Enjoy a quiet stay with lots of good food on the banks of the Vienne river and experience the charm of the Medieval city. Welcome to Martine De Carvalho's hotel.
“I do everything to ensure your stay is memorable and offer advice about the region’s tourist attractions.”
Martine, who has been running the Hotel The Originals City, Hôtel Le Lion d'Or, Chinon in Loire Valley for 11 years, has one aim - to make her guests happy. In a cosy and family setting, she makes use of her sense of hospitality and knowledge of the sector to respond to your needs. Its great location in the centre of Chinon makes this 3-star hotel an ideal place from where to explore the Renaissance castles and wonderful landscapes of the Indre-et-Loire department. In front of Place Jeanne d’Arc and a stone’s throw from the calm ripples of the Vienne river, it offers a peaceful and historic setting for both business guests and tourists. With chic and refined decor, it has comfortable rooms, a restaurant with traditional cuisine, a bar and British-style lounge, reception and seminar rooms, unlimited Wi-Fi and free parking nearby.
Whether you come as a family, with friends or alone, the Hotel The Originals City, Hôtel Le Lion d'Or, Chinon 42 rooms provide a pleasant level of comfort. They are freshly refurbished and decorated in a colourful style and come in single, double, twin and family categories ranging from 12 to 30m². They are perfectly kept and come with a private bathroom, a desk, a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. 38m² apartments are also available with a kitchenette.
- Non smoking room
With regional specialities and local products, the chef cooks up traditional cuisine in the Hotel The Originals City, Hôtel Le Lion d'Or, Chinon hotel’s friendly dining room. Get expert advice from the staff to choose from the wide range of Chinon wines. After a quiet night, a wholesome continental breakfast awaits you to top up your energy. The English-style bar is a great place to enjoy a drink in a friendly and cosy atmosphere.
The Hotel The Originals City, Hôtel Le Lion d'Or, Chinon stands out by the human warmth of its service and its ideal location in the heart of a historic town and the wonderful nature of the Vienne river.
CHINON ROYAL FORTRESSBuilt on a rocky outcrop, Chinon Castle overlooks the town with the Vienne river flowing below. It has been recently renovated giving a whole new dimension to the visit with augmented reality screens and 3D spaces. An escape game has been based there since 2016 with new puzzles to experience history as if you were there.
PIERRE AND BERTRAND COULY WINE-MAKING ESTATEKnown around the world, the Chinon appellation is represented here by Pierre and Bertrand Couly who come from a long line of wine producers going back to the 15th century. Visit their 20-hectare estate to learn about the vineyard and its techniques. Start by visiting the chais and hear explanations about wine making and then go the cellar to taste some wines. A day full of flavours that all wine lovers will enjoy.
CHÂTEAU D’USSÉ20 minutes from your hotel in Rigny-Ussé is this stunning building which was the inspiration for the castle in Sleeping Beauty due to its turrets and towers giving it a fairytale look. It also has spectacular French-style gardens and a beautiful collection of costumes and accessories from the past.
Your 3-star hotel has 4 seminar rooms available for companies and associations to hold their various work events. With nearby parking, adapted equipment and a customised catering service, they have everything you need to hold your meetings, conferences, receptions, training, etc. They all have a video projector, a flipchart, a whiteboard and a projector screen.