Domaine de La Bretesche

Loire Valley, France

Club room

Superior room

Superior room

Superior room

Parc de la Brière

La Baule

Guérande

La Baule

Saint-Nazaire

Brière National Park

A five-star Relais and Châteaux stay in the grounds of a fairy-tale castle in the French countryside, with breakfast, access to the spa facilities, a treatment discount 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, fairy-tale 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 Jousting knights have been replaced by golfers in the grounds, where you’ll find one of the world’s most beautiful golf courses.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 Domaine de la Brestesche hotel, which houses a gastronomic restaurant and beautiful guestrooms.

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 spa. For a change of scene, hop on a bicycle and explore the beautiful grounds or play tennis to the sound of birdsong. Domaine de la Bretesche pocketed a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

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.

Excellent for
Golf Relaxing Historic Hotel Scenery Romance Spa Pet Friendly Food

Highlights

  • 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 traditional cuisine at the hotel’s laid-back brasserie, which overlooks the putting green

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