We will be in the Loire Valley for 4 nights August 23-August 27. We are looking for both rustic and fine dining. We are planning to stay in Chinon for two nights and around Amboise for the other two nights. Do you have any sugggestions? We are thinking of staying at Le Fleuray about 12 km from Amboise. The hotel offers half board so before we sign up to have dinner there for two nights I want to find out how good it is. Have any of you chowhounds eaten there?
Also if you have some good caves (wineries) to stop at, I would like to hear about that too.
We are going to Paris for 8 nights (I know August isn't the greatest). Have a reservation for Spring and after I read the boards, I will be asking for suggestions for Paris too.