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Apart N°1 Amboise, October 2017

Exceptionally clean and comfortable appartment with special hosts.
The appartment is in an ideal location at the foot of the Amboise Chateau. The rooms are clean and very comfortable with all the amenities you need for cooking your own meals. The hosts provide advice on local wines and tourist destinations and are super friendly. This was our second stay in VillaConcorde and it was as good, if not better, than the first.
Hopefully we can be back again sometime, because Amboise is a ’must visit’ place and VillaConcorde is the place to stay.

Wolfgang (Australia)

Apart N°1 Amboise, October 2017

The Bast Choice !.
As agreed upon by email, at 4:00 pm sharp a representative of the owner of this apartment showed up to let us in and go thru the apartment. It was lovely, clean, very spacious and our first time of having a unit on the ground floor !! No steps !! The bedroom was beautifully presented with many small touches that made you realize that the owners had put their personal touch into it. The bathroom facilities were a good size that included a washing machine (!), which doubled as a really convenient countertop too ! Normally one would look at the map of Amboise and think being on the street fronting the river was the place to be, but it is actually much better to be one street back where VillaConcorde was located because it was much quieter, without traffic noise, felt "homey" and safe, and had a spectacular view of the Royal castle of Amboise ! The kitchen facilities gave us great options for breakfast or snacking and for preserving refrigerated items. We met the owners when we checked out and they could not have been warmer or more enjoyable to meet ! It was the best place in the town of Amboise, which was wonderfully located for driving around to see the surrounding chateaux’s and countryside. This was not a hotel or B&B, but a lovely apartment, which we would happily stay at again and we would highly, highly recommend it !!

Doug and Jane (USA)

Apart N°2 Chenonceau, September 2017

Wow ! Location, location location !
We arrived on the Tuesday for four nights at the beginning of August. Once we parked the car we didn’t need to move it once ! At the foot of the chateau the apartment is perfectly located and what a view ! It was clean and tidy and everything we needed was in walking distance. Karine was very professional and replied to emails promptly, which made the whole process and experience hassle free. We were incredibly lucky with the weather - exceptionally hot ! The Tuesday evening market was excellent, great to sit among locals and eat the street food. The Son et Lumiere was the best we have ever seen ! We visited Le Chateau du Cls Luce, as well as Amboise Chateau. The short tourist train trip tied the history together. Every meal we ate was excellent, If we were ever t come back to Amboise we would definitely stay at Villa Concorde again. Thank you !

Janet (London)

Apart N°2 Chenonceau,May 2017

Outstanding place for exploring the Loire Valley
Four of us stayed at this charming apartment (2 bedrooms AND 2 baths) for five nights, and it was a perfect base for our explorations in the Loire Valley. Staying in a historic place was such a treat : it put our imaginations into the era from the moment we stepped inside.

Located just outside the castle walls, VillaConcorde is a 5-10 minute walk to the castle entrance, as well as to the shops and restaurants of Amboise. We enjoyed finding market day along the river, too. Every morning we used the kitchen to prepare breakfast (great bakery nearby) and gathered around the dining table to confirm plans for the day. After a full day touring castles, historic sites, and markets, it was always a pleasure to return and relax in the living room, sharing stories and a glass of wine before walking to town to find supper. (Favorite restaurant : Chez Bruno.) Gorgeous weather highlighted a stunning Spring landscape with every kind of flower and flowering tree in bloom.

Karine, our gracious innkeeper, efficiently managed the details of our booking (before, during, after), thoughtfully provided what we needed to get underway (information, beverages, snacks) and offered a warm welcome for our adventure.

Cheryl (USA)

Apart N°2 Chenonceau,May 2017

A perfect Amboise experience
The townhouse was wonderful. A great location with easy access to Amboise, good parking, and a wonderful greeting (we were late, no less !). Highly recommend to anybody looking to stay in Amboise !

Scott (USA)

Apart N°3 Chambord, June 2016

A lovely apartment in Amboise. Very clean, well equipped. A couple of minutes walk to the lovely local boulangerie for baguettes & croissants. We were met by Karine upon arrival & shown around the apartment, given local tips & suggestions. Karine also organised a fanastic full day tour for us - private wine cave for wine & cheese tasting, a visit to a large winery & cellar then a guided tour through Chateau Chenonceau. The view from the windows is of Chateau Amboise, a must visit.
Highly recommended overall

Susan (Australia)

Apart N°4 Azay, July 2016

We really loved and enjoyed our stay in Amboise, I will also let you know that the bed was very comfortable, and we had no problems with the wifi after the new box was installed. We are continuing on with our travels and are going to Berlin for a few days tomorrow.
We thank you for your hospitality and for organizing the taxi for us for our departure, it arrived right on time. Many thanks !
Margaret (New Zealand)

Apart N°2 Chenonceau, July 2016

We stayed in the 2bdr apartment in July for 4 nights as our base in the Loire Valley. The apartment was perfect for ourselves and three children. The location was ideal with a short stroll to the gorgeous centre of Amboise and terrific restaurants and shops. Karine was wonderful and so helpful, even suggesting a terrific restaurant a short drive away that we wouldn’t even have known about and that was an absolute highlight of our stay. Thanks so much Karine ! We have such fond memories of our stay, thoroughly recommend.

Johanna (Australia)

Apart N°1 Amboise, April 2016

I was going through our photos of Amboise and realized I hadn’t thanked you or told you how much we loved staying at Villa Concorde. It is in such a magnificent location and you had thought of everything we might need. To be able to walk around the corner to the castle and up the road to Clos Luce was great. The Loire Valley is a magic place.
Most of all we were so happy to have you Thierry to meet us, give us such lovely advice and take us back to St Pierre des Corps.
We are telling our friends what a gem Villa Concorde is.

Heather (New Zealand)

Apart N°1 Amboise, June 2015

We have just spent a most enjoyable week in apartment no.1 of Villa Concorde. It was very comfortable and much more spacious than the photographs suggested. The location could not be better, right at the base of the chateau and so close to the centre of Amboise. Car parking was not a problem, and the hosts, Karine & Thierry, were so welcoming and helpful. We had some days of really hot weather (32*) and were delighted to find the apartment refreshingly cool to return to. We would highly recommend Villa Concorde for visiting Amboise and the Loire Chateaux.

Raymond (Scotland)

Apart N°1 Amboise, May 2015

First of all our host, Karine was wonderful. We had a little trouble finding the apartment and she patiently guided us to the right spot. Upon arrival, Karine took great care to explain all workings of the apartment and where various businesses were located (super market, restaurants) My wife and I stayed in the 1 bedroom ground floor apartment at Villaconcorde as a gift from my colleagues in the US and they couldn’t have picked a better apartment for us. The Villaconcorde is located literally at the base of Chateau Amboise and give a great old charm feel to the stay. On the opposite side of the Chateau is the entrance along a quaint street with a number of restaurants and shops. We loved everything about our stay - Karine was the best, the location can’t be beat, the apartment is quaint, clean and well equipped, and the Chateau is a fabulous and afternoon visit !!!!

Jerry & Jeanine (USA)

Apart N°1 Amboise, April 2015

We were rapt with this accommodation as the apartment was spacious by French standards, beautifully presented and very welcoming with extra information to assist our stay. In addition, the owners had provided us with local hand-picked wines to buy at purchase price, restaurant recommendations and some essential condiments. Washing machine and dryer were very handy too. The location was excellent for wandering around Amboise and chateau. A very happy stay !

Debbie (Australia)

Apart N°2 Chenonceau, April 2015

We stayed at the lovely Vilaconcorde apartment for 3 nights in April 2015. The apartment is situated right next to Chateau Amboise and central to all Amboise has to offer. The apartment was beautifully presented, equipped with everything you could need, even wonderful wines !
We so appreciated the helpful and thoughtful assistance offered to us by Thierry and Karine, they are the perfect hosts.

Kay (Australia)

Apart N°3 Chambord, March 2015

Traveled to France with a group of friends from college celebrating our 60th birthdays. Everything about Villaconcorde was fabulous - location, décor, comfort and manger of the apartment. We were met by the apartment manager and shown the set up. She also supplied coffee, juice, milk and other small items for the next day.
The location is right next to Chateau Amboise and within walking distance to Di Vinci’s house and the old town of Amboise. It is in the center of Loire and close to a number of other chateaus.
The accommodations were clean, neat and very comfortable.
I would recommend staying here for adults and children.

Kathleen (USA)

Apart N°2 Chenonceau, Oct 2014 + guided tours + cooking class.

Hello Karine, we are back home now and still reveling in the memories of our time spent in France ! Villaconcorde met all of our expectations. We thought it was an ideal location and we enjoyed walking into town for breakfast each morning. We really enjoyed the farmers market too ! Our dinner with Chef Valerie was delightful. She did a great job and we were very pleased with the menu. Thank you so much for arranging our dinner reservations, that was so helpful and your recommendations were perfect. We were pretty much exhausted by Friday and we decided to cancel dinner at Chateau de Noizay (I was out voted 3 to 1), we did however, go back to La Reserve and had a great meal and the staff there remembered us and were very friendly to us. All of our meals were terrific, and I really appreciate your help with that because it helped make our stay so enjoyable !

Our accommodations were also perfect. We didn’t use the kitchen, but everything else was very comfortable, (even for my brother who is too picky !)

Manon was terrific ! She did a very good job. She seems to be very intelligent and knowledgeable. She handled us perfectly and we really enjoyed our tours ! She is terrific and you should try to hold on to her as I think she really enjoys what she does.

It’s too bad we didn’t get to meet you, but I hope you enjoyed your holiday.

I would definitely recommend Villaconcorde to all our friends !

Thanks again for everything,
Mark and Lori (USA)

Apart N°3 Chambord, Sept 2014.

Hi Karine, we just made it back home last evening. We had a long day of travel and of course, it is great to be home after three weeks. I will definitely recommend Villaconcorde to any of our friends traveling to the Loire Valley. You are just a terrific host. You could give lessons on the art of renting out apartments. Our experience in Paris was quite different. I am always happy to give you and Villaconcorde the highest recommendation in the future. I wish you the best. Please thank Valerie again, as well.

Patsy (USA)

Apart N°2 Chenonceau, June 2014.

This is the first time I review a property in Trip Advisor, but our great experience at Villa Concorde deserved a note ! The apartment location is excellent, with plenty of nearby parking spaces available (one of our concerns - no need to worry about it !). We had Apartment 2, very spacious with plenty room for us and our teenage daughters ; plus the view of the Chateau from the window is worth the price of the visit ! The apartment is well appointed, very clean and smelling like fresh linens. Their welcome package is very informative ; Karine told us not to miss the market (Sunday morning) and it was a great recommendation. There are a couple of boulangeries nearby plus a small supermarket where you can get the basics. That said, wait for market day if you are into cooking ! I was like a kid in a candy house. All in all, a great place with a fantastic location in one of the most beautiful regions of the world !

Esteban (USA)

Apart N°1 Amboise, March 2014.

We stayed in Apartment 1 and found it to be everything we wanted and more. Making the booking was straight forward and we were able to add an extra night at short notice - everyone was most helpful. The apartment was extremely comfortable, with a well equipped kitchen, large comfortable bed, and having a washer/drier was a real bonus. It is situated in a quiet street below the chateau with just a short walk to the centre of Amboise. We were looking for a place to relax and Villaconcorde was perfect. I would certainly have no hesitation in recommending a visit and I look forward to returning one day.

Helen W. (UK)

Apart N°2 Chenonceau & Apart N°3 Chambord, February 2014.

We had such a lovely stay at Villconcorde last month that I wanted to thank Karine and Thierry our very considerate hosts who have so much knowledge about Amboise and the Loire valley. We shared flats 2 and 3, which were both snug and cosy. They are beautifilly decorated and furnished plus the bedding has been changed last winter. Villaconcorde is at a stone’s throw from the castle and there are LOTS of restaurants in the town. Both adults and teens have made the most of the stay (castles, museums, there was also an icerink, a cinema...)
Villaconcorde is definitely the place to be in Amboise !


Apart N°2 Chenonceau, November 2013.

We spent a week at Villaconcorde in Apartment 2 at the beginning of October. The apartment was delightful and a joy to stay in. It was beautifully presented and in a great location with many wonderful restaurants to choose from every night. Amboise is a lovely town to be based in...very central to many of the attractions in the Loire Valley. We did all our bookings on line and we particularly liked the secure payment method. Claire met us on arrival and gave us all the information required for our stay and Karine made the booking process very easy. We were very sorry to leave at the end of the week and could easily have stayed for another week.......a very memorable week.

Elizabeth (Australia)

Apart N°3 Chambord, November 2013.

A delightful apartment on the top floor of a beautiful building so close to the Chateau you feel you are in one of its wings. The bedrooms are very comfortable and the apartment is beautifully decorated and appointed. Bathrooms clean and functional, also well decorated and appointed and modern. Fabulous kitchen, everything we needed, including peaceful evenings, yet so close to the town centre and the river. Thank you very much Karine and Thierry. You and your staff were a delight to deal with.

Fraussie (Australia)

Apart N°2 Chenonceau, August 2013.

Realmente Villa Concorde es mucho más de lo que se ve en su página web. Un servicio excelente por parte de Karine que en todo momento está en contacto contigo antes y después de tu estancia. Nuestro apartamento era el número 2. Todo estaba impecable a nuestra llegada y nos habían dejado el desayuno para el día siguiente. Tiene todo lo que esperas en un apartamento de vacaciones y mucho más.... cafetera, tostadora, tetera, lavavajillas y lavadora con su detergente, e incluso gel y champú. Y la decoración del apartamento es exquisita !! En los alrededores del apartamento hay mucho aparcamiento gratuito y la entrada al castillo de Amboise está a 3 minutos a pie... Realmente está a los pies del Castillo. Si realmente se busca a una base para visitar los castillos del Loira, esta, sin duda, lo es !!! Y encima en un apartamento maravilloso y un entorno magnífico. Gracias Karine !!!!

Monste (Barcelona)

Apart N°3 Chambord, July 2013.

We stayed in the third floor apartment with its exposed beams and beautiful views of the chateau opposite. Very attractive and well appointed kitchen ; large sitting room/dining area with comfortable sofas. The bed was especially comfortable and the apartment was quiet, even with the windows open, and despite its central location with shops, restaurants and the river within a few minutes walk. Everything was immaculately clean and we particularly appreciated the provision of cooking essentials and the first day breakfast which lasted us most of the week ! There was great attention to detail and thoughtful supplies of bathroom items. Booking by email was very easy and Karine and Claire (who met us on arrival) were both charming. Highly recommended. Also recommend the evening spectacle at the chateau and Clos Luce, former home of Leonardo da Vinci, where you can wander in the gardens and experience full size models of his inventions.

Dina (UK)

Apart N°1 Amboise, July 2013.

We stayed at Villa Concorde for a week in May and it provided a welcoming and comfortable home base from which to explore the Loire Valley. Amboise itself had plenty to offer but we also explored further afield. Karine and her staff were very helpful and friendly, nothing was too much trouble - it was like visiting family. The apartment was very well equipped and in such a wonderful location. A highlight of our stay was the wine and cheese tour offered by Karine and Thierry’s travel agency, we enjoyed it immensely. A truly memorable visit to a beautiful part of the world and we would love to return some day.

Sally (Australia)

Apart N°1 Amboise, July 2013.

This is a great central location to explore la loire and the chateaus. The owners are very helpful with arrangements and logistics. The apartment is very nice and well appointed with everything one may need. Amboise is a lovely village and the apartment is in the shadow of the castle walls-beautiful !

Gary (Florida)

Apart N°1 Amboise, June 2013.

We stayed 4 nights in the 1 bedroom ground floor apartment. Karine was fantastic to deal with, all booking arrangements went well, we were able to extend our stay for an extra night which was very helpful for us. The apartment is well thought out and well equipped. It was so nice to have shampoo, liquid soap, makeup remover pads and other bathroom essentials supplied. The bubbly in the fridge and all cooking implements if required. It was reasonably easy to park, and the apartment was quiet even though it was on street level. It was good to have English speaking news channels on the TV. The location is fantastic, in the shadow of be chateau, which is well worth a visit, a couple of minutes walk to the shops and restaurants, it really doesn’t get much better. We had a wonderful stay, thanks Karine, your attention to detail was much appreciated, we hope to return next year.

Lynda (Australia)

Apart N°1 Amboise, June 2013.

My husband and I stayed at the Villa Concorde for the first 3 days of our honeymoon. Very grateful to Karine for meeting us at the train station and taking us to the apartment, because of our delay. We rented apt. 1 on the 1st floor. Traditional comfortable French decor. It was very spacious and had everything that you may need. I especially liked the convenience of doing our laundry in the IN-Room washer/dryer combo after a week on holiday. Also, we liked the separate WC with a sink. It was very convenient to have a sink in a 3 separate rooms. Karine left us a chilled bottle of local sparkling wine, which we enjoyed by our open double windows right across the street from the castle. How awesome is that ? The location is perfect. Lots of restaurants, cafes, bars and patisseries within walking distance. Very easy to find your way around, just use the Castle Amboise as your landmark from anywhere in town. We also enjoyed the 1/2 day wine tour and the Loire Valley day tour offered by River Loire, a travel agency owned by the same couple that own Villa Concorde(reviewed separately). Overall, we really enjoyed our too short stay here and the price was very reasonable.

Tina (Texas)

Apart N°2 Chenonceau, Mars 2013.

We had the pleasure of staying at Villa Concorde, Amboise for two days in March 2013. We were welcomed at the train station by a very pleasant gentleman, Thiery who is the owner of the property. Over the next two days we were treated to very professional and personalized service in Amboise. The apartment we stayed in was spacious, clean and had a nice kitchen. It is located in a quiet area, but still very close to lot of restaurants and small shops. We were taken around Loire valley and subsequently to Paris by a young and vibrant guide, Claire who was arranged by Thiery. We also had the privilege of visiting his private wine cellars, and tasting some exotic wine and cheese. I cannot really pinpoint what i liked the best, because it was the perfect start to our France trip, my only regret is that i did not stay there for a few more days !!!

Peter (Koweit)

Apart N°1 Amboise, September 2012.

Hi Karine,

We truly enjoyed our stay at VillaConcorde. The location was superb and we loved having the castle at our doorstep. VillaConcorde was perfect for us because we prefer to pick up items at the local butcher or baker and cook at home rather than sit in a restaurant. Your apartment had everything that we needed and we would recommend your place to all of our friends and family. In fact, I’ve told my mom that when they finally decide to travel to Europe they must stay in Amboise and at VillaConcorde !
I hope we will find ourselves back in France, back in Amboise and back at VillaConcorde someday.


Apart N°2 Chenonceau, July 2012.

Dear Karine and Thierry,

Now that we are back home and getting settled, we wanted to send you a note thanking you for a wonderful time in Amboise. Upon our arrival and Thierry’s quick response to meet us earlier than expected, we were thrilled with our decision to stay at VillaConcorde. As soon as Thierry opened the door to apartment two, my teenage son quickly said, “Wow, this is so much nicer and cooler than our Paris apartment !” We loved the charm and character of the flat and also appreciated the updated kitchen and bathrooms. The location could not have been more perfect. We loved the view of the Amboise Castle from the master bedroom. Even though we had a car, we enjoyed walking about Amboise discovering delicious restaurants, shops and art galleries. You provided everything we needed to feel right at home. In the seven weeks we spent in Europe, none of us slept better than at VillaConcorde. Thank you for a fabulous stay. We will highly recommend VillaConcorde to our family and friends and hope to return one day.

Merci, Jody & Steve (Potomac, MD)

Apart N°3 Chambord, July 2012

Dear Karine and Thierry

Greetings from Australia !
We wanted to write to thank you for our stay at the magnificant VillaConcorde.
What a wonderful 4 nights we spent at VillaConcorde in mid-July this year. It was a perfect end to our month in France.
Your hospitality was overwhelming and we greatly appreciated your consideration in collecting us from the train station on a very rainy arrival day ! On arrival at the apartment we were speechless. The apartment exceeded our high expectations in every way.

Its location at the foot of Chateau Amboise was thrilling, the views from every window sensational. It was also a very easy stroll into town to the wonderful village.

The apartment was filled with information about the local area and available tours and the owners were highly organised in this regard, able to assist in tour arrangements as required.

The apartment itself was beautifully appointed and decorated with tasteful furnishings throughout. Our 2 children, ages 9 and 11, loved sleeping in the upstairs bedroom. The downstairs bedrooms were wonderful and we slept like a baby each night ! The kitchen was fantastic and fitted with all conveniences and we particularly loved the coffee percolator. Again, we appreciated your thoughtfullness in providing food and beverages for us to cover out first evening meal and breakfast.
In summary, our stay at VillaConcorde was an absolute highlight of our trip, especially as we celebrated Bastille Day while staying at VillaConcorde. We had spent many months planning our trip and we were very, very happily rewarded throughout our stay in France and particularly at VillaConcorde. We give the apartment and its wonderful hospitable owners our highest recommendation and very much look forward to visiting again in the future !

Many thanks again Karine and Thierry for making our trip so magical.

With the kindest regards
Andrew and Anne (Australia)

Apart N°2 Chenonceau, July 2012

Bonjour Karine,

Nous avons passé un séjour enchanteur dans la ville d’Amboise et plus particulièrement à la Villa Concorde. Nous avons apprécié sa proximité avec le centre-ville et surtout avec le Château, au pied duquel nous nous trouvions. L’appartement était très spacieux, joliment décoré et surtout fonctionnel. C’était vraiment un plaisir après une longue journée de visites de pouvoir se reposer dans ce cadre, comme une impression de se retrouver chez soi. Merci à vous pour la réservation de nos entrées aux châteaux, tous les excellents conseils sur les visites et pour l’accueil très chaleureux.
Si nous devions repasser un jour dans la Loire, nous n’hésiterons pas à revenir à la Villa Concorde.

Encore merci pour tout,
Armelle (Belgique)

Apart N°2 Chenonceau, June 2012

Karine and Thierry

Thank you for your great hospitality and the beautiful accommodations of Apartment 2. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Amboise. The pictures you have on your website accurately capture the apartment and location. The place was beautiful and comfortable ! We arrived in Amboise a day ahead of schedule and your thoughtfulness to offer to go clean the apartment at 5pm on a Sunday says it all. The location was perfect, a short walk to the Château, shops and the river bed were enjoyable. Amboise is the perfect location to take in some local culture and enjoy other attractions a short distance away. We were able to see several other Chateaus and attractions because Amboise perfectly located to do this.

We would recommend Villaconcorde to everyone that wants to experience one of the most beautiful areas of the Loire Valley while staying in a stunning, comfortable “home” away from home.

Thank you
Jeffrey (Rhode Island, USA)

Apart N°2 Chenonceau, June 2012

Dear Karine,

I’m sorry for the delay in thanking you for our memorable stay in Apt. 2 at Villaconcorde - it was wonderful !
We have rented 23 places in Europe & this is certainly one of the nicest.
The location couldn’t be better. The lovely town centre is just a short walk & the great view from the living room window of the castle, complete with a gargoyle, is something we’re still describing to friends.
It really was a perfect setting, & I loved the beautiful wood panelling.
I also appreciated your prompt replies to my questions & your restaurant suggestions.
Auberge de Launay was fabulous - it deserved your rating of "excellent". We ranked it our #1 meal of our 16 day vacation ! Thank you !
I would not hesitate to recommend Amboise & Villaconcorde as the place to stay while in the Loire area. We hope to return.

Merci beaucoup,
Karyn (Boston, Ma.)

Apart N°1 Amboise, June 2012

Dear Karine and Thierry,

My wife and I had a very enjoyable stay in this apartment, which is especially suitable for couples. The apartment is on a quiet street with ample and safe street parking. It is within minutes of walk of rue Nationale and rue Victor Hugo as well as a Carrefour market. Claire was waiting for us at the scheduled check-in time, and she made for us dinner reservations at Michelin starred restaurants both of which are just a few miles away. We’d stay there again if we return to Loire Valley in the future.


Apart N°3 Chambord, June 2012

We had a lovely stay at Villaconcorde.
1. So close to the center of town !
2. Books about the area, toys for kids, soaps, blowdryer, iron, and everything you need for a delightful stay !
3. The apartment was very clean and fresh.
4. The ability to book private tours of the city, wine region, and castles. Our private wine tour was amazing !
We had an amazing time. I cried when it was time to go home, I didn’t want our wonderful holiday to end ! We hope to return to the Loire Valley again soon !

Mark, Jill, and Ryan

Apart N°3 Chambord, May 2012.

Bonjour Karine and Thierry !
We all arrived safely home and are back in the normal day-to-day grind, missing our Amboise home-away-from-home. The four of us enjoyed staying in Villa Condorde very much. Such a pleasant, quiet location, and the way you have renovated the apartment is truly magnifique !

Amboise is a very special place filled with wonderful people, sights and food. We count this as one of our best European vacations because of everything mentioned above.

Please also send our regards and thanks to Claire for the time she spent with us.

I will certainly be writing a positive review on VRBO in the coming days about Villa Concorde and the tours you provided.

Anytime you two would like to make a trip to visit Chicago, we would be happy to have you as our guests.

Au revoir !

Apart N°2 Chenonceau, May 2012

Bonjour Karine,

We had a marvellous time at Villaconcorde - we saw lots of Chateaus and Villages and Towns and really enjoyed our stay. We hope that one day we will be able to return. Already I can let you know that our friends have decided to come to Villaconcorde when they come back to France - maybe next year. Anyway, Karine, here is a note about our stay. You are welcome to use it anywhere :

"Our week long stay at Villaconcorde in Amboise was wonderful. The Apartment is perfectly positioned in Amboise, immediately adjacent to the Chateau and within easy access to many other marvellous Chateaus and Castles of The Loire Valley. The Town Centre and things like the supermarket are just a few minutes walk away - perfect. The railway station is also in walking distance. The apartment is comfortable and comes with everything necessary for an excellent holiday in this great part of the World. Our hosts were fabulous, the meet and greet was perfect and there was a really nice breakfast left for us on the first day (it lasted several days !!). Karine and Thierry can also offer excellent tours in the area. They also rent cars and provide all of the services that you would expect from a travel agent. We fully recommend Villaconcorde and Karine and Thierry to any one who reads this. Rod and Lyn from Australia"

Best wishes and we hope to see you again some day.....
Rod and Lyn (Australia)

Apart N°3 Chambord, April 2012.

Dear Karine and Thierry,

We Stayed at the Apt 3 in Villa Concorde. What a beautiful location and property ! Our girls loved the idea of looking out from their skylight to a “real castle”. The arrangements by Karine and Thierry were perfect – we didn’t have to worry about our first meal, breakfast or coming prepared. The apartment was fully equipped – perfect for a family with young children. Loire Valley is gorgeous – the towns, the castles, the river and the country side - all of it very inspiring. Karine and Thierry were most helpful before we arrived and helped us rent bikes including special equipment needed to bike with kids - yes all that was taken care off. Would definitely love to return to Loire Valley and Villa Concorde again someday.

Avni, Pratik, Seher and Sana

Apart N°2 Chenonceau, April 2012.

Hi Karine.

We stayed at VillaConcorde over Easter 2012 and had the most fabulous time. Karine organised every aspect of our stay from restaurant bookings to car hire which made our stay very relaxing and ensured we got the most from our time there. The apartment was lovely, and the location perfect for exploring Amboise and surrounds. We will definitely be back !

Many thanks,
Emma (London)

Apart N°2 Chenonceau, February 2012.

Hi Karine

We only arrived home just a few days ago and we were very jet-lagged. I wanted to email and thank you for our wonderful stay in your apartment.

We stayed in many accommodations and apartments while we were away and your was our favourite !! We loved the location, the beautiful building and the fact that your apartment had absolutely everything we needed and it was spotlessly clean. Thank you so much for the upgrade and for picking us and dropping us off at the station. We were thankful for this additional service.

I will add a comment to Trip Advisor when I get a chance and will tell anyone who is travelling to the Loire valley about your accom.

We will be returning to France in the next couple of years and will hopefully be able to return to your lovely apartment !
If you ever get a chance to come to Australia and you must, as it really is the most spectacular and beautiful country, please email us and if we can help you with your trip we would be delighted.

Regards Jo and Colin (Australia)

Apart N°1 Amboise, September 2011.

I just wanted to write to you and tell you how much we enjoyed our one week stay at VillaConcorde.

We could tell that you took great pride in the apartment. Everything there was so thoughtful to the needs of your guests.
We particularly enjoyed the "camp" chairs and cooler.Every day we would grab them, fill the cooler full of all that great French Cheese, wine a baguette. and head down to the river to relax.
Also the bike tours you mapped out for us were wonderful !
The market on Sunday was unbelievable ! We had never seen such a market before and came home with our arms full of good treats.
We had such a great stay in Amboise. We are looking forward to returning !

Thanks again !
Nadine and Charlie (UK)

Apart N°1 Amboise + Studio flat Azay, August 2011 + packaged tour.

Dear Karine and Thierry,

Our apologies for this late thank you. But, we have to say, our accommodation and tours with your company were first class and we had the most amazing time !!!

Lucile was marvellous- very welcoming & she explained everything to us thoroughly. Yet, even as she was getting away, to find out that my sister had missed her connecting flight in the US due to storms and then arranging taxi transfers for Janet late at night to join us was very much appreciated.

We loved our accommodation, all very clean with all we needed and so perfectly close to all the charms of the Loire River & Amboise.

Stephanie, our guide for the next 2 days tours of the chateaux, was absolutely charming & represented your company beautifully. Please don’t hesitate to give her a full time job. She was prompt, informative but respectful and an absolute delight to spend time with, as she showed us around. And what an amazing part of the world you live in- the chateaux were divine. Don’s favorite was first, Chenonceau & the lunch was "out-of-this-world" (we could have stayed there forever !)
Chaumont was superb, too, much better than pictures we’d seen (I like to research where we’re going so I don’t miss anything, as we live so far away).We loved the gardens and other buildings there, too. Villandry was my favorite. Our son-in-law is a landscape gardener -I’ve explained I’d like our back garden remodelled !! The history, chateau & gardens were fabulous.
Lunch at Azay le Rideau was lovely, too, then Stephanie drove us around the best way to approach Usse - another fantastic visit with Stephanie, as ever, brilliantly explaining in more detail what we were seeing.

Thank you for the detailed information about Amboise-we loved it all, especially the view from our living room !
It was lovely to meet you at the end of our stay, Thierry. Thank you for taking us to the station so early in the morning & thank you again for a wonderful time, looking after the 3 of us so well.

We will not hesitate to recommend your company to anyone travelling to the beautiful Loire Valley.

Don, Alison & Janet (Calgary, Canada)

Apart N°3 Chambord, July 2011.

Hi Karine and Thierry,
We loved staying in the top floor apartment in July 2011.

The very clean and tidy apartment was very well equipped with a full kitchen and was incredibly well situated on a quiet street just a few minutes’ walk into the main town areas.
The clothes laundry machine was very much appreciated. I would not hesitate to refer it to anyone looking to stay in Amboise.
It was fun looking up through our windows at the castle across the street. You could pretend you were living two hundred years ago !

Thierry made checking in easy, by meeting us on time, helping us drag our luggage up the few flights of stairs and giving us advice on parking and sightseeing.
Amboise itself is a lovely little city, very central for touring chateaux and also a wonderful town for walking and shopping. We especially loved the cheese and vegetable/fruit shops (we asked for advice to find a cheese which went very well with your gift of sparkling local wine !).

All in all, with the comfortable apartment and charming area, it was a wonderful few days’ stay.

We hope to see you again sometime.

You are excellent hosts ! Regards, Joanne, (Canada)