Auberge du Bon Laboureur

Chenonceaux, Indre-et-Loire

The perfect base for Loire Valley château-seeing. Pretty rooms are decorated with Jouy fabrics and antiques, the food is delicious


26 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


This little hotel, a stroll from the glorious château of Chenonceau, was a coaching inn in the 18th century. Now in the hands of the fourth generation, it has expanded higgledy-piggledy into adjoining buildings: the old village school and a house with a 1950s tower, known tongue-in-cheek as ‘The Manor’. The pool is in a brilliantly secluded garden over the road. Kept in top condition, bedrooms are light, airy and quietly pretty with plenty of space and storage, classic Jouy fabrics, antiques, books and prints. In the original inn, the heart of the hotel, you find three utterly restful sitting rooms and the elegant dining room with a simpler, more relaxed one next to it. In summer, tables with starched white cloths, candles and flowers are set on the terrace under the trees. A good spot for château-seeing; Amboise, Chaumont, Chambord and more are within easy reach, you can make your visits and be back in time for a swim and glass of fine local wine before dinner. A large potager behind the hotel, overseen by Isabelle, supplies vegetables for Antoine’s kitchen. Huge character, charming owners, delightful cuisine.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Breakfast €18. Picnic €9. Lunch €32-€105. Dinner: set menu €35-€105. Restaurant closed Tuesday lunchtime.


Nightly price
from €136
Dinner, B&B €64 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available €26 per person per night.
18 Twin/doubles
From €136
8 Suites for 2
From €340


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Isabelle & Antoine Jeudi

  • Château Royal D'Amboise only 12km away!
  • Clos Lucé, Maison de Léonard de Vinci - 12km away.
  • Festival des Jardins de Chaumont sur Loire - 25km away.
  • Cité Médiéval de Loches - 25km away.
  • Château de Chenonceau - 800m away.
  • Zoo de Beauval à St Aignan - 30km away.