Where to Stay by Chateau Chaumont in France

Of all the chateaux in the Loire Valley, Chateau Chaumont may very well be the one that is most straight out a fairy-book.  Its beautiful, slate-grey turrets are incredibly picturesque, & make it seem as though Cinderella herself may step out the front doors.  And staying near Chaumont is a great base for viewing other nearby chateaux, as it’s located centrally in the Loire Valley, right on the river.  Learn where to stay by Chateau Chaumont in France!

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Chaumont is one of my favorite castles in the Loire Valley…

Map of Hotels by Chaumont

Chateau Chaumont

Chateau de La Rozelle (Hotel Near Cheverny)

Chateau du Pray (Hotel Near Chenonceau)

Domaine des Hauts de Loire

Les Hauts de Chaumont

Overview of Hotels by Chateau Chaumont

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Domaine Les Hauts de Loire is like staying in a chateau of your own: its setting is GRAND. Photo by Les Hauts de Loire.

  • **Domaine Les Hauts de Loire ($365+/night) = Stunning 5-Star 19th-Century Hunting Lodge by Chaumont: One of the closest hotels to Chateau Chaumont is also one of the prettiest.  Ivy climbs up the walls of this former hunting retreat, & rooms are luxurious with all-modern amenities, such as Nespresso machines & Bose sound-systems.  Buffet breakfast is included, & there’s a wonderful fine dining restaurant here ~ as well as an outdoor pool, sundeck, & tennis courts.  And it’s just 4 miles from Chaumont!  
  • Chateau de la Rozelle ($120+/night) = Perfect Hotel if You’re Also Visiting Chambord or Cheverny ~ on a Budget!  This is one of the least expensive “Chateau Hotels” you’ll find in the Loire Valley, & it’s an ideal place to stay if you’re also heading up to Chambord & Cheverny.  I stayed here, & loved the antique furnishings, beautiful downstairs lounges & billiards room, as well as breakfast each morning…which included eggs!  The grounds are sprawling & lovely for a walk after dinner.
  • Chateau de Pray ($240+/night) = Perfect Hotel if You’re Also Visiting Chenonceau:  If you’re visiting both Chenonceau & Chaumont: this is a perfect place to stay, as it’s less than 20 minutes to both chateaus.  And the grounds here are lovely, with elegant rooms.  There’s a great restaurant on-site, heated outdoor pool, bike rentals, & an incredibly friendly staff. This is one of my TOP choices for a stay in the Loire Valley!  I’ve also recommended this hotel in an article on where to stay by Chenonceau

Photos of Domaine Les Hauts de Loire

My top choice for a stay by Chaumont is Domaine Les Hauts de Loire ($365+/night).  Just four miles across the river from Chaumont, you’ll feel like you’re in another world here….with nods to the old-world, yet surrounded by all the modern amenities you could ask for.  Some places are worth splurging a little: & this is one of them. 

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Charm abounds at Domaine Les Hauts de Loire.

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Beautiful ivy-clad exteriors at this five-star hotel. Photo by Visit French Wine.

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And their restaurant is Michelin-rated…

Fairytale stay in the French countryside! We couldn’t have been happier at Domaine des Hauts de Loire. The staff went above & beyond to ensure our stay was wonderful. The two rooms our party of 5 stayed in were spacious, well-appointed, & beautiful. Housekeeping has thought of everything you might need. The grounds are a perfect place to unwind after a day exploring all the Loire Valley has to offer.
 
– Candi H.

Photos of Chateau de la Rozelle

If Chateau Chaumont is just one stop on your tour, & you’re headed north towards Cheverny & ultra-grand Chambord ~ check prices at the lovely Chateau de la Rozelle…where I stayed.  It made a lovely base for exploring the Loire, & the staff was friendly & very helpful without being overbearing.  And I loved the soaking tub in my room!!

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Chateau de la Rozelle is a great place to stay in that’s near Chambord, Cheverny, & Chaumont.

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Coming back to this sitting room after long days of touring was heavenly…

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And rooms are tastefully furnished, with all modern comforts (including large soaking tubs in many rooms)!

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Strolling the sprawling grounds is another treat of staying here…

“We’ve been coming to Chateau de la Rozelle for over ten years, as a beginning & end to our annual French holiday. The rooms are always impeccably clean, & the staff very friendly and helpful. We always enjoy eating here.”

 

– Debbie F.

Photos of Chateau de Pray in Amboise

On the other hand, if you’re headed south after Chaumont ~ towards Chenonceau (my #1 favorite castle in the Loire Valley), then a stay at Chateau de Pray will have you feeling like Cinderella….

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Life doesn’t get much better than this….at the uber-charming Chateau de Pray.

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A charming, old-world room at Chateau de Pray.

 
Loved our stay at Chateau de PrayWe had an amazing experience here: staff were considerate & very accomodating. A romantic, delicious, 3-course dinner was served in our room, a delightful walk around the property & gardens, & a comfortable room. Thoroughly enjoyed it!
 
– Catherine F. from Paris

Info on Renting Cars in the Loire Valley

I highly recommend renting a car for your visit to the Loire Valley ~ particularly if you’re staying at one of chateaux listed here, as they’re all located slightly out of town.  Driving in France was far less stressful than driving in Italy, particularly in the Loire: its country roads are beautiful, quiet, & not heavily-trafficked. 

The alternative to renting a car is to take a bus tour, which usually start in major towns, such as Blois.  This is a good possibility if you don’t want to drive, but gives you less flexibility.  You can also try to taxi-ing around, but this will end up being more expensive than simply renting a car.  I love using Discover Cars, as they aggregate across multiple carriers to find the best prices.

Where to Stay by Chateau Chaumont

One more option, that’s about as close to Chateau Chaumont as you can get: Les Hauts de Chaumont, a charming guesthouse that’s just an 8-minute walk to the castle grounds.

xoxo Noelia