Château du Grand-Lucé

7 place du Château, Le Grand Lucé, France
19 Rooms
Traditional Elegance & Quiet
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Two MICHELIN Keys · An exceptional stay
Don’t just take our word for it — the relevant French authorities deemed this 18th-century neoclassical château one of the country’s most significant, and when an American designer bought it and modernized it, they mandated that its historical elements be preserved as faithfully as possible. It was a meticulous restoration, and it was always a shame it didn’t get a wider audience. Now, though, in its latest incarnation as a luxury boutique hotel, the Hotel Château du Grand-Lucé is open to paying guests.

It’s got just 17 rooms, which doesn’t exactly entail Louvre-like foot traffic. All the same, the inhabitants of those 17 rooms are treated to what’s easily one of the most impressive new hotels in France. Neoclassical grandeur is still the order of the day, though your hosts haven’t been shy about complementing Jean-Baptiste Pillement’s 1760s-vintage work with some 21st-century elaborations. And the comforts are as lavish as they come, exactly as you’d want a chateau to be.

The fact that it’s set in the Loire valley, less than an hour by train from Paris, feels almost too good to be true. The grounds feature gardens inspired by Versailles, and one of the outbuildings contains a very modern spa and fitness center. And while it’s early days, great things are expected of Le Lucé, the fine-dining restaurant by chef Maxime Thomas. Bottom line: if 21st-century castle living holds any appeal, this is one you’ll remember for a long time.

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Château du Grand-Lucé
7 place du Château, Le Grand Lucé, France

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Free parking
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour room service
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Gym
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Bikes available
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool

Need to Know

  • Certain rooms can accommodate a cot for children under 2 years.
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 11:00

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Guest Rooms and Public Spaces
  • Uses renewable energy
  • Uses energy-efficient heating and cooling
  • Cleans with eco-friendly products
  • Stocks eco-friendly shampoo and soap
  • Sources produce from local farms
  • Creates seasonal menus from locally sourced produce
  • Offers vegan menu options
  • Sells or donates surplus food
  • Composts food waste
  • Reduces food waste
Community and Environment
  • Purchases from locally owned businesses
  • Actively supports the needs of the local community
  • Trains staff in sustainability best practices
  • Trains staff in local cultural heritage

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