Le Chat Courant

Villandry, Indre-et-Loire
Bed & Breakfast

Learn about local lore, taste the wines, bliss out in the garden and enjoy the company of Éric, a warm, humorous and talented host


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 5


A handsome 18th-century family house on the river Cher just opposite Villandry and with its own lovely garden (whose birdsong drowns out occasional train noise). Bedrooms are pretty and stylish: the double in the converted cottage opens to the swimming pool, the suite in the main house has fine antique furniture. Éric – who is also a keen photographer – has created garden enchantment here with old species of apple trees, a walled vegetable garden, a wisteria-clad pergola, a formal boxed flower garden, and a semi-wild garden beyond, all surrounded by woodland and pasture where the families’ horses peacefully graze.


  • 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
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • 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
Minimum stay: 2 nights in high season. Pets by arrangement.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Restaurant 5 minutes by car.


Nightly price
from €78
1 Family room for 5
From €110
1 Double
From €78


We stayed with Eric in July and it was a delight to be welcomed into his home. The gardens and pool and beautiful and Eric is such a hospitable host. The homemade jams are lovely and the children enjoyed watching Eric's collection of lovebirds.

Clare, Windsor

Beautiful B&B, full of charm, rustic, good price, secure parking, dog friendly, very comfortable, delicious breakfast. Eric, our host was extremely kind. He booked us a table for dinner at a nearby restaurant, l'Etape Gourande, amazing place too. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again, it was so charming.

Olivia, Madrid

We have stayed overnight at Le Chat Courant for the past four years and each time we have had a wonderful welcome from Eric who has taken every care of us. The accommodation is very comfortable and very suited to our needs as it is on the ground floor and we take our Labrador with us each time. His breakfasts are delicious with fresh bakery and an imaginative array of his homemade jams. His garden is superb with beautiful planting, landscaping and a very refreshing swimming pool. We look forward to our stay each time we travel down to Spain.

Maggie, Winchester

A very relaxed start to our holiday. Eric made us feel part of his family - nothing was too much trouble and we enjoyed learning about the history of his attractive home as well as sampling wine from his extensive cellar!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Éric Gaudouin

  • A typical Tours house, made of freestone dating from the start of the XIX Century.
  • On the edge of the Cher, across from the Château de Villandry
  • Where the Cher and the Loire meet.
  • Area classified as a global Unesco treasure.
  • Entrance to the Parc Naturel Régional Loire Anjou Touraine
  • Incredible garden, according to Guest and Garden.