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Chateau du Mesnil, 49440 Challain-la-Potherie France
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4.6
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4.9
Value
4.7
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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Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Game room
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Wifi
Horseback riding
Billiards
Table tennis
Shuttle bus service
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Non-smoking hotel
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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
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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, Canada39 contributions10 helpful votes
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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
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lizzzzie wrote a review Oct 2018
Sacramento, California133 contributions115 helpful votes
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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
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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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Alyeesha wrote a review Aug 2018
Cork, Ireland70 contributions22 helpful votes
This historical chateau is without equal as a wedding venue. The grounds, accommodation and in particular the staff were amazing. In fact the staff MADE the occasion wonderful for us --- they were discreet, kind, professional, good humoured and extremely helpful. The dining room for the wedding breakfast was breathtaking in its beauty and place settings. While the food was good and beautifully presented--- it was lukewarm and a little meagure in portions. The floral arrangements were exceptional and very artistic. While the rooms in the Chateau itself were of the era and maintained as such --- the accommodation in the coach house were really very comfortable and while more modern -- retained the sense of the era. My one disappointment was that on our day of departure - our hostess and her staff were conspicuous by their absence. Our supposed / expected Brunch was coffee, juice, bread and some croissants. There as NO_ONE to assist with luggage down the long gravel driveway -[ as opposed to the 5 star welcome we had received on arrival ] The Chateau owner was obviously more concerned with showing the next group of customers around the Chateau. It certainly appeared a case of --- "Ok -- Im done with you - now off you go" . Except that I was a guest at a wedding and wouldn't embarrass the Bride /Groom -- I would have had complained more seriously. All that said --- I would recommend the Chateau Challain - just be prepared for these shortcuts at the end of your stay.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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MiamiGreg wrote a review Jul 2018
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Wife and I had our wedding at this magical property in May 2018. We invited 48 (all from the US) of our friends and family for a three night stay at the property, including festivities and ceremony. First, the property. Spectacular. Set in the French countryside, dominating a quaint town, this property is where fairytales are come from. The incredible lawn, front and back has carefully manicured hedges, blooming flowers, and what seem to be 300 year old trees (French Oak) which perfectly accent a magical Chateau, complete with four turrets surrounding each corner. When walking up to the chateau itself, you begin to understand the incredible size of it. The Chateau is roughly forty feet high to the highest window, with turrets which stretch out an additional 10-15. The large front, French door perfectly matched to enormitity of the property, and it’s Bordeaux color perfectly accents the white stone of the Chateau. The interior of the property is purposely designed to create a feel of old world opulence, with deep rich wood with intricate design and detail throughout, along a beautiful spiral marble staircase that leads you to many of the spacious bedrooms, complete with ensuite’s. Second, the staff. Cynthia, the owner of the property, oversaw the setup and management of the entire three day event. She coordinated the entire event with her on-site staff (who are equally fantastic) and with any third-parties (caterers / photo / video) and truly took the stress out of the production. My wife and I were able to enjoy our guest and the property essentially the entire time as we spent little to zero time ensuring all requirements were met. 10-Stars overall. You won’t find anything quiet like it, trust me. We took 6 months of consistent location hunting until we found Chateau Challain, and when we found it, we knew we didn’t have to look any longer. Coming in with such high expectations isn’t easy to meet, especially with the standards my wife and I expect. Even so, Cynthia and her staff delivered brilliantly! Greg and Bridget
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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linn595 wrote a review May 2018
Stockholm, Sweden9 contributions1 helpful vote
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Me and my husband got married here on May 12th, we stayed friday to sunday, and it couldn't have been more magical. Cynthia and the staff was amazing, they just had total control of everything and we didn't have to worry about a thing. We didn't have the best weather so it was a little cold, but other than that everything was absolutely magical. The food was amazing, the rooms were so cool and well... I got the princess wedding I've always dreamt of. I can highly recommend you to get married here, or just for a few days of vacation.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Room Tip: The Madame de la Rochefoucauld Suite is beautiful
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TexasRedneckLady wrote a review Feb 2018
Dallas, Texas5 contributions
We actually stayed at the Chateau in 2005. The trip was my 50th birthday present from my wonderful husband. It looks like there have been a lot of changes. It was beautiful and fantastic then, it appears to be more so now. We had a lovely room, which I see hasn't changed. The owners weren't there at the time, but our hostess couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. I hope to go back to the Chateau again someday. What a birthday present!!!!
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Yann D wrote a review Nov 2017
Shanghai, China25 contributions6 helpful votes
During my search for a wedding venue I visited Chateau Challain and I had a wonderful tour by Brett. This was great, as Brett took the time to explain all the wedding schedule, showed all the rooms of the Chateau along with lots of nice stories, greeted us as if we were friends visiting. It is important to have an excellent impression at first sight, and this was the case when we visited Chateau Challain thanks to Brett and the Challain team!
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Traveled with family
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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), Eglise paroissiale Saint-Julien à Saint-Julien-de-Vouvantes (9.0 miles), and Eglise Saint Denis (5.2 miles).