A private floating suite is launched in the Loire Valley
This month, guests will be able to book a magical night afloat for EUR500 including breakfast. The boat is moored on the Cosson canal, just next to the château and its stunning French formal gardens. The Relais de Chambord is the only hotel in the château’s enormous private 5,440-hectare estate, or domaine - and at night guests staying at the hotel can go back in time – and have it all to themselves.
Inside, the toue cabanée gives its guests the same sleek contemporary luxury as the hotel - along with all mod cons, air conditioning, heating and Wi-Fi. Designed by Stefania di Petrillo, the interior – a large bedroom, with a kitchenette and a bathroom with a shower – is elegantly dressed in wood and leather, creating an incredibly relaxing and restful atmosphere – a true private haven.
The 16th century Château de Chambord was built as a hunting lodge for King Francois 1. It stands in a private estate roughly the same size as central Paris, the largest enclosed nature reserve in Europe. A stay at Le Relais de Chambord guarantees plenty of space, fresh air and time to discover the domaine. Guests can explore the reserve with a forest guide to visit the waterways, woodland and heathland that surround the hotel and perhaps spot deer and wild boar. They can also cycle along the 4km canal,or walk the 20km of newly devised paths through the grounds – or take a boat out on the waterways around the Château.
The butler will welcome the toue cabanée’s first guests aboard for a magical night. And in the morning, after watching the sun rise gently over Renaissance turrets and chimneys, breakfast is delivered, ready and waiting on deck, with France’s most perfect château as the backdrop.
A night for two on board the toue cabanée - EUR500 including breakfast. For a very special occasion, such as a family reunion, the boat can also be taken on an exclusive basis, for a private lunch or dinner, prepared by the hotel’s chefs, for up to 12 people. Subject to availability from €1,000.
LE RELAIS DE CHAMBORD, Place Saint-Louis 41 250 Chambord