A small charming hotel. A delicious restaurant. A friendly and attentive welcome. Welcome to Yoann Bourdais's hotel.
"Inviting you to relax, to escape and to savour."
What better adjective to describe the Hotel The Originals Boutique, Hôtel Le XII de Luynes than charming ? Refined, perhaps. But also lovely or elegant. The former 17th century post house was converted into a boutique hotel-restaurant several years ago. When Yoann began renovating this 3 star hotel near Tours, she was certain about one thing: "wanting to preserve its soul". Stones, beams and floor slabs were retained and cleaned; contemporary decoration elements were added for a perfectly successful combination of the authentic and the modern, both in the hotel's 9 rooms and in the gourmet restaurant's dinning-room. The latter also follows this mix of authenticity and modernity in its menu, and has been regularly rewarded with a Bib Gourmand (Michelin Guide) since 2011. A lovely accommodation and gourmet stopover on the Loire Valley Castle roads.
Each of the Hotel The Originals Boutique, Hôtel Le XII de Luynes' 9 rooms has its own personality. Always simple and elegant, they strike the perfect balance between modernity (decoration) and authenticity (original exposed stones and beams). Spacious, air-conditioned and practical, they can accommodate 1 to 4 people. Ideal for families with children who will delight in sleeping in the mezzanine after climbing a miller's ladder.
- Non smoking room
- Air-conditioned room
Breakfast is served in a dedicated space, a lovely room with soft hues and adorned with paintings of Empire Field Marshals with... canine heads. The buffet has everything you need to awaken your taste buds. Enjoy local products like the fresh goat cheese, home-made lemon and passion fruit cakes, as well as dried pear jam, a speciality from Tours. For lunch and/or dinner, do not miss out on the excellent and generous cuisine with its thousand and one authentic flavours and rewarded by Michelin's Bib Gourmand since 2011.
If the Hotel The Originals Boutique, Hôtel Le XII de Luynes is an experience in itself thanks to the authenticity and charm of the location, it's also a lovely stopover where the old stones immerse you in the Val-de-Loire's magical atmosphere.
TOURSWith its excellent location in the heart of the famed Loire Valley, Tours is the ideal destination for lovers of architectural history and culture. Stroll through the old town and admire the old half-timbered homes. Take a step back in time at the Centre de Création Contemporaine Olivier Debré, opened in 2017, which sets the pace for the most cutting-edge creations. To get some nature, cross the street to get to the banks of the Loire and take a seat at the Tours-sur-Loire guinguette which, from May to September, takes over the banks with a festive programme (concerts, open-air cinema, dance classes, etc.).
THINGS TO SEE NEARBYMuseums (prehistory or mushroom), writers’ houses (Balzac, Rabelais, Ronsard, etc.), châteaux (Azay-le-Rideau, Chenonceau, Ussé, Clos-Lucé, Amboise, Chambord, Cheverny, Chaumont, etc.), wine cellars, as well as fun or adventurous options (mini chateaux park, Touraine aquarium, Loire biking paths) or more out-of-the-ordinary ones (troglodyte valley, petrified caves), the Centre-Val-de-Loire has something for everyone, old and young, lovers of history, stones and discoveries.
For a seminar, a work day or any other business high point, the Hotel The Originals Boutique, Hôtel Le XII de Luynes can make its breakfast room available to you. Once its layout is modified, this bright room that is both authentic and atypical can welcome up to 20 people. All of the necessary equipment can be set up to ensure the success of your event. At the end of your group work day or for a lunch break, you can savour the restaurant's generous and gourmet cuisine.