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Just a stone’s throw from the city of Tours, right next to the Loire river and its renowned châteaux, beyond the forests of oak, hornbeam, and acacia, a stretch of land is home to the Château and outbuildings of Le Domaine de la Commanderie de Ballan

Dating back at least a thousand years, what was once one of the strongholds of the Knights Templar is now a prestigious residence boasting both round and square towers and tuffeau stone that gleams in the sunlight. 

La Commanderie de Ballan welcomes you to an exclusive and peaceful haven spread out over several hectares full of greenery and housing a range of structures, duplexes, houses, swimming pools, orchards, a pool house, and a spa.

The soft sound of the birds, snuggles under the duvet, a stroll in the fresh air, a wonderful visit to a Loire Valley château… all from the exclusive setting of our estate so that you can reconnect with nature, with yourself, and with others. The time is now. Let go and unwind.


Accommodation in an idyllic setting near Tours

A wellness refuge in the heart of the château

At the heart of our tourism residence near Tours, 8 top-of-the-range accommodations are available for rent. The first one, our Castle, promises a truly exclusive experience, with its romantic, plush decor and modern comforts reminiscent of the Loire castles.

The independence of your own apartment in a unique setting

Close to nature, set in the dense vegetation of Le Domaine de la Commanderie de Ballan, our four luxurious apartments with terraces – three Suites Terrasses and one Tourelle – are perfect for an undisturbed break in truly tranquil surroundings. 

With a surface area of 80 square metres, an esplanade of 30 square metres, and a private garden measuring 100 square metres, our Tourelle is among our most exclusive accommodations.

Charming houses ideal for groups and families

Our three rustic chic holiday homes are spread over vast spaces with terraces, gardens, pools, and even orchards. They can accommodate 8 to 11 people in an intimate setting close to nature. Each of these houses has its own character and features. Choose the one that best suits your nature. 


Activities nearby to suit all tastes

Would you rather explore a waterside castle, play golf on a prestigious course, taste the best local wines, or fly off in a hot air balloon? The team at Le Domaine de la Commanderie de Ballan know all the local gems and will be happy to guide you according to your whims. 

Discover the famous Loire Valley châteaux

The most beautiful structures in the Valley of the Kings await you just a few minutes from our Estate. Among the most famous: Chambord, Chenonceau, Azay-Le-Rideau… Many more are also worth a visit. Such as the Château du Clos Lucé, where Leonardo da Vinci lived until his death. Or the castles of Villandry and Chaumont-sur-Loire, with their magnificent gardens. 

Perfect your swing on splendid golf courses

Whether you’re just getting started or indulging in a lifelong passion, two magnificent golf courses – Golf de la Gloriette and Golf de Touraine – are less than 5 minutes away from La Commanderie de Ballan.The courses and greens are yours to enjoy! You can even book a personal coach: just let us know.

See the Loire Valley by bike

Ranked as one of the most beautiful in France, the Loire à Vélo cycle route runs alongside the most stunning châteaux in the Loire Valley and through natural landscapes listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. We guarantee you’ll love this exclusive cycle path located nearby Le Domaine de la Commanderie. 

Follow the Wine Route

With over 1,000 kilometres of vineyards, the Loire is teeming with delicious wines. It’s the perfect opportunity to discover the best red, white, and sparkling wines of the Loire Valley. Once back at Le Domaine de la Commanderie de Ballan, why not round off a wonderful day with one of our meal hampers accompanied by a bottle of local wine? 

A hot-air balloon ride over the Loire Valley châteaux

Fly up high in a hot-air balloon and marvel at the land, the châteaux, the rivers, the vineyards, and the lush green landscapes the region has to offer. A unique experience.  


Our expertise ensure your well-being

At Le Domaine de la Commanderie de Ballan, your relaxation and tranquillity are paramount. We are at your disposal to make your stay near the city of Tours a unique and relaxing experience. 

Relax and unwind, we’ll take care of the rest.Our array of services include: meal hampers served in your accommodation, grocery delivery, sports instructors and massage therapists in your room…


Here at La Commanderie, wellness and Nature collide. This is why we strive to protect the environment on a daily basis by monitoring the impact of our activities and by behaving in an eco-responsible manner as much as possible: use of eco-friendly and local products, reduction of carbon emissions, and so on.

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