La Croix de la Voulte

Opening period

Open from may 1st to september 30th

Spoken languages

French

Very former lodging house in the wide fireplaces near Saumur

La Croix de la Voulte is a very old rendez-vous of the Royal Hunt built from the XVth to the end of the XVIIth century. The Hunt of the Kings of France would meet there before turning back; “faire voulte” means “turn back” in old French. The property comprises several dwellings in white Loire tufa stone, situated around a large, shady, flowery courtyard. Rooms with period furnishings and modern comfort.

Accommodation and rates

Our rooms in the castle

  • 4 double rooms
  • 1 twin-bedded room with private bath or shower and WC.
  • The enormous fireplaces in the "Anjou" and "Touraine" bedrooms date from the XVth century.

Catering

Very good approved restaurants nearby.

Activities

Leisure on site

  • karge garden of 3 hectares
  • swimming pool

Leisure nearby

  • Saumur: the Château, the National Horse-riding School, visits to wine cellars
  • The Royal Abbey in Fontevraud
  • numerous inhabited châteaux on the Routes du Roi René (it seems he stayed in La Croix de la Voulte)
  • the underground world of the cave-dwellers

Location

  • From Saumur: from the railway station, take the D229 for 4 kms (2.5 miles) in the direction of Angers. La Croix de la Voulte is signposted just between the village of St-Lambert des Levées and the Château de Boumois.

  • Michelin maps N° 67, fold N° 8, and N° 64, fold N° 12.

To know

  • Animaux : Pets not allowed.
  • Seasonal opening
  • Swimming pool
  • WIFI