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L'auberge du XIIe siecle

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1 rue du Chateau, 37190 Sache, France
+33 2 47 26 88 77
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Chinon, France
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We chose to come here for a family lunch and were all incredibly happy with the choice. The auberge is in a lovely historic building, the service is attentive and the food is marvellous. Beautifully presented, quality ingredients, innovative dishes who do not mix too many flavours and very generous portions with lots of little extras thrown in. It's not... More 

Thank NSDTRontheroad
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Used to go there for our "special" place. Original owners sold it to go back to Southern France. Still very good but had closer friendship with orig. owners. Still excellent food and wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommended! Steps in front not user friendly for physically challenged.Would recommend for special occasions. John/Celeste Thomas

Thank Johnnthomas
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This is fine dining of the highest quality. Service was impeccable, the wine list showing examples of the best regional quality in addition to other great regions of France, the meal beautifully prepared and presented. Be prepared to spend a very pleasant evening and enjoy this all the way through to the amazing dessert and coffee. Do not miss this... More 

Thank Camera2
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We ate at the Auberge on the final day of our holiday in the Loire and had truly wonderful meal together. Between six of us we had everything from the set 'Carte' menu (45 euro per person) - the entremet were superb and the cheese selection one of the best I have seen in France! If you choose local wines... More 

Thank Lesley L
Brisbane, Australia
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Interesting experience. This place has been serving food since the 12th Century, and I could be cynical and say they still don't know how to cook a steak! Very expensive and the 30euro HALF bottle of French Bordeaux was really poor quality. Interesting experience as you don't often get to eat in such an old eating establishment, but we won't... More 

Thank John F
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4 reviews
Reviewed 13 May 2016

We first dined here in 1969 while touring the chateaux of the Loire Valley. I just found the restaurant brochure and decided to look on-line to see if it was still operating. How wonderful to see that it is still serving up excellent dishes in a most charming setting and still getting rave reviews. Only 7 km from Azay-le-Rideau, it's... More 

Thank quoide9
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

We have been travelling to France for more than 40 years, and our lunch at this historic auberge was one of the best we have ever had anywhere. All of our food was tastefully prepared and attractively presented. The amuse consisted of 3 small offerings and was followed by a second amuse, again consisting of 3 offerings, before our first... More 

Thank Ronald J
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2015

The town of Saché is charming. L'auberge du X11e siecle is the show piece!! Beautiful historic address in the center of Saché near Azay-le-Rideau. Only the food and service exceeds the beauty of the setting. We enjoyed the amuse-bouche, our duck and the dessert ... only to be topped by café with a dessert amuse-bouche !! Excellent food and service.... More 

Thank Flyfishingfoscoe
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2015

What a charming find! The town of Sache is out in the country, about 15 mins from Azay le Rideau. In the town center, just across from the restaurant, there is a fantastic Calder statue/mobile. Unbeknownst to us he lived and worked there for some time. The restaurant itself is wonderful with exposed beams and history kind of oozing from... More 

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United Kingdom
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240 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2014

We came across this restaurant by chance some eight years ago when travelling through the Loire valley, but we were disappointed then to find it was it was fully booked and since we were moving on next day, didn't have the chance to find out if it lived up to expectations. We were so pleased to find it again on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 rue du Chateau, 37190 Sache, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Indre-et-Loire  >  Sache
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 26 88 77

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?