Le Château de l'Abbaye


Danielle will share her impressive local knowledge, and make you feel at home and cared for in her charming, welcoming home


10 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 - 4


In wide countryside, set back from the main road in its own grounds, this castel romantique had been graciously managed by Danielle Renard for 25 years; now she, her son Renaud-Pierre and daughter-in-law Korakot make a delightful, welcoming trio. Discover bibelots and boxes, photographs and fresh flowers, Korakot’s embroideries, furniture antique and new. Roosters can be found in every medium, shape and size; don’t miss the bulging scrapbooks of drawings by guests and their children. Continental breakfast is on the veranda in summer; dinner at candlelit tables reflects the best seasonal produce (French menus by Danielle, Thai by Korakot). In the château, bedrooms, not huge, are decorated to create cocoon-like spaces; extras include children’s books and embroidered needlework, typical touches from these thoughtful hosts. Two big rooms in an outbuilding are more modern-oriental. All have electronic extras, suites have their own garden and jacuzzi bath, there’s a heated pool to laze in and a wellness space, too. You’re just a 30 minute drive from La Rochelle, grand beaches and Marais Poitevin Regional Park.


  • 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


  • Pub 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

Booking restrictions
Parking on-site.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Breakfast €15. Dinner €38. Wine €15-€54.


Nightly price
from €79
Singles €79 - €189. Dinner, B&B €95 - €195 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available €30 per person per night.
2 Suites for 2
From €99
1 Twin/double
From €79
3 Suites for 2
From €159
1 Apartment for 4
From €159
3 Twin/doubles
From €79


Have you visited Le Château de l'Abbaye? Be the first to leave a review.

Read more reviews Down arrow


The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Family Renard

  • On premise: a bar with cocktails, cognacs, single malts and whiskeys, beers and wines, comfortable lounges and terrace; a 4.3 acres of a 200 years old parkland; closed and private car park.
  • Heated swimming pool at 28° in season.All year round: a private and intimate Spa with a 6 seats Jacuzzi bath and a traditional sauna.For a special occasion: suites with a 2 seats private jacuzzi, king beds (1 round, 1 round waterbed), private garden.
  • Candlelit dinner, fire in the fireplaces, generous and refined family cooking, from fine and fresh food of quality.
  • Bedrooms at Château with canopy and romantic style.
  • Marais Poitevin National Park:Cycling and walking in the secret Poitevin Marsh, on site.Two Natural Reserves 5 km from home.Escape with scenic boating in the Poitevin Marsh, 30 minutes away.
  • Beautiful and Lively La Rochelle town, and trendy island of Ré, are 30 minutes away.Sandy and sunny large beaches of Vendée, 30 minutes away.