au coeur des châteaux de la Loire
In the heart of the Loire Châteaux region with its vineyards, Le Moutier welcomes you throughout
the year, nestled in the peace and quiet of a large garden and orchards. You can go for walks along
the banks of the river Cher, discover vineyard slopes and taste Touraine wines sitting in the shade of plane trees or in front of a log fire depending on the season. Martine and Jean-Louis Coursaget welcome you to their Touraine stone-built mansion where a home-made breakfast is served in the large dining room. You can also join them for a Table d’hôtes dinner expertly created by Martine using local produce and home-grown vegetables and fruit.
Jean-Louis, the artist of the house, will take you wine tasting or show you his paintings in his studio…or both.
The perfect place from which to visit the Loire Châteaux, Le Moutier is 20mins from Chenonceau, 30
mins from the Garden Festival of Chaumont sur Loire, 30mins from Amboise, 45mins from
Chambord and 10mins from the Zooparc de Beauval.
Le Moutier offers 4 bedrooms. Two of them are in the main house. One on the first floor, the other, on the second. The latter named “la suite” consists of two bedrooms which are perfect for families with children. The other two bedrooms are situated in the separate “Artist’s Studio” building which adjoins the main house.
As good epicureans , Martine and Jean-Louis like good food. Dinners and breakfasts are home-made to offer you a moment of authenticity, pleasure and sharing.
The evening meals are shared with your hosts in the big, airy dining room or on the outdoor terrace when the weather is fine. Recipes are created using seasonal produce whenever possible and also the region’s many local specialities (asparagus, local “charcuterie”, goat’s cheese…) Martine uses her own home-grown vegetables and home-produced eggs, expertly crafting dishes for a fine dining experience. Naturally, the meals are served with Touraine wines.
For breakfast, freshly squeezed orange juice, homemade jam and cakes, fresh from the oven bread and viennoiseries from the village bakery. A good hearty breakfast will set you up for your day of visiting this fascinating area.
Table d’hôtes dinner by reservation. Four course meal with starter, main course, cheese and dessert.
Special prices for children
THINGS TO DO
Le Moutier is an excellent base from which to visit the Loire Châteaux and discover the range of activities on offer in the area, including
outdoor attractions and cultural visits. Naturally, vineyards and gastronomy are a must in Touraine.
From our village, Mareuil sur Cher, you are a few minutes from the charming medieval city of Saint Aignan and its Château gardens with a view right across the Cher Valley. The Collegiate Church has superb Roman frescoes in its crypt. Saint Aignan is also home to the famous Beauval Zoo.
A non-exhaustive list of the main castles within an hour drive from Le Moutier.
Find a whole host of outdoor activities and sightseeing ideas all over the region.
Wine and gastronomy
Touraine is renowned for its vineyards and gastronomy. Sauvignon, Chenin, Chardonnay, Cabernet, Côt, Pineau d’Aunis…. are emblematic grape varieties of the Loire Valley. They provide the perfect accompaniment to local specialties such as asparagus, “rillons”, potato galette, goat’s cheese, mushrooms, tarte tatin…
On Saturday mornings, the Saint Aignan market will provide everything you could want for a picnic or to take back home. M. Hentry's rillons, Yvonna's goat’s cheese, Patrick's seasonal vegetables, Mme Fauchère's mushrooms.....