Château des Essards

Gorgeous 19th-century castle

In the Vallée des Rois, this gorgeous 19th-century castle stands in the middle of a wood where deer, roebuck and wild boar are to be found. A rustic setting, a warm welcome and comfortable and spacious rooms . With the finest châteaux in the Loire Valley and the superb vineyards of Chinon and Saumur nearby.

Accommodation and rates

Our rooms in the castle

5 bedrooms, including 2 suites, with private bath or shower and wc.

Available for seminar

Our gites and furnished in outbuildings

  • "Le Manoir" for 10 persons
  • 4 stars


Evening meals available on reservation.


Leisure on site

  • 2 lounges dinner room
  • private swimming pool
  • jacuzzi
  • private car-park
  • Park
  • walks in the forest.

Leisure nearby

  • fishing
  • horse-riding and horseback outings, walks
  • 15-hole golf course (15 km away)
  • tennis
  • cycle tourism
  • microlights
  • hot-air ballooning (12 km away)
  • nautical sports on the Loire, lake, swimming, diving, windsurfing (9 km away)

  • Châteaux: Langeais, Azay-le-Rideau, Villandry etc. Royal Abbey of Fontevraud. Citadel and old quarters of Chinon, wine areas of Bourgueil, Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, Chinon, Saumur, Vouvray.
  • Many museums. Shows Gizeux.

To know

  • Open all year
  • Payment by credit card
  • Seminar room
  • Swimming pool
  • Welcoming families
  • WIFI


  • A85, come aff at Langeais, then follow directions to Hommes until Les Essards, via the RN152 road, coming from Tours, go into Langeais and take directions to Hommes, when you get to Essards, turn left on the road to Saint-Michel, the château is 300 m along the road. Coming from Saumur, go to Ingrandes (D35) and follow signs to Les Essards. Michelin map n° 64.