Our welcome booklet

Welcome home



Here you can find out how the house works, our services, suggestions for walks, activities and outings, as well as emergency numbers.

We wish you a pleasant stay with us!

"The most important thing about a house
are the friends who frequent it".
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Going to La Grange Dîmière



car park, La Grange Dîmière, charming BnB in the Loire Valley
By train and bus

The TGV station of Tours Centre and Saint Pierre des Corps are both less than 1/4 hour drive from the house. In Saint Pierre des Corps you can rent a car, in Tours you can take a taxi or bus n°34 towards Les Bergeons.
A TER Centre Val de Loire also serves the station of St Genouph (limited timetable) This station is 1km from La Grange Dîmière.

By road

By the A10 motorway (from Bordeaux or Paris):
Exit at Tours centre (exit 21) and turn right immediately towards Hôpital Bretonneau.
Follow the signs for Hôpital Bretonneau, then La Riche, Prieuré Saint Cosme, then Saint Genouph. After the big bend in the ring road, continue towards Saint Genouph (D88, 4km).
In the village of Saint Genouph, leave the church on the right and take the first street on the left, rue de la Gare.
From Villandry, go to Savonnières; take the bridge and immediately turn right towards Saint Genouph; go straight on until the "levée de la Loire"; turn right towards Saint Genouph and straight on until the entrance of the village.
Turn right into rue de la Gare.
Follow the signs to our car park.

Parking:

We welcome you on our car park (green gate, closed) located
4 rue des petits prés (GPS coordinates: 47°22'31 "N - 0°35'56 "E)
It is located before a bend, on your left!
Entrance, La Grange Dîmière, charming BnB in the Loire Valley

Check in, check out and payment



  • You will be given your room key on arrival and a remote control for the car park gate. Please make sure to close the gate when you enter and leave the hotel .
  • Arrivals are from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm. We would be grateful if you could let us know your arrival time so that we can give you the best possible welcome.
  • Rooms must be vacated by 11am at the latest.
    We suggest that you take advantage of our "late morning" offer, on request and subject to availability, to postpone your departure time to 4pm instead of 11am (at the rate of 30% of an overnight stay).
  • At the time of your reservation, you made a 50% deposit or left a credit card imprint (in this case no debit was made).
    In the case of a deposit paid, the remainder must be paid on the day of your departure (bank card or cash), as well as any extras booked or consumed, and the tourist tax of 0.88€/adult/day.

Free Wifi connection



Network : lagrangehotes
Password : touraine
travel with peace of mind to La Grange Dîmière, charming BnB in the Loire Valley

Our Covid measures



La Grange Dîmière welcomes you with a strict sanitary protocol, based on government recommendations. Everything is done to counter the spread of Covid-19 so that your stay takes place in the best conditions, in a friendly and soothing atmosphere.
The distance and the mask recommended do not prevent us from smiling and welcoming you warmly!

Our commitments




  • Daily ventilation of the rooms.
  • Our bathroom linen is cleaned at 60°, the bed linen in the laundry.
  • Regular disinfection of door handles and switches, as well as the equipment around the swimming pool.
  • Use of specific disinfection products, in accordance with current standards and respecting the environment, as well as a steam cleaner.
  • Hydro-alcoholic gel available in the rooms and when eating.
  • Surgical masks on request for your outings, if necessary
  • Heated swimming pool treated with chlorine. Access to the pool is limited to 5 people at a time and time restrictions must be respected for the benefit of all: the pool is accessible from 11am to 2pm and from 5pm to 8pm (May to September)

Practical information



Extras for your comfort...

  • You can book our "assiette gourmande" for your dinner (at the latest the day before)
    The price is 20€/person and 10€/child under 10 years old (drinks included)
  • We also propose our picnic formula to take away at 10€/person (to be reserved the day before)
  • Drinks are available in the fridge in the dining room: free fruit juices and soft drinks, self-service beers and wines (their prices are displayed on the wall next to the fridge)
    Glasses and a corkscrew are at your disposal.
    • You can order an aperitif in your room or in the garden: flute of Vouvray Méthode Traditionnelle (7€) or bottle of Vouvray Méthode Traditionnelle (18€), with aperitif biscuits (soda offered for children), bottle of Champagne (44€).
  • The garden is at your disposal for your aperitifs and picnics (poolside excluded)
  • Our "home-made" breakfast (between 8am and 10am on weekdays and from 8.30am to 10.30am on weekends and public holidays) is served at the time we agree together : please respect it for a good organisation ;-)
  • If you have forgotten your bath sheet for the swimming pool, we will gladly lend you one.
    Please do not use the towels in your bathroom!
  • The house is non-smoking, but we will be happy to provide you with ashtrays in the garden : just ask us
Relaxation at La Grange Dîmière, charming BnB in the Loire Valley

Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation and well-being...



* Complete shiatsu session :
Fill up on energy!
Boost your defences! Enjoy a 1 hour shiatsu session performed by a qualified practitioner and teacher (50€, 1 hour)

* Relaxing massage with essential oils :
A professional masseuse offers you a relaxing 1 hour massage, adapted to your needs, in your candlelit room, to the gentle sound of soothing music (50€, 1 hour)
Treatments performed on a massage table.

Relaxation guaranteed! We have tested them ;-)
Ask us, we will book for you (subject to availability of our partners)


And why not take a bike ride?



If you want to enjoy the banks of the Loire, the Cher or the Indre by bike , we are lucky enough to have a bike hire company in our street!

The Cyrpeo agency (VTC, VTT, electric bikes, children's bikes, baby seats and carriages...) is located at 45 bis de la rue de l'Auberdière, in Saint Genouph.
To book: www.cyrpeo.fr / 00 33 (0)4 67 15 82 03
You can also try to book on site but they are not always present...
The bikes you book are prepared and available on site in a code room.

Where to eat and go out?



Here are some ideas of restaurants that we recommend...


Please note that if you wish to enjoy an evening together, you can entrust your children to our daughter Camille, 17 years old: she will have dinner with them and lots of games to share with them! (service on reservation, at 9€/hour + children's meal (20€ or 10€ for children under 10)


Near Saint Genouph:

  • La Maison tourangelle
    02 47 50 30 05
    9 route des Grottes Pétrifiantes - 37510 Savonnières
    Traditional and refined cuisine. Budget: around €35.
    Closed on Sunday evening, Monday and Tuesday.
  • La Maison du Passeur - le Bistrot
    09 63 50 23 22
    58 rue Principale - 37510 Savonnières
    Full menu around €15, maxi-salad menu at €14,50, charcuterie/cheese board at €8,50 / children's menu at €7,50.
    Open from Tuesday to Sunday lunchtime, and on Friday and Saturday evenings
  • L'Etape gourmande (our favourite)
    02 47 50 08 60
    "La Giraudière" 37510 Villandry
    Touraine cuisine, in a 17th century farmhouse. Large and very pleasant terrace!
    Budget: €20-€45 / children's menu at €11.50.
    Open every day except on Wednesday (from end of March to mid-November)
  • La Doulce Terrasse
    02 47 50 02 10
    1 rue Principale - 37510 Villandry (Restaurant du château)
    Budget: €15,50- €32 (late March to mid-November)
    Open every day, lunchtime only

In the centre of Tours city:

  • Mamie Bigoude
    02 47 64 53 85
    22 rue de Chateauneuf - 37000 Tours
    Creperie with an original decoration...
    Budget: €20 - 30€.
    Open every day for lunch and dinner
  • Le Petit Patrimoine
    02 47 66 05 81
    58 rue Colbert - 37000 Tours
    Traditional and local cuisine
    Budget: €20 - €24
    Closed on Sunday and Monday
  • Le Turon

            02 47 66 14 25

            94 rue Colbert - 37000 Tours

            Budget: €34- €39

            Traditional cuisine

            Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

  • La Deuvalière
    02 47 64 01 57
    18 rue de la Monnaie - 37000 Tours
    Traditional cuisine
    Budget: €18,50 - €36
    Closed on Saturday and Sunday
  • Le Bistrot de la Tranchée
    02 47 54 20 39
    103 avenue de la Tranchée - 37100 Tours
    Bistrot de Charles Barrier
    Budget: €19,50 - €29,50
    Closed on Sunday and Monday
  • Au Martin Bleu
    02 47 66 79 33
    34 avenue de Grammont 37000 Tours
    fish restaurant and local cuisine
    Budget: €32 / children's menu at €12.
    Closed on Sunday and Monday
  • Le Zinc 02 47 20 29 00
    27 Place du Grand Marché - 37000 Tours
    Shaded terrace
    Budget: €19 - €52
    Closed on Sunday
  • Le chien jaune
    02 47 05 10 17
    74 rue Bernard Palissy - 37000 Tours
    Brasserie
    Budget: €25 - €40.
    Closed on Sunday
  • L'appart côté mer
    02 47 75 15 88
    41 rue du Grand Marché - 37000 Tours
    Traditional cuisine
    Budget: €18 - €28 (menu for lunch €22)
    Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday (flute of Vouvray offered if you come from us!)

Gastronomic restaurants in the area:

  • Charles Barrier
    02 47 54 20 39
    101 avenue de la Tranchée - 37100 Tours
    Gastronomic restaurant
    Budget: from €30 at lunchtime and €60 in the evening
    Closed on Saturday lunchtime and Sunday
  • L'Aigle d'Or
    02 47 45 24 58
    10 avenue Adelaïde Riché - 37190 Azay le Rideau
    Refined local cuisine
    Budget: lunch formulas at €21 and €23, evening menus at €30 / €43 / €58.
    Closed Monday evening (from December to April), Tuesday evening (except July and August), Wednesday and Sunday evening
  • Au coin des Halles
    02 47 96 37 25
    9 Rue Gambetta - 37130 Langeais
    Gastronomic restaurant - shaded terrace
    Budget: lunchtime menu around €20, evening menu €34
    Closed on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evening
  • La Roche Le Roy
    02 47 27 22 00
    55 route de Saint Avertin - 37200 Tours
    Gastronomic restaurant
    Budget: €58 - €72 .
    Closed on Sunday and Monday

Wine list, available from us



Wine in Touraine

For you, or as a gift...

Chinon " 4 Ferrures " 75cl Cabernet Franc (red) Nicolas Paget
€10 to take away/ €57 for 6
€13 to drink on the spot

Touraine "Gourmandise" 75cl
(soft rosé) Nicolas Paget
€9 to take away/ €51 for 6
€12 to consume on the spot

Vouvray "Les Duinières" 75cl
(dry white)
Caves Cathelineau
€10 to take away/€57 for 6
€13 to drink on the spot

Discovery offer , to take away: box of these 3 bottles at €27.

Chinon " Château de La Grille " 75cl
Caberbet Franc (fruity red)
Caves Baudry-Dutour
€29 to take away/ €170 for 6
€32 to drink on the spot

Vouvray fines bulles brut 75cl
(white chenin)
AOP -Caves Cathelineau
€15 to take away/ €80 for 6
€18 to consume on the spot
€7 per flute, on the spot


Champagne  brut, 75cl
Laurent Perrier
€44, on the spot

Local blond beer , 33cl at €4.

To take away or to consume on the spot, with loan of glasses.
Price includes VAT



We hope you enjoy your stay at La Grange Dîmière
and in our beautiful region!

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Emergency numbers



Fire brigade: 18
European emergency call: 112
Police - Gendarmerie: 17

Doctors:
Dr Pauline Gautier and Dr Jessica Paty
49 rue Principale 37510 Savonnières
=> 02 52 37 00 81

Pharmacies :
Larche Noel pharmacy
7 rue Principale 37510 Savonnières
=> 02 47 50 00 23
Pharmacie de la Mairie
6 rue du 11 novembre 1918 37520 La Riche
=> 02 47 37 33 18

Regional and University Hospital :
2 boulevard Tonnellé 37000 Tours
=> 02 47 47 47 47

Poison Control Centre (Angers)
=> 02 41 48 21 21