Château de la Houssaye

A beautiful castle overlooking the broad Valley of the Sarthe
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We can trace the history of the château back to the 15th century, but its current appearance dates from the Bourbon Restoration when the Marquis de la Suze, page to Louis XVIII, extended it by adding two wings flanked by four round towers. It is now a beautiful stately home set on a hill overlooking large lakes and the sweeping Sarthe valley. It has been entirely renovated to offer large rooms with splendid views and lounges hung with tapestries. This is the perfect setting for candlelit dinners served using period porcelain, silverware, crystal glasses and tablecloths, where you can enjoy the very best local cuisine prepared using fresh, organic produce.

Location and contact

72430 SAINT-JEAN-DU-BOIS, Pays de la Loire
+33 (0)2 43 92 90 90
+33 (0)6 26 36 06 92 / +33 (0)6 85 30 91 79
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  • Accès handicapé
  • Accueil des animaux
  • Accueil des familles
  • helisurface
  • Location exclusive
  • Ouverture à l’année
  • Paiement par carte bancaire
  • Piscine
  • piscine-interieur
  • Salle de réception
  • salle-seminaire
  • Table d’hôtes
  • Accès WiFi
Prices : Double room : 150€ to 190€
Suite : 250€
Dinner : 39 € (Candelit dinners, on reservation, local cuisine prepared using fresh produce)
Breakfast : included Payment accepted : Cash, check and credit card Opening period : Open all year Restauration : Restaurants in surronding area languages : French and English To come : By train, Le Mans station: 55 minutes from Paris-Montparnasse. 90 minutes from Paris-Roissy airport. The château is 25km from Le Mans station. Car rental agencies at the station, taxi rank outside the exit.
By car: follow the A11 motorway towards Nantes-Angers and take exit 9 (Le Mans south). Leave Le Mans, following signs for Malicorne/Sablé-sur-Sarthe for 25km. Take the turning for St Jean-des-Bois on your right. At St Jean-du-Bois, turn left on the D229 towards Noyen-sur-Sarthe. The château is on your left just as you exit the village.
By air: 260km from Paris-Roissy airport or 25km from Le Mans aerodrome.
By helicopter: helicopters may be landed on the château esplanade.

Free private parking in the château grounds.
Pets : yes
Our rooms in the castle : 5 rooms with private bath or shower room
Leisure on site : Walks in the orchard, stables, quarry and meadow (with donkeys and horses) or around the lake. Tours of the 18th-century dovecote. Swimming pool, boules court, table-tennis and swing.
World massages and Roman spa Nearby leisure : Le Mans automobile museum,
Sablé-sur-Sarthe golf course,
Malicorne earthenware factory,
Malicorne castle,
La Flèche zoo and more.

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Keywords : castle, chateau, lake, room, lounge, tapestries, candlelit dinner, loire valley, la flèche, Sablé sur Sarthe, Solesmes, Le Mans