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Château des Tesnières
35370 TORCÉ
John and Siebren Demandt BOON


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Languages:    English, German, Dutch
Credit cards:  VISA, MasterCard, AMEX

Département:  Ille-et-Vilaine (35)

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Château des Tesnières

  Château des Tesnières looks like a castle from a classic French fairy tale!  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 de 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. 

The château was completely restored in 2004 and guests will find the rooms of the château 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 feel 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 dining room, all with period fireplaces.   In one of the two towers, the one adjoining the dining room,  is a self-service bar for guests offering cool drinks, coffee or tea at any time of day.  In the tower by the grand salon is an office area ~ a personal computer with Internet access is at the disposal of guests.   Spacious contemporary guest rooms and suites, all with their own private baths and showers, complete 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.


Rooms: 1 double,  Chambre de l'Est € 130.  All with en suite baths and showers
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.

Open February 1 to November 30
On the grounds:  Helicopter landing possibleWoods, 2 ponds, meadows, garden seating, library, elevator, office with Internet access  (ADSL and WiFi), television.
Vicinity:  Beautiful 18-hole golf course is ten minutes away, and three other courses within an hour distance.  Numerous castles and gardens to visit, the medieval city of Vitré (called "one of the most beautiful detours in France" by Michelin), the Brittany capital of Rennes, and the northern Brittany seaside sites of Le Mont Saint-Michel, Saint-Malo, Dinan and Dinard.  Exquisite gardens are nearby such as Le Parc Floral de Haute Bretagne, theatrical gardens at Château de la Ballue, and Les Jardins du Thabor in Rennes.  The  Musée des Rochers-Sévigné, the Breton residence of Madame Sévigne, is nearby where visitors can see the chapel, orangerie and French gardens.  Other museums in the region include Musée Saint-Nicholas, Musée du Château, and Musée de la Faucillonnaie.


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.

Airport Rennes
Car Rental Rennes Airport
Car Rental Rennes Rail Station

FranceMichelin Map to Château

Elegant Chambre
Suites and Rooms
Small Salon
Inviting Salons
Park and Gardens
Park and Gardens
Dining Room
Elegant  Breakfast Room