A peaceful 17th Century property surrounded by French-style gardens,
on the borders of Touraine, Anjou and Poitou in Chinonais
Lerné, Indre-et-Loire Centre FR

Property owners’ take the floor

Why did you settle in this region, in this place and not elsewhere ?

For the mild climate, the beautiful landscapes and the rich architecture - it seems too good to be true, but such is reality in Touraine.

What can you offer people staying with you ?

As well as the chance to visit the old chapel, which is in keeping the many monuments and castles nearby, we offer our guests a peaceful stay in large half-timbered bedrooms with period furniture, paintings and artwork that mostly look over the garden and pool. If requested 48 hours in advance, our professional chef, Moha, can prepare and serve a candlelit dinner in the dining room. We also offer excursions such as a visit to the master perfumer Nicolas de Barry where guests have the opportunity to learn about perfume making, a guided discovery walk in the surrounding vineyards, and a relaxation session at the house with an expert practitioner.

What specific architectural features does your building have ?

The Clos Chavigny is included in the French Supplementary Historic Monument List and has been perfectly preserved to this day by its various owners. It has kept its original architectural features both inside and out, which include the impressively large chimneys. The property was built around French-style gardens, which are also listed in the FSHML, and still has a lovely 17th century feel.

Places you would personally recommend

In addition to the AOC vineyards that can be explored with or without a guide from the olfactory initiation workshop, you can also discover the region by hot air balloon, or more simply by bike or on horseback. As for restaurants, we would recommend 'le Château de Marçay' and 'Le restaurant de l'Abbaye' next to the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud. In Chavigny, or in Pouancy to be more precise, we like the Michelin-starred 'Le Trésor Belge', 'Le Gambetta', which the Guide Rouge recommends, and 'Les Menestrels' in Saumur. Just five kilometres from the Clos, in Touraine, you will find 'La Devinière' which is a 15th century farmhouse and the 'Guerres Picrocholines' theatre which features in 'Gargantua' by the writer Rabelais - it is now a literary museum.

What is its history ?

The buildings of the Clos Chavigny were formerly part of Chavigny castle. The castle was built by the architect of the king, Pierre le Muet, on behalf of the Superintendent of Finance of Richelieu in 1635 but was unfortunately destroyed in 1830. The buildings of the Clos Chavigny formerly served as housing for the people of the castle and are its last vestiges along with the magnificent 17th century baroque chapel that has a stunning sculpted decor.

Our opinion

Surrounded by French-style gardens, the Clos Chavigny exudes elegance with its red door frames that contrast with the whiteness of the tuffeau stones, the green box trees and the glimmering blue of the swimming pool. Available for meetings, filming and photo-shoots, this property offers more than just its baroque chapel. It was once known as the flower of the 'Garden of France' and is the perfect starting point for exploring the riches of Touraine, Anjou and Poitou that border this ideal location near Chinon.


Contact us

Réf 856754

Open from 1st April to 31st October

Accommodation capacity

10 4 4

The reception rooms and bedrooms are all found in one wing of the property - the former are found on the ground floor and the latter on the first floor. All of the en suite bathrooms are equipped with a shower and bath. One of the suites which is comprised of two connecting rooms can accommodate four people. Our guests also have access to a lounge, a dining room, a library that serves as a TV room, a billiard room, a relaxation room and a gym.

Facilities and amenities
  • Table d’hôte meal
  • Wireless Internet connection
  • DVD player
  • swimming pool 10x5m
  • Satellite television

Languages spoken



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