After four consecutive years of interior and exterior refurbishment works, the hotel opened in August 1974. Located between Blois and Tours, only two hours away from Paris, in Onzain, discover in an enchanting setting, surrounded by a vast park of 70 hectares, a former hunting lodge from the 19th century.
Located on the wine road and at the heart of Loire castles in the midst of greenery, the Domaine des Hauts de Loire welcomes nature lovers that dream of retiring in a haven where a cosy and warm atmosphere dominates. A four star establishment, this Relais & Châteaux has become a true institution of French tourism.
Park of 70 hectares
The Domaine des Hauts de Loire is as majestic as it is vast. Take the time to let yourself be charmed by this setting and enjoy a bucolic atmosphere to relax in the heart of nature. We provide you with bicycles, ideal for exploring the property freely.
Therefore, do not hesitate to wander off, walking or cycling, on one of the numerous trails winding through the woods, relax under the shade of a tree or by the shore of one of the three ponds where you can also go fishing.
Black and white swans, Egyptian geese, ducks and other inhabitants will most certainly accompany you during this true change of scenery. We actually offer three walking trails : at your will, go for ¼ hour, ½ hour or ¾ of an hour through the estate.
Pool, Tennis and Pétanque
After a day spent exploring the magnificent castles of the Loire, give yourself a relaxing break by the hotel’s pool. Surrounded by lush greenery, dive into turquoise water and enjoy generous sunlight.
In need for some entertainment or just feel like taking up a sport? Our establishment offers you just that opportunity on its tennis court or pétanque play area (bowls game).
The opportunity is there for all to have fun with family and friends and why not indulge in real competitions.
Go back in time and discover the passionate history of the Domaine…
Castles of the Loire Valley
Close to the Domaine des Hauts de Loire, visit the Amboise and Chaumont-sur-Loire castles that welcome each year the International Garden Festival. The royal castle in Blois showcases the French architecture from the Middle Ages to the 17th century, while the Chenonceau castle stands majestically on the banks of the Cher, with its main Renaissance building built on the river. Go visit the Chambord castle, a jewel of French architecture with multiple turrets. And between Chambord and Chenonceau, discover the Cheverny castle. This castle inspired the famous cartoonist Hergé to create Moulinsart Castle in some of the “Adventures of Tintin”.
The wine route
The hotel is located near the Loire Valley wine route.
It is the longest in France: for 800 km, along the river, discover an exceptional heritage. Visit the vineyards of Bourgueil, Chinon, Vouvray or Esvres. On the plateau of Oisly, sample wines with as grape varieties Gamay and Sauvignon.
By car, but also on foot or with a bike, discover the vineyards, hillsides and landscapes of the Loire Valley. Take advantage of your stay to discover this exceptional “terroir” and do not hesitate to stop in one of the many wineries open for tasting.
Relais & Châteaux
Relais & Chateaux counts nearly 540 charming hotels and gourmet restaurants around the world. This group, established in 1954, has since become a reference in the world of hotels and restaurants. The objective is the same since its foundation, encourage on a worldwide scale, an “art de vivre” that is unique, by selecting destinations with a unique character.
Relais & Châteaux reunites hotel managers and great chefs who are passionate and committed to providing their guests with an unforgettable experience.