Photos courtesy of Château de la Ballue
4 rooms and 1 suite
Double rooms: 210–240 euros
Suite: 260–385 euros
Breakfast is extra.
Open: all year
Bazouges-la-Pérouse is about halfway between Mont-St-Michel and Rennes. From N175, at Tremblay/Antrain, look for the signs for La Ballue. From A84, take sortie 31 in the direction of Antrain, follow signs for Dol de Bretagne, and then La Ballue signs. Nearest train station is at Combourg (14 km).
On site: sauna
Nearby: horseback riding; golf; Mont-St-Michel; Cancale
If you wish an intimate experience on a grand estate, the Château de la Ballue makes an wonderful choice. You’re far enough out in the country to enjoy the peace and quiet, but close enough to the bustling great attractions of St. Malo and Mont St. Michel.
The most striking feature of the château is its renowned Mannerist gardens, filled with topiary, sculptures, gorgeous walkways, and even a maze garden.
Interiors are elegant and in perfect taste. Inviting fireplaces invite you to linger in the drawing rooms, library and music room. Contemporary artwork grace the walls.
Guest rooms are spacious, furnished with antiques, and have views over the gardens and countryside. The romantic Victor Hugo room features a king-sized canopy bed and wood floors topped by an Oriental carpet. The Diane room has the same as well as 18th-century paneling. The Suite de France, fit for royalty, also has an adjoining room that’s perfect for families.
As elegant as the rest of the château, the breakfast room is the perfect place to make plans for the day while enjoying an excellent French breakfast.
The castle and gardens are listed as monuments historiques.