Château des Grotteaux is a beautiful renaissance manor house built by Guillaume Ribier in 1620 on the foundations of an older building, the remains which can still be seen in the vaulted cellars of the castle.  He was a noted scholar and created one of the largest collection of books of the period. He was also a local high magistrate in the region and was approached by King Louis XIII three times to take up a ministerial post, each time he declined preferring his more gentile way of life.

The chateau is set in lovely parkland on the banks of the Cosson

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The current owners, Cecile and Gaël Halgouët, purchased the then abandoned property in 2015 and after an extensive restoration, opened a luxury B&B in 2017.  Guest in the five bedrooms also have access to the extensive gardens, a very large pool and a number of lovely rooms on the ground floor of the Chateau.

We consider this as the best place to stay in the Blois region of the Loire and give easy access to Château de Chambord,  Château Royal de Blois,  Château de Cheverny, Château de Beauregard and a little further away, Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire and Château de Fougères-sur-Bièvre. For more on the location of these properties see our Loire Valley Map which gives places to stay and chateau to visit. Cecile and Gaël are the perfect hosts and will make your stay special.

For dinner options consider the Restaurant l’Orangerie du Château in Blois for fine dinning or for a more casual experience try Le Pinocchio in Cheverny.