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Chateau de Marcay - Luxury holidays to the Loire Valley

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  • About this holiday

    The Chateau de Marcay near Chinon in the Loire Valley is an enchanting four star hotel offering excellent accommodation in a breathtaking location, with a Michelin-starred restaurant and extensive lawns and gardens.

    The journey and how you get there


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions holidays includes bed and continental breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for a luxury holiday to the Château de Marçay are per person based on two people sharing a Standard Room in the Pavillon des Vignes
    From £1050 for 7 nights self-drive
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers

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    Our opinion

     The Château de Marcay near Chinon is an enchanting hotel in beautiful surroundings, relaxing yet offering very high standards of cuisine and service.

    Hotel description

    The Château de Marçay near Chinon is a superb four-star château hotel, built in the white-blond stone typical of many of the châteaux of Touraine. The hotel is absolutely enchanting both in terms of its breathtaking secluded and natural location and the quality of accommodation it offers. The Château de Marçay originally dates from the 12th Century, although the main building is in fact 15th Century. During a painstaking renovation programme, it became a hotel in 1971. The Château de Marçay enjoys a splendidly tranquil and rural setting in its own grassy parkland, with views onto the cornfields, sunflower fields and vineyards around it, while in the distance you can see rooftops of a local village. There are extensive lawns and terraces to the rear of the hotel where drinks are served in fine weather and there is also an outdoor swimming pool and tennis court. The interior of the Château de Marçay is spacious, serene and charmingly furnished. There are two very comfortable lounges where open fires roar in the winter under a blond stone chimney, a TV lounge, a bar and of course the restaurant. The elegant Michelin-starred restaurant is divided into two rooms, one decorated in hues of pink and the other in shades of blue. Rich fabrics complement the white stone walls and the dark timbers of the ceiling. The 30 bedrooms at the Château de Marçay vary enormously in size and location: some very spacious ones are in the main chateau itself and some are located in a wing of the chateau on two floors (these are more recent but offer a marvellous combination of stone, beams, terracotta floors and extremely comfortable furnishings). All rooms have private bath or shower and wc, telephone and television, and there is a lift to three floors in the main building of the Château de Marçay.


    Marcay, near Chinon,Loire Valley

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    Closed: 4 January to 4 February, 15 February to 3 March.

    Distance from airport

    About 45 minutes by car

    Closest airport


    Room types

    Chateau de Marcay offers 28 rooms of the following categories:
    Standard room located in 'Pavillon des Vignes'
    Standard room located in the Chateau and west wing
    Superior room located in the Chateau and west wing
    Salon room located in 'Pavillon des Vignes'
    Salon room located in the Chateau and west wing

    Hotel facilities and services

    Michelin-starred restaurant, Outdoor heated swimming pool, Tennis, Petanque, Cycles for hire, Parking, Lift, Massages, 15 hectares of parkland, Vineyard, Bowls area, Orchard, Wine cellar, Terrace, Excursions on quad bikes or horseback or canoeing can be arranged.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Distance in miles: Chinon - 4 miles, Tours - 34 miles, Angers - 45 miles, Nantes - 100 miles, Paris - 175 miles, Dieppe - 286 miles, Calais - 360 miles.

    Near to the Chateau de Marcay are: Markets in Chinon (Thursdays) and Saumur (Saturdays), Summer festivals in Chinon, Vineyards and wine-tasting, Chateaux of the Loire, Troglodyte caves.
    Location: About 5 minutes' drive south of Chinon and about 35 minutes' drive from Tours, about 30km from the Sainte-Maure exit of the A10 motorway number 25.

    Sports nearby

    Golf, Riding, Ballooning, Fishing, Canoeing.


    Children are welcome. Children's menus are available for ages 11 and under for lunch and dinner and are charged at a reduced rate.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

    Restaurant closed Sunday evenings, Mondays all day and Tuesday lunchtimes from mid November to Easter, and closed for lunch on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from Easter to mid November. The pool is open seasonally. Pets are welcome at a charge.


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