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Chateau de Challain
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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 preparing for three upcoming weddings. Cynthia has such flair as an interior designer. The rooms were beautifully furnished in a tasteful and elegant manner. After the tour, we were all hungry and the restaurant in the village of Challain was closed. Cynthia stepped up to the plate and whipped up a lovely lunch for seven of us! That's Cynthia for you; there's not a problem she can't resolve! Everyone needs to experience staying at Chateau Challain once in their lifetime. Thank you Fabien, Cynthia and your staff for another memorable stay and we will be back!

Room Tip: all the rooms in the main chateau are large and beautiful; the rooms in the coach house are smaller...
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  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled as a couple
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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 bed and breakfast chateau. Al the rooms are different and have their own character. The staff are great, the owner is super nice and this will be a place you'll always remember once you've visited.

As this was our wedding, it's clearly a very unique situation, but I would absolutely recommend this chateau as a destination wedding location. We stayed for 3 days and had things going on all the time including brunch a barbecue along with the fully customized wedding day complete with fireworks that would rival any 4th of July or 5th of November event (the Brits and Americans will figure those dates out).

Room Tip: All the rooms are unique and one offs
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  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled with friends
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5  Thank John B
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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 around the Chateau and lake is just amazing. It's both peaceful and remarkable all at once. Cynthia picked us up at Angers personally, got us connected with other guests, helped with our car rental, recommended a FANTASTIC Michelin star restaurant nearby for our first night, sent us off on the Sunday with an umbrella and Chateau hoody, given our unpreparedness for the rain. The communal breakfast in the downstairs kitchen was convivial and DELICIOUS, as was every other morsel we ate there, not to mention the wine we drank..... I cannot recommend the Chateau highly enough. Whoever goes there on my recommendation, ENJOY!

Room Tip: Just ask Cynthia; she knows the answer to everything!!
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  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled with friends
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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 show, he made dinner & breakfast for us. Everything turned out perfect for our one night stay in the gate. a beautiful place and grateful there wasn't any rain!

Room Tip: wifi was not available in the gate room
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  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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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 but being built in the 1800's, one would expect it. It's part of the experience for sure. My only complaint was having to walk down the hall to use the bathroom. That's part of the castle experience, but be prepared because not all the bedrooms have their own bathrooms. The room we were given in the main castle was gorgeous...decorated in victorian reds and dark woods. Absolutely gorgeous! The mattress, however was a little saggy and glad we didn't have to stay another night due to an achey back. Cynthia, the owner and wedding organizer, is very attentive to the bride & groom and seemed to love having guests. She was kind, accommodating, and involved in all the details. We felt so comfortable roaming the facilities the entire weekend. An unforgettable weekend for sure!
P.S. Take lots of pictures, you'll treasure them when you are back home.

Stayed: May 2016
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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
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Challain-la-Potherie
Price Range: €247 - €280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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 
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