Where to eat in the loire valley

In and around Vouvray

Les Gueules Noires


in Vouvray (Vallée Coquette)


You'd like to eat in a picturesque place while staying in the Loire Valley? This restaurant located in a cave in Vouvray is absolutely unique. Both the locals and the tourists love it! In summer, enjoy the lovely terrace with its view on the vineyard; in winter, the former dwelling in the rock with its fireplace will be like paradise.

No menu here, but several starters, main courses and desserts to choose from and which change according to what David and Catherine, the owners, find at local markets and producers'. They only cook fresh and seasonal products to prepare delicious ad original dishes. Lots of Loire wines - especially those produced in the Vouvray area - are available on the wine list.


Le Val Joli


In Vouvray (18 Route Nationale)


French cuisine cooked by Stéphanie, the chef, with seasonal and and fresh products. A nice restaurant, in a bright and elegant room, in the centre of Vouvray. Lovely staff, to help you choose from the different courses offered evey day. A wide choice of Loire Valley wines, and more precisely of Vouvray wines. If you don't want to spend too much money, you may choose the menu offered at lunch time, that is cooked with local produce and changes every day.



Les Hautes Roches


Quai de la Loire, in Rochecorbon (between Vouvray and Tours)


This restaurant is one of the best and most famous in the region - its has been awarded a Michelin star for many years now. The chef, Didier Edon, uses local, fresh and seasonal products, that he pairs with ingredients coming from other regions of France, so that the flavours combine and enhance one another. The address is also famous for being a 4-star hotel whose troglodyte bedrooms are dug in the limestone. A few centuries ago they were cells lived in by monks coming from a local monastery. The setting is exceptional, as both the restaurant and the rooms are located along the Loire river. In the summer the terrace is the place be to enjoy the scenery while tasting a nice glass of Loire Valley wine.

In the city of Tours


Makeda - cuisine traditionnelle éthiopienne




86 rue Colbert



If during your stay in the Loire Valley you get fed up with the local food and feel like tasting something very different, why not try this Ehtiopian restaurant, which is located in the old neighbourhood of the city of Tours? Various menus are available, but in any case there is always plenty to eat. A good opportunity to discover new ingredients and new flavours! In the evening and at weekends, don't forget to book, as the place is rather small and often full.