35560 Bazouges la Perouse − France
Between Saint-Malo and Mont-Saint-Michel, between Brittany and Normandy, in a charming landscape of rolling hills and dense forests, and not far from a nearly untouched coastline, stands an elegant 17th century château, a French historical monument known for its beautiful gardens as well as for the many literary celebrities who have stayed there.
While retaining its authentic historical characteristics, the château has also been renovated and decorated with period detailing and modern fixtures. It is an ideal base from which to explore the Emerald Coast and the many little hamlets in the countryside as well as the cities of Dinan, Dinard, Cancale, Combourg, Fougères and Saint Malo.
Marie-Françoise and her family are proud to welcome you to this comfortable and luminous space combining 4 centuries of history and the comforts of home.
A few kilometers from Mont-Saint-Michel, an enchanting universe filled with unexpected surprises.
As you arrive you will discover the rolling, verdant landscape bathed in the light so characteristic of Brittany, which has inspired many painters, notably the Impressionists.
This jewel of a 17th century château, bordered by a lush, sweeping valley has since the 19th century been linked to French literature, but it has also been depicted in many paintings and drawings. Its unique gardens have been redesigned and re-interpreted with taste and intelligence, and have once again taken on some of their original 17th century forms, a succession of sculpted shadows and light.
At the beginning there is a geometrical, terraced garden, with its sharp triangles, its shaped yews and privet hedges, then a long tunnel of black yew and diaphanous wisteria leads to the second garden, which is like an initiatory journey in which the visitor is constantly moving between light and shadow, from intrigue to serenity, from laughter to daydreaming.
The "Victor Hugo" is the room preferred by honeymooners.This is a sumptuous room located on the second floor of the château, with period woodwork and a Louis XV-style fireplace and red damask wallpaper.
A romantic and elegant room, recently renovated, situated on the first floor of the château.
A beautiful room, with its classic blue decoration, ornate woodwork and a Louis XV-style fireplace.
A lavish room located on the second floor of the château, with a magnificent view of the terraced gardens and the rolling landscape of the Couesnon Valley.
This very large room has just been renovated with beautiful wall hangings, exact reproductions of 18th century Indian patterns. This pattern is called the Grand Gémois, recreated by the Maison Braquenié. This room is decorated with ornate period woodwork and has a large fireplace.
A magnificent suite located on the second floor of the château, with a great view of the terraced gardens and the verdant landscape of the Couesnon Valley.
The suite consists of three rooms which can be used in several different ways. Period woodwork, a fireplace and rich damask wall fabrics – all combine to create a refined yet comfortable ambience.
Designed in the 80s by the utopian architect Paul Maymont, a friend of the editor Claude Arthaud, this extraordinary pool is set on an intermediate terrace under the ramparts of the Château de la Ballue, with a view over the verdant Couesnon Valley.
It echoes the baroque designs of the first gardens located on the principal terrace.
This large pool has been meticulously restored to the specifications of its creator. It is 17 meters long and 6 meters wide, and since June of 2015 offers visitors a 100 m2 space for relaxation and swimming. It is heated and has a wide wooden deck perfect for relaxing, reading or sunbathing on our comfortable deck chairs (openned according to the season).
Wellness and relaxation are available to you in our special Spa area, offering Balneotherapy in water heated to 37° (98.6° F).
A few meters from the swimming pool, this delightful space in the Gardens, consisting of an outdoor bubble bath and a pristine Finnish sauna, offers a warm, relaxing atmosphere. Feel free to go there during the day, enjoying the sunlight – in all seasons, or in the evening, while gazing up at the stars.
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- Take the Autoroute A13 (toward Rouen – Caen, then Rennes) until you reach Avranches, exit 34, toward Saint Malo (on the N175). At Pontorson, go toward Antrain (N175). At Antrain, turn toward Bazouges la Pérouse (on the D313). There is a sign for the château on the right, 4 kms after Antrain.
- Take the Autoroute A11 (toward Paris-Le Mans-Rennes) until you reach Le Mans, then take the A81 until Exit 5 at Laval (after the toll booth), going toward Fougères, then take the D155 toward Saint Malo until you reach Antrain. Then follow the signage in Dol de Bretagne toward Bazouges la Pérouse (D313). There is a sign for the château on the right, 4 kms after Antrain.
Take the Northern bypass to Exit 15, the "Historical Mont Saint Michel Route," the D175. At Sens-de-Bretagne, go toward Combourg on the D794, then at Saint-Rémi-du-Plain, turn toward Bazouges la Pérouse (on the D90). At the crossroads at Bazouges la Pérouse, there is a sign for the château 4 kms from the town.
From Mont Saint-Michel:
Go toward Pontorson (on the D976), then turn toward Rennes (N175). At Antrain, go toward Bazouges la Pérouse (on the D313). There is a sign for the château on the right, 4 kms after Antrain.
From Dinan or Saint Malo:
Take the N176 all the way to Dol de Bretagne, then the 2nd exit going toward Fougères (on the D155). At Trans la Forêt, turn right, toward Bazouges la Pérouse (D90 ). When you arrive in the lower village, turn left on the D91 (there is a sign for the château 3 kms out).
Or you may continue toward Fougères at Trans la Forêt. Turn right in the Villecartier Forest (on the D91). There is a sign for the château.
Go toward Saint-Malo until you reach Antrain.
At Antrain, go toward Dol de Bretagne, and look for the sign for the Château de La Ballue. (4 km after Antrain).