Domaine de La Bretesche

Loire Atlantique, France


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A romantic Relais & Châteaux stay in the grounds of a fairytale castle in the French countryside, including breakfast, optional dinner, a welcome gift and more

In a commanding location at the gateway to Brittany, surrounded by rolling parkland and ancient woods, Domaine de la Bretesche is steeped in historic tales of romance. Knights in shining armour, fairytale princesses and even King Arthur himself are rumoured to have graced its hallowed walls.

Overlooking a shimmering lake, this turreted 15th-century castle looks like it could have stepped straight out of Disneyland. Jousting knights have been replaced by golfers in the grounds, where you’ll find one of the world’s most beautiful golf courses. The castle’s adjoining manor house and outbuildings are home to the luxury Relais & Châteaux Domaine de la Brestesche hotel, which houses a Michelin-starred restaurant and beautiful guest rooms.

Make like an A-lister as you settle into your sumptuously upholstered armchair covered in fabrics by top names such as Kenzo, Manuel Canovas and Pierre Frey, before floating your cares away in the outdoor pool to the sweet sound of birdsong. For a change of scene, hop on a bicycle and explore the beautiful grounds, play tennis or de-stress with an indulgent treatment in the spa.

Good to know

Please note that rooms that are located in the Résidence annex are accessed by stairs, so may not suit those with mobility difficulties.

Please also note that the outdoor pool is open from May to September only.

Please book spa treatments directly through the hotel, prior to your arrival.

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We like

  • De-stressing to the max in the spa’s cocoon-like indoor pool and sauna
  • Teeing off on the glorious 18-hole international golf course in the grounds
  • Tucking into creative and innovative cuisine in the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant

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