People with love for history and French cuisine.
Visiting local food markets. French cooking classes. Candle lit dinners. Hidden rooms. Enchanting gardens. Aperitifs in front of the fire.
BEST VISITING MONTHS
May to September.
Château de Saint Paterne, is a century old castle, located 2km from Alençon, between Loire and Normandy. Surrounded by its own park and frequented by King Henry IV in the past, this charming hotel is perfect for nature lovers and historians alike.
The rooms are full of character, keeping the mysterious historic features with modern improvements. Stay in L'Orangerie for a special experience. The newest and largest suite is located 50 metres from the main house and offers the best views of the park and the Chateau. For something more remote, you can stay at La Datcha - built in the middle of the park with a private sauna and jacuzzi on an outdoor deck. This is perfect for an experience closest to nature yet with options to explore the Chateau.
Discover Normandy - one of the most beautiful regions of France, with many castles and gardens to see and rolling hills and coastline to hike.
Explore the area on foot, bicycle, or horseback. Go canoeing in the Alpes Mancelles. History lovers will want to visit Le Château de Vendeuvre – 45 minutes away from Saint Paterne and Mansonnière garden in Saint Ceneri.
If you are staying for at least 6 days, you have to try the Cooking Class package the Chateau offers. Discover local markets and vineyards, and learn to cook French favourites like Tourte de carottes, Souris d’agneau confite and Tarte Tatin with Calvados.
Camembert. (Normandy specialty). White asparagus hot mousse. Duck breast with balsamic and honey sauce. Apricot tart with a rosemary sorbet.
Fly into Paris and rent a car for a scenic and historic drive.
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