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Chateau de Challain

Chateau du Mesnil, 49440 Challain-la-Potherie France
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Game room
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Horseback riding
Table tennis
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Dutch, Italian
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Bernardo Kuri wrote a review Apr 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Fue el mejor dia de mi vida no sólo debido a mi boda, sino que el mejor lugar del mundo en donde pude casarme fue sin duda este Chateau. La dueña Cynthia N. atiende personalmente y su staff es espectacular. Una experiencia inigualable. La mejor limpieza, servicio, comida, precios! Le debemos a la dueña gran parte de la alegría de este gran día! The best day of my life, not just because of my weeding, but the castle too. The best Chateau I could ever pick! The owner Cynthia N. and her spectacular crew, gives you the best of France and a prime luxury food, service, clean and amazing rooms. She really treat you like a guest of her house. Me and my guests will never forget this 3 days in our life and for sure we will be back in less than five years. We are two great full Mexicans who owe you Cynthia N. a lot. Muchas gracias / Thank you!!! Bernardo K. Instagram @Bkuri_photographer
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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VictoriaColmenares wrote a review Apr 2019
2 contributions
Every Time I think about a fairytale, I think about my wedding at Chateau Challain. I remember the first time I saw the caste; my hart beet increase as we get closer and closer to it. The whole experience was just as incredible as it looks in the photos and more. And I won’t never forget Cynthia and the staff service, because they take care about every single detail (including the food, that was as a Michelin star restaurant). With a big smile on my face, and a heart full of incredible feelings and memories, I will just leave this comment to share to every bride and fuerte brides a true advise: “trust in experts, enjoy your wedding, trust in Chateau Challain”.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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John G wrote a review Nov 2018
White Rock, Canada37 contributions9 helpful votes
Had the privilege of staying for 4 days at the Chateau to celebrate a 70 birthday, there were 46 of us mainly from NZ or with ties with NZ, what an amazing place, we were truly treated like royalty. While the is only 2 levels of the Chateau restored the quality of the workmanship is second to none. The whole atmosphere was perfect and I really enjoyed my time there.
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Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
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lizzzzie wrote a review Oct 2018
Sacramento, California133 contributions114 helpful votes
My husband and I had the privilege of staying here for 3 nights for my cousin's wedding. It was the most beautiful wedding venue I have been to. The wedding guests had the property to themselves. Some stayed in the main Chateau and some stayed in the Coach House. All rooms were unique and custom designed, regardless of where you stayed. While it was just the two of us, we did have family there with children. I wouldn't hesitate to bring children to this venue. They are family friendly. I really enjoyed being in the Coach house and found the room large for European standards. It was fun to explore the grounds and to show off our unique rooms to each other. The food at the rehearsal dinner and wedding was amazing! The breakfast buffet was the typical french breakfast that we experience throughout our stay in France. The customer service was good- for example, I was promptly brought and iron and ironing board when requested. The entire grounds of Chateau Challain are beautiful. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here while exploring the Loire Valley. I cannot provide feedback as to the wedding services and wedding planner parts of Chateau Challain as I was not the bride and did not deal with the staff or the management on these items. I was a guest.
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Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: All rooms were wonderful and unique. We loved our Coach House room with a view of the Chateau.
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Zenaida C wrote a review Oct 2018
Rancho Cordova213 contributions50 helpful votes
A magnificent wedding venue. Stayed with family and friends for a amazing fairytale wedding experience. A three days event with everything coordinated to perfection! Buffet rehearsal dinner under the well lighted garden. As a result of weather change; wedding scheduled outside the crystal decorated gazebo had to be moved under the lighted trees. The white horse driven carriage never made it’s appearance because of the weather. Sit down dinner was served in the grand ballroom; accommodating approx. 85 guests. The night was topped of with the first dance of the newlyweds and fireworks blasting in the sky! A sight so magnificent! Rooms in the main chateau are well decorated so fitting of a castle!
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Date of stay: September 2018
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FrancePays de la LoireMaine et LoireChallain-la-Potherie
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chateau de Challain
Which popular attractions are close to Chateau de Challain?
Nearby attractions include Husky d Anjou, chiens de traîneau (0.6 miles), Chateau des Corbieres (4.5 miles), and Chateau de Falloux (4.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Chateau de Challain?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Chateau de Challain?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Chateau de Challain?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chateau de Challain?
Conveniently located restaurants include Auberge de la Diligence, Le Relais De La Verzée, and Bar Snack Chez Guy.
Does Chateau de Challain have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Chateau de Challain offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Chateau de Challain have airport transportation?
Yes, Chateau de Challain offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Chateau de Challain located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Challain-la-Potherie.
Are pets allowed at Chateau de Challain?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Chateau de Challain?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Italian, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Chateau de Challain?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Chateau Medieval de Pouance (9.7 miles) and Eglise paroissiale Saint-Julien à Saint-Julien-de-Vouvantes (9.0 miles).