des Tesnières looks like a castle from a classic French fairy
Neo-Renaissance in architectural style, the château was built in
1867 by the Count of Langle near the earlier manor destroyed which was
abandoned once the château was constructed. Château
Tesnières is set on fifteen acres of magnificent parkland.
The Langle family inhabited the château until 1976.
It was in 2003 that the current owners purchased the château to transform it into a deluxe chambres d'hôtes. And what a magnificent transformation it is! There are lawns for strolling, century-old cedars and oak trees for shade, small woods to explore, meadows to enjoy and peaceful water accents such as lily ponds inhabited by frogs, salamanders and waterfowl ~ an exceptional and tranquil environment for a stay in Brittany. Throughout the park there is comfortable seating for relaxation and to take time for quiet meditation.
was completely restored in 2004 and guests will find the rooms of the
no less inspiring than the parklands. Comfort and convenience can
be found throughout this refined home where guests are treated royally
by their hosts, John and Siebren Demandt Boon ~ and where they will
at ease speaking English, French, German or Dutch with the Boons.
On the ground floor is a comfortable library, a Louis XVI salon and a
room, all with period fireplaces. In one of the two towers,
the one adjoining the dining room, is a self-service bar for
offering cool drinks, coffee or tea at any time of day. In the
by the grand salon is an office area ~ a personal computer with
access is at the disposal of guests. Spacious contemporary
guest rooms and suites, all with their own private baths and showers,
the picture. And, there is an elevator to take you to your room.
Guests of the château will relish the copious breakfasts in the lovely dining room, and excellent cuisine can be enjoyed at fine nearby restaurants just minutes away ~ three rating Michelin stars! Group events including business seminars are held at the château, and all equipment necessary for meetings can be provided. Your hosts guarantee fine service and discretion to all guests of Château des Tesnières The region offers many activities and the château is convenient to important sites including Le Mont Saint Michel, the gardens that make the Ille-et-Vilaine département of Brittany so appealing, and only five minutes from the little village of Torcé dating back to 1093 with its splendid fifteenth century Ëglise St-Médard . Golfers will enjoy the fine 18-hole par 71 golf course in Vitré, while others will find the town's equestrian center the place to be. The Base Nautique de Haute-Vilaine offers a large selection of activities on the water including rowing and sailing.
Travelers to this truly lovely part of eastern Brittany, not far from the Normandy border, will find themselves immersed in history and trying to decide between the many pastimes available to them. One decision that will be easy to make is to stay at Château des Tesnières while enjoying this spectacular region of France.
1 double, Chambre de l'Est
€ 130. All with en suite baths and
Suites: 4 - € 160 per night for Suite le Comte and Suite le Comtesse, € 170 per night for Suite du Nord and Suite du Sud. Extra bed in Comte, Nord or Sud is €30. Breakfast is included.
Dinner: Not available at the château, but fine restaurants are ten to thirty minutes from the château, even those with Michelin stars.
Arrangement Romantique: € 195 per night for two people includes - suite of your choice, half bottle of Champagne, breakfast in bed until 11:30 AM, late check-out until 1:00 PM
Wedding Night specials: choice of suite, half bottle Champagne and flowers in room, breakfast in suite and late checkout.
Groups: We can offer a 6th guest room and accommodate 14 people in the château & arrange for dinner to be served.
No Smoking in the château.
1 to November 30
From Paris take the A 10 / A 11 direction Rennes. At Le Mans continue on the A 81 direction Laval. At Exit 5 this route becomes the N 157. Continue to the exit for Etrelles/La Guerche where you take the D 178 to the second roundabout. Turn right direction Torcé on the D 33 for about 3 kilometers. Follow signs direction Domalain (the D 108) . Take the second road on the left - You have arrived!
By train from Paris take a TGV to Rennes from Gare Montparnasse that stops in Vitré. About 5 TGVs per day stop in Vitré. Get off in Vitré which is about 10 kilometers north of the Château.
Park and Gardens
Elegant Breakfast Room