Cèdre et Charme

Saint Branchs, Indre-et-Loire
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)6 32 15 19 31

Delightful hosts keen to share their home, meals and enthusiasm for this rich area - cycle-up an appetite for a plunge in the pool


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

A treat! Lively, intelligent conversation, good food and music in elegant surroundings. The Du Garreaus love sharing their fine 19th-century townhouse with its big bosky garden, and helping guests discover the riches of Touraine and the Loire Valley. Bright, serenely stylish bedrooms, with excellent bedding and bathrooms, are a seamless blend of period and modern (two inter-connect). The table – outdoors or in – is beautifully dressed for friendly meals focused on regional and homemade food. Children can eat separately and romp safely; there’s an enticing, enclosed pool to look forward to – after a châteaux-cycling day?


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • Pub/bar 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

Booking restrictions
Interlinking rooms can be booked together for families.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner with wine, €20-€30.


Nightly price
from €125
Singles €115. Extra bed/sofabed available €20-€30 per person per night. Cot €10 per night.
3 Twin/doubles
From €125
2 Doubles
From €125



A lovely house in the town of Saint-Branchs. Good parking and Armand was not fazed by our arrival two hours early. He was very helpful in booking us a table for dinner and the room was very comfortable, clean and very well appointed. Breakfast was very French with home-made produce and plenty of it. Altogether, a most enjoyable stay.Thanks to Armand.

Christopher, Isle of Wight

For the first time ever we went back the same place for a holiday - Anne and Armand @ Cedre et Charme did not disappoint. We spent a joyous 11 nights in St Branchs with good food and great company. It’s a peaceful village yet ideally placed to visit the many fascinating Chateaux, Abbeys etc.; not to mention some of the Loire’s vineyards. Nothing was too much trouble for our lovely hosts. Judging by what the other guests who visited whilst we were there told us, many of whom returned each year, we are sure that just like us everyone had a really great time. Wonderful!

Robert, Petersfield

We spent 5 days at Cedre et Charme. Despite the B&B being in the center of the village, our room (facing the park) was very quiet. Bed was excellent, and the whole room spotless clean. Location is great, 30-45 mn by car from main touristic sites. Upon arrival we discovered the presence of two dogs, however they are very well behaved and not a nuisance at all. We enjoyed the swimming pool and the lovely park, and warm welcome from Armand & Anne. A very nice place to stay!

Marie, Netherlands

Anne and Armand made us very welcome in their home. They really think of everything to make the stay a lovely experience. Despite being end of summer we were able to enjoy a swim and the garden is very beautiful. Great location for visiting Villandry which were able to do on our way home. We had a great evening with them and their other guests, delicious food and good company. Highly recommend a stay here.

Margaret, Winchester

Armand and Anne were perfect hosts. This Maison De Maitre lives up to its name of Ceders and Charm, offering both! Delightfully appointed, well-tended and spacious garden, this Guest house offers a perfect base for exploration of the Chateaux and towns of the Loire valley. Breakfast was delicious, attentively served, and Armand was most helpful with local advice. The only slight drawback we experienced was limited dining close to hand - but St Branchs is well placed for most other activities.

Catherine, Cape Town and Sarragachies, Gers

We had a wonderful welcome from Armand and Anne. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble. The house is spacious with a garden big enough for the children to let off steam and a small swimming pool for those so inclined. Armand speaks good English having worked in Slough and acted as a translator amongst the guests. Anne is an accomplished cook who produced "surprises" for us to taste at our excellent dinners. A point was made of serving local wines with the meal. We were passing through on our way South but I would recommend a longer stay.

Kenneth, Shepperton

Our hosts were so friendly and accommodating.The property itself is beautiful, set in wonderful surroundings, with a lovely lounge area . Outside there is a large lawn area together with a new pool (undercover) which was lovely to be able to come back to for a cool down and was a perfect temperature.There is a sheltered car port for guests to park their car and the property itself has large gates which are locked each evening. Our room (Romance)and the rest of the property is decorated to a very high standard. We opted to have an evening meal each evening at the property, which was lovely also


We spent a night at the Cedre et Charme in the Loir and were delighted.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Anne du Garreau

  • Cedre et Charme is a family project; Anne and her husband left their jobs to settle in Touraine, where they found the perfect property to start their B&B. Anne can share with you the steps of this exciting story from its conception to their first guests!
  • Saint Branchs is an excellent base to discover the Loire Valley and historic sites and castles all around: Azay-Le-Rideau, Langé, Villandry, Rigny-Ussé, Tours, Montbazon, Amboise, Chenonceau, Montrésor, Montpoupon, Loches...
  • Anne likes cooking; she learnt from her mother and uses it as a mother (at least for the 5 children) collecting nice french recipes and chef's tips and tricks every day. Armand will help you choose the appropriate wine for her menu. Ready to share?
  • You may easily find nice activities to discover Loire Valley and its sites: walking, byking, horse riding, canoeing, flying (montgolfières or planes)... Poitiers Futuroscope or Beauval zoo are 50mn far from us.
  • Cedre et Charme is easy to find and reach: 5 miles from the A10 motorway exit 24. 1 (Sorigny) or 5 miles away from the A85 motorway exit 10 (Esvres).
  • Anne has been a member of different choirs (classic, religious, gospel) and enjoys singing and music. The family's 5 children were convinced as well and took up their own musical instruments.