La Mère Hamard

Semblançay, Indre-et-Loire
+33 (0)2 47 56 62 04

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

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

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.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 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
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • 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

Check in
From 2pm
Check out
By 12pm
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, free for children. Lunch €24, Dinner €35-€69.


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



We arrived at Mere Hamard on the hottest day of the year but our spacious room was surprisingly cool despite the lack of air conditioning. Our meal in the delightful, shaded courtyard was spectacular. The breakfast, served in a room above the restaurant, was also excellent.


Beautiful old hotel split across 2 separate buildings, with a contemporary feel, in a lovely village. They went the extra mile to make our stay comfortable in the intense heat wave by supplying room fans and complementary water. Wonderful restaurant with a delicious menu and enormous wine list! It’s worth visiting for the food alone. We hope to return

David, Milton keynes

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, let us know and we'll organize the visits for you.
  • Our restaurant is in the Gault&Millau and the Michelin guides. Book a table now to try our seasonal menu.We have been recognized distinguished table on the Logis Hotel Group.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.