Le Chaton Rouge
Bed & Breakfast
CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS
Le Chaton Rouge is closed in line with French travel restrictions. We will be closed until the end of April 2021 (TBC).
To avoid disappointment we have closed our online booking diary. Any enquiries for future booking should be done be emailing Sarah directly. Please see our T&Cs for cancellation policy.
Places of Interest:
24hrs du Mans Golf Course 15 miles
Antarès 17.2 miles
Le Mans Circuit 18 miles
Le Mans Exhibition Centre 18.2 miles
A28 motorway 12 miles
Tours Val de Loire Airport 27.4 miles
A stunning bed and breakfast in the heart of the Loire Valley. Le Chaton Rouge is in the centre of St Pierre du Lorouër, a small village between Tours and Le Mans. This beautifully renovated 18th century townhouse has 5 bedrooms, and combines classic French style with modern touches.
A continental breakfast is included with your reservation, and upon prior request an evening meal can be prepared and served in the dedicated outdoor dining room. Le Chaton Rouge is a licensed premises so you can enjoy afternoon drinks on the sun loungers, aperitifs on the terrace and a bottle of regional wine with your meal.
When not relaxing within the grounds of Le Chaton Rouge, there is plenty to enjoy including walking and cycling in the scenic countryside, horse riding, and mountain biking through the Forest of Bercé. You can also sunbath and swim at the lake in Marcon, just 10 miles from the house. We are perfectly located for you to explore the nearby villages, towns and cities, and of course the stunning chateaux along the banks of the river Loir and the Le Mans race track with is less than 20 miles away. We can also help to organise for wine and cheese tasting, and falconry experiences upon request .
*If you wish to make a reservation between November & March please contact us directly. The online booking calendar is closed for these months.*
Breakfast includes freshly homemade bread & jams, with croissants, fresh fruit salad, juice, yogurts & cereals in the guest house's dining room. A selection of tea & fresh coffee is also available.
Parking & Shuttle Service
There is free parking in the village square. We can organise for a shuttle to collect you from Tours airport or Le Mans train station (please contact us for prices)
Free WiFi is available throughout the property.
Le Chaton Rouge features an enclosed garden and a furnished sun terrace.
We are able to offer a selection of local and regional wines, including a small bar facility. Aperitifs can be served in the courtyard upon request.
Laundry service available for long staying guests (fees apply)
Exclusive Accommodation for the
Le Mans Classic & 24hr Race
We are excited to be able to offer exclusive accommodation for the Le Mans 24hr race (8th-15th June 2021) and the Le Mans Classic (29th June -5th July 2021). Accommodation is for up to 12 people (6 bedrooms), breakfast included. For the car enthusiasts among you, there is a garage with hoist, pit and a resident mechanic. Total cost per week is 10,500€, please contact us for more details.
DINING & EVENTS
Le Chaton Rouge is pleased to be able to offer Table d'Hôtes (evening meal) using local produce: 4 courses for €25 per person. We are a fully licensed premises with a variety of local wines, beers and aperitifs available. ** Reservations for food must be made at least 24 hours in advance, and please notify us of any special dietary requirements.**
Other catering services available to non-residential guests:
Le Chaton Rouge offers private dining experience for up to 14 people, menus can be designed to your specification. Please contact us for more details.
Having business meeting, funeral wake or any type of event where you require a venue and food? Allow Le Chaton Rouge to take the worry and strain out of your catering. We can cater for up to 40 guests. Please contact us for more details.
Seasonal Pop-Up Restaurant, please see our Facebook page for details of upcoming events.
THINGS TO DO
A few km's to the south of us are the lovely villages and towns situated along the banks of the River Loir; La Chartre-sur-Loir for example. Wine tasting, brocantes and vide-greniers most weekends (or the keen Treasure Hunters )
It's well worth visiting the bio wine producers of the Maison Rouge, a favourite amongst many local wine producers - although there are lots to recommend - Croisard, (house special) Fresneau & Gigou for example. Wine and Cheese tours can be arranged.
The forest of Bercé is an ideal place for walking, horse-riding, cycling and mountain biking (195 miles of waymarked itineraries). A dappled network of trails. Mushroom picking tours arranged in season, that combines a day foraging and a day cooking!
Only 10 miles away is Lac de Varennes (with a sandy beach, waterslide and lifeguard), great for swimming and water sports, plus a small park for the kids. Ideal for families with young kids.
The Loir and surrounding tributaries offer beautiful fishing & kayaking locations, we can tailor packages and an experienced guide. including permits, rods and equipment and the perfect picnic ....as well as hopefully BBQing the catch of the day.
There is the local market on a Wednesday, where you can buy the most amazing unpasteurised organic goats cheese, along with other fantastic goodies.
FIRE OF AWAKENING (22-26 April)
Emerge from the coldness and dullness of the winter months, shed your skin and feel lighter, brighter and clear around your intentions for the year ahead. This intimate four-day retreat will wrap around the element of fire, using its purifying heat to scorch off what may be weighing you down, and fill you with the warmth of the sun before it fully arrives, the energy for a new beginning.
Nestled amongst the vineyards of the northern Loire Valley as the vines begin to bud, each day will be opened and closed around the antique iron brazier in the garden, letting what we no longer wish to hold onto fall into the flames. We'll work with Tantric Hatha yoga and breathwork practices designed to build up fresh energy reserves, especially focusing on opening out around the heart and lungs, creating more space to breathe in fully - to take more of life in - and boosting both circulation and immunity. Revitalize, expand, become radiant.
Our mornings will unfold around a 90-minute practice either in the cosy yoga studio or on the yoga deck in the garden, the birds singing as the sun rises behind the house. Then we'll settle into stillness each evening with a 90-minute Yin yoga practice that will release blockages at much deeper layers of our energetic and emotional bodies and create space for what is next, with the option of a calming, grounding meditation before bed.
All nourishing vegetarian meals will be seasonal and locally sourced, with many of the ingredients grown in Le Chaton Rouge's kitchen garden or harvested from the woods nearby. There will be downtime during the retreat with optional activities available between yoga classes, such as wine tasting, horse riding or bike riding through the Berce forest.
3-day/4-night retreat is 650€ (or 550€ if you are travelling as part of a couple).
Included in price:
Transfer from/to Tours Airport
4 nights’ accommodation in your own room with private bathroom, towels and linen all provided.
Wholesome breakfasts, light lunches and 4-course dinners are all included. Our menu will be vegetarian, prepared in-house with locally sourced organic vegetables.
Selection of herbal teas, coffees available at all times
A wine tour in the local area.
Yoga equipment: mats, blocks, straps, blankets & pillows are supplied.
Excluded from price:
Travel should be booked separately (nearest airport is Le Tours)
Alcohol - premises are licenced, and alcoholic beverages are sold separately.
Optional extra activities for free time
1-2-1 yoga class 50€ for 1 hour
Bike hire 20€ for 1/2 day
Horse riding 30€ for 1.5hr including transport there and back.
** Last year's disappointments were hard for all of us, and we understand that things are still unstable but we are optimistically stepping forward into 2021 and planning our yoga retreats. We will be asking for a 20% deposit for any bookings, which should there be any further lockdowns will be used to host an online retreat that you can practice at home.
* All class will be conducted in English.
Le Chaton Rouge
4 Rue du Calvaire,
Tel: +33 2 43 46 21 37
Mob: +33 6 44 17 23 74
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