Le Mans 24 Hours, June 16-17, 2018

The Le Mans Chateau Experience

Beware! Do not buy your tickets before travelling to our Le Mans chateaux.....previous guests have arrived at our mesmerising chateaux and have not left to see any racing!

We have been working with a range of chateaux for many years in the Le Mans area and we can thoroughly recommend the venues, service and welcome without hesitation. A chateau stay is a superb chance to gather guests or friends for a unique house party and perhaps enjoy sensational racing at Le Mans.

All quoted prices are based on full occupancy, twin or double share.

 

Chateau de la Motte Henry (The Times Best 20 Chateaux, May 2016)

Chateau de la Motte Henry is a spectacular neo-Renaissance Castle with beautiful outbuildings nestled in the Western Loire Valley, a region known for its beauty, tranquility and cuisine. The property is an ancient motte surrounded by a moat within 29 acres of parkland, paths and fields with exotic trees such a cedars of Lebanon & American redwood. There is also a private lake for swimming or boating.

The Chateau has six superb guest rooms which have all been recently refurbished. Each room is decorated in authentic period decor with ensuite, marble bathrooms. The guest rooms are also extraordinarily spacious - some of the largest rooms we have seen.

The price includes the following:

  • Exclusive use of the chateau and its 6 bedrooms
  • Option to use 3 bedroom Pavillion within Grounds
  • Exclusive use of the Orangerie & Swimming Pool
  • Use of in house cinema with full Sky access
  • Sumptuous breakfast
  • Welcome Reception on arrival
  • Four Course Dinner inclusive of quality wines
  • Limited Open Bar with premium wines, beers & soft drinks
  • Welcome Baskets in each room
  • Late-Night gourmet table on Saturday

Within the grounds is a Pavilion overlooking the lake, offering three smaller but charming guest rooms. The Pavilion offers a swimming pool within a magnificent walled rose garden. The swimming pool is surrounded by Italian baroque fountains and flower gardens.

Guests residing in the Pavilion also have use of the Orangery, a vast and dramatic pool and games house with indoor barbeque overlooking the pool and walled gardens. It also has a television, bathroom with jacuzzi and hydro-massage Tub.

The Chateau is located approximately 40 miles west of Le Mans. Transfers are available by both mini-van or coach or by helicopter. The local town of Meslay-du-Maine also has an excellent 'Course Hippique' with both traditional and chariot racing and there is also a good golf course nearby.

Price quoted on our grid is based on package inclusion above with 12 guests and 6 cars travelling by Eurotunnel.

The Times, May 2016: "Follow the chestnut tree-lined drive to this turreted 19th century castle in the western Loire and you will fall under its spell. Set in 29 acres of parkland complete with orchards, a walled rose garden and a spring fed lake, it also offers a pretty outside pool. Inside, there is a wood panelled music room with baby grand piano and marble fireplace, a circular litchen in the tower and for further escapism, a not so historic cinema room. The six enormous bedrooms feature dreamy four poster beds as part of the sumptuous furnishings."

 

Chateau Roche Talbot

The Chateau Roche Talbot is a superb chateau located near Sablé-sur-Sarthe and only 35 minutes to Le Mans by motorway. The extensive gardens are beautiful with breathtaking views of La Sarthe river. There was a fortress on the original grounds and this gave way to the current chateau which was probably built in the 15th century.

The chateau houses a splendid dining room and library and extensive landscaped gardens. The 5 period guest rooms in the chateau are all ensuite and have recently been updated; additional brand new guest rooms in a nearby outbuilding are also currently being planned.

The price includes the following:

  • Exclusive use of the Chateau and its 8 bedrooms  
  • Sumptuous breakfast
  • Welcome reception on arrival
  • Four Course Dinner inclusive of wines
  • Limited Open Bar with premium wines, beers & soft drinks
  • Late-Night gourmet table on Saturday 

Transfers are available by both mini-van or coach or by helicopter. Sable-sur-Sable is close by and is a reasonably large town offering a selection of shops, cafes and restaurants. There is also a good golf course nearby.

 

Chateau L'Oseraie

L'Oseraie is a private chateau sitting gracefully in its own 23 hectares of varied parkland, woods and fields, bordered to one side by the river Sarthe and the village of Chemire sur Sarthe on another. The chateau is located to the west of La Fleche and is approximately a 50 minute car drive to Le Mans - the route will also take you into Arnage which provides a quicker access to the circuit.

The Chateau has been tastefully and sympathetically refurbished in 2012/3 to provide high quality comfort and amenity for our guests whilst retaining as much as possible of the authentic character and gracious elegance of the Chateau. Guests are warmly and personally welcomed. The owners are on hand throughout guests' visits to help and encourage you to make the most of your stay, whether through advice on exploring the surroundings, recommending retaurants to suit your personal tastes and preference or booking activities for your group. All bedrooms have comfortable high quality beds made up with pure cotton high thread count bedding, and fluffy white towels in the bathrooms. The Chateau is not a hotel – so do please bear this in mind if you are looking for and prefer a formal hotel experience with full hotel services.

Each bedroom has:

· Private bathroom (bath and shower or bath/shower)

· Complimentary BVLGARI toiletries

· Complimentary daily large bottle of still water

· Tea and coffee making facilities (A Modo Mio coffee machine)

· Freesat TV with integrated DVD player

· Free Wifi (throughout the Chateau)

· Boutique pure cotton, high thread count, bed linens and premium towels

· Comfortable quality mattresses throughout

The chateau can offer 8 doubles (1 large bed) and 3 twins (2 single beds)

 

Dedicated Circuit Transfers

For groups, we can offer Bell 206 helicopters which have 4 seats each for the transfer from the chateaux to Le Mans. The journey time is approximately 15 minutes. Transfers can also be made be executive mini-vans or coach or a mixture of road and air. For a return helicopter flight, the latest departure time will be 21:30.

Helicopter transfer: from £349 per person, each way

 

Private Travel

For corporate guests or private groups, there are a number of ways to travel to our chateaux. We can organise a private flight charter into Tours or Le Mans, a scheduled air service into Tours or first class rail travel directly into Tours or Le Mans.

Please contact reservations should you require a detailed quote for a private charter.

 

 

 

 

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