Château de la Ballue

Bazouges la Pérouse, Ille-et-Vilaine
Bed & Breakfast

An inspirational setting and an enthusiastic welcome from your hosts and their young family - lose your heart to its baroque beauty


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


Artists say this 1620s château inspires creativity; spot its graceful two-winged façade and fall under its spell. The formal gardens  are so wonderfully recreated they are listed and open to the public – a French reverie of bosquets and paths sprinkled with modern sculptures, gazing over Mont St Michel. Now they are joined by a hidden spa, zen garden and pool. Baroque recitals may ring in the courtyard; inside, Purcell odes may float through elegant wood-panelled rooms, over marble fireplaces, antique paintings, gilded mirrors and orchids. This is no museum, however, but a family home enlivened by three sons; your spirited hosts are passionate about the place. Drift off on dreamy canopied beds in bedrooms that are all different but all fabulous – from bold red ‘Victor Hugo’ to ‘Florence’ with blue fern patterns and feathery toile. Three have tented cabinets de toilette rather than separate bathrooms – a fascinating period feature. Silver cutlery tinkles over a fine continental spread in the blue-panelled breakfast room; birds sing a glorious hymn in the bosquet de musique. 


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Breakfast €20. Restaurants 15km.


Nightly price
from €230
Extra bed €40.
1 Triple
From €290
3 Doubles
From €230
1 Suite for 4
From €305


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Marie-Françoise Mathiot-Mathon

  • Mont Saint-Michel, Saint Malo and Rennes within easy reach.
  • Medieval towns of Dinan and Fougères
  • Built in 1620, the chateau of La Ballue has been a favorite venue for many important writers and artists. Balzac and Victor Hugo stayed here, in fact this is where Hugo wrote the first lines of his novel "Quatre-Vingt-Treize".
  • Amazing gardens, designed by the futurists François Hebert Stevens and Paul Maymont, in a contemporary interpretation of the baroc style, under the direction of the publisher Claude Arthaud.
  • A zen place for your relaxing time. Private spa and sauna in the garden. Novelty since 2015: A beautiful heated swimming pool (17 meters) located in a private garden.
  • Music concerts, cultural and garden events during the 2017 season at the Château and Gardens de La Ballue, a 17th century Historical Monument. Explore our exciting and diverse programme ! Download the programme in our website Château de La Ballue.