Peace and tranquility
For two people this room is upstairs in the Fruitier.
With pastel colours and the bed in the alcove, this is a very tranquil room.
As you step out of your bedroom you are on a balcony looking down to the large sitting room. A fabulous sight!
The bathroom is equipped with a bath and a wash basin.
The WC is separate.
The cost of your stay will be visible when you click on our reservation page where you can also see if the dates you require are available.
My family of four--both children are young adults--thoroughly enjoyed our opportunity to savor French chateau life from centuries past during our stay at Chateau des Briottieres in early April. As a gardener, my only regret is that we arrived two weeks before the formal gardens are in full bloom. That event must be amazing!
Our family had never experienced a chateau stay prior to this visit so had no prior comparable experience other touring historic empty chateaux where one had to imagine how life was lived then. At the exquisitely-furnished Chateau des Briottieres, we did not need to use our imaginations. It was all there and It was magical.
Owner Francois de Valbray is a gracious host. He settled us in our two adjoining rooms, gave us a tour of grounds, served aperatifs to us and other world travelers in front of a roaring fireplace and ensured we were well-served and fed during both our evening and morning meals.
Our rooms were a clever combination of original furnishings and modern comforts with windows that open to expansive views and much-appreciated quiet. The chateau is located in the countryside several miles from the closest village and about 30 miles from the closest city (Angers) so one can savor the night sky without distraction. We traveled by high speed train from Paris (about 1 1/2 hours) and then rented a car to drive to the hotel. The Angers train station is located just a short distance from the historic castle there, as well as the historic areas in the center of the city. We were able to browse the castle, lunch on galettes and crepes and shop on picturesque cobbled streets prior to driving to Briottieres.
I conclude any prior unhappy reviewer had misplaced expectations. This is a family's rural chateau home and not a business traveler's hotel in a major city. Our expectation of a comfortable luxurious stay was met and exceeded. Above and beyond our expectations were the beauty and size of the grounds which include broad expanses of lawn, intricate gardens, a pool, a tennis court and other furnished buildings. Also exceeding our expectations was the opportunity to converse and dine with other families and couples from several countries speaking multiple languages.
Discover Fruitier’s rooms in the former orangery of the Chateau des Briottieres