Les Douves

In the heart of a restored castle surrounded by moats

The “Domaine des Douves”, is located in the heart of the Loire Valley in the centre of the village of Onzain. It is surrounded by moats (hence its name). It’s on almost one hectare of land and has a walled garden located between the moats and the Cissereau stream – completing its indescribable charm. It’s built on the foundations of a thousand-year-old castle which was destroyed by the notorious Bande Noire (Black Band) between 1823 and 1826. The site is included in the Supplementary Inventory of Historic Monuments. The central island is accessible by both a stone bridge and a wooden footbridge, which allows you to admire the remains of the old castle and its chapel. You will be welcomed to this unusual place, full of history and near to the great châteaux of the Loire, by a couple in love with music and art.

Accommodation and rates

Our rooms in the castle

A large suite of four rooms with private terrace located on the floor of the historic wing of buildings, private access and independence. It consists of a parental room with a bed of 180 cm and two beds of 90 cm., Two small living rooms, with possibility of sleeping, a bathroom with toilet and bath.
An atypical room "The Tower of Helion" installed in the remains of the medieval keep, a bed of 180 cm, a sitting area that has a seat that can accommodate a child.


  • A double-bed room and a standard suite from €180 to €220 (25€ per additional person)
    Breakfast included


Restaurants in surrounding area : La Charboinette at 20 mns and many others within a radius of 3 kms


Leisure on site

Small boat and fishing

Leisure nearby

  • Visit the Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire, the Loire Valley,
    cultural season « des Douves »,
    hot air balloon.

To know

  • Open all year
  • Payment by credit card
  • Reception room
  • Welcoming families
  • WIFI


  • In the heart of the village of Onzain, a quarter of an hour from Blois, Amboise or Chenonceau and half an hour from Chambord or Tours.
    The SNCF Paris-Tours line runs the Onzain station several times a day.