Château de Pray Loire near Amboise & Tours


The Château de Pray Loire dating from 1224, is a superbly appointed château, ideally positioned for access to the best the Loire has to offer – Chenonceau, Leonardo Da Vinci and much much more.
Address : Château de Pray
Rue du Cèdre
37530 Chargé Amboise
Region : Loire
Hosts: Monsieur et Madame Cariou
Phone : + 33 (0) 2 47 57 23 67
How to get there: 226km south west of Paris (about 2.5 hours driving), 3 Km from Amboise, 30 Km from Tours. Nearest train stations – Gare d´Amboise (2 Km); Tours – Saint Pierre des Corps (19 Km).
Open : We are closed from around November 12th to 28th and from January 4th to 27th; but these dates change slightly each year.
Price range: 120 to 200 Euro per night per couple: suites extra, breakfast from 13 Euro.
Description : Perched on the terraced slopes overlooking the Loire river, the Château de Pray, named after Geoffroy de Pray in 1244, is truely majestic. This château resembles a tower-flanked castle on the Rhine where inside you’ll find antlers, hunting trophies, and a paneled drawing room with a fireplace and a collection of antique oils.The numerous towers bear witness to its past role as a stronghold. It was not until the Renaissance that the chateau became a place of residence. In 1631, it came into the possession of the commissionner of artillery to the queen of England.
Room types 2 suites and 17 rooms of varying sizes, some with canopied four poster beds: all have private facilities.
Languages spoken: English, German, Spanish and of course, French
Payment options: Major credit cards
Minimum stay : None
Cancellation policy: If cancelled up to 3 days before the date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled later or in case of no show, the first night will be charged.
Things to do: Pray lies in the heart of the Loire châteaux region. 10 minutes away are Amboise, the jewel of french royalty and the Clos Lucé manor, former home of Leonardo de Vinci; Chenonceau, with its gallery across the Cher river; the Montrichard keep; the feudal castle of Chaumont. A little further (30 minutes) away are the châteaux of Azay le Rideau, Villandry and gardens, Loches, where Joan of Arc met Charles VII, Cheverny with its luxurious furniture, and the royal residences of Chambord with its carved roofs and Blois with its octagonal stairway.
Restaurants: The château has its own restaurant, elected “Table de qualité” by Alain Ducasse. It offers Loire cuisine and fixed-price menus of excellent quality. Nearby Amboise is also full of many more eating options.
Parking: Within grounds
Director’s comment: This delightful château is perfectly situated for touring the Loire and seeing the splendour of its royal history. Wireless internet is available in the hotel and is free of charge.
Map: Google Map


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