse. Private guest entry with wide staircase. Built for the Minister of Finance under the reign of King Louis XIII by Prime Minister Cardinal Richelieu. Grande Rue is similar to Place de Vosges Paris.

Sleeps 7. Modern kitchen and bathroom with shower. Second toilet with handbasin. Warm wooden floors and exposed beams set off a mixture of period and modern furniture. Experience the essence of History with modern comforts at an affordable price

There is plenty of roadside parking. Option to also rent the ground floor shop.. would suit an artist for a summer Atelier

Walk through the locked majestic wooden gates to your private entrance. Stop and marvel at the Latin inscriptions insisted on by the minister of Finance for his home. Unlock your door and climb the wide spiral staircase to the first floor. The long bright corridor runs the length of the apartment and faces the courtyard shared

Spacious Light filled first floor west wing 3 bedroom apartment in majestic townhouse. Private guest entry with wide staircase. Built for the Minister of Finance under the reign of King Louis XIII by Prime Minister Cardinal Richelieu. Grande Rue is similar to Place de Vosges Paris.

Sleeps 7. Modern kitchen and bathroom with shower. Second toilet with handbasin. Warm wooden floors and exposed beams set off a mixture of period and modern furniture. Experience the essence of History with modern comforts at an affordable price

There is plenty of roadside parking. Option to also rent the ground floor shop.. would suit an artist for a summer Atelier

Walk through the locked majestic wooden gates to your private entrance. Stop and marvel at the Latin inscriptions insisted on by the minister of Finance for his home. Unlock your door and climb the wide spiral staircase to the first floor. The long bright corridor runs the length of the apartment and faces the courtyard shared by the 2 other resident families of the Hotel Particulier in their respective wings. Both the toilet and bathroom face into the courtyard. All other rooms face West onto Grande Rue.


The cosy sitting room has double doors going out onto the small balcony. it is furnished with a mixture of period and modern furniture. The 18th Century fireplace was installed when the building was renovated. The kitchen/dining area leads off from this traditional salon.

The two main bedrooms are extremely spacious, each with their own decorative fireplaces. Each has a double bed, made up with traditional linen sheets sporting beautiful embroidery and drawn thread work handed down through the owner's family. the second bedroom also has a single bed in it.

The twin room dormer bedroom is on the next floor and is positioned above the kitchen.
Double glazed throughout.


Non-smoking, no pets. Access to private garden on request (shared by owner only)
A pair of bicycles may be borrowed from the owners (at your entire risk)

The owner and his father before him were born in the North wing which he now occupies, and would be delighted to offer his personal contacts/ addresses of his favorite haunts and first hand knowledge of the area with 120 years of his family history.

The elegant ground floor shop front below the bedrooms was the family Patisserie, It is now available for short term letting as well. The combination would be ideal for an artist/sculptor family to run a seasonal gallery

The deposit will be refunded in full if there are no breakages. I accept normal usage with normal wear and tear.


Location description from owner

The Centre-Val de Loire region

Known as the Garden of France,and often the seat of power in France, the Loire Valley is famous for its fairytale chateau's, stunning scenery and quality wine production The Southern Loire has a temperate climate. It is usually warm from April - October. The winters are relatively mild with less rainfall than areas North of the Loire river.

Richelieu is a perfect base to visit famous castles and chateaux such as Chenonceaux, Amboise, Villandry, Azay le Rideau or Chinon by car. Children will be thrilled if you include Sleeping Beauty's castle of Rigny Usse ( where Charles Perrault wrote his timeless story) or Rapunzel's tower at Chateau du Rivau just 10 minutes away by car.

In nearby Champigny sur Veude you can visit one of only a few Sainte Chapelle in France. This one is little known, despite unique stained glass windows which depict the life and times of Saint Louis, the 13th Century King of France. Adults and children alike will be intrigued by the story about his Crusades in glorious rich stained glass. The colours rival even the Saint Chapelle in Paris, and the rich windows in Chartres Cathedral

The area is characterised by many chateaux and wine cave's cut deep into the Tuffeau Hills. Chinon, Bourgueil and Cravant are homes to exquisite red wines rapidly gaining favour in the International market. Montlouis and Vouvray wineries have been long recognised for their delicate Chenin whites. The Touraine is a major producer of easy drinking rose and method champenoise

The beautiful towns of Chinon and Saumur are within 20 and 40 minutes drive respectively. Canoing, kayaking and boating on the Rivers Vienne, Indre and La Loire are a short drive away. For a birds' eye view of the area, Balloon rides of the area take off from nearby Chinon and often pass over Richelieu.

Lovers of literature may chose 30km drives to visit the homes of Rabelais at La Deviniere south of Chinon, or Balzac in the Chateau de Sache near Azay le Rideau

The coast is an easy 3 hour drive with a range of beaches and sailing marinas at Ile de Re, Ile de Noirmoutiers and La Rochelles

Richelieu

For your next French holiday consider Richelieu in the Loire valley. Designed by Cardinal Richelieu (of 3 Musketeers fame) as his model city, this 17th century historical town has unique architecture not unlike that of Place des Vosges in Paris. Richelieu is an exceptional rectangular village only 700m by 500m . It is closely guarded and cherished by the Departement des Monuments Historiques.

It is very pleasant to walk around the exterior, following the low walls of the moated "city" , looking down into gardens and 'potagers' attached to the homes built into the main walls that guard the town. The three main roads pass through city gates. The Route de Chatellerault skirts part of the 7km of Chateau park walls and arrives at the town gate through a collonade of centuries old Linden trees.


For city dwellers, or travellers from the "New Wold" alike, Richelieu provides an authentic experience of living the French village life, in an idyllic, peaceful setting., described by La Fontaine of French fable fame, as "The most beautiful village in the universe". Just a few steps out the doors of the apartment guests have the opportunity to sample coffee & croissant on the pavement in the morning sun, or a leisurely glass of wine in the long summer afternoons.

If you time your visit to coincide with one of the car rallies or historical festivals, you step back into another period of history. There are many "food festivals" throughout the year from the Asparagus festival in May through to the Pumpkin Fair in October.

The village and immediate surrounds boast 4 bakeries, 3 of which are a short walk from 7 Grande Rue for you to chose your crusty daily baguettes or croissants. The fresh food markets each Friday in the recently refurbished open Les Halles and beautifully paved open village square cater for all your culinary needs.The market each week is a celebration of local produce, and local rendezvous Do not expect to get away quickly with baskets loaded with fresh produce. The vendors of fish, poultry rabbit or pork will happily give you on the run French family style cooking lessons The famous St Maure Goat cheese and locally made Brebis are unique. The local supermaket is well stocked, and you can also get first class pre-prepared meals at the local charcuterie Bruno Hulin or boucherie Marc Rochet. For a wider selection, Intermarche is 2km out of town.

There are 6 café/wine bars,a gracious Salon de The and 5 restaurants within the ramparts as well as restaurants in neighbouring very small villages such as Braslou, Champigny and Pount. As well as the expected Brocantes, Richelieu is now home to the unique 'Dogon et Freres Galerie', just around the corner from the apartment. The Gallery specialises in African sculptures from the Dogon and Freres tribes of Mali.

Personal pampering is catered for within the village walls at Salon de Beaute with its English speaking staff.

Drives through the bucolic countryside take you through pretty villages, with an abundance of bird life for avid bird watchers. The keen observer may sight deer, hare and badgers as you ramble on.

The Southern park gates with the remains of Cardinal Richelieu's Chateau is just across the square, past his statue. The Sorbonne owns the 480 hectares Chateau Park which is open to the public for leisurely strolls, cycling or more strenuous exercise along its miles of roads some of which follow the 4km of canals. If you visit in July and August, the Dome in the park is used as a concert hall for the 2 week long Richelieu Music Festival. It also provides a hub for car rallies, trotting -horse racing and the bi-annual Cape et Epee (2 day Historical re-enactment and pageantry related to the life and times of Cardinal Richelieu and the Musketeers.

Horse riding is available in what was originally the Chateau's hunting grounds.

The humble priest who is now known as St Vincent de Paul was summoned to the village by his cardinal and instructed to write the framework for a new more rigorous religious order. His library and the cloisters behind the unique twin towered church are soon to be restored as a result of a State Government Grant. Richelieu village is then set to become a place of pilgrimage attracting tourists who admire the works of the Lazarist movement.
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The Richelieu tourist office a short 2 minute walk across the square can provide up to date information on the many varied day trip outings. The cinema theatre in Richelieu often has English language films on show, and is rated as an Cinema d'Art et d'Essai

Amenities Summary:

Tennis courts close to Swimming pool

Municipal heated outdoor swimming pool- Summer months only

Bouledrome - near to park entrance


Bike rides in the park and vicinity.

Fishing - outskirts of village
2 Museums

Local food market Friday in famous Les Halles
Small Market Monday

Bars and restaurants in the village

Boulangerie, chartcuterie, pharmacie, supermarket, banks, hairdresser, gift shops, ladies wear, shoe shop, dry cleaner and Optician and Newsagent with International Press
etc all within a minute walk

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Families

  • Suitable for children over 5
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 3 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Toilet Only

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Iron
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Robert L
Response rate:
25%
Calendar updated::
06 Jul 2015
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French


This Apartment has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 7. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 10 Jul 2014. Located in Indre-et-Loire, it has 4 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate is £560.

The Owner has a response rate of 25% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 06 Jul 2015.

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