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Chateau d'Eporce
Ranked #1 of 1 La Quinte B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 10, 2012

We stayed here on the way back to the UK on the recommendation of a friend, as we had a small dog with us and required a pet friendly stop. It exceeded expectations. We received a warm welcome from our host Count Remi, and soon found ourselves enjoying a drink with him in a large and elegant drawing room in front of a roaring open fire, before settling down to an excellent meal in the dining room, where we were waited upon by his assiduous and charming daughters. Eporce is a chateau set in parkland; the atmospshere is that of an elegant and gracious home. Some people may miss the standard tea-bag-and-biscuits in the bedroom, but instead you get to stay in a beautiful family house which is large enough for you to be as private as you wish. We stayed in a large bedroom (with ensuite) in the main hosue and would certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

We stayed 2 days and the experience was rather unforgettable thanks to the excellent service of the hotelier Count Remi de Scitivaux and his family (6 yrs old daughter Charlotte helped us carrying our bags to our room!). We spent a very pleasant evening with the other guests of the Chateau and Mr de Scivitaux himself (btw, no obligation to do so). Dinner was very good and breakfast consisted of several homemade marmelades and honeys. Rooms were clean. I must say that we were very lucky with the weather too.
On behalf of all the guests of this particuliar weekend I can confirm this castle is worth a stay!
Tremonti (Paris)

Room Tip: We had the room with the balcony (1st floor, right in the middle of the castle
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

We stayed in Room 18 in the Coach House in order to go to the 2012 Le Mans Classic and it was not a nice experience in any way!

As soon as we stepped through the door we were hit by a strong smell of damp that was apparent for the whole weekend, and gave my wife and I sore throats and the sniffles. This was compounded by a shower with no door that flooded the bathroom everytime it was used (when we complained about this, we were just given more towels!) and little or no privacy for the bathroom - you could see the front door of the room when on the loo and there was nothing between you and anyone walking past the glass door!

The room was not very clean, having a number of spiders webs and dead insects as evidence of lack of cleaning. The curtains did not work well when we tried to pull them at night - indeed one of the curtain rails fell off the wall.

Many of the fittings were cheap and not well fitted - light switches, curtain rails, shower fittings, or did not work at all - lights and extractor in the bathroom (or yes it was great fun in there!).

All in all a triumph of presumed style over function - go stay somewhere else - we will!

Room Tip: Stay in the Chateau if you must
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 7, 2010

Practical location if you are visiting Le Mans and the Sarthe area. Chateau has nice grounds and you're free to walk around. Room nicely decorated. Well-used mattress did not allow us a decent night of sleep. Did not stay for dinner as we wished to dine out in Le Mans, but in any case there is only one big table in the dining room so everyone sits together. The owner is welcoming but irritatingly patronizing. Be warned also that unusually there are no room keys.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 19, 2010

My husband, son & I were the only guests for the 1 night we spent in this gorgeous chateau &, wondering around the halls & grounds, it felt like Sleeping Beauty's castle. We had the Wing Room which was really the whole of the end of a wing with 2 bedrooms - 1 with twin beds & the other with a double plus an entrance hall, large bathroom, smaller bathroom & seperate toilet. The furnishings were comfortable and felt like they had been in the owner's family for many years, adding to the charm. The bathroom & toilet could have done with updating, such as a proper shower (hence the faded elegance reference) but the room was spacious, clean and quiet. The grounds were charming with old stables, a moat & what looked like a deconsecrated chapel.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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1  Thank RoseInCambridge
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Reviewed October 22, 2008

We wanted a stop for a night en route from the south to the north of France. Le Mans was the ideal spot on the map, so it was a question of finding a suitable hotel. I did not fancy the "out of a packet" hotels that seem to litter this area, presumably to cater for the transient guests like us.

Château d'Eporcé is at La Quinte about 8 miles NW of Le Mans. You can get there easily off the motorway by following their directions from their web site. We did not want to go into Le Mans, so this was a bonus. However it is in the middle of nowhere, so you would have to drive everywhere is you were based there for a time.

I gathered from the French owner,Remy de Scitivaux , who runs it with his wife, that the chateau has been in his family for hundreds of years. They are obviously very busy during the Le Mans 24 race, when a complete team takes over the chateau, but at other times you should be able to book easily.

Dinner starts with a drink and canapes with the owners, then you progress to the dining room. Madame de Scitivaux or her son (a talented chef) does the cooking. And after dinner you join the family for coffee. All very civilised, and with excellent food.

The ground of the chateau are particularly attractive. They do have a pool, but we did not use it as it was raining.

All in all a very pleasant stop in a memorable location with very agreeable hosts

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
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Stayed: November 2017, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Chateau d'Eporce

Address: Chateau D Eporce, 72550 La Quinte, France
Location: France > Pays de la Loire > Sarthe > La Quinte
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in La Quinte
Number of rooms: 21
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Chateau D'Eporce France/La Quinte

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