Nestled between the iconic landmarks of Chambord and Chenonceau, there lies a sanctuary enveloped in a lush green embrace—Les Sources de Cheverny. This timeless haven, masterfully crafted by Alice and Jérôme Tourbier, beckons travelers to relinquish the hurried tick of the clock and surrender to moments of tranquility and indulgence.
A RETREAT FOR THE SOUL
“Situating ourselves here felt like destiny,” reminisce Alice and Jérôme Tourbier as they reflect on the genesis of Les Sources de Cheverny, the latest gem in the Les Sources Group’s crown. As one meanders down the wooded avenue, the silhouette of the 18th-century Château du Breuil emerges, a testament to grandeur frozen in time. Further along, the hamlet and its elegant cabins reveal themselves, a testament to the Tourbiers’ penchant for blending historical roots with the fresh perspective of contemporary hospitality.
ROOMS WITHIN A PROTECTED ECOSYSTEM
Whether one seeks the regal ambiance of the Château du Breuil or the bohemian spirit of the lakeside cabins, Les Sources de Cheverny offers an array of accommodations that seamlessly integrate with the surrounding nature. Wooden cabins, nestled along the lake, invite guests to immerse themselves in the wilderness, while stone cottages reminiscent of sheepfolds provide a cozy retreat for families and friends.
A CULINARY JOURNEY WITH CHEF FRÉDÉRIC CALMELS
At the heart of gastronomic indulgence lies Le Favori, a Michelin-starred culinary sanctuary where Chef Frédéric Calmels orchestrates a symphony of flavors inspired by the bounties of the earth. From grilled leeks over a wood fire to blue lobster accompanied by confit celery, each dish celebrates the terroir of the Loire Valley. Complementing the culinary delights is a curated selection of wines, including the renowned Grand’Vigne, a testament to the Tourbier family’s viticultural legacy.
A SANCTUARY DEDICATED TO LIFE
Adjacent to the château, the Spa by Caudalie offers a sanctuary for rejuvenation and self-discovery. Surrounded by the forest, the indoor pool beckons guests to surrender to the soothing embrace of water, while the outdoor oak barrel hot tub provides a tranquil setting for immersion in nature’s symphony. With a range of rituals and massages harnessing the anti-aging and antioxidant properties of grape seed extracts, Caudalie promises a holistic experience for body, mind, and soul.
EMBRACE LIFE’S PLEASURES AT LES SOURCES DE CHEVERNY
Beyond the confines of the estate, the Loire Valley unfolds with its myriad cultural treasures, including the illustrious Château du Clos Lucé, the final residence of Leonardo da Vinci. Whether one chooses to explore the region’s storied châteaux or simply surrender to the serenity of Les Sources de Cheverny, every moment is an invitation to savor life’s pleasures in the heart of the Val de Loire.