The Villa des Bordes: a night in the country near the Basilica of Cléry-St-André
While you’re visiting the Basilica of Cléry-St-André, why not spend the night right near town at the Villa des Bordes, a lovely, quiet and newly refurbished country hotel in a 19th century home surrounded by flowers and greenery, with a view of the Basilica in the background. That way you can see the Basilica light up at nightfall and in the early morning when the sun casts its magic spell.
The hotel is a ‘Logis de France’, a label that guarantees that not only you’ll sleep in comfort, but also that you’ll eat well, and that you will! The hotel restaurant is run under the watchful eye of a Maître Restaurateur, a coveted title for chefs who specialize in 100% home-cooked food. The menu offers an inventive, creative cuisine based on local seasonal produce and herbs fresh from the garden – and at prices won’t break the bank. If you can’t decide between the ‘prawn ceviche’ and ‘caramelized stuffed quail’ or the ‘mango and pina colada meringue’ and the ‘cheesecake with chocolate ganache’ hand over the reins to the chef and let him devise a menu especially for you: he’ll be thrilled and so will you!
This charming, unassuming little 9-room hotel gets a top rating from guests. Although many laud it for its peaceful setting, good service and friendly atmosphere, all the die-hard ‘foodies’ staunchly maintain that the highlight of the stay is the food and recommend it as ‘a magnificent spot for a gourmet weekend’!
But sports enthusiasts take heart. The Villa des Bordes is on the famous ‘Loire à Vélo’ cycling trail so you can map out your own itinerary or embark on one of the carefully ‘marked paths’ posted at the reception desk. There’s plenty of room to park your bikes on the property and a rental and maintenance service on site, so hop on the saddle and head off to explore this little known but beautiful area of the Loire Valley.
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