Chais Catherine's unusual barrel-shaped lodge in Amboise

Our gite in Amboise, Chais Catherine, is an original, authentic and most of all comfortable place to stay.

Our wooden home-from-home is a large, barrel-shaped wine trailer. The interior is cleverly planned and furnished for wrap-around comfort. There is an alcove for sleeping and living room, kitchen, toilet and shower.

The ‘roulotte’ is parked in a private garden of 4000 sq.m within a quiet residential area, just 15 minutes walk from the historic centre of Amboise; there is secure access and parking.

Its raised terrace overlooks a delightful garden.

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Are you looking for a gite in Amboise?

Amboise and the Loire castles attract many people, both as tourist resort but also for those short stop-overs rich in discoveries. During longer stay which you will be able to take time to share our rich cultural heritage

Le Chais Catherine is a barrel-shaped gite for up to 4 people, perfectly suitable for 2 adults in the alcove and 2 children who will be in pull-out beds.

Also, our enormous barrel is an atypical caravan where you can find peace and quiet in an unusual accommodation.

Dare to experience our large barrel, you will find warmth and unexpected comfort from start to finish.

Whether you come for two days, a short stay, a week or more, like all the customers who have already come to our barrel you will find it quite exceptional.

A home-from-home in a large garden close to the heart of Amboise

Our cottage gite is like a wooden home-from-home, with its terrace overlooking a 4000sq m garden of flowers and trees.

It is like a studio flat with a double bed in an alcove, isolated from the living room and the other two pull-out beds by a double curtain. The living space, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and toilet fit perfectly.

Although less than 15 minutes walk from the heart of Amboise and the banks of the Loire ou gite also has the advantage of seclusion set in a fenced park, with parking for to park your vehicle.

In summer, Catherine and Nicolas, your hosts, will install the jacuzzi in the garden and you can take bubble baths in this heated 6-seater swimming pool.

An intimate cocoon to find yourself

Check out our customer reviews, our gite is very popular with couples for its sense of intimacy and romance.

It is rated Exceptional by those who have discovered its unique charm and enjoyed its tranquility in the historic atmosphere of Amboise.

Among all the accommodations in Amboise, our lodge "Chais Catherine" is by far the one which will leave you with the most enduring memories. remarkable. Truly remarkable in the best sense !

It’s an all-wood barrel where the living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and toilets fit together perfectly.

Helpful and discreet hosts

Everything you might need is provided for your stay in our holiday home: sheets, towels, household linen, coffee, tea, packaged pastries, groceries, hygiene and cleaning products.

There is No extra charge for Heating and air conditioning.

You can prepare your breakfast and meals in the gite and take them on the terrace.

Your hosts know the region well. Catherine and Nicolas will be able to advise you on your cultural outings in Amboise and surrounding areas; and also, on local vineyards, good restaurants in Amboise and the activities in the town and surrounding area.

Comfort with convenience

A unique, comfortable gite that's a must for your stay in Amboise

20 m²

1 room
3 beds

max guests





Our gite in Amboise in Photos

CHAIS CATHERINE in Amboise is an atypical gite unique in Touraine.

This large, wooden wine trailer is a comfortable home-from-home, shaped like a barrel. Inside, luxurious furnishing and ingenious layout combine to provide all-round comfort with an alcove for sleeping, living room, kitchen, shower and toilet.

Parked in a private garden of 4000 sq.m, it is just 15 minutes’ walk from the historic centre of Amboise; its raised terrace overlooks the wooded garden and there is separate access and parking.

Beds in the accommodation

Common rooms
1 double bed
2 simple beds

Pull-out single beds. 1 folding baby bed
A double bed in a romantic alcove

A Romantic Cocoon

Immerse yourself in a dreamy universe where every detail has been thought through with you in mind. This unique space, both intimate and charming, is a true haven of peace for couples. The atmosphere is warm and enveloping, evoking a sense of intimacy where time seems to stand still. The wood panelling and rounded shape create an ideal environment for unforgettable moments for two. Let yourself be seduced by this oasis of serenity in a setting as unique as your relationship.

In a charming garden

The gîte is surrounded by a magnificent carefully maintained garden, a charming green setting where a myriad of colourful flowers offer an enchanting spectacle and a haven of peace for the senses. Here is the perfect place to relax and soak up the tranquility of nature. There are several quiet spots across the garden with tables, benches, chairs, deckchairs, recliners and acapulcos where you can relax at your leisure. You will come across wild and domestic fauna: hedgehogs, squirrels, all kinds of birds, chickens and cats.

A large flower garden surrounds the cottage
A well-located lodge for your cultural visits to Amboise

Perfect for families

Our roomy gite is perfect for a family of 4.

Located in the heart of the historical heritage of the Loire, the gîte provides an excellent base for exploring the prestigious royal castles of Amboise and Clos Lucé nestled just a stone's throw away. But its appeal extends beyond that. As a gateway to ‘la route des châteaux’ from Chambord to Chenonceau, it is a dream starting point for soaking up the magic of the many architectural gems of the region. Not forgetting the Beauval Zooparc and many attractions for children. Comfortable and welcoming, the gîte is perfect for those seeking to combine relaxation and cultural immersion within a landscape steeped in history and beauty.

When would you like to come? Consult the available dates and book online

A well-equipped gite

Friendly evenings with friends

A unique holiday home deep inside a barrel ! A barrel ? a vat ? a tun ? You name it !

The wine trailer by its nature in harmony with the oenological theme of Touraine wines: appellations like Touraine-Amboise, Mesland, Azay-le-Rideau, Noble Joué, Montlouis, Chenonceau, Vouvray, Valençay, Chinon and Bourgueil. If you love wine, you’ll love Amboise. Map and documentation on site.

In town: restaurants and shops of all types, and a superb market on Fridays and Sundays. All year round shows, entertainment and sporting activities; A theatre, two cinema screens, as well as a summer swimming pool and a chlorine-free indoor swimming pool.


To book the gite, click on a possible day of arrival to see the stays offered from that date.

Two nights minimum stay.

Please allow at least 24 hours’ notice between booking and arrival.

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Amboise and its castles await you!

What our customers say

Here is an extract from the reviews left by our customers on the site or on the platforms.

A very well located barrel with the possibility of going to the castle and Clos Luce on foot without worry. Lovely walks nearby.

A calm environment. An extremely clean and well-equipped barrel! Ideal with 2 children aged 6 and 4, delighted to discover the garden and its squirrels. A good little family time to recommend!

Thank you to our hosts for their sympathy and discretion. Julie, Mathieu, Oscar


A great stay, we recommend. Ideally located, we loved the very unusual and well-equipped caravan. A great time and a very friendly host.


Friendly, relaxing, quiet place. Not far from the center of Ambroise, easy access. Atypical caravan, welcoming and friendly owner. Recommended

Yves, 2022

Very pleasant, atypical stay, very friendly hosts. Don't hesitate to get a 100% change of scenery.


Excellent accommodation, facilities and hosts. Everything was perfect during our 3 day stay. Thanks to the hosts.


Very original accommodation ideally located 10 minutes walk from the downtown. It is a very comfortable accommodation with all the amenities

Thanks to Nicolas for his welcome

Géraldine and Sébastien

Very pleasant stay in this magnificent caravan! Super well equipped, functional, decorated in harmony and taste and very well located in the city. Very good for a visit to the Loire castles. It’s a great romantic spot.


Excellent weekend spent in this sublime Roulotte!< /p> Clean, very functional, and 10 minutes from the town center of Amboise.

Thank you Nicolas and Catherine for the welcome, we will come back!


Very welcoming host, very clean accommodation, rules of hygiene applied to the letter.

Pleasant and quiet setting, despite the proximity to the host's house.

Very nice experience. Recommended!!!


We spent a pleasant weekend in this small haven of peace despite the somewhat capricious weather. The rental is well furnished and very well equipped. It is located in Amboise, a very nice little town to visit.


2 beautiful nights spent in this atypical place! Very well located for visiting some beautiful castles of the Loire nearby, by bike or even on foot. The barrel is cozy and comfortable for a couple. Nicolas was a charming and discreet host! We recommend :)


Atypical... For a romantic weekend, the top! 10 minutes from the city center and the castle.



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