A seminar in the heart of the Loire castles
They shine from Angers to the confines of Orléans... the châteaux of the Loire are without doubt one of the jewels of our heritage. These majestic buildings, some of which served as residences for the kings of France during the Renaissance, attract millions of visitors every year. But these enchanting places are not just for tourists. The region that gave birth to them, famous for its gentle way of life, also lends itself to the organisation of seminars, whatever your budget. Let's take a closer look at four of Accor's top destinations.
Mercure Blois Centre
This four-star hotel is located in the heart of the Loire Valley castles area, close to several exceptional sites: Blois of course, but also Beauregard, Cheverny and especially Chambord! Recently renovated in a chic and daring style, it contains many references to the rich history of the region. In addition to its relaxation area including a swimming pool, a hammam and a spa, it has 9 meeting rooms and can accommodate up to 300 people for conferences.
Not to be missed this year Chambord: 500 horsemen in period costume await visitors to Chambord on 29 and 30 June to celebrate its 500th anniversary. A fantastic ride that should bring together no less than 30,000 people.
Perched on the heights of the city, the Novotel Amboise combines calm, conviviality and efficiency... If the Château du Clos Lucé is a must, the surrounding area has many other treasures. You will be able to enjoy a refined wine produced around Amboise and which Louis XI was so fond of in his time! The hotel also has a very good reception capacity with six work rooms and the possibility of receiving up to 150 people for meetings.
Not to be missed this year Amboise is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the death of another "monument": Leonardo da Vinci, who died at the Château du Clos Lucé on 2 May 1519. Throughout the year, several exceptional events and activities will be offered by the town in honour of this immense creative mind.
Ibis Styles Tours Sud
4000 m² of garden, 470 m² of modular living rooms... At theibis Styles South TowersThere is no shortage of space! This three-star hotel, ideal for a business stay at an economical price, is located only 20 minutes by car from the Château de Villandry and its magnificent gardens. The most courageous can even go there by bicycle... The hotel is located on the circuits of the Loire by bike!
Anecdote Abandoned at the beginning of the 20th centurye The gardens of the Château de Villandry are now renowned for their beauty. Spread over six hectares, they have the particularity of hosting many vegetable plants.
Hotel Mercure Bords de Loire Saumur
Nestled on Offard Island, the Mercure Bords de Loire Saumur offers a splendid panoramic view of the whole city: castle, theatre, Cessart bridge... With its 45 rooms and two very beautiful meeting rooms, the hotel is ideal for residential seminars.
Anecdote The castle of Saumur was not always intended to house princes. For a few years under Napoleon 1erIt was used as a prison. A drastic change of which the building still bears the traces.