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 with yoga certificates from India and a deep interest in holistic medicine and medicinal plants. 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.


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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.

22 days ago

United States


I loved my time at Maison Loire. Nicolas and Alexander were exceptional hosts. Their warmth and generosity made my experience incredible, and I highly recommend. Not only was the house gorgeous, but the city of Blois was quaint and charming. Since I was insulated from the city feel of Paris, I felt an authentic sense of French culture.

Day to day tasks were not difficult or time consuming. There was plenty of time to explore the city and visit its many attractions and historical landmarks. I ate delicious food, drank local wine, and visited some of the many castles across the countryside.

10 months ago



I had a wonderful experience at Maison Loire. The work was easy and for the most part done with Nicolas. The town is fun to explore with tons of history and it's very easy to train to Paris for your days off!

12 months ago

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