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My stay in a chateau in France: relaxing in Le Mans at La Groirie chateau

I’ve always wanted to stay in a chateau in France and to my good fortune I had the chance to while visiting Pays de la Loire this summer. Hotels in France are as varied as anywhere in the world but a stay in a French chateau promises something special: a tranquil retreat far away from hectic modern life, and so it proved at La Groirie.

La Groirie hotel next to a French chateau
The view of La Groirie chateau from the boutique hotel next door

La Groirie chateau is just a few miles from the historic city of Le Mans and the property dates back to the 15th century, although the current chateau was built in the 17th century. The chateau itself, a large impressive building awaiting you at the end of a  long gravel drive, is still home to the Lepine family which owns it, and the hotel itself is just to one side, housed in what used to be the guests’ wing and now completely renovated and redesigned. Continue reading My stay in a chateau in France: relaxing in Le Mans at La Groirie chateau