Chateau de Craon
Splendid venue for holidays and weddings
Whether you enter Craon from the north or the south, you will be greeted by the stunning Chateau de Craon sitting in splendour upon the hill. Built of white Loire stone, the chateau overlooks the town down a long avenue creating a picture postcard of stately 18th century elegance.
||Guests are important to the chateau. Count Loik de Guebriant
The Chateau de Craon was built in 1770 in the magnificent pre-revolution style by the Marquis de La Forest d’Armaillé, an important figure and the head of the Barony of Craon. The chateau was purchased by the Champagné family in 1828 and has been in the same family for 180 years. It was classed as a historic monument in 1971.
The proprietors of the Chateau de Craon, Count and Countess Loik de Guebriant, invite you into their home for a holiday or to celebrate your special day in these beautiful surroundings. The chateau is a splendid venue for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, or any celebration. The dining room is grand and elegant, a perfect place to host your dinners.
The Chateau de Craon is surrounded by 47 hectares of parkland including sweeping lawns, a formal French garden, a kitchen garden, an orangery, greenhouses, an ice cave, ruined chapels, and so many hidden gems you’ll want to pick up the guide provided at the Chateau. Guests can stroll down the pathways and amongst the magnolia and conifer groves, passing the ponies munching in the field and crossing little stone bridges over the river Oudon.
This is a place dreamt of by wedding photographers and romantic couples, and indeed, weddings are popular at the Chateau de Craon. Wedding packages can accommodate up to 37 guests in the chateau, while another property near the gates can host another 34 for a total of 71 guests. Many couples choose to have a civil wedding at home and then host a large ceremony here.
For holidays, the chateau has individual rooms, suites, and two gites: one for 13 people and one for 9 people. Holidaymakers can enjoy horse riding, golf, or exploring the surrounding countryside and medieval towns. Starting at 70 euros per night for bed and breakfast, it’s not as expensive as the majestic setting would suggest.
“Guests are important to the chateau,” said Count de Guebriant, a member of Bienvenue au Chateau, an organisation of chateau owners that offer bed and breakfast in chateaux in western France. This association helps to preserve the heritage of private chateaux and manor houses by opening their homes to guests, who meet the owners and share in the experience of life at the chateau.
Journalists and newspaper buffs may be interested to know that Count de Guebriant is the president of the national organisation of local newspapers. He not only inherited the chateau from his father, but also a newspaper publishing business that publishes the weekly newspapers L’Echo Ancenis, Haut Anjou, and Le Courrier.
To book your stay in this stunning chateau, please visit the Chateau de Craon website
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