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Les Bordes Estate: Championship Golfing & Luxury Residences in France’s Famed Loire Valley

By Robyn Freedman


Les Bordes Estate, only a 90-minute drive south of Paris, has long been a golfer’s paradise because of its elite, champion courses, and is now a world-class lifestyle destination, with an upscale, active community, connection to nature, and first-rate hospitality. The Loire Valley’s rich history provides a stunning backdrop to Les Bordes Estate’s Cour du Baron, customized single-family homes at one of the world’s top private communities.


Les Bordes Estate — a 24-hour gated community — now has a limited collection of luxury residences designed by Michaelis Boyd Architects to honor the timeless history of Loire Valley. This idyllic area is among the most accessible regions to visit or own a second home for discerning residents and travelers from around the world. Multiple airports are nearby, including two private airports, and convenient helicopter landing and takeoff access is on-site. Homes will be available in fall 2023, and range from $1.25M to $6.5M for three-, four-, five-, six-, and seven-bedroom homes on estate sites ranging from one-half to more than two acres. The homes feature open-concept interiors, lush landscaping, and most have resort-style pools. Buyers can choose from a variety of facades, including stone, timber, and limestone. 



Les Bordes Estate is a 1,400-acre luxury lifestyle community set within the Sologne Forest, a UNESCO site.  Championship golfing includes the Old Course, designed by Robert Von Hagge as well as the New Course and The Wild Piglet (a 10-hole short course), both designed by the esteemed Gil Hanse. Also available is The Himalayas, a putting green.  



The property includes The Clubhouse, recently redesigned by Michaelis Boyd Architects. Membership is by invitation only but is not restricted to home homeowners in France and those who own homes in Cour du Baron.

Les Bordes Estate Cour du Baron’s next phase will add additional family-friendly facilities, including restaurants, a café and juice bar, organic farm, event space, gym, wellness amenities, and Le Village, which will serve as a community gathering place for relaxation and socialization. 



The longest wine route in all of France, the Loire Valley was home to numerous royals and aristocrats beginning in the 9th century. The Loire Valley today includes medieval towns, hundreds of majestic châteaux, lush vineyards, verdant farmland, gorgeous gardens, and culinary artistry. Quaint towns filled with fine boutiques and 15 Michelin-starred restaurants are all within a short drive of Les Bordes Estate.



41220 Saint-Laurent-Nouan, France 

+33 2 36 65 96 96