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  • Overview

    Château Saint-Paterne is a true luxury family-run Château with the authenticity of a family home and the comfort and luxury of an elegant boutique hotel in France. Just 2 km away from Alençon, between Loire valley and Normandy, located half way between Paris and Brittany Château St Paterne lies in one of the most beautiful areas in France. Charles-Henry de Valbray and his team will welcome you with open arms into their home and invite you to appreciate the pleasures of life in this Renaissance period house that once accommodated Henri IV of France's paramours.  During the winter months Chateau St Paterne is just as appealing with the crackling of the wood in the huge open fireplace in the drawing room and in the summer guests can enjoy a pleasant stroll around the grounds followed by a dip in the pool.


    Along with the salon and library there is a magnificent drawing room which is the masterpiece of the Château, it epitomises "la vraie vie de Château ". Guests can enjoy the pre-dinner aperitif before sitting down to the delicious dinner. Guests can enjoy cooking classes, garden tours, multicultural and thematic tours.


    Breakfast is served between 8.30 and 11.30 A.M. In the evening the Château offers an authentic French candlelit dinner prepared with fresh vegetables and herbs from the kitchen garden. The candlelit dinner is served in the dining room at private tables.

  • Facilities

    child friendly




    swimming pool



    24-hour front-desk
  • Location

    4 Rue de la Gaieté,, Saint-Paterne 72610, Normandy, France

    Nearest airport

    Nearest Airport: Paris. Distance from Airport: 2 hours.

  • Rooms
    Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
    Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)

    The 8 luxury rooms and suites at Château Saint-Paterne cater for everyone; friends, family and couples. The Chambre du Parc is the most recently renovated bedroom with stunning views of the Honor courtyard and the park. In this room guests can admire the Château's great design from the XVth century with its beautiful carpentry work on the ceiling. The bathroom, which is on a mezzanine, has a jacuzzi bath and shower.
    La Roseraie is on the ground floor next to a French-style rose garden with triple exposure and its own entrance onto a private terrace. La Roseraie is ideal for families with a small room adjacent to the main room with a single bed, it has access to the main terrace of the Château. In the main room there is a Polish style, four poster bed that can be made into two singles or into a double bed . All rooms are beautifully decorated some with Pierre Frey others in a provencal style or more contemporary, all filled with antiques and treasures which have been in the family for generations, some given to them by Napoleon.

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    Chambre de Madame

    50m² 1 Double bed This large room is often considered the most beautiful room in the Chateau. The little alcoves with bent doors, the luxurious canopy bed, the little boudoir set at an angle, the old-fashioned split-level bathroom, make this a very desirable choice especially to celebrate special occasions. Splendid view of the pool and the park
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    60m² 1 Double bed This large Room is magnificently decorated with details hailing from the Barcelona Theatre from the 19th century, representing a geen wildlife scene framed by a gridded gate with a view of the imaginary garden. The large, impressive wooden bed, underlying the theatrical theme, has two bedside-tables once used as supporting structures for stone masons. The split-level bathroom has a unique feel thanks to its green-anise coloured lime patina accents, and a jacuzzi mounted on a platform. The heated floors, high-placed windows of the old orangerie, the extraordinary volumes really make this room unique in its genre. For a truly unexampled stay at Saint Paterne, we invite you to stay at the Orangerie. Located here in the park, 50 meters away from the Chateau, you will have the most sensational view of the Castle, the park, and the pool
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    Chambre de la Roseraie

    Ideal for a family stay, this charming suite with triple exposure located on the first floor overlooking a charming French garden of boxwood and roses, guests have access via a private terrace. In the main room, commands a versatile twin-to-king size Polish bed, a superb regencywood chimney, and a XVIIIth century sleeping bunk. A contiguous room allows guests to lodge a third person, or children. Also accessible is the main terrace of the chateau
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    LA DATCHA Au coeur du parc, nous avons construit une datcha en mélèze massif avec sauna privé et jacuzzi en bois extérieur intégré à la terrasse. Offrir du rêve,de l'évasion à ceux qui veulent suspendre le temps et renouer avec l'imaginaire; telle est notre idée ! Nous avons voulu créer un nid charmant pour un séjour de rêve en pleine nature. Notre datcha se compose de plusieurs petits lieux de vie uniquement séparés les uns des autres par quelques marches, créant une sensation d'intimité ,Nous avons aussi voulu une charpente à l'ancienne complexe et visible à 100% de l'intérieur de la datcha. La journée,la datcha s'ouvre et dispose de grandes fenêtres tout le long des façades, recouvertes de volets qui se soulèvent verticalement par un système de cordes et de poulies. Des portes donnent sur la terrasse; la vie se passe alors essentiellement dehors, le contact avec la nature est total. Et au loin à travers les arbres on distingue la silhouette du château renaissance La nuit, tout se ferme: la datcha devient alors intime et , chaleureuse. un cocon de bois perdu au milieu de la nature, on s'y sent caché et protégé. Un poêle vitré est prêt à être allumé d'un feu de bois qui crépite de manière à diffuser chaleur et lumière.
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    Chambre du Parc

    35m² 1 Double bed The last room renovated on the 3rd floor. Double exposure overlooking the park and the cours d'honneur. Contemporary spirit : country loft, with a mezzanine bathroom, under exposed 15th century beams. Little boudoir room, inspired by the end of the XVIIIth century
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    Chambre des Canards

    Large family-size room with 18th century woodwork, typical of a country residence. In the main bedroom a large bed or two twin beds, depending upon guests' choice, face a superb portrait of Henry the IV's 17th century portrait. A small contiguous room, with 18th century wood work with two bunk beds , ideal for childrens , bathroom with bath and shower View of the park
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    Chambre des Mysteres

    Welcome to the Chambre des Mystères – our latest restoration project. We know that the staircase which is part of the original Château and dates back to the 15th Century was a little testing 5 (52 steps)but we hope that you find your efforts were worthwhile and that you have a comfortable stay in this room. We wanted to design this room with a theme of mysteries, curiosities and fashion from the Renaissance, the original era of the Château. We have tried not to be too traditional and chose not to display stuffed animals or other bizarre items which some may find a little disturbing. We have on the other hand, installed a minibar in the bibliothèque for your comfort and convenience. You can also find an IPOD there for your enjoyment (a curiosity from the 21st Century!).
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    Chambre de la Tour

    35m² 1 Double bed On the 3rd floor, Provençale-inspired decor, exposed beams, Pierre Frey fabrics, view of the cours d'honneur, bathroom
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    Chambre Henry IV

    25m² 1 Double bed This room is a bit smaller than the others and yet it is the histoical room of the Chateau. Here you will find a spellbinding French ceiling with gilt-painted letters representing the King's number and that of his mistress. A little wooden balcony from the 19th century, a copie from that of the Chateau de Blois, allows guests to admire the pretty view of the park. Furnishings of a higher era
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    Chambre du Marechal

    25m² 1 Double bed Room with a large bed, a 19th century spirit with a view over the cours d'honneur, and a collection of Horace Vernet engravings given by Napoleon to one of our ancestors. Pierre Frey fabrics
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    Chambre de la Terrasse

    This is a sunny room facing the park can be settle as twin room if necessary , bath . View over the park
  • Conditions
    Payments policy

    Bookings are considered firm when given a credit card number or a 30% deposit of your sojourn.

    Cancellation policy

    One month : no penalty 2 weeks before : 30% penalty 3 days before : 100% penalty

    Check-in/check-out policy

    All reservations are kept until 6 p.m. Please let us know if you intend to arrive later than this hour. Departure :Hotel bedrooms must be vacated before 12.00 p.m. Arrival :we will do everything possible to ensure that your bedroom is ready as early as possible. However, this may not be achieveable before 2.30 p.m.



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Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)