A truly unique 5-star destination near Saumur

Luxury Accomodation at Château De Jalesnes in Loire Valley, France

Our moated 5-star Château is our home for you to stay in. Surrounded by local wineries and Michelin-star restaurants, it features 41 bed spaces within 14 private guest suites plus use of the grand salons, banquet hall, chapel and heated 20m pool. Exclusivity of the whole Château is available.

Type of hotel : LUXURY Location : VINEYARDS Type of restaurant : CASUAL DINING


Château De Jalesnes

Château De Jalesnes rises out of the moat on great stone foundations and it offers truly unique accommodation overlooking the Château's forest, garden and pool.

The Château has 14 suites from one to two-bedroom apartments and each apartment has a kitchen that includes a stove, oven, microwave, washer/dryer, fridge and freezer. You will also have access to the pool, picnic area, bar, BBQ, moat, caves, salons, library, chapel and a terrace, which are available for all guests.

The space

The suite is a self-catering unit, so a cleaning service is provided only once a week. A washer/dryer is in the suite. Should additional cleaning or laundry service be required, it can be offered at a cost. Payment for these services is to be made at the time of occupancy.

Château History

Château de Jalesnes has a long and interesting history. The first owner was Marquis de Jalesnes, revered by his workers, who saved his life in the French Revolution. The Château has passed through the hands of several noble and illustrious families: it became the temporary royal apartment of Dom Carlos, the grandson of exiled Don Carlos VII of Bourbon, and a claimant to the Spanish throne. In honor of his stay, the Château expansion included a grand staircase, construction of a theatre, and landscaping additions.

An interesting feature of the Château is the deep moat surrounding it, with several caves adjacent to the moat. Over time, the Château fell into disrepair, but in 2015, it underwent a complete restoration such that it now proudly reflects its past glory. The extensive Château grounds also received a total makeover.

Extras We Can Offer

Guests can pre-order continental breakfast, pre-order picnic with wine, pre-order groceries to stock suite, and pre-order chef to prepare dinner in your room, among other extras. We can also organize for a local wine master to meet with you at the Château to discuss and taste local wines.

  • Free use of bicycles: bikes are available to use for free to explore the private forest and local surroundings, plus we provide a map of all the local walking trails.
  • Vernantes: you can find good restaurants, a bakery, a pharmacy, churches, a doctor and a good grocery store in Vernantes. Many restaurants, clothing shops, bakeries, coffee shops, banks, cash machines, wine stores, doctors, hospitals, churches, and pharmacies are also available in Saumur - 20 min drive.


  • Musical events: throughout the year we run events, but from June through to August there are amazing local musicians playing gigs in Saumur or nearby almost every night. Great atmosphere and heaps to do in the area during this time.
  • Christmas Market in December: Château De Jalesnes runs a Christmas market every year in December which has local artisans show off their skills and of course, a mulled wine tent.
  • Others: Château De Jalesnes hosts or partners with a number of events happening throughout the year from Le Mans Grand Prix event in June to wine tasting and learning courses.

Key features

  • International wines available
  • Local wines available
  • Fine wines available
  • Organic wines available
  • Wine by the glass available
  • Hotel stars *****
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  • Bar
  • Meeting rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Lounge
  • Wireless internet
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  • Adaptor plugs available
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bathrobe
  • Desk
  • Disabled facilities in room
  • Fireplace
  • Full size mirror
  • Hairdryer
  • Wireless internet in room
  • Separate toilet
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Iron / Ironing board
  • Tea/coffee in room
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  • Childcare services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pet friendly
  • Hairdresser
  • Laundry service
  • Masseuse
  • Airport shuttle
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