At the heart of the Loire Valley, 30 minutes from Tours, is the impressive estate of Château de Montgoger. On 17 acres, beside a vast forest, stand two significant structures. It is the contrast of these two structures that tells the colourful story of Montgoger. It is a history that stretches back 850 years. One is the ruin of the chateau, made thus after a devastating fire in 1943 which rendered the historic chateau unliveable. This was the second time a fire had taken the chateau as the ancient castle had burned down in 1885! The 18th century orangerie is an elegant conversion that accommodates 30 and hosts receptions up to 100 people. Holidays in the chateau can be as slow or active as you choose. Cycling, hiking, walking, exploring historic castles and wine tasting are all possible in this rich region.