Photos courtesy of Château des Briottières
15 double rooms; 3 rooms and a 3-bedroom apartment in “Le Fruitier” guest house
Double rooms: from 149 euros
Junior Suites: from 365 euros
“Le Fruitier” guest house: from 210 euros
Rates do not include breakfast
Open: all year
Champigné is 28 km north of Angers. The château is 3.5 km outside of Champigné and is signposted.
On site: swimming pool;
Nearby: golf; fishing; canoeing; hot air ballooning; bicycling; Château du Plessis Bourré; Château d’Angers; Château de Brissac; Château Serrant; Cointreau museum; Gregorian chants at the Abbaye de Solesmes
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A country home deep in the French countryside and surrounded by a 50-hectare (125- acre) English-style park, the Château des Briottières offers a rare insight into the gracious living of a long-ago era.
With charm to spare, the château’s proprietors, François and Hedwige de Valbray, will hospitably welcome you to their family home. Family photos, portraits, and many original pieces of furniture belonging to the château tell you that you are in a special place.
A grand staircase leads to the guest rooms, individually decorated in a style that reflects the château with period furniture, canopied beds and gorgeous fabrics; all have views of the park. Rooms vary in size from large suites to smaller but still-cozy Charm Rooms. All guest rooms are non-smoking rooms, as well.
You’ll need to make reservations for dinner, which is presented on fine china and silver on small candlelit tables.
Cooking classes (minimum 5 people).
Setting for the movie Impromtu