THE ‘VALLEY OF KINGS’
Situated 150km directly south of Paris, Les Bordes occupies one of the finest stretches of the Loire Valley: a land of opulent châteaux and mansions, wooded hillsides and abundant game.
The grand residences and hunting estates of the Loire valley are the legacy of French royalty and aristocracy, who chose to relocate here from Paris from the 16th century.
Minutes away from Les Bordes is the Loire’s largest and most lavish château at Chambord, famous for its extravagant pleasure gardens.
The area’s irresistible draw is the local produce, proffered at markets in mouth-watering displays of plump greengages and fragrant apricots, artisan bread, pungent goat’s cheese and healthy, and lean cuts of venison and pork. The Loire wines are equally coveted, the appellations of Saumur, Sancerre and Touraine producing some of the most delicate Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon in the world.
It is no wonder that UNESCO has designated this entire central part of the river valley, running between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes, a world heritage site.
Travelling to Les Bordes
Reaching Les Bordes is straightforward, with speedy rail and air links to Europe, the US and beyond.
Helipad — Les Bordes
Paris — 150km – 75 mins by train / 90 mins from Paris Orly Airport
Private airport — Orleans — 47km
Railway station — Beaugency — 9km