Château de la Groirie

Trangé, Sarthe

Converted stable block in the grounds of a grand château, moments from the motor racing capital of Le Mans.


13 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Turn down the elegant avenue, drive past the fishing lake and park up in front of a rather imposing 18th-century château, your home for the night – but not quite, as the bedrooms are in an ochre-washed stable block just to the side. The views are lovely from here, with rooms accessed off a little courtyard or up a flight of outdoor staircases; the upstairs rooms are the homeliest with nooks and beds under the eaves.

Head across to the château for a thoroughly French breakfast of hams and cheeses served under a fresco of pastoral scenes, a reflection of the parkland outside the large windows. Explore the eclectic mix of formal gardens and established woods on foot and spy deer.

If you don’t want to go out you can ask for a supper tray and eat in your cosy bedroom, or picnic in the garden on warm evenings. Le Mans is just five minutes’ drive away – with flying buttresses, stained glass windows and pointy Gothic houses. 

Château de la Groirie - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The elegant château with a very French feeling
  • Smiling, efficient staff and owners
  • Being minutes from the motorway and Le Mans
Château de la Groirie - Gallery

Home truths

  • Bedrooms are in the stable block and not the chateau itself
  • Downstairs rooms are quite small and not so light


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • 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

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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Supper available by arrangement. Restaurants 5-minute drive.


Nightly price
from €159
Damage deposit
€Amount equivalent to one night's stay
13 Twin/doubles
From €159


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The neighbourhood

The 50-hectare park is studded with oak and beech trees and crisscrossed by bridle paths, and there are formal gardens in which to stroll: classically French, English and Chinese. The rather nondescript village of Trangé is the closest settlement to the château, but Le Mans is just five minutes’ drive away – motor racing buffs will appreciate the museums and simulator rides, and perhaps the Gothic-style architecture too.

Local points of interest from Isabelle Come

  • Château, classé monument historique, dans un parc de 100 hectares, situé aux portes du Mans.
  • Vous pourrez vous promener dans le parc, respirer le doux parfum de la roseraie ou vous délasser au bord de la piscine.
  • La Cité Plantagenêt est un lieu chargé d'histoire. Idéal pour la promenade, le shopping, les restaurants et les bars...
  • Les chimères sont visible durant l'été et la période de Noël (de la tombée de la nuit à 23h00)
  • Le musée des 24h00 du Mans vous permet de vous plonger dans l'ambiance de la course mythique.


Isabelle Come

The Durand family take an active role in welcoming guests to their home; a keen interest in music and culture means they also organise the odd concert in the orangerie next to the château. They’ve appointed the unflappable Isabelle Come to run the place – she’s worked in hotels in Paris and manages to be both extremely efficient and relaxed at the same time – and there’s a flock of friendly gardeners and chambermaids to assist in the running.