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Tap into the tranquility, artistry, and sense of belonging

Our luxury bed & breakfast is housed in a 19th century stately home with sweeping views of the Loire river in the heart of Blois—a royal city full of history, culture, and charm

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Pay homage to the indulgence of the region’s noble roots

Five rooms in the main house—each with a modern ensuite bathroom—are flooded with natural light and offer either a fireplace, a lounge area, or panoramic views of the river and city.

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Commune with nature  

Beyond the rear double doors of the maison, our expansive terrace affords sweeping views of the river valley below. 

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Indulge in services worthy of the royal city

Maison Loire has reinterpreted the guest experience—whether welcoming visitors with a glass of wine from local vineyards, curating recommendations for discovering the region, arranging massages from our spa partner, or offering a plate of regional delicacies after a day of sightseeing

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Reconnect with nature, beauty, and the creative spirit

Maison Loire provides immersive experiences allowing guests to nourish their soul and focus on their wellbeing

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“THE PERSON WHO HAS LIVED THE MOST IS NOT THE ONE WITH THE MOST YEARS, BUT THE ONE WITH THE RICHEST EXPERIENCES.”
– Jean Jacques Rousseau

Bienvenue à Maison Loire

Maison Loire is housed in a 19th century stately home, or maison bourgeoise, with sweeping views of the Loire river in the heart of Blois—a royal city full of history, culture, and charm.

Visitors tap into the tranquility, artistry, and sense of belonging that Maison Loire offers through its luxury bed & breakfast and center for culture and wellbeing.

The Maison

The historic maison is the centerpiece of the guest experience.

Designed on a north-south axis that embraces the symmetry of the period and leads visitors directly to the garden’s bellevue, the building is constructed of patterned brick and locally quarried tuffeau, a creamy white limestone. Hand carved stone ornaments, marble fireplaces, herringbone parquet flooring, and Louis XVI plaster moldings all evoke the artistic richness of the Belle Epoque.

In 2021, the maison was reimagined with vigilant attention to detail to inspire the most discerning twenty-first century traveler. With a deep reverence for French classic design and the awe-inspiring history of the region, the owners spent nearly a year carefully restoring the property using period materials and reproduction finishes sourced from across Europe to achieve uncompromising authenticity while keeping sustainability and modern comforts front of mind.

On the ground floor, the foyer, salon, dining room, and library are clad with boiserie panel moldings against a backdrop of limestone and French white oak parquet flooring, providing a welcoming milieu for guests to socialize. Layers of art, authentic antiques, noble fabrics, and world treasures collected over the past decade are carefully juxtaposed with contemporary touches to create a profound sense of history and a bold note of modern splendor.

The Garden

Beyond the rear double doors of the maison, visitors can commune with nature on the expansive terrace that affords sweeping views of the river valley below. The faint gurgling sound from the stone fountain in the adjoining parterre garden adds a sense of repose to the outdoor living space. The gardens become progressively less structured nearer the river with a briliant variety of flowers basking in the Loire Valley sunshine. The piece de resistance hides in a small grotto at the bottom of the property—a life-size stone statue of Diana the Huntress.

The Amenities

Maison Loire has reinterpreted the guest experience with an array of intuitive services worthy of the royal city—whether welcoming visitors with a glass of wine from local vineyards, curating recommendations for discovering the region, arranging massages from our spa partner, or offering a plate of regional delicacies after a day of sightseeing.

Each room features an ensuite bathroom stocked with environmentally friendly, all natural toiletries, and organic cotton bathrobes. Breakfast for guests in the main house features hot drinks and fresh pastries alongside assorted meats and cheeses.

Breakfast for guests in the main house

All natural toiletries

Sweeping views of the Loire Valley

Organic cotton bathrobes

The Rooms & Cottages

The elegantly decorated accommodations at Maison Loire pay homage to the indulgence of the region’s noble roots while respecting the serenity of the natural surroundings. Five rooms in the main house—each with a modern ensuite bathroom—are flooded with natural light and offer either a fireplace, a lounge area, or panoramic views of the river and city. A fully-equipped independent apartment in the converted service wing of the maison features a private entrance and direct access to the classic French garden. Every space is well appointed with a carefully curated collection of antiques spanning three centuries, fine fabrics brought from India, and modern comforts. To encourage a total immersion in beauty, tranquility, and nature, televisions are intentionally omitted from the property. Nevertheless the property offers fiber optic WiFi.

Curiosités

Exuberance meets modern comfort. The motifs in the chinoiserie wall covering that anchor the custom headboard recall eighteenth century interest in nature and the exotic. A crystal chandelier and an imposing armoire, high ceilings and wood moldings — all are layered to bring a sense of grandeur to this space. Meanwhile, the refined simplicity of […]

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Prices start at: 330 for 2 nights


Belle Époque

Revel in the joie de vivre! The focal point is undeniable in this space — the Louis XVI bronze canopy that graces the hand carved teakwood headboard beckons guests to settle in. Standing directly opposite, the grand casement windows overlook the river and valley allowing for the admiration of the sunrise. Original French oak parquet […]

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Prices start at: 330 for 2 nights


Les Trois Éléments

A sense of harmony and retreat presides here. The palette in this space recalls the color of the Loire Valley sky just outside the windows with Dupioni silk drapes framing the view. The hand carved headboard is crowned with a gilt wood ciel de lit, or a sky above the bed. A simple marble mantle […]

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Prices start at: 330 for 2 nights


Les Années Folles

A decidedly Art Deco motif silhouetting the hand carved headboard reminds guests to pursue beauty in all aspects of life. The hand painted gold swans on the wall are repeated in the bronze ormolu Empire chandelier above. Meanwhile, the bathroom lends a contemporary touch. The hexagon pattern on the floor–a modern interpretation of geometric designs […]

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Prices start at: 330 for 2 nights


Découvertes

An invitation to discover. The elephant motif in the linen drapes framing the view of the Loire Valley is reminiscent of expeditions made during the nineteenth century French imperial campaigns. The varied decor in this space takes guests on a journey across textures, geographies, and centuries. The bathroom features modern comforts as well as antique […]

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Prices start at: 330 for 2 nights


La Maisonette

Originally the service quarters, this completely renovated two-story private cottage maintains its original rustic charm. The open floor plan on the ground floor has a cozy aesthetic. To keep the space light and airy, the exposed wood beams were covered in a traditional lime wash. The private entrance and kitchenette allow guests total independence while […]

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Prices start at: 260 for 2 nights


Double Suite

The elegantly decorated accommodations at Maison Loire pay homage to the indulgence of the region’s noble roots while respecting the serenity of the natural surroundings. This two-bedroom, two-bathroom suite is flooded with natural light and offers two marble mantles, a private balcony, and panoramic views of the river and city. Each room is well appointed […]

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Prices start at: 620 for 2 nights


La Maison

The elegantly decorated accommodations at Maison Loire pay homage to the indulgence of the region’s noble roots while respecting the serenity of the natural surroundings. Five rooms in the main house—each with modern ensuite bathroom—are flooded with natural light and offer either a fireplace, a lounge area, or panoramic views of the river and city. […]

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Prices start at: 1,080 for 2 nights


The Region

Maison Loire is located in the heart of the Loire Valley of France, a region renowned for its historic castles and concentration of vineyards. The maison is perched on a hill in Blois, a historic town famous for its magnificent chateau—the residence of numerous French kings from the 13th to the 17th centuries.

Within a half hour drive sit many of the region’s most famous chateaux, vineyards, and charming towns. Meanwhile. the Blois train station and city center are each a five minute walk from the maison, making it an ideal spot for weekend visitors from Paris.

The Experiences

Maison Loire offers a range of immersive experiences allowing guests to nourish their soul and focus on their wellbeing.

Maison Loire organizes art exhibits, live performances, private events, and corporate retreats capitalizing on the refined interior and spacious terrace.

Maison Loire can offer wellbeing services to guests such as guided meditation & morning yoga by owner Nicolas, a wellbeing devotee who has completed yoga training in India.

With its lush gardens and elegant interiors, Maison Loire is the ideal backdrop for your photo or video shoot. 

Maison Loire partners with local vineyards to offer unique wine tasting experiences.

Maison Loire offers wellbeing retreats, artist residencies, and package tours for guests seeking to immerse themselves more fully.

The Hosts

Nicolas’s appreciation for the French aesthetic is the bedrock of Maison Loire’s excellent customer service. With fifteen years of experience in public health, Nicolas is a wellbeing devotee with yoga certificates from India and a deep interest in holistic medicine and medicinal plants. His connections in the art world elevate the caliber of Maison Loire’s art exhibitions and artist residence program.

Alexander’s wide-ranging career in interior design, French art and antiques, classical piano performance, and cultural programming inform both the refined ambiance and varied cultural programming at Maison Loire. An American diplomat since 2017, Alexander has lived in France, Italy, Russia, Hungary, Georgia. Ecuador, India, and Guinea—experiences that have inspired the spirit of discovery at Maison Loire.

Testimonials

Read what our guests have to say about their experience at Maison Loire.

Our thanks to Nicolas for his excellent hospitality in this beautiful house—exquisitely decorated, very well located, quiet, and with a superb view! Nicolas is a very warm and attentive host. The breakfast is excellent: bread and croissants, eggs made to order, good cheeses, fruits; everything is fresh and flavorful. We loved our room—the calm, the comfort and the view is top notch. The bedding is extremely comfortable and the linens are very nice. We hope to return soon and recommend this beautiful house without reservations!

Laurent w. France
Découvertes

Nicolas has decorated his home beautifully and tastefully with everything in just the right place. It’s a fabulous place to be. We were warmly welcomed on our arrival (and before). Nicolas provided lots of detailed information to help make our stay special. We had a delightful breakfast each morning in the dining room listening to the distant sound of classical music. The bedroom, the bathroom, and the views are wonderful. And with Nicolas’s great local insight, we spent a couple of truly memorable days in Blois. Nicolas gave us excellent recommendations. Staying at his gorgeous home was a delight and great comfort.

FIona B.Great britain
Curiosité