La Maison Joulin, ecolodge and bed and breakfast near the Loire castles

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Welcome to the Loire-Anjou-Touraine Regional Nature Park, near Saumur, an area with a rich historical and cultural heritage. Discover the Maison Joulin, an old farmhouse renovated in an ecological way. Stay in a bed and breakfast close to the Loire castles or opt for a comfortable glamping tent in the heart of the large park that surrounds the property. It is the promise of a beautiful ecotouristic stay.

Why come to Maison Joulin ? >

An old eco-renovated farm 

Here you are at Maison Joulin, a guest house near Saumur on the banks of the Loire. 

Stay in one of the 2 guest rooms of the 17th century farmhouse. Very comfortable, each one has its own kitchenette to allow you to prepare your meals and picnics easily.

The founder, Christian Lacour, favored natural materials for the renovation of the Maison Joulin: lime, Loire sand, as well as cotton and hemp for the insulation.

Renovated in 2000, the guest house is a pioneer in the ecological renovation of buildings. It is indeed the first eco-renovated farm in France.

Unusual nights on the banks of the Loire

Looking for a change of scenery and an original stay? The Safari tent awaits you in the heart of the 2 hectare park of the property. This unusual accommodation can accommodate up to 2 adults and 2 children for an authentic glamping and ecotourism experience. You will find a bathroom with solar water heater, dry toilets without smell and outdoor kitchen. A night in the middle of nature without cutting back on your comfort, isn’t it ideal for your stay in the country of the Loire castles ? 

What to do around this bed and breakfast near the castles of the Loire Valley ? >

An exceptional historical heritage

Discover Saumur, less than 10 km from the ecolodge. Admire its stone houses and its castle which offers a magnificent panorama on the Loire.

Explore also the villages and troglodyte caves that border the meandering river. These caves, which were used for wine making and mushroom growing, are still in use today. Visit in particular the troglodyte site of Rochemenier which reserves you a total immersion in the life of these unusual houses.

Finally, a little further on, Ussé, Azay-le-Rideau and Villandry will give you a nice overview of the Loire castles country.

Unexpected and authentic visits

Horse riding enthusiasts, don’t miss Le Cadre Noir, a mythical dressage school in Saumur. Guided tours and equine shows are waiting for you to discover this unknown universe.

Wine enthusiasts will also be delighted with their stay at Maison Joulin. Discover the vineyards of Anjou and Saumur. The most difficult part may be to choose among the 32 Appellations d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) of the region. Your hosts will be happy to recommend producers who work in biodynamic methods, in the respect of nature.

A stay conducive to soft mobility

To make your stay on the banks of the Loire a complete slow tourism experience, why not consider coming by bike or on foot ? Indeed, for the hikers, the GR3 which follows the Loire river passes at the foot of the ecolodge.

Do you prefer the little queen ? The Loire by bike, which follows the banks of the river, also passes within a stone’s throw of the Maison Joulin and is an ideal itinerary for an introduction to cycle tourism.

So, are you convinced by this bed and breakfast in the country of the Loire castles ? Book your stay at Maison Joulin today !

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