The Maison

Maison Loire provides immersive experiences allowing guests to nourish their soul and focus on their wellbeing by reconnecting with nature, beauty, and the creative spirit.


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.

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.


The Restoration

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 Gardens

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 brilliant 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 Rooms

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. Breakfast for guests in the main house features hot drinks and fresh pastries alongside assorted meats and cheeses.

A fully-equipped independent apartment found 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. In each room, ensuite bathrooms are stocked with environmentally friendly, all natural toiletries and organic cotton bathrobes.

To encourage a total immersion in beauty, tranquility, and nature, televisions are intentionally omitted from the property. Nevertheless the property offers fiber optic WiFi.


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.