Never Miss a Chance to Visit a Jewel in the Loire Valley, France
Some relaxed moments in the company of Nature, magical fragrance of vines, leisurely strolls, authentically organic, simple yet extremely delicious food and divine wine tasting! Do you know what I am talking about? It’s about La Grande Maison, a 17C former wine estate, perched beautifully amid the Saumur vineyards in the heart of the lovely Loire Valley! Just by visiting its website http://www.lagrandemaison.net/ you will fall in love with it; imagine, what will happen if you actually visit the site!
La Grande Maison – A Jewel in Loire Valley, France
12 years ago, Micaela and Sue discovered this jewel in the Loire Valley and they started offering some amazing tours and packages here, like Bed and Breakfast Stay, Loire Wine Tour and Wine Supper & Stay Package.
Located in an utterly peaceful corner of the world yet a UNESCO World Heritage Site named French Parc Naturel Regional Loire-Anjou, France, La Grande Maison is set quietly amidst the vines – an ideal place for wine tasting tours, relishing great food and spending days in the soothing company of Nature.
The property sports glorious gardens; you can picnic in the vines, enjoy a wine tour or take an enthralling bike ride. This is an absolutely great place for anyone who wants beautiful vistas, greenery everywhere and a pastoral environment. Besides these, fine dining and friendly hosts are the awesome bonuses.
La Grande Masion is perched on a hill and offers stunning views of the local French countryside which is full of roses and sunflowers during the summer. You can take a peaceful walk in the vineyards. A nearby attraction is the Le Puy Notre Dame – Village of Charm, just within a few minutes of car distance.
You will find the Manor House, the gate house, an ancient bake house, shepherd’s house, rolling wine caves and a charming chapel which is partially hidden.
This is a unique B&B offering you food made from the very own organic produce, extremely tasty!
There is an amazing pigeon tower which is underground, in the grounds of the house! It once housed 1600 pigeons denoting an 800 hectare wine estate in the 17th century of the La Grande Maison. In modern times, the vineyards supply grapes to one of the major producers of sparklers in Saumur, Bouvet-Ladubay. If you take a wine tour, you will get a chance to visit this fantastic winery which has some amazing caves.
Great History and Culture
The Manor House was owned by the Dupetit-Thouars family whose son Aristide was an Admiral to Napoleon and had fought in the American War of Independence. Today Sue and Micaela live in this historic manor with three cute Springer Spaniels.
La Grande Maison’s Fortified Gardens include:
- Extensive views – as far as your eyes can see!
- The Orchard and Orchard Garden offering mind-blowing views
- The Vineyard Garden again offering breathtaking view as far as your vision can reach.
- The charming Pigeon Tower offering stunning views from its top
- Entrance of the La Grande Maison
- Virginia’s Hidden Hen Garden and its Gertrude and Gluck
- The Fortified Gardens at night
Visit http://www.lagrandemaison.net/ and read about and see the pictures of this heavenly place, and you will fall for it! I have started dreaming of dropping in there; what about you?