Welcome to the Chateau, the “Petit Chambord”. Completed as a private residence in 1854, this magnificent chateau is the jewel of the region, now providing guests with luxurious suites for their holidays in France. Designed for superior comfort, each room is brightened by the charm and elegance of a glamorous era. Come visit, and step inside a fairytale castle.
The Chateau is located only thirty minutes outside the town of Angers, and only one and a half hours from Paris by TGV. The structure is a marvel to behold; 150ft limestone walls contain 365 windows, 52 fireplaces, and 12 turrets, as well as countless sculptural details along the facade. The splendour continues inside. Masterfully carved wood panelling and cabinetry, stunning hand-painted ceilings, and flawlessly chosen decor make each salon a truly luxurious experience. Situated within beautiful grounds, the Chateau de Challagne complex makes up one corner of a small village.
Interior and grounds
At the Chateau our accommodation has been refurbished to the highest standards, offering you both the grand design of the nineteenth century and the luxury of today's technology. Every convenience is available during your stay at the chateau. Each suite includes robes, slippers, a hairdryer, private w/c, bath and tea & coffee making facilities. We aim to make your holidays in France truly memorable. Experience historic luxury as you sip champagne, read poetry, and soak in a giant claw foot bath tub, surrounded by fresh flowers.
The Kings Suite consists of a double bedroom & a twin. This original master bedroom is available with authentic furnishing. The canopy bed is made from hand carved oak standing fourteen feet tall. The second bedroom with twin beds is connected by a dressing room and bathroom. The Romance Suite includes a grand double silk bed, full bathroom, and separate salon. The Mme Rochefoucauld Suite has a double bed, a connecting single and an en suite bathroom. The view outside the grand window is of the south lawn and 2 hectare lake. The adjoining single room has a beautiful sled bed filled with pillows. The Tower Suite has a king size bed and a connecting single bedroom. The bathroom is aged marble.
In addition there is a mezzanine apartment to sleep 5 guests. This comprises a double bed in one room and 2 singles in the other with a pullout for a single. There is also a bathroom, a TV Salon (with queen bed available). There is an additional queen size bedroom on this level that shares the bathroom with the mezzanine apartment.
The Empress Suite & Toile Suite both have a king size bed with en suite shower room. The Napoleon Chamber consists of a double room and a single room and the Amboise Chamber is the same but with a cot available.
The beautifully laid park has a very large and attractive lake for delightful walks.
Location and local information
The chateau is 30 Minutes from Angers, 40 Minutes from Nantes and 90 Minutes from Paris via TGV. The nearest airports are Nantes International and Paris CDG.
Local activities include wine tasting, gastronomy, and exploring the beautiful chateaux of the Loire Valley. The chateau is only 20 minutes from Chateaubriand.
Catering and services
Guests marvel at the cuisine that Chateau has to offer. With an on-site chef, a full wine cellar, and fresh regional produce, every meal is a new opportunity to savor the best tastes of the Loire Valley.
Overnight guests wake up to a full breakfast each morning, served from 7-10 am. Luncheons must be reserved the previous day, dinner with four hours notice. Dinners are currently €60 PP, including wine, coffee, and dessert.
A destination Wedding is a unique experience with many concerns but rest assured we here at Chateau have our wedding coordinator ready to make your Castle wedding a day no one will forget. As you step through the doors of Chateau the story of your fairytale Castle Wedding begins. For 2 days and two nights everything within the magnificent castle walls are exclusively yours. The bells will chime to summon the princess to join her prince – some will meet under the hand painted ceiling of the Castle's intimate chapel, others will choose the village church and yet more will whisper their “I do’s” under the graceful oak trees in the sumptuous gardens – but wherever they meet for this wedding day the surroundings will weave a spell upon all that behold them for the rest of their lives. We also offer Garden weddings.