Located just 10 kms away from Tours, in the heart of Loire's Valley and close to the royal castles, on the river's bank is where you find the Castle of Véretz. It is just the perfect place for a short journey, family celebrations or business meetings.
First built in the Middle Ages, destroyed and rebuilt several times, the history of the castle in linked to the French History. The most remarkable fact in the wording of the Edict of Nantes which was hold inside the castle, for that reason it could have been called The Peace of Véretz. Nowadays it is a family property.
The castle offers its guests five finely decorated rooms, different lounges and salons, a great park of several acres and wonderful gardens over viewing the river Cher.
Unique witness of History, still occuped by the actuels owners, the castle of Véretz welcomes you to appreciate the castle life.
The idea behind your visit
Are you planning to discover the châteaux in Touraine Loire Valley ? This ideal formula meets your project. Your outings will take you from and return you to your genuine « living castle ». You will be an occupant, very much like the lady of the manor, sharing her daily life.
Véretz castle is no inn nor luxury hotel set in rehabilitated buildings. Rather this noble and untouched home will welcome you, such as it is. Nothing artificial or flashy here as you might be used to expect.
You will be living within the authentic walls of one of those old French families homes. Its soul remains. Back from your day out you can have a relaxing walk in the large park and its natural woods. They once welcomed Madame de Sévigné and Voltaire. Here you will feel History. The Nantes peace treaty was thought out in this home, once owned by Jean de la Barre.
On stage or in films, a great actor dives into the part before impersonating the character. French actor Louis Jouvet stayed several days in a monastery to fill himself with the atmosphere before he played a monk. In the same way true life at the castle will give you the insider understanding of the castles you visit in beautiful Loire Valley.
Every morning at breakfast the château owner will readily help you make the most of your stay in this « château in the middle of the châteaux ». You will visit us again!