In the typical village of Souzay-Champigny, between Saumur and Montsoreau, close to Fontevraud Abbey, the bed & breakfast “La Sterne de Loire" happily welcomes you in its 5 rooms painstakingly restored in the spirit of this well preserved 15th century house. Situated in the heart of a medieval village, the house is the perfect place to enjoy the many local monuments and touristic attractions, the bicycle trail “La Loire à Vélo" or to stroll along the troglodytic streets of Souzay.
The picturesques view on the Souzay island - a protected nature reserve- is changing season after season. Swallows come back in the spring and you probably will enjoy, watching the terns, herons, kestrels, seagulls, great cormorans, egrets and many other birds.
The guests will happily wander around the medieval alleys and the troglodytes of Souzay. Various friends wine growers will initiate you to the Saumur-Champigny wines, the « fine bulle » (“fine bubbles") or the 'Touraine' wines, on your way to the Royal Fontevraud Abbey (9 km), resting place of Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine and King Richard Lionheart.
Saumur is a privileged touristic destination offering rich and unusual discoveries in a well preserved environment.
Castle lovers will be seduced by Saumur, Brézé and its underground castle, Montsoreau, Chinon and its royal fortress, Ussé and its fairy tale castle or Villandry and its stunning Renaissance gardens, Montreuil-Bellay, Azay-le-Rideau and so many others…
"La Sterne de Loire" offers five charming rooms comfortable and environmental friendly, with exceptional bedding. You will also be given a wealth of useful and personalised information in order to enjoy an excellent stay in the Saumur region. A tasty continental breakfast is included in the stay. It includes local and organic products. Guests are welcome to picknick in the courtyard. A soup of the season is proposed for five euros (to be ordered 24 hours in advance). It is kindly offered for free to guests hikers arriving walking or by bicycle.