La Marechalerie B&B in Touraine Loire Valley France
La Marechalerie B&B Hameau Touraine Loire Valley France Bed and Breakfast Places To Stay Lodgings Accommodations

Hosts: Patricia et Danny Niedbalski

Guestrooms: 7

Address: La Marechalerie, Hameau Le Sentier, 37 110 Monthodon, France

Telephone: +33 (0)2 47 29 61 66

Activities/Attractions: Often called the "Garden of France", the Loire Valley is an enchanted land of vineyards, flowers and rolling green hills dotted with more than a thousand chateaux. It is perhaps the charm of its gentle pace life that has, for centuries, made it a sought-after location for poets and writers. It is a step back through the history of some of France's finest works of art.

A couple of hours south of Paris, the Loire Valley is a cultural landscape of great beauty, containing historic towns and villages, great architectural monuments, and cultivated lands formed by many centuries of interaction between their population and the physical environment. The architectural monuments span the period which saw the transition from castles as defensive structures (Loches) to renaissance chateaux, places of luxury, pleasure and refinement, which have retained defensive elements only for ornamental reasons. The Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

"Our stay by La Marechalerie was wonderful for me and Giovanni. We hope that we can return in the future. We thanks Patricia and Danny for their kindness."

"La Maréchalerie is a real little treasure of a place in a tiny village. So quiet yet close enough to drive easily to all the attractions of the Loire Valley. The hospitality provided by Danny and Patricia is marvellous as is the advice on how to get around the area and find the attractions. If you are lucky enough to be there at the weekend, the communal dinner is recommended, but watch out for those home made liqueurs!"

"Marechalerie is a truly charming place, a very paradise dipped in the nature and the French countryside. We have appreciated the style of the rural atmosphere and the cleansing of the rooms, the exquisite breakfasts all together of bread and marmalade made in house from the fantastic Patricia, the peace and silence of the place. Also you must try the dinner all together, it is an unforgettable experience because Patricia is a wonderful cook and Danny is very friendly and gives to all us many suggestions and maps about what to see e where to go. Thanks to the kindness of Danny and Patricia, I think there is not such a beautiful place in all Loire zone: you must try to believe!"

"We enjoyed every moment from the enthusiastic welcome from Danny, the wonderful communal meal with fellow travellers from all over the world and our day trips into the region to explore with Danny's advice. We would love to return one day."

"This is a beautiful place to stay.. Danny and Patricia give a wonderfully warm welcome, fabulous food and much great advice and knowledge of the surrounding places to see. I cannot wait to go back for another visit!"

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"We are a Franco-American couple. Each time that we come to France with friends and visit the Loire Valley region, we stay at "La Marechalerie" because of its pleasant atmosphere, its good meals, its tranquility and the cleanliness of the rooms. We recommend this beautiful bed and breakfast lodging."

General Information: Welcome to La Marechalerie Bed and Breakfast ... where Patricia and Danny welcome you as their friends in this delightfully restored, rustic farrier's workshop dating from the 18th century, right next door to their own home. Our Loire Valley bed and breakfast is located the centre of the Loire and very near to the France Loire Valley castles, looking out over a beautiful valley - completely calm and tranquil.

This is a paradise for children where they can have fun without you worrying about them. The washhouse path leads to woodland and fields, permitting some delightful country walks. La Maréchalerie has 5 rooms and 2 studios, varying from 1 to 3 people, situated right next door to our home.

  • The living/dining room leads to the bedrooms for 2-3 people, with shower and toilet, facing out towards the garden
  • 3 rooms with double beds, 1 room with 2 single beds, 1 room with a double bed and a single bed
  • An outside staircase leads to a studio for 2 people (1 double bed) with bath, toilet and a little kitchen
  • Near to this staircase, a small path leads to a landscaped garden (1000m˛) with loungers and tables
  • The garden continues down to a meadow (2,500m˛) where you will find games for the children
  • The style is rustic with antique furniture and old books
  • The front terrace opens onto the living/dining room
  • There is a public room with games for the children (small and large), harmonium, library, tourist information, computer internet and Wi-Fi and there is still the old forge which is used as a chimney
  • Breakfast is served at 8:30 a.m. and includes bread, home made jams, fruit, cereal, nuts, etc.
  • The evening meal is served at 8 p.m. (available only on the weekend) and includes aperitif, candlelit dinner, and liqueurs
  • On other evenings, a kitchenette, with gas cooker, refrigerator and microwave oven, is at your disposal, as well as the dining room, where the forge is located
  • You can also enjoy the different patios in the garden
  • And of course, we will be happy to point out a few restaurants nearby

For breakfast and dinner, we all gather around the same table. Being gathered around the table makes for an easy, convivial and usually animated exchange of ideas, allowing us to share our regional cuisine and culture.

Payment Accepted: Cheque (originating from a French bank), Traveller Cheques, Cash, PayPal and Bank Transfers.

Rates: (Prices quoted in Euros).


Breakfast included.