chateau des briottieres

Photos courtesy of Château des Briottières








The Château des Briottières was built in 1760 on the foundations of another château dating from 1500. In 1820, the Comte de Valbray acquired the property, and it has since remained in the same family for seven generations.

Pamela’s Perspective

The Château des Briottières is not a commercial hotel but a family home, and with that you can expect much more personalized service and personality.

You’re also a bit off the beaten path here (although not too far from the heavily visited châteaux of the Loire Valley), meaning you’ll enjoy a much more authentic French country home experience.

Families might prefer accommodations in “Le Fruitier” guest house across the grounds from the main château. This former orangerie has been converted into an apartment with a kitchen and is available for rental on a weekly or part-weekly basis.


Château des Briottières

A 18th-century manor


49330 Champigné
Tel: ++33 (0)2 41 42 00 02
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Fast facts

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

Getting there

Champigné is 28 km north of Angers. The château is 3.5 km outside of Champigné and is signposted.

What to do

On site: swimming pool; tennis
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


Yes. Inquire hotel for details.


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.

Something special

curlicueCooking classes (minimum 5 people).

curlicueSetting for the movie Impromtu