Manche (50) Special
Département: Manche (50)
of the most popular and best-loved château chambes
in this region of France, and only 6 kilometers from Le Mont St-Michel
not far from the border of Normandy and Brittany, Château de
is an historic listed building set in a superb English-style country
complete with a pond and an island. The charm and tranquility of
this 12th century estate will be long remembered after your return
The château itself was constructed in 1763 in the Saint-Malo
by a marquis for his wife. You will notice that the front
has an unusual curved pediment and is framed by two identical wings on
either side. Also on the grounds is a very interesting chapel
in the twelfth and fifteenth centuries.
If you are a history buff, there is much to learn at Château de Boucéel. The Count de Roquefeuil enjoys relating the history of the château in front of family portraits or a fire roaring in a fireplace -- a history that includes the story of a counter-revolutionary, Chouan du Boisguy, who spent the night at the château on December 5, 1795, preceding his violent battle the next morning against "les bleus". During World War II, the château was briefly occupied by the Germans, who chose to leave rather quickly because there was no electricity. The Count's father, active in the French Resistance, was arrested by the Gestapo on July 10, 1944, deported to a prison camp and later freed by the Americans. And yet another American connection relates to certain trees on the property, acquired from a friend of the family, Général Armand. He had received the trees from Virginia as a gift from George Washington himself. Not only can visitors see the original trees, but many saplings which are direct descendants!
Today, the interior of the château is elegant and very pleasing. The vestibule is a majestic space with an exquisite patterned floor and an imposing stone stairway, welcoming visitors in a grand manner. Wood paneling, glowing parquet floors, French period furniture, and family portraits add to the tasteful and inviting décor. No comfort is left unattended. French billiards are available in the Salon de Billard; the dining room with French doors and a fireplace offers a calm and relaxing atmosphere to enjoy breakfast and plan your day; the library, with its fireplace burning throughout the winter, is a cozy and quiet place to read or spend moments of solitude and contemplation; and the guest rooms, with long windows to let in light and to view the gardens, are each lovingly decorated to ensure your comfort and privacy.
For those looking for weekly self-catering accommodations with the luxury of being on a château's estate, there are three lovely cottages and a spacious apartment. La Boulangerie is a completely restored, beautiful stone house with an ancient bread oven to contrast with all the modern amenities you could want or need! It is perfectly suited for four people. La Pavillon de l'Oncle Bleu in the former saddlery, is a comfortable gîte for four people with every convenience for a delightful holiday in Normandy. The third cottage, La Maison du Jardin, accommodates up to five people with all the amenities of the other two cottages and a lovely private terrace for outside dining. L'Appartement du Petit François, for two to four people, is situated on the first floor of the château's farm building, and has a spacious modern bathroom with a walk-in shower. Pets are permitted in some cottages and the apartment. All weekly guests have use of the swimming pool in season.
Count and Countess Régis de Roquefeuil-Cahuzac enthusiastically welcome guests to their home and this very beautiful corner of Normandy. Please read recent guest review on our Special Offers page.
2 doubles, queen-sized bed, private bathroom & shower
Double Prestige Room (Oncle François, Bamé,, Marquise):
Suites Low Season / High Season: 3 - "Nelly" has twins beds with a single bed in a second room, private bathroom with tub and shower. "Charlotte" has queen-sized bed and a single bed in another room, a private bathroom with shower. "La Chambre de la Marquise" has a king size or twin bed in an alcove in the main room, a second room contains a single bed, private bathroom with shower, for two or three people.
Price: Charlotte €190 for 2 people. Supplemental bed is € 40.
Breakfast included in room rates.
Additional bed for another person in a room is € 30 each. Baby cribs provided at no cost.
High Season: April 1 to October 31 and December 21 to January 7.
Low Season: February 1 to March 31; November 1 to December 20.
All rooms and suites are NON-SMOKING. No pets in château, please.
Dinners: not available at the château; fine restaurants nearby
Internet access in château.
Gîtes: 3 - La Boulangerie - Rented by the week from € 455 to € 910 depending upon the season for up to 4 people; Le Pavillon l'Oncle Bleu by the week from € 490 to € 945 for up to 5 people; and La Maison du Jardin by the week from € 525 to € 1050 for up to 5 people. Click photo below for descriptions and details.
Apartment - L'Appartement du Petit François for two to four people. Please inquire about the price.
all year with some exceptions.
From Paris - Caen - Avranches: direction Le Mont St-Michel exit 34. On the N 175, take the exit "D40 Le Mont Saint Michel/ANTRAIN". Go in the direction of Antrain about 6 kilometers on the D40. Turn left on the D308. The château is about 800 meters further.
From Paris - Laval: Take the A10/A11 to exit 4 "Ernee-Fougeres/Saint James". On the D998, at about 5 kilometers after Saint James, turn left toward BOUCEEL (small road sign). The château is a further 2 kilometers.
Airport and Railroad: Rennes
Car Rental Rennes (click here)
Salle de Billard