By Car

Please ensure to arrive at our gates that you enter La Chabotterie Chambres d’hotes 86200 Loudun Vienne France into your satnav/googlemap

By Plane

The closest international airports are the Poitiers Biard and Tours Val de Loire – both a 1 hour drive from La Chabotterie. 2 hours away are Nantes Atlantique and La Rochelle airports. Airlines operating to these include:

  • Ryan air – Edinburgh, Stanstead to La Rochelle, Nantes, Poitier and Tours.
  • Easy Jet – Gatwick, Bristol, Luton, Liverpool to Nantes, La Rochelle
  • Flybe

By Train

Our nearest Train Stations are Port Boulet and Chinon but the fastest route is from Paris by TGV to Chatelleraul.

By Ferry

Ferry routes operating from England include:

  • Portsmouth to Le Havre
  • Portsmouth to Ouistreaham (Caen)
  • Poole to Cherbourg
  • Portsmouth to Cherbourg
  • Newhaven to Dieppe
  • Dover to Calais
  • Dover to Dunkirk

If you are travelling with Brittany Ferries, please do contact us prior to booking as we can offer you a 10% discount from their fares.

La Chabotterie Gardens & Grounds you have 2 acres of beautiful tranquil grounds available for your enjoyment; to relax, read a book, enjoy a picnic or just rest and listen to the birdsong. The pace of life here is perfect for those looking to unwind.

You could enjoy a walk or borrow our bicycles to cycle through the beautiful rural surroundings. We have many leaflets with information about the local area, binoculars, and 2 bicycles available for use.

Loudun is only 6 minutes away by car or 15 minutes to cycle, to enjoy tuesday/saturday market morning with a coffee in a cafe watching the world go by.

If you wish to travel further afield, which to visit the Loire Valley and see the attractions of La Vienne region. The area is dotted with magnificent chateaux and medieval towns of Chinon and Saumur only 45 minutes away.

Saumur Saturday market is famous and wonderful to visit whilst visiting the chateau and picnic by the Loire river.

We are only 20 minutes drive from the famous L’abbaye de Fontevraud, last resting place of Richard the Lionheart and Eleanor of Aquitane.

The region is world-famous for wine production. The nearby vineyards of Chinon and Saumur produce some of the finest wines in France and there are numerous local wine producers, both small and large who welcome visitors; wine tasting (‘degustation’) is almost always available as they are rightly proud of their wines.

There is an abundance to explore and enjoy in this Vienne  -Loire region in which La Chabotterie.

Bon appetit

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Restaurants :-

Le Ricordeau, Loudun 

French European Vegetarian Friendly Fine Dining $ – $$

Vital to reserve as very popular with the locals for fine french dining 

La Paillote, Loudun 

French $-$$


 French $ – $$

L’indochine, Loudun

Asian, Vietnamese, Chinese$ – $$,

19 rue de la Porte de Chinon, 86200, Loudun, France

+33 5 49 98 67 09

Le Tour De Pizz, Loudun

Italian $-$$

Fun bistro cafe salads, pizzas on the main square

Les Delices D’eden, Loudun

French $

La Cuisine Du Chateau De Verriere,Bournand  (3.1 mi away  )

 French $$-$$$

O Crep Uscule, Loudun 

French $ – $$

Large variety of crepes & gallettes

Restaurant de la Maison de Pays, Chalais  (3.5 mi away  )

 French $ – $$

Further afield  but well worth the trip

Auberge de  la Route d’Or ,  Candes St Martin

French $-$$

2 Place de l’Église, 37500 Candes-Saint-Martin

02 47 95 19 01

L’Helianthe, Turquant

Troglodyte cave fine dining restaurant

Ruelle Antoine Cristal, 49730 Turquant Phone: 02 41 51 22 28

Plus many, many restaurants in Chinon and Saumur to enjoy

Bon appetite

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