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Reviewed 12 June 2016

This is our third time staying at Chateau Challain and the experience never fails to be magical and special. Cynthia, the owner is always interesting, helpful, kind, accommodating and tireless. She had just finished renovating 10 rooms in the coach house and gave us a full tour (twice...once on a private tour and the next day with other guests) while... More 

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Reviewed 9 June 2016

A truly memorable experience for many people with the ones they love in France! We had the most special wedding we could possibly have hoped for, the place is truly amazing. All of our guests can't stop talking about it. This is not really a traditional hotel, when there aren't any special events going on, it's really a very unique... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 9 June 2016

I stayed 4 nights at the Chateau as part of wedding party and, it was the perfect balance of "real" people, sharing life stories, caring about our every need, making things happen, great staff atmosphere - AND - a magical, gorgeous setting. Every room is different; every time you look around, there is something new to be seen. The nature... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 8 June 2016

despite the train strike that almost didn't allow us to get there, we were able to rent a car to drive there from paris. coordinating all the details with cynthia has been a pleasure. She made sure everything was just as discussed even though she wasn't there... Fabien make sure we were happy with everything. He is a one man... More 

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Reviewed 3 June 2016

We were guests at a friends wedding at the Chateau. The castle is nothing short of a real-life fairytale experience. Since we were part of a wedding experience, we had full run of the castle. Eating next to the fireplace in the "Downton Abbey" style kitchen was surreal. My absolute favorite spot!! Yes, it's a little run-down in some areas... More 

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

The whole experience was magical. I am writing as the mother of the groom as my son and his wife are still on honeymoon and i don´t expect them to have written as yet.. They found the chateau on the internet, had never seen it, nor had visited the área, nor knew anything about the organiser Cynthia, so it was... More 

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Thank Trippermag
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Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience to make a wedding at Chateau Challain with Cynthia and Teal. They are very professional , and kind. The Chateau is perfect and our clients got extremely happy. Super recommend

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

I found Chateau Challain originally two years before my husband and I were married, on a Google search, but knew immediately than when it was time, it was where I wanted to have my wedding day. It certainly did not disappoint ;) Cynthia is fantastic about responding to your emails and getting back with answers to any questions or requests... More 

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Reviewed 2 January 2016

We got married May 2015 and this review is very overdue to say the least. To start out we would like to give some background on our experience with the process. We got engaged and knew we wanted to do a European destination. Since France is dear to our hearts we knew we wanted to find a location there. Through... More 

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Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

I've always dreamt of staying in a castle. I thought this would have been quite close to it. When the car turned the corner and we saw the chateau I was immediately disappointed at how run down it looked. The paint looked yellowish despite the stunning white chateau photo in the website. The tower room that I booked at 350€... More 

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ChateauCici, Owner at Chateau de Challain, responded to this review

Dear Kae, My name is Cynthia Nicholson, and as owner of Chateau Challain, I am very sorry to hear of your disappointment. We give careful consideration to feedback from our guests, so thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. In over 10 years of operating Chateau Challain, we have hosted countless visitors, and we strive... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An Elegant Neo Gothic Chateau on the western Loire Valley. Renovated in Luxurious style from and era past.Hosting B&B Suites as well as Magnificent Events,Weddings and Private parties.Located in the countryside with easy accesses to Large towns and historical Places.You may come as a stranger but you will leave as a friend. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chateau de Challain

Address: Chateau du Mesnil, 49440 Challain-la-Potherie, France
Region: France > Pays de la Loire > Maine et Loire > Challain-la-Potherie
Price Range: €277 - €391 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“All rooms are individual and sumptuous . They are not modern, which adds to the authentic charm. Wifi is available in the TV room.”
 of 5 bubbles lizbellamy01, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There are so many incredible rooms it is hard to choose.”
 of 5 bubbles BryanJ716, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“all the rooms in the main chateau are large and beautiful; the rooms in the coach house are smaller and newer but just as tasteful”
 of 5 bubbles retired08Vancouver, 12 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are unique and one offs”
 of 5 bubbles Jori9889, 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Just ask Cynthia; she knows the answer to everything!!”
 of 5 bubbles Bernadette_Ridge, 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
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