We had a very nice time in this magnificent 17th century château. We are history and culture buffs and our time was spent in a perfectly preserved period environment. We stayed in the Victor Hugo room, which was quite comfortable and tastefully decorated, including the wonderful canopy bed and the high quality "Horus" fixtures in the bathroom, the kind you would find in a 5 star hotel.
We were taken care of and spoiled from the moment we arrived to the cup of coffee we shared as we were leaving.
For those who enjoy staying in a château or just staying someplace really nice, make sure you remember the Château de la Ballue.
We want to thank Madame and Arlette for their warm welcome: the gardens are magnificent, full of surprises both artistic and natural .... we stayed in the Diane room, with its simple yet chic decor, the charm of the countryside (Jane Austen must have inspired this room) and the period fixtures in the bathroom ... Madame's dinner in the salon with opera playing in the background was excellent ... for those who may have been disappointed, maybe they didn't understand that they were in a real home, not one of those random awful tourist hotels (they were missing the Mickey D's at the corner!!). See you soon at the chateau
“An Authnetic French Chateau!”
Avis écrit le 5 janvier 2014
This is my first-ever write up for a hotel or restaurant we have stayed or eaten at. Like most all of us, we are on the go constantly and find little time to go the extra mile. However, I feel I must offer a review of our stay as it was absolutely off the charts. The pictures on the website show a beautiful and inviting chateau, but they really don't do it justice, not even close.
Our time at Chateau de la Ballue in mid-September was absolutely fantastic. From the warm welcome by Madame Mathon, to the beautiful and spacious Chambre Diane, the meticulous grounds and gardens, the wonderful essentially “private" dinner at Au Chant de L’alouette in the quaint little hamlet of Bazouges-La-Perouse right up the street …. And capped off with a most enjoyable French country breakfast the following morning. This chateau and what is has to offer is an A-plus-plus, no doubt. If we ever get back to the Normandy – Brittany area, we will be staying with Madame Mathon again.
I recommend Chateau de la Ballue whole-heartedly and without reservation……. We can't wait to get back.
Avis écrit le 5 octobre 2013
Looking for a nice hotel near Mont Saint Michel gave us few choices. After much searching on the internet, I stumbled onto this Chateau which sparked my interest. Little did I realize that this was an interesting destination all by itself. Completely out in the beautiful countryside, we had a view of Mont St. Michel across the back yard out in the distance. This beautiful Chateau & Breakfast find was a wonderful surprise! The proprietor greeted us and gave us all the interesting history of the Chateau. Breakfast was divine, complete with homemade baked goods. You MUST visit the Gardens, she told us. We had no idea how entertaining gardens could be. We spent 2 hours wandering in amazement at the combination of landscape and beautiful sculptures. A series of mysterious passageways with 13 distinct surprises, the fabulous garden was a breath taking experience. Next time we will plan an extra day to explore the Chateau and gardens.