Chateauneuf sur Sarthe 49330 Champigne (Anjou) − France
A LUXURY HOTEL IN THE LOIRE VALLEY (FRANCE)
Les Briottières is both a private family chateau and a luxurious hotel. Situated in Anjou, this 18th century property has been in the same family for seven generations. We welcome each guest personally.
Situated at the crossroads of Brittany, Normandy and the Pays de la Loire, a convenient distance from the Ile d'Yeu or the Ile de Ré, between Mont St Michel and the splendid Chateaux de la Loire, staying at Briottières is a unique experience.
Both a private chateau and a luxury hotel, we are delighted to welcome you to our home. Situated in Anjou, Briottières has been in our family for seven generations.
It is a perfect place to stop on your way to Mont St Michel or the beaches of the Normandy Landings. Or perhaps you wish to visit the Loire Valley Chateaux, just an hour away.
With its own private tennis court and swimming pool and just fifteen minutes from the Champigné Golf Course, there is plenty to do for all the family.
Depending on the time of year, you are invited to join us in the evening by the fire, or to take a drink under the rose pergola. Or perhaps you would rather relax by the swimming pool in the sun.
At Briottières luxury is supreme. The quality of silence is exceptional - here you will sleep soundly and awake to the sound of birdsong.
The chateau is surrounded by parkland with trees several hundred years old. The beauty of Briottières has been mentioned by many writers and passing guests. Anjou and Haut Anjou is famous for its sweetness of life and has been written about by several French poets.
And finally it is peaceful. You will enjoy total rest of both body and soul, because you will be at the heart of nature, and able to leave everything behind you. At Briottières we recharge our batteries, we breathe fresh air and we relax with friends and family.
Elegant and refined the 10 bedrooms of the château are presented as individual apartments.
Antique period furniture, four poster beds, alcoves, wallpapers and materials from renown houses. Here charm and authenticity meet. The magnificent comfort is augmented by the fully equipped bathrooms and their views over the park.
Comfort: Internet connexion via WIFI, hair dryers, direct telephone, television, safe, baby-sitting and child friendly.
The Pink Room faces west with a view over the lake. Bathroom with bath and shower, two basins, separate toilet. The bathroom overlooks the park. WIFI, hair dryer, mini bar and safe.
Facing south and with views of the lake and the lavender and box gardens, this is the only room at Briottières with a balcony. The fabric used in the room is by the designer, Rubelli, and the furniture is from the Empire period.
Situated on the first floor, Lakeview is one of the most beautiful bedrooms in the château. The room faces both south and west and with three large windows gives a panoramic view of the park.
Use this room as your sitting room with its beautiful furniture from the Directoire and Empire periods. Enjoy the view of the English park and the lake as you relax in a bedroom furnished with a four poster bed beautifully decorated with Pierre Frey fabric.
In addition the Lakeview Bedroom has a dressing room and its own private entrance. The bathroom is spacious and equipped with a bath and an Italian shower. The WC is separate.
A sweet little bedroom, just 12 square metres. The bathroom is equipped with a shower and wash basin. The WC is separate. This room may be linked with the Pink Bedroom, using a private corridor.
This small studio apartment is gentle on the eye with its contemporary decor in neutral colours. The room faces east and north and has a view over the parkland. A studio for two people, there is a choice of a double bed or two single beds. The bathroom was renovated in 2013 with a cast iron bath and lion feet, and two stone wash basins. Separate WC.
The Yellow Room is decorated with a fabric of English flowers with harmoniously painted woodwork. A room for two people with lots of charm and romance. During hot summer months this north facing room will keep cooler temperatures. The bathroom is equipped with a traditional bath with lion’s feet, a shower and a wash basin. The WC is separate.
This room has a hallway leading on to the bedroom. The large bathroom has a traditional bath with lions’ feet. There is a separate shower room. The WC is separate.
A small bedroom, with the bed in an alcove, beautifully furnished. The bathroom is equipped with a bath and wash basin. The shower is separate. The WC is separate. It is possible for this room to be linked with the Green Room.
A beautifully decorated bedroom where you can enjoy views over the park and the rising of the sun. For two people, the bed is set back in an alcove. The bathroom has a bath and a shower, two washbasins and a window overlooking the park. Separate WC.
This is a large suite for two adults and two children. The double room is linked to a smaller room with two bunk beds. There are two bathrooms, one for the parents with a bath, and a second one for the children with a shower. The WC is separate. Enjoy the rising sun and the view of the park.
Outdoor heated swimming pool (12 x 6 m) located in Briottières’ old vegetable garden, 50 metres from the château. The swimming pool is surrounded by slate walls and a one hectare flower garden. It is very secluded and reserved for our guests use. Naturally, it has all necessary safety features. Children must be supervised by their parents.
PARK AND GARDEN
If you’re lucky, you may spot deer in the park at dawn or dusk. You’ll be surprised to see squirrels, rabbits, pheasants and birds of prey and, on the horizon, our two horses “Balmoral and Taylor”. After dark we offer you a natural firework display of shooting stars.
In the Park: You can enjoy the many activities which are available.
Fishing in the lake
Just a few kilometres away, you can visit the fabulous châteaux of the Loire Valley and museums plus you have the highways and byways of Anjou to explore. You'll be spoiled for choice!
The Anjou is a department with a very rich heritage, privately-owned châteaux which can be visited, botanical gardens, abbeys, remarkable churches, charming little villages, etc. We are located between three rivers, the Mayenne, the Sarthe and the Loire... There are all kinds of outings to choose from - on foot, by bicycle, on horseback, by barge, etc...
For lovers of the fruit of the vine, there are a wide range of growers within a short drive who will welcome you for a tasting of the region's wines. When you're in Angers you must see the 12th century tapestries of the Apocalypse, which are unique in the world. From the Château des Briottières, on the banks of the Loire, you can tour the tuffeau stone villages of the Saumur area, the troglodyte villages, Cunault Abbey, Fontevraud Abbey, the Château de Montreuil Bellay, etc...
Every evening, we offer a unique menu* inspired by our own family recipes but adapted for the modern taste. Please note, we are not a gastronomic restaurant but a "table d'hôtes"
In the evening, you will enjoy a candlelit dinner in the 18th century dining room.
In the dining room, breakfast and dinner is served in a refined 19th century decor, with grey painted marble walls and soft pink silk curtains.
The room is most charming and offers a very romantic setting… Many marriage proposals have been made here! For dinner, Les Briottières propose a three course pre-set* menu. The meal qualifies as typical French family cooking, sometimes offering a little twist to traditional recipes as inspired by travel. Based on fresh and local products, a different menu is imagined and crafted by the hostess everyday. To accompany your dinner, a fine and diverse wine list is proposed.
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Longitude 0° 35' 22,30 ' WEST Latitude 47° 41' 18,81'
NORTH Or compute on your GPS : CHAMPIGNE ; area code : 49330 ( our village , then ,follow our signs , we are at 4 km from the village
From Paris: (280 km = 2h1/2 by car) Starting at Notre Dame, take the Rue St-Jacques then the Rue de la Tombe Issoire. Continue on the Rue du Père Corentin towards the Porte d'Orléans. Take the Périphérique (ring road) then follow A6/Lyons. Continue on the A6 towards Lyons then take the A10 Bordeaux fork. Continue on the A11 towards Nantes then take exit No.11 Durtal/Le Lion d'Angers. Head towards Châteauneuf-sur-Sarthe via the D859 then Champigné via the D770. In Champigné, follow the signs to Château des Briottières. We are 3.5 km from Champigné.