Château de Nazelles

Nazelles, Indre-et-Loire
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)2 47 30 53 79
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€130 - €400
per night

Built in 1518 to gaze across the Loire to Amboise and decorated with discreet elegance and respect for its history. Guests love it


8 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

€130 - €400 per night

The Experience

This charming 16th-century manor house is in the centre of the village with a shady courtyard and a winding track leading to woodlands and vineyards.

Véronique has created a haven of serenity inside: the decor is an exuberant mix of formal and informal, contemporary and traditional with muted tones on the walls running throughout. Rooms are a delight, furnished with a simple understated elegance to mirror the historical character of the house.

Steps and pathways entice you through a series of ‘secret’ gardens, doorways cut in high hedges offer intriguing glimpses of the Loire valley, and the enchanting basin pool dug out from the rock face, warmed only by the stone within which it’s encased. Plan your day over a great breakfast in the beamy salon: charming Amboise and its château is a 35-minute walk; hire bikes and take a leisurely cycle along the river to Blois.

Château de Nazelles - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The setting – the courtyard, lawns and pool are astoundingly peaceful, all tucked away above the village
  • Exploring the Loire and its magnificent châteaux with ease – you’re 5km to Amboise
  • Arriving by electric car and being able to charge up on-site
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You should know

  • Access is up a narrow lane and under a little archway into the courtyard
  • The nearest restaurants are in Amboise


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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



Nightly price
from €130
Extra bed/sofabed available €30 per person per night.
4 Doubles
From €130
2 Suites for 4
From €280


Booking information

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Other details
Access to our drive is a bit narrow. EV charging point on site.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Summer kitchen. Restaurants 3km.


Perched on the hillside overlooking the Loire valley, Château de Nazelles is a unique and welcoming place to stay. The interior has been lovingly restored and we felt very comfortable. The pool was fabulous and the breakfast set us up perfectly for the day. The chateau is a great base to explore the Loire Valley. Amboise is a short drive and it offers lots of lovely bars and restaurants. We’ll definitely be back!

Caroline, Canterbury

We stayed here for two nights whilst visiting Amboise. Our room was warm, very comfortable and beautifully furnished with respect for the history of the manor house and a contemporary twist. We had a lovely welcome from Veronique and she was helpful in recommending local places to eat. Breakfast was delicious with local produce and plenty of good coffee. We would definitely stay here again.

Penny, Bromyard

I would absolutely love to stay here. It is incredibly special with its secluded courtyard, bassin pool dug out from the rock and lawns overlooking the valley. Such a wonderful base to explore the region.

Lillie, Sawday's Inspector

Beautiful castle near Ambroise. Full of History. The host was very kind. The spacious room, with a large bathroom. The place is calm and well decorated.Very good breakfast with local products, in a beautiful room with a fireplace. We recommend it.

sandrine, Paris

Beautiful place, set on a steep hillside with views across to Amboise in the distance. Room (Olivia) large with a small shower room and separate toilet. Breakfasts excellent, summer kitchen with fridge and barbecues available for guests use. Amboise within easy reach, good choice of retaurants. Owner speaks excellent English if you need it, and is very informative about the history of the Chateau. Loire valley and all its delights on the doorstep.

Carol, Northwich

Chateau de Nazelles is a beautiful place to stay, and Veronique and her family were extremely welcoming. Veronique recommended a very good restaurant for dinner (and pointed us in the direction of the degustation in the morning!). We stayed in one of the rooms carved into the rock, which was very spacious and tastefully decorated with a fabulous bathroom. This is a magical chateau in a stunning setting, with plenty of room given over to guests including kitchen facilities and a large lounge. Breakfast was delcious, especially the local honey! We hope to return!


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The neighbourhood

Pretty Amboise is a short drive (or a 12-minute cycle) – from there catch the train to Tours in 30 minutes and wander the lovely Parisian-like streets. For ticking off the Loire châteaux from your list, this is a good base: there’s Chenonceaux, Chaumont and Clos Lucé - the home of Da Vinci - within a 25-minute drive, as well as Blois and Chambord within an hour.

Local points of interest from Véronique & Olivier Fructus

  • The city of Amboise, 3km away, is a beautiful town, featuring shops, restaurants, farmers markets (Fri and Sun) and world heritage monuments to visit : the Royal Chateau, the house of Leonardo da Vinci, and Chateau Gaillard.
  • Chateau de Chenonceau, the most visited in the Loire valley and probably the most charming. Chateau de Chambord, world known for its spectacular architecture, the largest chateau of the Loire.
  • Chateau the Chaumont & its extravagant garden festival (april-oct). Chateau de Cheverny, still owned by the same family since its construction. Very popular (hunting) dogs' soup every day! Also Blois, beautiful Renaissance city on the Loire river!
  • Kayaking: there is an access to a river from our park. Go for a relaxed trip on the river! For a more challenging river trip, you can also kayak on the Loire river, 3km away, or 15km away on the river Cher.
  • Explore the area. By bike: from our B&B you can easily access the Loire à Vélo cycling route ( Horse riding available 4 km away: we can organise trips for you (book in advance). Hot air balloon rides also possible 2km away.
  • Massages: we now offer massages (by the pool in the morning, or in the chateau). Please contact us to book ahead of your trip.


Véronique & Olivier Fructus

Delightful and chatty Véronique and Olivier split their time between running the B&B, where they live, and their hotel, just over a kilometre apart from each other. They run a tight ship with their smiley, professional team and are very knowledgeable about the area.