IN A LOIRE
entire first floor of the Palais Briau was recently re-done by
and François Devouge to accommodate for four sumptuous guest
the style of Napoléon III. Period furnishings are
authentic and comfortable. Internet
and Fax are at your
disposal on demand. Open year round.
If you wish to book for tonight, please contact us by phone (+332 4083
4500) prior to proceeding to online booking.
Sawday's review on le Palais Briau [read
A glorious Palladian
house perched high on the hillside overlooking the
Loire valley. Built in the 1850s by François Briau, an early
industrialist who made his fortune building railways, the house is
palatial, lovingly restored and saved from commercial modernisation by
the present owners (...). Bedrooms are light and large with separate
dressing-rooms; all have magnificent views on the park or Abbey (...).
sumptuous and Italian-tiled. The grounds too are fabulous; large areas
are completely wild and overgrown and contain the remains of a vast
orangerie; herons return to nest every year. Breathtaking.
(Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay, French Hotels &
PALAIS BRIAU: B&B IN
LOIRE VALLEY CHATEAU HOTEL