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A medieval, boutique hotel surrounded by fairytale gardens and moat, along with two restaurants in the Loire valley.


iscover this 4-star boutique French Renaissance hotel set within a medieval castle with fortress featuring beautiful gardens, two restaurants and art exhibits.

In the heart of the Loire valley, the Rivau castle is one of the oldest in the region featuring a unique experience with two restaurants that use the vegetables and edible plants of the garden. The Rivau produces organic vegetables, truffles and wines and is sustainably engaged by using its own fresh, seasonal produce.


Near Chinon in the heart of the Loire Valley in Lemere


  • 7 Rooms & Suite
  • Gardens
  • Two Restaurants
  • Massages upon request
  • Room service
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Parking
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