La Closerie Saint Martin

We had a wonderful time here. Thanks for the travel advice, the chateaux, the wine, Fado, the comfortable beds and the warm greetings. We had wonderful conversations at the breakfast and dinner table with the other guests. Sometimes there were three languages beeing spoken at the same time. It was great! We hope to come again.

Pennsylvania / USA     -     10th October 2013

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This is an amazing place to stay. The food is delicious and Marcel and Catharina are so lovely. The rooms are really nice and the beds are so comfy. Marcel and Catharina will be sure to make you welcome. A brilliant 5th stay.
Lucy (age 11)

Worthing / UK     -     25th August 2013

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We cannot express in words how grateful we are for your generous hospitality. Our stay was so wonderul. We both agree that the sociable and delicious dining experiences you provided were some of the highlights of our trip thus far. You are both fantastic chefs and very kind hosts. We have made memories here that will last a lifetime!

Toronto / Canada     -     6th June 2013

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Wonderful! You even arranged for the sun to shine :-) thank you for all your information, your welcome, great food and company.

London / UK     -     4th June 2013

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We had such a lovely time in your beautiful home! Everything was fantastic, the bed was SO comfy, the room impeccably clean, the meals were gourmet fabulous, the wonderful historic wine cellar was a grand experience and the two of you were the best of hosts. thank you for all of your knowledge of the area and mapping how to get there.

San Francisco, California / USA     -     13th May 2013

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Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. You have made us feel at home. We have greatly enjoyed the ambience of your Bed & Breakfast: delicious meals, interesting conversations. We admire your sincere interest in providing information to help your guests explore this lovely region. We greatly enjoyed your good humor and energy and will remember fondly our days with you and "the good life" in France.

Cape Cod / USA     29th December 2012

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We have stayed at many hotels and chambres d'hôtes, many, but none as nice, beautiful, clean and quiet as La Closerie! Marcel and Katharina could not have been more warm, generous, helpful and fun. Our evenings here in "la cave" and at table were most fun. We plan to return again and spend more time.

USA     -     3rd October 2012

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Fabulous, warm and welcoming. The most wonderful hosts and a wonderful home. Our first stay, but hopefully not our last. So sad to be leaving, but we look forward to seeing you again - soon!

Swansea, Wales / UK     -     14th September 2012

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Thank you so much for your warm hospitality and for  having us to stay in your lovely "chambres". We had a wonderful and relaxing time, thanks to you both (and a delicious meal). We would easily have stayed longer....

New Zealand      -     31th August 2012

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A superb experience, we will be back! The sharing of your time, experience and local knowledge was terrific. The food and service excellent. 5 Stars!

Croydon Park / Australia     -     7th July 2012

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Our visit was spectacular! Thank you so very much for the great touring advice and de delicious meals. We enjoyed getting to know you all and we look forward to our next visit!

Florida / USA     -     22nd June 2012

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A jewel in a beautiful hamlet - the food and company at dinner were wonderful and our room perfect - a wonderful start to our holiday. We will be back and hope to bring some family too! Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us.

England - 8th June 2012

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Thank you for a refreshing and tranquil visit. Your wonderful hospitality and delicious food gave us a great introduction fo the Loire Valley. We hope to see you next year!

Florida / USA     -     23rd May 2012

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Thank you, Katharina and Marcel, for splendid food, company, travel advice and translation - and for one of the more delightful meals of our lives. We hope to see you and La Closerie again sometime.

Melbourne / Australia      -   10th April 2012

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Another fantastic visit in the Loire! Great food, great company, great wine! We loved our second visit and will be back again for a third.

Connecticut / USA     -     24th March 2012

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We had a very warm and friendly welcome to a very comfortable evenings conversation, food and sleep. Thank you both very much.

London / UK     -     16th January 2012

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Thank you, Marcel and Katharina, for a wonderful three day stop over with excellent dinners and stimulating conversation with ones fellow guests. It was a pleasure to meet you, we will be back.

England     -     19th October 2011

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Delightful, peaceful, fun, so many words to describe the atmosphere that Marcel and Katharina have created here. We have had the most wonderful time and what can I say about the beautiful cuisine! Thank you so much.

Australia     -     2nd October 2011

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Our trip to France has been delightful and staying at your B&B was a wonderful ending. Thank you so much for all your advice and your gracious hospitalitiy. Breakfast was great and dinner was fabulous. Certainly enjoyed the wine cave - that was a real plus. Hope to return some day.

California / USA     -     27th September 2011

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A great place to say, great hosts and great food. The wine tour with Alan is highly recommended.

England     -     16th September 2011

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Thank you for a wonderful week. Your hospitality is first class and your whole ambience privides us with a very relaxed and comfortabe holiday. We thank you for excellent food, wine and enjoyable conversation - we can certainly understand why you attract so many international guests. Your walking leaflets were much apprecianted to help us explore the area.

Southampton / England     -     29 July 2011

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Thoroughly enjoyed your hospitality and friendlyness - and making Fado's acquaintance. Certainly shall return to this fascinating property with it's beautiful accommodation.

Broughly Ferry / Scotland     -     20th July 2011

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What a lovely place you have - thank you for allowing us to share it! Good food (excellent actually), good company and a good bed!

Essex / UK     -     18th July 2011

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A wonderful stay in your beautiful home. Superb food in wonderful surroundings. Your hospitality has been a joy, thank you so much. Will miss the comfortable bed! We will return as soon as we can, a beautiful area of France!

Welwyn, Herts / UK     -     15th July 2011

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What a wonderful start to our holiday in in France! The start of a long love affaire, I think.... A lovely (but far too short) introduction to the Loire and we will definitely be back. The welcome on our arrival, the quality of the accommodation and food has been exceptional; But most of all has been the hospitality and company! Like staying in the home of a good friend.

UK     -     8th July 2011

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Thank you for your warm hospitality. We've had a really relaxing break in your beautiful home. Our room was very comfortable and meals around the dining hable have been the highlight of our stay here. May we wish you both every blessing and success with your venture in the future. Hope to see you one day again, if we're staying in this delightful part of France.

Northern Irleland     -     26th June 2011

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Many thanks to you both for a fabulous stay at hour house. The food and your hospitality has been a delight. We have enjoyed sitting around your table eating and talking to the other guests, and of course yourselves. We have had a wonderful week with you both.

Southampton / UK     -     26th June 2011

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Such generous, professional yet unobtrusive hospitality - fine food, comfortable accommodation and warm personal care. Very many thanks.

Sydney / Australia     -     28th May 2011

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Perfect house, perfect hosts, perfect location! A wonderful few days - thank you both very much.

Jersey     -     2nd May 2011

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We have thoroughly enjoyed our time here - super places to visit, great weather and amazing hospitality and food. Thank you so much for catering so well for two non-meat eaters! We would love to come back again on one of our journeys between the Lot and Scotland

Dumfries / Scotland     -     11th April 2011

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What a wonderful séjour we have had at La Closerie Saint Martin! Thank you so much, Katharina and Marcel, for your wonderful hospitality. Our pre-dinner apéritif "dans la cave" was a very special experience, followed by a delicious meal - 5 stars. We look forward to a return visit!

Baddaquirrie / Australia     -     11th October 2010

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Your place and the ambiance is a true gem. The hospitality and the good food are highly recommended. A place to return to.

It was fantastic to stay here! The food and wine and company were superb! We will definitely come again.

Capetown and Stellenbosch / South Africa     -     3rd October 2010

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Thank you for a great vacation! We had expected it to be very good, based on your excellent reputation, but what we received in your house was even better. All the best to you

New Jersey / USA     -     22nd September 2010

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First time ever in a Bed and Breakfast - and it certainly won't be the last! What a wonderful experience to share stories, a good meal, tasty wine and then retire to a comfortable bed. Good work guys - most encouraging to see what can be done!

Paris / France     -     19th September 2010

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Truly a great highlight of visiting the Loire region. Wonderful hosts, spectacular meals and interesting fellow travellers. We would love to move the experience with us but I think it may be unique. It will certainly be recommended to any friends who might travel this way.

Ottawa / Canada     -     18th September 2010

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What a truly lovely place. You both make us feel at home among new found family and friends. The rooms are gorgeous and the bed is really comfortable. You have made a very livable and hospitable home for all of your guests. We thank you for your graciousness.

Colorado / USA     -     17th September 2010

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Many many thanks for your fine hospitaliy in your wonderful home. I now have a new favorite place to stay in France! Your kindness as hosts made me feel as welcome as an old friend. I look forward to seeing you again next summer.

Norton / UK     -     11th September 2010

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We had the most wonderful time here in your beautiful home. The meals were delicious, the room was charming and the bed was the most comfortable we have slept in! It is difficult to leave! We will return soon and will recommend your Closerie to our friends.

California / USA     -     30th August 2010

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We spent here three unforgettable days. The property is just perfectly restaurated and the cellar is astonishing. We have delicious meals with carefully selected wines. A wonderful time, we will definitely be back!

Bydgoszcz / Poland     -     8th August 2010

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Thank you very much for a lovely stay. The accomodation was very comfortable and the food and wine were excellent. Our hosts are an exceptional team and make their guests very welcome. The visit to the "cave à vin" was most surprising. Many thanks.

Kirkliston, Scotland / UK     -     22nd July 2010

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Thank you for providing the perfect start and end to our French holiday. Having stayed in your lovely home on our way to Charente we were looking forward to visiting you again on the way back - and we were not disapointed. The same charming room, wonderful food and another group of interesting guests to talk to - and not forgetting our charming and attentive hosts. We will definitely visit again.

Brentwood / UK     -     10th July 2010

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Thank you for a truly memorable stay. It was everything we could have hoped for and more. The wine, food, accommodation and, of course, company was perfect. The aperitif in your cellar was a fantastic surprise.

Melbourne / Australia      -      16th June 2010

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Once again thank you so much for a wonderful stay - we enjoyed it so much. Of course the glorious weather just added the missing ingredient from our previous stay.  Although we could only enjoy limited conversation with the French guests we found them great fun and enjoyed their company!  Needless to say La Roche Bleue was 'just the bees knees' as we say in England. The gourmet food and most importantly the friendly welcome made for a delightful stay.

Thankfully there is still plenty for us to explore in the beautiful Loire so we will most definitely return but meantime hope you have a wonderful season and a much deserved break later in the year. Best regards to Fado - he behaved so well during our stay!  A bientot

Guildford / UK     13th May 2010

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How quickly the time has passed for us in your beautiful home! We do not want to leave! Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality, your generosity and "a little aussie humour" for us. We savoured your aperitifs in your cool wine cellar and enjoyed every bite of the delicious meals you both prepared so  well. We will remember the warmth of your welcome and we will certainly visit again if we return to France.

Port Macquarie / Australia     -     6th June 2010

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We've had a wonderful relaxing time at La Closerie - mainly because of your warmth and generosity. The rooms, the food and even a dog (Fado) have made us feel very much at home in your home. Thank you both so very much, we will be back and will recommend La Closerie to all of our friends in Sydney.

Sydney / Australia     -     6th June 2010

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Wonderful hosts in a wonderful house. Breakfast in the courtyard was a delight and your dinner superb. Thanks for making our stay so enjoyable.

Melbourne / Australia     21th May 2010

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Thank you so much for a fantastic weekend! The food was great and the rooms are just lovely. The whole house has a wonderful atmosphere and that is thanks to you guys. There is no doubt in our minds that your business will continue to be a big success so we can only hope that you will stay here in this beautiful part of France because we are coming back!!

Stockholm / Sweden     -     16th May 2010

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La Closerie Saint Martin is perhaps the best B+B we have enjoyed - in Australia, New Zealand, UK, Europe, USA, Canada. La Closerie is a beautiful place; above all the welcome and gracious kindness of our hosts has been greatly appreciated.

Perth / Australia     -     11th May 2010

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Thank you, Katharina and Marcel for such a wonderful welcome to your home. We have had a lovely time, mostly due to your friendly atmosphere and good company. We shall certainly recommend you to our friends and Katharina - your chocolate cake is to die for!

Cardiff / Wales UK     -     11th May 2010

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Thank you so much for this lovely time we had here. Our room was beautiful and this village is so peaceful. Just what we needed. Not to forget the georgous Swiss Sunday bread that you baked for us.

Amsterdam / Netherlands     7th May 2010

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Thank you Katharina, Marcel and Fado for such a lovely and comfortable stay. I  wanted to stay here since I saw it month ago on the internet, so was happy you could fit me in! I loved my tea and comfy bed! Also, since I was mostly by myself you made sure I wasn't lonely.

Vancouver / Canada     -     4th May 2010

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Sweetly mellow stay within these sunny walls - in spite of the chills outside. We hope to be back under a warmer sun.

Milano / Italy     -     23rd March 2010

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Thank you for an absolutely wonderful stay in the Loire Valley! We really appreciated your hospitality.

We loved our stay here, the house is spectacular with the wine cave and the hospitality. Thank you for your kindness and welcoming us into your home. Thank you

This was a beautiful, lovely bed and breakfast. Thank you for opening your home to us. Thank you for the wonderful dinner and breakfast. You made our stay in the Loire Valley memorable.

Your B&B is so charming! Thank you for all of your kindness during our stay - it was great. So very nice to finally experience a bit of the French countryside. Good luck to you.

Missoula & Bozeman, MT, Miami, Fla / USA     -     15th November 2009

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On our long trip from Spain to Sweden, where we live, we luckily discovered this wonderful retreat. Friendly, very nice food, nice surroundings and close to many of the castles, we really enjoyed our stay and recommand it strongly.

Stockholm / Sweden     -     11th October 2009

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Thank you for your hospitality, we have really enjoyed our one night stay in your lovely property and will return for longer next year.

Redditch / England     -     10th October 2009

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Thank you for your very warm and friendly hospitality! We were enjoying each day of our staying in your cosy guesthouse. Thanks a lot

England & Russia     -      9th October 2009

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We have been so pleased with our stay with you. The room was a real treat. Also, you are both to be commanded for your cooking skills. The meals we had with you will long be remembered and as I mentioned outshown our "recommended" Paris restaurants. Thank you too for the trip planning.

Victoria, B.C. / Canada    -    8th October 2009

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Thank you for the exceptionally warm hospitality during our visit - your tourist advice was handy as well! We could not have imagined a more relaxing place to stay. The dinners were amazing! I am sure we will be dreaming about them and our stay when we return home. All the best.

New Jersey & Cleveland / USA   -   5th October 2009

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Our experience really exceeded every expectation. Thank you so much for sharing your place with us. Its incredibly beautiful and we certainly expect to return soon. Maybe we'll be neighbours. If you ever return to the United States, please let us know. We'll return the favour and you can see the real Texas in Austin. Reste en contact!

Austin, Texas / USA     -     26th September 2009

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Dear Marcel & Katharina, We would like to express our thanks and satisfaction in that all of our hope and expectation were met and than expanded. Both your family and your house are very warm and welcoming and helped to introduce us to an extraordinary part of the world and left us with a desire to return again and again. Finding long lost places as well as new ones will be part of a wonderful memory lasting a lifetime. Be assured that you will be part of them as well.

Savannah, GA / USA     -     22th September 2009

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Thank you for being such great hosts. A fantastic house and location and lovely dinner. I am particularly grateful that you even found me some pregnancy-friendly cheese!

Hamphsire / England     -     21th September 2009

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5 Stars all the way. Wonderful accomodation, food to die for. Our hosts could not have been more charming or kind. Wishing them every success in this venture.

Guildford / England     -     17th September 2009

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This is a beautiful place to stay - pity it was only for one night. Our welcome was incredible - our rooms superb and the food - mmmmm.......delicious! Thank you so much.

Lancashire & Kent / England     -     14th September 2009

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We have been made feel very welcome, which was wonderful when we were so far from home. The place is charming, the people welcoming, the food lovely and the dog adorable. Thank you for making our stay so pleasant. J'éspere revenir un jour! C'était super!

Sydney / Australia     -     13th September 2009

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What a delightful place! A lovely house and a wonderfully warm welcome. We have so enjoyed our stay - a delicious meal and very good company. We hope to be back soon - and thank you for making our stay so pleasurable.

Exeter, Devon / England     -     9th September 2009

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Marcel and Katharina, you have a beautiful home and we have really enjoyed our stay with you. Your food is ver good and your company and conversation a pleasure.

Wellington Sommerset / England     -     9th September 2009

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Marcel and Katharina. Thank you for your hospitality during our stay. We enjoyed the delicious dinners you prepared and appreciated your help with planning where to visit each day. It made our trip very nice, and we will never forget our time in the Loire Valley. Thanks again and best of luck

Overland Park, KS / USA     -     5th September 2009

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We had a wonderful stay with our excellent hosts! It really added to our french experience. Thank you.

London / England     -     3rd September 2009

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Couldn't stay here on the way south, but glad we were able to spend the night here on our return. Wonderful hosts with a fine evening meal in good company. Have marked it as a place well worth returning to in the future.

Oxford / England     -     1st September 2009

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An excellent way to start (and end) our holiday, comfortable etc, etc. Very relaxing. Thank you both and wishing you every success.

Berkshire / England     -     30th August 2009

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Thank you so much, Marcel, Katharina and Fado for a wonderful stay in your charming chambres d'hôtes. We wish you all the best in the future, and we look forward to seeing you again soon,  when Fado is a champion agility performer! Kind regards and thank you again.

Perth, WA / Australia     -     28th August 2009

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Thank you for a fantastic stay! You are both warm and welcoming and your house is charming. Excellent food and great company. We will visit again.

Worsing / England     -     22th August 2009

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Very nice stay, we were made very welcome by our hosts. Excellent company and evening meal. We hope to return some day. Thanks for the pleasant stay.

Carickfergus / Northern Ireland     -     21th August 2009

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Beautiful house, location.....and very nice hosts. Thank you so much. A pitty we had no time to have the table d'hôtes...the smell was great.

Brussels / Belgium     -     2nd August 2009

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In a fairytale landscape we had a fairytale-time with a great and nice hosting king and queen and of course their lovely dog. We will always remember this place and its hosts! We had a lot of fun and good food & drinks. Het was super!

Courtrai / Belgium     -     1st August 2009

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Thank you both, Marcel and Katharina for all your warmth and hospitality - and for the welcome from Fado! A lovely, calm and peaceful spot to spend the night - and a delicious dinner, too, even though I personally couldn't appreciate it (sorry to make you cook an omelette!) Very comfortable and we shall certainly recommend you to our friends. Good luck with your enterprise - may you have lots of visitors and may they all be interesting.

Cambridge / England     -     26th July 2009

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Marcel & Katharina: Thank you so much for a wonderful visit. Your B&B is very charming and your hospitality is so warm and inviting. We are so happy we chose to stay with you and it is one of the best parts of our trip. Hope to see you again, and we wish you much happiness and success in your new chapter of life.

Atlanta, GA / USA     -     22th July 2009

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Dear Katharina + Marcel, (+Fado), many, many thanks for your kind hospitality. We have truly enjoyed our stay in the Loire Valley. You made us all feel like part of your family and we appreciated you sharing your lovely home with us. We wish you much success with your new venture.

Brampton, Ontario / Canada     -     June 8th, 2009

 

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