La Croix de la Voulte

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

To know

  • Seasonal opening
  • Swimming pool
  • WIFI
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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.