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The unusual gîte, CHAIS CATHERINE, in Amboise is unique in Touraine Val de Loire. The Roulotte Viticole is a comfortable wooden home in the shape of an enormous barrel. The interior is carefully designed to give a sense of luxury and relaxation with a sleeping alcove, living room, kitchen, bathroom and shower.

The Roulotte is parked in a fenced enclosure of 4000m2, only 15 minutes walk from the historic centre of Amboise. It has private access and parking and a raised terrace with a view of the landscaped gardens


SUPPLIES : Coffee, tea, packaged pastries, groceries, hygiene and cleaning products. Our chickens can supply you with eggs.


LINEN : sheets, mattress protector, towels, tea towels.



Four full-length beds : a double bed in the alcove and two pull-out beds.

Fully equipped kitchen: induction hob, microwave, coffee maker, kettle, toaster, refrigerator, crockery for 6 people, iron and ironing board.

Sanitary facilities : hower, washbasin, WC.

Living room : sofa, table, chairs, wardrobe, closet, large storage box, TV,  WiFi, electric heating, fan and air cooler.


EXTERIOR EQUIPMENT : Garden table, relaxing bench under a beech, reclining chairs, parasol. Outdoor Jacuzzi with six places for use when it is warm.


CHAIS CATHERINE IS AN IDEAL LOCATION for a family holiday, a romantic weekend (we have already honored two wedding nights !), a tourist stay or a business stop-over in the unusual surroundings of an enormous barrel.


SITUATION : In town: restaurants of all categories ; all kinds of shops; markets on Fridays and Sundays.  All year long : shows, entertainment and sports activities ; two cinemas. Several bike rental shops and self-service bikes.


The Châteaux : Amboise is in the centre of the Loire Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will be able to visit the Royal Château of François 1er, the Clos Lucé of Leonardo da Vinci, the Château Gaillard of Charles VIII, the park of the Mini-Châteaux and the Chanteloup Pagoda.  A few kilometers from Amboise, lie the Châteaux of Chenonceau, Chaumont, Blois and Chambord and the Touraine aquarium.  We will happily provide you with further details.


Wine-growing : Touraine is justifiably celebrated for its wines and the Roulotte Viticole is by nature in keeping with the oenological theme. Appellations : Touraine-Amboise, Mesland,  Azay-le-Rideau, Noble Joué, Montlouis, Chenonceau, Vouvray, Valençay, Chinon and Bourgueil. On-site documentation available.


We will be delighted to welcome you

Catherine HERPIN & Nicolas CAYLA +33 (0)6 08 28 54 18


(Two nights minimum)

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Check-in is normally daily from 17:00 for key collection.

If you expect to arrive before 17:00 or after 21:00, please agree with the owners in advance.

If the owner is present, you must ring the intercom of the main gate.

If the owner is absent, you will have received an address to collect the keys from a third party upon presentation of your booking form.  Any such arrival must be before 17H00.



Cars can park inside the property. Please ensure you close the gate; it is not automatic.



A security deposit of € 200 is required. It must be handed over in cash or cheque on arrival. If – after the inventory has been checked – no damage has been found by the establishment, the security deposit will be returned on the day of departure or, at the latest, within 7 days of your departure, 



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– A PayPal transfer is available. Please, send a message (see above : TO CONTACT US) with the arrival and departure dates you want.

Your reservation is confirmed upon receipt of either full or part payment.



  • 10% due if cancellation at least 1 month before
  • 40% due if cancellation less than a month
  • 100% due if no show



Please note these departure instructions:

– The Roulotte Viticole must be vacated before noon on the day of departure, after the inventory has been checked and the keys returned.

– Refuse must be sorted and disposed of in the appropriate containers and the glass bottle rack located near the entrance gate.

– Dishes and appliances must be clean and stored in their place.

– The refrigerator must be empty, clean and thermostat set at “1”

– Please ensure the floors are swept.

– Please leave all used towels, bath towels, sheets and tea towels on the floor.

– Cleaning thoroughly by Sanitol® after each departure is included in the rental.


Charlotte, Benjamin, Jeanne et Jules

Logement atypique, hôtes charmants, soucieux du bien-être de leurs visiteurs. Équipement parfait, auquel on ne s’attend pas dans ce type d’hébergement. Nous avons passé un excellent séjour dans votre « tonneau », comme diraient les enfants. Allez-y !

28 July 2019


Merci. C'était vraiment un séjour magnifique !

16 June 2019


Un tonneau très bien situé avec la possibilité d'aller au château et au Clos Luce à pied sans souci. De jolies balades à proximité. Un environnement calme. Un tonneau extrêmement propre et bien équipé ! Idéal avec 2 enfants de 6 et 4 ans ravis de découvrir le jardin et ses écureuils. Un bon petit moment en famille à recommander ! Merci à nos hôtes pour leur sympathie et leur discrétion. Julie, Mathieu, Oscar et Juliette.

31 May 2019


Nous avons passé un très bon séjour dans la roulotte, et recommandons chaudement! L’espace est très mignon, et il y a tout ce qu’il faut pour passer un bon moment. Nicolas nous a très bien accueillis, la roulotte est dans la jardin de la maison mais il n’y a aucun problème d’intimité. J’espère y retourner !

22 April 2019


Accueil très chaleureux Emplacement au calme Roulotte charmante et très bien entretenue Idéal pour 2 personnes mais un peu juste pour 4 adultes

8 April 2019

Martin & Katie

We stayed here for 2 nights, the location and accomodation was absolutely perfect and coulldn’t want better hosts. Definitly recommend staying in this unique and lively place. Thank you for making un feel very welcome in your lovely accomodation. We absolutly love dit and will definitely return. All the best.

9 September 2018


Nous avons passé une très belle semaine à Amboise, trois dans la roulotte, deux sous une tente, cinq dans le jacuzzi. Merci beaucoup pour votre accueil.

11 August 2018


Adapté pour un couple, très grand jardin, splendide, très calme et reposant… Avec pleins de hamacs. Propreté irréprochable. Hôte très attentionné. Merci pour votre accueil.

3 August 2018


Comment choisir ce qu’on a préféré quand tout a été magnifique ? L’accueil personnalisé, les petites attentions, la gentillesse et la disponibilité, sans compter l’hébergement exceptionnel. Cerise sur le gâteau, le jacuzzi nouvellement installé a été grandement apprécié.

21 August 2018

Lise et Antoine

Rien à redire, c’était parfait. Ambiance cosy, bien équipé, terrasse agréable, proche du centre d’Amboise et accueil de grande qualité. A tenter les yeux fermés. Un grand merci pour votre accueil et votre gentillesse. Ce fut un séjour très agréable et vous avez contribué. Bonne continuation.

6 May 2018


Un cadre agréable proche centre d’Amboise et pourtant d’un calme et d’une sérénité agréable pour se ressourcer. Le gîte est cocooning bien agencé et tout confort. Merci pour votre accueil. Le gîte est atypique agréable calme et cocooning. Se lever avec les oiseaux, les écureuils qui courent dans le jardin et votre chat. Des moments de sérénité et de pleine détente chez vous. Merci pour cette pause détente.

25 April 2018


La roulotte œnologique de Nicolas et Catherine est un hébergement original et atypique où tout est bien pensé pour le confort des voyageurs ! Un endroit charmant au calme avec les oiseaux et la visite des écureuils. Des hôtes accueillants et sympathiques pour un hébergement atypique et charmant ! Tout donne envie de revenir !

15 April 2018


Hébergement original, confortable et parfaitement équipé, situé au calme, à proximité du centre ville et des sites de visite accessibles à pied. Accueil très sympathique et disponibilité de l’hôte. Une location intéressante pour un péripe dans cette partie de la vallée de la Loire et des Châteaux. Pour nous, tout a été parfait. Merci.

25 February 2018


Très agréable, bien aménagé pour un couple, quartier très calme, très bon séjour. Nous avons été très bien accueillis.

17 February 2018


This site is the property of Chais Catherine located in Amboise:


8, impasse des vignes, 37400 Amboise

Publication Director :

Nicolas Cayla, manager of Chais Catherine.

06 08 28 54 18

+33 6 08 28 54 18

SIRET number: 418 425 617 00044


Thierry CARRAUD, Amboise


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