Château des Briottières

Champigné, Maine-et-Loire

Come for a taste of château life among the riches of old France, bask among velvet and silk, enjoy dinner with a relaxed and endearing host


17 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 6


Deep in the Loire valley countryside, this 18th-century château, in the family for six generations, is an experience of opulence and splendour. It is now occupied by your host, the relaxed and endearing Monsieur de Valbray, his wife and children (most of them grown and flown), rightfully proud of their extraordinary home. A charming and laid-back place to stay, in spite of the grandiose surroundings, it has handsome interiors decorated in fine traditional French style. The grand drawing room is a symphony of rich red velvet with swathes of fine silk floating elegantly to the ground; sweep up the marble staircase to bedrooms beautifully adorned; many beds are canopied. many windows have sweeping estate views; there are candles everywhere. A local Crémant de Loire, served by Monsieur, is the perfect apéritif before a three-course meal, prepared by Madame (an exquisite cook) and served in the dining room by candlelight. A digestif can, on cool nights, be sipped in the drawing room where the log fire roars delightfully. In the grounds is a country-style Orangery with extra rooms in a more rustic style.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • 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

Check in
Check out
15 November - 15 March.
Breakfast €18. Dinner €50, book ahead. Wine from €18. Restaurants 10km.


Nightly price
from €145
Singles €129-€249. Dinner, B&B €224-€312 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available €20-€40 per person per night.
1 Chalet for 2
From €299
2 Doubles
From €189
1 Triple
From €210
1 Apartment for 6
From €440
5 Doubles
From €145
3 Suites for 2
From €299
1 Suite for 4
From €380


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from François de Valbray

  • Chateau du Plessis Bourré
  • terra Botanicca
  • chateau de Serrant
  • chateau de Montgeoffroy
  • abbaye de Solesmes
  • route des vins de Loire