Hostellerie de la Mère Hamard

Semblançay, Indre-et-Loire

You’ll eat well here, among locals who love the food. The village is quiet, the rooms serenely modern. A great base for a holiday en famille


11 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


Watch the world from your window, the locals clutching their baguettes on their way home. Two pretty townhouses in the centre of a quiet little village, this has been a restaurant-hotel since it was bought in 1903 by a remarkable widow, Madame Hamard, who built up an excellent reputation – Parisian actors loved it and the Duke of Windsor passed by. New owners Alice and Olivier have a gastronomic background and are full of energy and enthusiasm. They’ve already redecorated the restaurant in restful, contemporary tones – bedrooms are next but all are spotless, comfortable and attractive. The two big ground-floor rooms are tasteful; upstairs there are pale walls and light, bright fabrics; the two smallest rooms under the roof are charming in simple country style; the ‘chalet’ room over the restaurant is completely different with its wood-slatted walls, and cheerful checked fabrics. Another reason to stay is the seriously good food, traditional with original touches. It’s popular with the locals so book your table at weekends. An excellent place to start a family holiday or spend a few days exploring the area.


  • 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

Booking restrictions
Parking on-site. There is a place to keep guests bikes and bags of golf.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Breakfast €14, Children €9. Lunch €24, Dinner €35-€69. Restaurant closed Sunday evenings from 15 October to 15 April. Restaurants 5km.


Nightly price
from €93
Singles €93-€99. Dinner, B&B €206-€232 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available €20 per person per night.
7 Twin/doubles
From €93
4 Family rooms for 4
From €128


Perfectly delightful little hotel in a quiet location. Stayed for one night on our way to the Dordogne but next time we'll stay longer. Very comfortable room and delicious food!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Alice & Olivier Loize

  • In May, 1937, the Duke of Windsor (ex Edward VIII) and his future wife Wallis Simpson, came to La Mère Hamard. They got married a few days later in the castle of Candé in Monts near Tours.
  • If you wish to visit the vineyards of our region, do know it to us, we organize you the visits.
  • An annual show, the "Scénoféerie" appeals to children and adults alike. It's on Fridays and Saturdays throughout July and August. Do not hesitate to contact the reception to book your tickets with preferential rates.
  • In 4km of La Mere Hamard you will find for the amateurs a magnificent golf : Tours-Ardree-bluegreen.
  • You want to visit castle in helicopter, in mongolfiere, in dirigible. Contact us and we will organized for you.
  • If you wish to discover the Loire by bicycle, you can rent them at Loire Vélo Nature. 37130 Bréhémont. +33 (0)6 03 89 23 14.