Happy Wednesday! Today I’m imagining a romantic Thanksgiving getaway to the picturesque French village of Chinon. This cute two-bedroom house is tucked into the foot of the medieval town and would be the perfect escape! It was recently renovated but retains an ancient cellar, which is so cool and intriguing! It would also be a fantastic investment property.
From the listing on Leggett:
Right in the heart of it all, this gorgeous little house is in walking distance of all the restaurants, cafés, shops, services and market, and just a stone’s throw from the Vienne river which flows through the town centre. Chinon is a busy touristy town situated 45km from Tours, less than an hour from Angers and Poitiers. All three of these cities have airports with regular low cost UK flights. North coast ferry port at Caen is 3 hours’ drive. High speed train (TGV) Tours to Paris in 55 minutes. The house was completely renovated in 2009 including windows and roof, under the supervision of the Architecte des Batiments de France. Excellent potential for tourist rentals throughout the year.
Read more about Chinon and its history here (via Experience Loire)
The medieval town of Chinon is located in the Centre – Val de Loire region of France, resting by the banks of the majestic Vienne river just before it meets the mighty Loire. It is a town steeped in history and rich with culture, the ancient château was the preferred residence of Henry II, one of the English Plantagenet kings, and his wife Aliénor (Eleanor) d’Aquitaine. Henry II died here in 1189 and their son, Richard The Lionheart was born here. Henry is interred at the side of Aliénor at the beautiful abbey of Fontevraud, a few kilometres to the west of Chinon, near Saumur and the confluence of the River Vienne with the Loire.