In the heart of Touraine, the Château de Candes-Saint-Martin is a must-see heritage site for visitors looking for Nature, Art and History.

Located on the highest point of the village of Candes-Saint-Martin, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Château and its Aubigny Tower crown a splendid terrace covered by its French formal garden. It faces the confluence between the Loire and the Vienne and offers a sublime panorama on the delta of these two rivers. It is built on colossal cellars, which are the memory of the wine-growing history of the place.

The castle’s park, which covers more than 4 hectares, has more than 40 monumental works of street art since 2019, thus managing to link Art, Nature and History. An exceptional place, the Château de Candes-Saint-Martin is a cradle of cultural innovation hosting exhibitions, artistic events, and wine tastings. It offers a feast to the visitors for all the senses.

Heritage, Nature, Art and History at the confluence of the Vienne and the Loire

Spa & Pool

The Domain of Château de Candes offers a luxurious pool and Spa area.
In a 3000 meter square garden at the back of the Castle, 2 heated swimming pools and a Sauna a awaiting you for relaxing afternoons.
From April 2023, the wellness center will open its doors in a troglodyte cave with two massage and treatment rooms, a tea area for you confort and pleasure.

Tourist visit, Heritage, Art and Culture

Stay at the Château de Candes, the tower and its luxury vacation rentals.

For travelers looking for a hidden paradise to rest for a few days, the Domaine du Château de Candes-Saint-Martin offers a unique hotel offer. We could not dream of a better place to enjoy the "douceur Angevine".

About us

“The story of a traveling couple who built a truly unique brand of hospitality, through hard work, courage and endless curiosity.”

Doing their first steps in hospitality in the 70’s in Paris, Monique & Didier PIGNET proposes luxury villas on the island of Saint Barths, Cabins in Canada with jacuzzi in the forest and this beautiful property in the hear of Loire Valley.

They had a crush during a trip in Touraine 15 years ago for the Château de Candes and its incredible view of the confluence of the Loire and the Vienne.

They renovated, transformed, enriched with their taste for contemporary art and artists.

By staying at the Resort du Chateau de Candes you can enjoy the energy, the professionalism and the beautiful vibrations that have contributed to its history and its evolution.
Since 2022, it is their son Bertrand & his spouse Sam, artists, dancers and travelers who take over and bring their vitality and creativity to the place.