Château du Vau

Ballan Miré, Indre-et-Loire
Bed & Breakfast

A glorious château near Tours - authentic and huge fun. Enjoy summer buffets of estate produce in gorgeous gardens, and the serene pool


7 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


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. 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. A flock of sheep graze peacefully in the newly planted orchard, and there’s a dreadlocked donkey called Omega. Deer can often be seen bounding across the meadow. With 118 hectares of grounds it is very hard to imagine that you’re only 15 minutes from the centre of Tours. On fine summer evenings you can take a supper tray à la Glyndebourne to a favourite corner of the vast grounds.


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

Family friendly

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


  • 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

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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.


Nightly price
from €100
Damage deposit
Extra bed/sofabed available €30 per person per night.
1 Family room for 4
From €175
2 Treehouses for 2
From €100
1 Triple
From €175
3 Doubles
From €130


Lovely old country house with charming host.

John, Derby

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The neighbourhood

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