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Château de Saint Paterne, 2km from Alençon, between Loire and Normandy, great stop-over place from Calais de L’île de Ré, Dordogne, Bordeaux, Brittany. The château hôtel de Saint Paterne is all this in Alençon : Luxury hotel, chateau hotel, boutique hotel and private chateau, a special place to stay.
It’s also an accomodation in Normandy : Luxury hotel, special place to stay between Normandy and Loire, Private chateau, hip hotel, boutique hotel, family owned place are terms which round up the spirit of Saint Paterne.
The chateau hotel of Saint Paterne will welcome you for a week end in France or Normandy, or a stop-over from Calais, a special stay for a few days exploring Normandy beaches, Mont saint Michel (Mont saint Michael), Loire valley chateaux, Chartres Cathedral or Le Mans. (24 hours race in Le Mans, or the Bugatti race track).
Charles-Henry and Ségolène de Valbray will help you in your itineraries, in the Perche region, the Haras du Pin, the old town of Alençon, Pays d’Auge, or Alpes Mancelles.
Combining comfort and elegance, the luxury hotel of Saint Paterne will also give you the charm of a private chateau for a luxury week end.
Diners will be prepared the owner Charles-Henry de Valbray, also cook book author of « les jules aux fourneaux » and « un plat c’est tout » (Albin Michel).
10 prestigious rooms – heated pool from may to end of September - park – exclusive rental.
Guide books speak of Saint Paterne chateau-hotel :
Alistair Sawdays Special places to stay : “A 21st-century fairy tale: a 500-year-old château was abandoned by its owners for 30 years, then rediscovered by the heir who left sunny yellow Provence for cool green pastures”.
Châteaux et hôtels collection (CHC) : “….a superbly refurbished lounge on the ground floor featuring 18th century furniture, an intimate dining room where guests can discover a series of fine dishes served by the author of cooking books.”
Michelin red guide book : « A romantic stay awaits you in this château with its large parc….”
Chic Retreats : « Château Saint-Paterne is a true luxury family-run Château with the authenticity of a family home and the comfort and luxury of an elegant small charming hotel. Just 2 km away from Alençon, between Loire valley and Normandy, located half way between Paris and Brittany Château St Paterne lies in one of the most beautiful areas in France. Charles-Henry de Valbray and his team will welcome you with open arms into their home and invite you to appreciate the pleasures of life in this Renaissance period house that once accommodated Henri IV of France's paramours.
Room for romance : « THIS JEWEL OF A RENAISSANCE CHATEAU on the borders of Normandy and the Loire boasts impeccable credentials as a romantic hideaway. Château de Saint-Paterne was where King Henry IV conducted his very own liaisons dangereuses, indulging in royal romps with his lovers far from the prying eyes of his court. Wrapped in lavish 25-acre gardens and vibrantly restored by Charles-Henry and Ségolène de Valbray, Château de Saint-Paterne offers an authentic taste of ‘la vraie vie de château’ in a style that’s both luxurious and lived-in.
Guide Elle : « le château de Saint Paterne est entouré d’un vaste parc où il fait bon déambuler avant de se baigner dans la piscine ou d’apprécier au coin du feu un dîner préparé à partir des produits du potager. »
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