Maison Loire

For travelers looking for an authentic French experience in a breathtaking setting, it doesn't get any better than Maison Loire.

Maison Loire is housed in a 19th century stately home, or maison bourgeoise, with sweeping views of the Loire river in the heart of Blois—a royal city full of history, culture, and charm.

The historic maison is the centerpiece of the guest experience. Designed on a north-south axis that embraces the symmetry of the period and leads visitors directly to the garden’s bellevue, the building is constructed of patterned brick and locally quarried tuffeau, a creamy white limestone. Hand carved stone ornaments, marble fireplaces, herringbone parquet flooring, and Louis XVI plaster moldings all evoke the artistic richness of the Belle Epoque.

In 2021, Maison Loire was reimagined with vigilant attention to detail to inspire the most discerning twenty-first century traveler. With a deep reverence for French classic design and the awe-inspiring history of the region, the owners spent nearly a year carefully restoring the property using period materials and reproduction finishes sourced from across Europe to achieve uncompromising authenticity while keeping sustainability and modern comforts front of mind. On the ground floor, the foyer, salon, dining room, and library are clad with boiserie panel moldings against a backdrop of limestone and French white oak parquet flooring, providing a welcoming milieu for guests to socialize. Layers of art, authentic antiques, noble fabrics, and world treasures collected over the past decade are carefully juxtaposed with contemporary touches to create a profound sense of history and a bold note of modern splendor.

Nicolas's appreciation for the French aesthetic is the bedrock of Maison Loire’s excellent customer service. With fifteen years of experience in public health, Nicolas is a wellbeing devotee. His connections in the art world elevate the caliber of Maison Loire’s art exhibitions and artist residence program. Alexander’s wide-ranging career in interior design, French art and antiques, classical piano performance, and cultural programming inform both the refined ambiance and varied cultural programming at Maison Loire. An American diplomat since 2017, Alexander has lived in France, Italy, Russia, Hungary, Georgia, Ecuador, India, and Guinea–experiences that have inspired the spirit of discovery at Maison Loire.


Reviews

5.0
(7 reviews)7

Staff & Host

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Hostel

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

Argentina

5

It was a very good time at Maison Loire. The tasks are not heavy and are clearly communicated before the stay. The city is beautiful and there is much to see and do (including walking with Sidharta, the king of the house). I was able to practice my English with a native and a non-native person, which was very good for learning. Thanks to Alexander and Nico for their good disposition, it was a very nice experience.

about 1 month ago

Chile

5

Maison Loire has a very privilege view of the Valley of Loire and you will be able to enjoy it from your comfortable room.
Nicholas is the host you'll see the most, easy going person and you can coordinate the schedules and task with him the day before. I also had the opportunity to meet Alexander who is a very nice and sociable and both of them will ask you to make chores in a very nice way and attitude.
I also enjoy my time with Sidhartha, a beautiful dog with i walked and saw the city of blois 🐕😍
Thank you for the time a la maison Blois Nic and Alex 🙌

8 months ago

United Kingdom

5

I had such a nice time at maison loire ! I would really recommend coming to volunteer here ⭐️

10 months ago


Nicolas replied

It was a pleasure having you on the team, Poppy.

Australia

5

Thank you Nicolas for a wonderful volunteering experience at Maison Loire. Blois is a lovely town to spend time in, and Nicolas was so welcoming and facilitated many local experiences. Spending time with the wonderful golden doodle Siddhartha was a treat! The work was reasonable and discussed prior, and was really enjoyable. I would absolutely recommend this experience!

10 months ago


Nicolas replied

A Gracious Force!

During Grace's two-week tenure at Maison Loire, her contributions left an indelible mark. Her proactive approach, keen eye for detail, and infectious positivity were extraordinary. Grace's dedication significantly elevated the experience for our team and guests.

Grace's impact on Maison Loire was immeasurable. We hope to welcome you back to Maison Loire in the near future, Grace. PS. Siddhartha misses you!

United States

5

Nicolas is a wonderful host, and it was wonderful spending a month at Maison Loire in Blois. The work is as discussed beforehand and is very reasonable. The room is very comfortable! Nicolas is welcoming (and so is Siddharta the perfect dog), and invited me to community events which were very fun. It’s a great way to experience the local feeling in the countryside and see lots of castles, too. I highly recommend it if you’re looking for some relaxation in a beautiful place.

11 months ago


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