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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2012

We had a wonderful and very special weekend at Chateau Challain, one that will be remembered by all ! The Chateau was fabulous everything we expected and more, when we first arrived fabian who was a gem, showed us around all the rooms in the chateau, meticulously designed . such detail and each one different and special, everyone loved it...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 August 2012

We had our 40th birthday party at the castle. I booked without seeing it in person and it far exceeded our expectations. Our party was given free run of the whole castle and grounds which was just wonderful given we had a number of children with our group. The staff were all very friendly as well. I would however like...

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Philly
Reviewed 31 July 2012

We stayed in the Chateau for a wedding and had a great time. I felt like royalty. Cynthia was great as was the whole staff! We had fireworks over the pond. Looking to return for our 25th anniversary this fall.

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1Thank Brian D
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 6 July 2012

I chose the Chateau for our elopement and it exceeded our expectations. We loved the privacy and very friendly service. The property is beautiful. It was the perfect countryside location for our special day. The suites are decorated with exquisite taste. Very comfortable and romantic. The meals were amazing. A truly talented chef. The owner and staff are very professional...

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Luling, Louisiana
Reviewed 30 May 2012

My nephew rented the whole chateau for 4 nights for his incredible May wedding! Everyone in the wedding party stayed in the chateau and 2 couples stayed in the carriage house. Most of the rooms had bathrooms but some shared bathrooms. Which is what we did; but the bathrooms are luxurious and we never had a problem with timing. All...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 29 December 2011

We want to thank Cynthia and all her helpers for such a wonderful wedding! The location was exquisite. The service was warm and welcoming. The arrangements for the wedding exceeded our already high expectations. All our friends and family members had such a wonderful time and will never forget the occasion. We cannot thank you enough for all the hard...

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Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 1 October 2011

We had the opportunity to stay here for a week with over twenty friends and new friends. An amazing place, words cannot describe this truly amazing place. All the staff were fantastic, would definately recommend this treasure for that special occasion. Add this one to your bucket list - miss you Zeus.

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London
Reviewed 16 August 2011

Thank you Cynthia and Chateau Challain!!! My wife and I have just returned from Chateau Challain, where we spent an amazing 4 nights celebrating with friends and family, including the wedding day itself. We can’t say enough positive things about our stay, and special thanks to Cynthia and staff for ensuring our wedding day was so perfect. Everyone has different...

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 19 July 2011

To stay at Chateau Challain is one of those must do things in life. If you want to know how the aristocracy of the 17th century lived, this is as close as you will ever get. This beautiful house will afford you comfort, a friendly welcome and a comfortable stay with modern amenities sympathetically included in the original fabric of...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 12 July 2011

This was our second stay at the Chateau, enjoyed it as much as the first. The building as amazing and the interior decor is a pleasure to experience. Cythia is a great host and made us feel most welcome. The food prepared by Fabian is great and the loca wines a delight We will certianly will stay a third time

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chateau de Challain

Address: Chateau du Mesnil, 49440 Challain-la-Potherie, France
Region: France > Pays de la Loire > Maine et Loire > Challain-la-Potherie
Price Range: $396 - $557 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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Chateau De Challain La Potherie
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“All rooms are individual and sumptuous . They are not modern, which adds to the authentic charm. Wifi is available in the TV room.”
 of 5 bubbles lizbellamy01, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There are so many incredible rooms it is hard to choose.”
 of 5 bubbles BryanJ716, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“all the rooms in the main chateau are large and beautiful; the rooms in the coach house are smaller and newer but just as tasteful”
 of 5 bubbles retired08Vancouver, 12 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are unique and one offs”
 of 5 bubbles Jori9889, 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Just ask Cynthia; she knows the answer to everything!!”
 of 5 bubbles Bernadette_Ridge, 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
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