Château du Rivau The Originals Collection
The fields surrounding the small town of Lémeré, in France’s Indre-et-Loire department, conceal an incredible jewel. Château du Rivau – a medieval masterpiece whose turrets, high fortified walls, rampart walk and (still working) drawbridge continue to enchant visitors. At night, let yourself be immersed by a stroll in the gardens of the castle which invite you to dream and relax. You will appreciate being able to enjoy it alone in the peace and quiet. A unique experience to discover in this hotel in the Loire Valley.
When Laigneau's family bought the site in 1992, the castle was in a very poor state of repair. “For 18 years, my father devoted himself to restoring the building, while my mother took care of the 6 hectares of gardens, which now enjoy ‘Remarkable Garden’ status.” tell us Caroline Laigneau. While the château and the estate have been open to visitors since 2000, Caroline has only been offering accommodation since 2018, with 7 luxurious rooms featuring period décor, “but with all the comforts of the 21st century!”. Two different catering options (“brasserie” and “gourmet”) are also available. And to aid relaxation, the estate has its own wellness area.
Meet our hoteliersSleep in a fairy-tale castle, hotel spa centre Val de Loire
“Offering you a unique experience that will immerse you in the ‘luxurious, relaxed and pleasurable’ life of a castle.”