Château de Verrières & Spa

Saumur, Maine-et-Loire
+33 (0)2 41 38 05 15

Classic French at its authentic best - from the lofty, lovely bedrooms to the warm welcome and beautiful breakfasts


10 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome

The Experience

Guests are full of praise for this elegant château, built in 1890 to host balls and grand soirées. In recent years it has been passionately, authentically, lavishly restored. The house stands in huge grounds – unusually so since it is right in the heart of old Saumur – and the charming new owners, Pascale et François, could not be more welcoming or more helpful. Bedrooms are lofty, lovely and filled with light. Every trace of modern updating – central heating, rewiring – has been artfully concealed, and generous curtains hang at huge windows overlooking the private park. Other rooms overlook the Academy of Cavalry, where aristocratic officers used to hone their equestrian skills. The décor is classic French at its finest, apart from the contemporary and zen-like top-floor suite. Bathrooms are as luxurious, each one unique. There’s a heated pool, and the garden is rather (wonderfully) wild – Pascale has plans to tame it; step into town  – don’t miss the Saturday market! Breakfasts include pastries, omelettes, ham, delicious pain perdu; good restaurants are on the doorstep. Worth every penny.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights on weekdays.
1 December - 31 January.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Breakfast €24. Restaurant 400m.


Nightly price
from €195
Singles €198-€390. Extra bed/sofabed available €40 per person per night.
8 Doubles
From €195
1 Suite for 2
From €343
1 Twin
From €318



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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Pascale & François Hamelin

  • Forget your car in Chateau de Verrieres' courtyard and walk through the city centre: shops, restaurants and ancient houses, from all centuries
  • Every Saturday morning the historic centre of Saumur turns into a vast traditional streetmarket place...You will find the best cheese as well as you can buy live ducks, hens or rabbits...On Sundays, antiques markets in or around Saumur.
  • Along the river Loire the road looks flat: Chateau de Verrieres is one of the most appreciated stop on the "La Loire a Velo" itinerary.
  • Who will you meet at Chateau de Verrieres ? It can be either a royal princess, a movie actress, honeymooners or grand-parents celebrationg their golden anniversary... A vast majority of the guests come from all over the world.
  • Both an abbey and a prison: Fontevraud is a spectacular architectural sample of the 17th century, used as a jail Under napoleonic times, until...the late Sixties . Also Richard Lionheart and Alienor's tombs ...
  • Listed by Unesco as World Heritage : the Wine "Apellation Controlee" : Visit the wineyards and taste the Saumur Champigny : delicious !Equitation : the "Cadre Noir" is the elite of the french riding skills for dressage and jumping.