Incredibly friendly and wildly romantic castle hideaway overlapping the Pays de Loire and Lower-Normandie.


Historically, the castle was once home to a mistress of the French King Henry IV. Today, wandering around the suites and salons of the Chateau de Saint Paterne, filled with thoughtful details and decadent amenities by characterful owners Ségolène and Charles-Henry de Valbray, there is no doubt in your mind that the place is still fit for a sumptuous and wildly romantic getaway

Open year round.

Double rooms start from 140 € per night. Use the calendar to find the rate and availability on a specific date and to book online.

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  • Dusk, when the Chateau de Saint Paterne stages itself with candles and soft music and guests gather together in the grand salon.
  • The Orangerie suite with its wall made from an original 19th-Century theatre backdrop from Barcelona - so bright and hairy it feels like an extension of the outdoors.
  • The extensive lawns dotted with chairs and loungers.


  • Hit the wine routes along the glittering Loire river, and drop in a wine estate for a tasting without making an appointment.
  • Lunch at Rive Droite in Alençon, Charles-Henry's restaurant beside the Sarthe river. The food is just as delicious as at the chateau, but presented in a more artful way.


The table d'hôtes style dinner - The way it usually goes is that guests gather at around 8pm for a convivial fireside aperitif with owners Segolène and Charles-Henry, then everyone moves on to the wine-coloured dining room of the Chateau de Saint Paterne to eat a set menu by candelight at their own tables. The menu is homely, much home-grown, and can vary from creamy bouillabaisse or magret de canard cooked with honey and crispy little potatoes to lemony-olive chicken or veal tagine with dried fruits.


Rooms: 9 rooms and suites in the castle that vary in style from very classical to totally theatrical - all with characterful grand bathrooms, most of which with period stand alone bathtubs. The Orangerie suite, is set apart from the chateau in… the orangerie! And a two-story Datcha log cabin, complete with indoor sauna and outdoor hot tub, is nestled further away in the park.
Breakfast: The breakfast is on a silver tray, the bread is in a silver champagne bucket, the coffee is in a silver jug, and even the brie is on a silver platter – perfection. Jams, and other products, are sourced directly by the neighbouring farmer.
Bar: Honesty bar in the grand salon of the Chateau de Saint Paterne.
Restaurant: Table d’hôtes, that’s the best bit.
Pool: Heated outdoor pool, open May–September.


Open year round.


Rates: Double rooms start from 140 € per night. Use the calendar to benefit from the best rate and availability on a specific date. Book online to get the best offers.
Official rating: 4 star hotel
Breakfast cost: 14 EUR per person.


Best For

Honeymoons, Luxury stay


Countryside, Remote location

Get Active

Biking, Golf, Tennis Court, Horse Riding




Golf, Wine making

*Experiences in or near the property


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Swimming Pool, Restaurant, Pets Welcome, Free Wi-fi, Bar, Hot Tub, Parking, Sauna, TV, Heated outdoor swimming pool
Free! Wi-Fi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free! Parking is available onsite and is free of charge.
Pets are allowed, charges may apply. (10 EUR per day)

Booking & Cancellation policies
Booking & Cancellation policies may vary according to room type and/or in case of special offers.
Please check the room conditions while making your reservation.


Rue de la Gaieté, 72610 Saint-Paterne, France - Show map

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