10 Unusual Romantic Weekends at the Chateaux de la Loire

Last Updated on 10/05/2022 by Alfred

Want to escape as a couple for a stay full of romance? Then discover the best unusual weekends in love at the Châteaux de la Loire.

What if you opted for an unforgettable romantic weekend near the Loire Castles? Located along the banks of the Loire, these buildings dated from the Hundred Year’s War and were remodeled during the Renaissance.

They are therefore perfectly suitable for a romantic stay as a couple. What if you spice things up a bit by adding a hint of baroque to your plans? Out of ideas? Then discover 10 unusual weekends in love at the Châteaux de la Loire.

10 Unusual Romantic Weekends at the Chateaux de la Loire

1. Chenonceau saw from above.

For an unusual first weekend in love at the Châteaux de la Loire, the Château de Chenonceau is ideal. Indeed, it is undoubtedly one of the most famous for the beauty of its architecture, its gardens, its labyrinth … But especially for its famous gallery that spans the Cher.

But this time, you will discover it from a completely new angle by flying over it aboard an airship!

From the gondola where you will both be alone with the pilot, you can admire the 2000 carved yews that make up its labyrinth and the gardens of Diane de Poitiers and Marie de Medici.

During the 25-minute flight, you can also discover the beautiful romantic landscapes of the Loire Valley (classified by Unesco).

Good to know: the flight is accessible to people with reduced mobility!

The favorite accommodation: one night in a romantic cottage

And for an unusual romantic weekend at the Châteaux de la Loire, remember to book the cottage of the dove… Between carved beds and a spiral staircase, your stay is not over being romantic!

2. Tutoyer the peaks and descend into the abyss in Chaumont-sur-Loire

We continue to take the height with a new, unusual weekend in love at the Châteaux de la Loire. And this time, it is the castle of Chaumont sur Loire that you will discover… Aboard a hot air balloon.

Thus, after flying over the landscapes of the Loir-et-Cher, you will arrive above Chaumont-sur-Loire. You will then have a breathtaking view of its famous feudal castle, stables, and park, renowned for its beauty.

By the way, did you know that the estate hosts a Garden Festival known throughout the world? It is open every year from April to October. A perfect setting for an unforgettable romantic weekend at the Châteaux de la Loire when you have rested your feet on the ground.

Favorite accommodation: a night in a cave

Then, after tutoying the peaks in the air, go back down to earth… And even underneath! Because why not continue in the unusual by renting a cave cottage? 

Indeed, these houses carved into the cliff are typical of the Loire Valley. Change of scenery guaranteed!

3. Get your hands dirty in Blois

We continue to take the height with a new, unusual weekend in love at the Châteaux de la Loire. And this time, it is the castle of Chaumont sur Loire that you will discover… Aboard a hot air balloon.

Thus, after flying over the landscapes of the Loir-et-Cher, you will arrive above Chaumont-sur-Loire. You will then have a breathtaking view of its famous feudal castle, stables, and park, renowned for its beauty.

By the way, did you know that the estate hosts a Garden Festival known throughout the world? It is open every year from April to October.

A perfect setting for an unusual romantic weekend at the Châteaux de la Loire when you have rested your feet on the ground.

Favorite accommodation: a night in a cave

Then, after tutoying the peaks in the air, go back down to earth… And even underneath! Because why not continue in the unusual by renting a cave cottage? 

Indeed, these houses carved into the cliff are typical of the Loire Valley. Change of scenery guaranteed!

4. The life of Château in Montsoreau

Are you looking for an ideal place for a romantic weekend? So why not an adorable, charming house? Thus, you will be hard at work tasting the Loire wines in the cellars of the Maison Bouvet Ladubay.

Then you can visit the castles of Chinon, Saumur, and Montsoreau to avoid the crowds of Chambord and Chenonceau.

Finally, in the evening, you will go and relax completely in the spa of your hotel because the hammam and jacuzzi reach out to you to close an unusual weekend in love at the castles of the Loire.

5. Luxury, sidecar, and pleasure in Tours

An unforgettable romantic weekend does not necessarily require strong emotions. So, why not treat yourself to a life of luxury for a weekend? You will then sleep in a historic hotel in the center of Tours and enjoy the beautiful breakfast that goes with it.

Favorite activity: a visit to Tours in a vintage sidecar

Then, accompanied by a guide, you can visit the city aboard a vintage sidecar. Whether you are behind the wheel or in the basket, it is sure to be an original experience.

You can then shine in the region and continue your unusual stay at the Châteaux de la Loire. Get off the beaten track and visit the Domaine de Candé, the Château de Beaulieu or the Château de Thuisseau. You will not be disappointed!

6. Charcuterie workshop near Blois + night in a teepee

You are very much in love, and you see yourself growing old together? Like they lived happily and had many children, for example? So, transform yourself into Charles and Laura Ingalls for an unusual weekend.

What better way to learn how to feed a large tribe than to learn how to make your charcuterie? Rillettes and terrines, pâtés, sausages, and pudding will have no more secrets for you after this two-day course.

Favorite accommodation: a night in a teepee

And to complete your return to your roots, you will spend an unforgettable night in a teepee. A romantic weekend that does not lack originality in short.

7. Stars full of eyes in the Venus square

An unusual weekend can take many forms. For example, if you are a fan of astronomy, do not hesitate to book a square of stars.

Because this new concept makes it possible to spend an unusual night under the stars, indeed, you will be able to observe the sky from your bed… But indoors for more comfort and privacy.

The favorite activity: discover Amboise with the help of a histopad

Then, in the morning, you will discover Amboise using a histopad. It is an augmented reality tool that will allow you to visualize the places at the time. In short, a romantic weekend that will leave you… stars in their eyes.

8. Goulaine Castle and the LU Museum

For an unusually romantic and gourmet weekend at the castles of the Loire, why not look west? Indeed, the castle of Goulaine reaches out to you!

Then, after your visit, you can discover the LU Museum, the brand with the famous Petits-Beurre. You will spend a wonderful weekend in love, off the beaten track.

The favorite accommodation: one night in a chic apartment in Nantes

And to top it all off, during your unforgettable romantic weekend at the Châteaux de la Loire, Generation Voyage has reserved the best accommodation for you. Located in the hyper center of Nantes, this charming apartment will allow you to soak up the city’s atmosphere so special.

9. Sleep in a love nest and visit Leonardo da Vinci’s house

Do you know sylvotherapy? It is a method that consists in reducing stress through contact with trees.

So what better place on earth to spend an unusual weekend in love than in an oak tree more than two hundred years old? At more than five meters above the ground, it will make you feel alone in the world.

Favorite activity: a visit to the Château du Clos Lucé

Take the opportunity to discover the world of Leonardo da Vinci by visiting the castle that Francis I had made available to him at the Clos-Lucé. You will be able to admire his inventions and learn more about his life and work.

10. Wine trip to Saumur

If you want to spend an unforgettable weekend at the Châteaux de la Loire, you also have the opportunity to make a mini-city trip under the sign of oenology in Saumur. After tasting Michel Launay’s wines, you will be ready to discover the city.

You and the residents of Morains, Brézé, and Pimpéan in the surrounding area will find the royal castle waiting for you. For an unusual stay, don’t hesitate to discover lesser-known castles in the Loire. They are also worth a visit!

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