With its haughty silhouette rising atop the slopes of the Loir Valley, the Château de Noirieux is the ideal base from which to explore the vineyards of Anjou and the region's heritage.
Living like a lord while sampling the delights that Anjou has to offer... Although this seems like a fairy tale, this magical experience can be yours when you book a stay at the Château de Noirieux. In its 22-acre grounds, filled with the scent of cedar, walnut and lime trees as darkness falls, this sumptuous 19-room hotel is a true oasis of tranquillity and boasts a Michelin-starred restaurant.
In this atmosphere of refined sophistication and sleepy serenity, the hotel – built of tufa stone and with its 15th century manor and pretty chapel – stands as an example of the historical and architectural heritage that lends this region its charm.
But this heritage is far from the only attraction: its special location at the heart of a renowned vineyard makes it the ideal base from which to discover the area's many excellent wines.
The wine tours offered by the Château are an excellent way to visit some of the Saumur appellation’s small-scale winemakers. Many of the estates open their doors to visitors for tastings, including the Domaine de Nerleux, which also organises a unique underground visit to its former mushroom-growing rooms. Nearby, wine lovers can discover the right bank of the Loire river, where dry white wines reign supreme. Overlooking the river, the Savennières wine region offers a range of relaxing wine-related excursions. The Coulée de Serrant vineyard, run by the Joly family, is just one of the unmissable stops on your itinerary. These passionate winemakers will explain the history of this family-run wine estate and its fine wines, produced using biodynamic winemaking techniques.
With its perfect blend of relaxation and escape, the Château de Noirieux offers a first class welcome and an opportunity to sample the finer things in life. Your stay is sure to be filled with some delicious discoveries!
CHÂTEAU DE NOIRIEUX
Relais & Châteaux member since 1995
26, route du Moulin
Tel.: +33(0)2 41 42 50 05