Château de Saint Paterne

The pool at the Château de Saint Paterne in Normandy, France
A bedroom at the Château de Saint Paterne in Normandy, France
A drawing room at the Château de Saint Paterne in Normandy, France
A bedroom at the Château de Saint Paterne in Normandy, France
A sitting room at the Château de Saint Paterne in Normandy, France
The pool at the Château de Saint Paterne in Normandy, France
A bedroom at the Château de Saint Paterne in Normandy, France
A drawing room at the Château de Saint Paterne in Normandy, France
A bedroom at the Château de Saint Paterne in Normandy, France
A sitting room at the Château de Saint Paterne in Normandy, France
The pool at the Château de Saint Paterne in Normandy, FranceA bedroom at the Château de Saint Paterne in Normandy, FranceA drawing room at the Château de Saint Paterne in Normandy, FranceA bedroom at the Château de Saint Paterne in Normandy, FranceA sitting room at the Château de Saint Paterne in Normandy, France

Nestled on the southern border of Lower Normandy and utterly charming, Château de Saint Paterne offers a peek into France’s rich history.

By JAY KAY
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  • Typically French chateau hotels drip with opulence but the well lived in Saint Paterne exudes a much more modest ambience that fits well with the surrounding countryside.

    The 15th-century chateau has been brought back to life in 1989 by its current owners who have restored its fairytale looks and created a spell-binding country retreat.

    Good to Know

    There are 10 rooms on offer, 6 of which are suites, and breakfast is not included. You can enjoy the luxurious morning affair at extra €13.

    Just like a proper French chateau hotel this one has a heated swimming pool too, which is run from May to September.

  • Accommodation

    10 rooms – Classic and Superior Doubles, Superior Suites – Madame, Mysteres, L’Orangerie, Roseraie, and Junior Suite – Parc and Canard.

    Top rooms – Superior Suites – Madame, Mysteres, L’Orangerie, Roseraie and from the the Junior suites Parc and Canard.

    Prices start from £125 a night not including breakfast.

    Eat & Drink

    It’s a real country cooking delivered by the owner Charles-Henry de Valbray, who has self-taught himself enough to present a terrific set dinner at around 8pm each evening.

    In the grand salon you’ll find an honesty bar in the salon, often filled in with the sounds of jazz, lounge and classical.

    Activities

    The 2.5 acre park, swimming pool and a tennis court should keep you busy enough.

    Relaxation

    Relax with a movie or DVD from the library or book an in-room massage.

    Essentials

    Parking – onsite parking available.

    Wifi – free throughout.

    Room service – none.

    Children – welcome with assistance provided.

    Pets – allowed at €10 a night.

  • Château de Saint Paterne
    4 rue de la Gaieté
    72610 Saint paterne /alencon

Updated: 11 February 2014