Chateau de Montmirail

Montmirail, Sarthe
Bed & Breakfast


Tread in the footsteps of kings and princesses at this splendid château in the Perche Sarthois. Wonderful countryside for walking and riding

Bedroom

17 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 4

The
Experience

Montmirail has an absorbing history – originally a simple medieval fort on a hilltop, it has seen meetings of kings and was transformed into an elegant château by the Princess of Conti, daughter of Louis XIV. Once through the imposing iron gates visitors on guided tours pass through the exquisite reception rooms with painted panelling; lucky B&B guests go behind the scenes and climb the stairs to bedrooms with original features intact but charmingly restored with soft modern lighting, sumptuous beds and sparkling new bathrooms. One has original rich flowery wallpaper, another a velvet headboard, all have views.  Breakfast, a feast of organic eggs, ham. locally-made bread, cheese and pastries, is taken in the medieval dining room around one large table – or outside on the view-filled terrace. The owners are on hand at weekends; at other times charming Angelique looks after guests. Discover the drawing room with Louis XV chairs, relax in a (lower key) sitting room on a comfortable sofa surrounded by good artwork, wander at will on the smooth lawn, head further afield for heaps of pretty villages.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • 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

Nearby

  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Parking on-site.
Closed
December - February.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Dinner €60 by arrangement, from 6 guests minimum. Wine list available. Restaurants 5km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €160
11 Doubles
From €160
3 Suites for 4
From €320

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Philippe Herbelin

  • The small character town of Montmirail is home to its eponymous castel. enjoy an exceptional view on the Perche Sarthois and dives into a rich history from middle ages to Renaissance and eighteen century.
  • It was the scene of a famous meeting on 6th January 1169 between Henri II Plantagenêt, King of England, and Louis VII, King of France, in a bid to reconcile the King of England and his archbishop Thomas Becket.
  • In the hands of the English during the hundred Year War, it was destroyed by the King of France in 1421.
  • Owned by Marie de Melun, wife of Lord of La Palice, it is transformed by Marie Anne de Bourbon, who was none other the daughter of the King Louis XIV and mlle de la Vallière, the King first official mistress
  • Splendid reception rooms boasting régence furniture and remarkable heritage woodwork representing the five senses can now be visited.
  • Enjoy the view over the countryside in the garden and its salon de thé. Take you breakfast on the terrasse over the village or in front on a fire in the old kitchen