Château du Vau

Ballan Miré, Indre-et-Loire
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)2 47 67 84 04
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€125 - €190
per night

A glorious château near Tours – authentic, huge fun, steeped in family history and surrounded by gorgeous gardens with a serene pool


7 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

€125 - €190 per night

The Experience

Lanky, relaxed philosopher Bruno has turned his family château into a delightful, harmonious refuge for the world-weary traveller. The cosy, book-lined, deep-chaired sitting room is a place where you find yourself irresistibly drawn into long conversations about music, yoga, art… The sunny breakfast room is charming with its stone-coloured tiles and pretty fabrics – linger over fresh croissants from the local bakery, jams, cheeses and fresh fruit.

Generations of sliding children have polished the banisters on the stairs leading to the large, light bedrooms that are beautifully but unfussily decorated – splendid brass bedsteads, Turkish rugs on parquet floors, old family furniture, pictures and memorabilia – the spirit of zen can be felt in the search for pure authenticity.

You’re surrounded by hectares of groomed grounds in this peaceful setting. Hard to imagine that you’re only 15 minutes from the centre of Tours.

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We think you'll love

  • Staying in such an elegant old house in its unspoilt park
  • Chatting with the warm, interesting owners
  • Visiting lesser-known châteaux - the owners can advise
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You should know

  • All the bedrooms are upstairs
  • No dinner is served but you're very close to restaurants
  • Sorry, no dogs


  • 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 €125
Damage deposit
Extra bed/sofabed available €30 per person per night.
1 Family room for 4
From €175
2 Treehouses for 2
1 Triple
3 Doubles
From €125


Booking information

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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants nearby.


The Clement family are proud to be the 5th generation to care for their grand old family home. They welcome you with grace and charm and love to point guests in the right direction for things to do, be it something interesting happening to see at one of the local chateaux, or a wonderful new restaurant they've discovered. The feeling here is grand but very laid-back too.

Nicky, Sawday's Inspector

Lovely old country house with charming host.

John, Derby

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The neighbourhood

In the middle of the green valleys on the outskirts of Tours, this fine house was built in the 1800s upon the foundations of a much older, 16th-century building. The owners like to suggest you visit quieter, sometimes more interesting houses like Château de L'Islette (15 mins), open to visitors and which has a concert season. Gizeux, 35 mins, is family-owned and does guided tours.

Local points of interest from Bruno Clément

  • Château de Villandry at 5 km
  • Golf de Touraine, 300 meters
  • Maison Clément products on sale at the farm (foie gras, terrines)
  • Azay-le-Rideau, Langeais, Ussé, Chinon, various Loire Valley Castles nearby
  • Loire-à-vélo at 3 km
  • Touraine wineries in the surroundings


Bruno Clément

The house has been in the family for five generations - Bruno does the decoration himself, including wonderful panelling, and Cecile worked in finance around the world living abroad (China, UK, Russia, Argentina.) The children no longer live at home but they return often and the house is very much a village - an estate where family members live in different buildings. The cousins next door make foie gras.