Château de Launay is a Beautiful and Relaxing Familial Home
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Check-in: 5:00 pm
Check-out: 9:30 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A fantastic, magical place
We can't say enough about how perfect this place was for our group. We had 9 people with 2 couples so used 7 of the rooms and all of the rooms were fantastic. The chateau could very easily and very comfortably accommodate a bigger group since several rooms have multiple beds. We looked at the carriage house which can be included by request and it was very charming and nice and even has a small kitchenette--
We had 3 people from the states, 2 from Scotland, and 4 from Paris and every one of them absolutely loved the place. Wonderful chateau and rooms: comfortable with charming touches & beautiful grounds, and great location. Annette was absolutely wonderful and it was great to have her lovely petit dejeuner waiting for us every morning. She was completely unobtrusive but also extremely helpful--and also patient with some of our tortured French ;-)
We all love to cook so ended up eating out during the day on our outings and then cooking at night: the kitchen and dining room are well-stocked and a great layout for group cooking and eating.
There are just so many nice touches to the place--the well-stocked linens and bathrobes, the two big fireplaces with bountiful wood and kindling, and the 10+ bicycles in great condition and ready to ride. And of course we loved the gorgeous black swan that surprised us every morning in a different spot in the waterway that surrounds the chateau: absolutely magical!
Marie-Laure was extremely responsive and helpful and made the entire process easy and welcoming. We'd highly recommend this place for any kind of group get together or reunion and hope to be back again one day!
We met up with three other families here for a week in July and it was really awesome. Lots of space for the nine kids (3-11) to explore - the neighbours ponies and donkeys were a daily hit as was the pool, the chess turret and cycling around the grounds. The house itself is large enough to give everyone space but small enough to feel like home away from home. Not much to do in immediate locale, but we weren’t looking for lots of day trips. Quality time together and the ability to let the kids run a little wild was all we needed and the chateau did not disappoint. The biggest luxury was probably Annette the housekeeper who set out breakfast every day and did general household chores (very unobtrusively) - she was also v useful for info about local area. We had local chef cook for us one night which was also a real treat. We’d love to meet up at Launay again!
Special location for a special occasion
This chateau is a wonderful place to share with family and friends.
As always, thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Chateau.
Grange Aston Martin have stayed at the Chateau for a number of years now and our Guests are always blown away with the house and grounds when they arrive; it certainly has the WOW factor. The House-keeper helps us tremendously and keeps the Chateau clean and welcoming.
We forward to returning to the Chateau for many years to come.
Grange Aston Martin
It is always, always a great pleasure and Launay is your home now every June for the 24 Hours of Le Mans as it has been for the last fifteen years!
Another enjoyable stay at Chateau Launay
My family and I stayed here over Easter, what a wonderful, peaceful haven Chateau Launay is - fantastic for a big family occasion or a large party of guests. This charming chateau has been sympathetically restored to it's former 16th century grandeur whilst still keeping a warm and relaxing atmosphere.
Annette the lovely housekeeper was there to welcome us, and at our request because we had a long journey on our arrival she made us a typical French meal - so welcome after many hours on the road. Her breakfasts each morning of fresh coffee, breads and croissants was wonderful. Her presence during the day was very discreet as she moved quietly around the house making up the rooms and keeping it tidy. Having lived in the area her whole life her knowledge came in very handy with directions to local towns and markets etc.
The chateau grounds are immaculate with plenty of places to explore, the older children in our party had great fun on a torchlit night time walkabout. We made use of the bikes, the table tennis and also the barbeque.
This was not my first visit to Launay I have been several times before and there is no better testament than a guest who returns time after time.
Can't wait for my next visit!
Timeless beauty for a magical Christmas!
Our family reunited and gathered around a beautiful Christmas tree and warm fireplaces! We enjoyed the walks in the park and around the property observing the wildlife and many kinds of birds. We loved spending time together in the splendid common rooms and yet enjoyed the privacy of our beautiful and comfortable bedrooms all equipped with a new and elegant bathroom. We plan to come back to the chateau this year or next and this time explore out a little more which may be difficult as we loved being there so much!
The Pays de la Loire is the perfect place to escape to whether you're looking for adventure, a journey back in time or a relaxing respite. Waterways offer the tranquility of excursions allowing stops where and when you choose. Nearby river cruises also offer lunch or dinner cruises. Rolling green hills and woods are full of opportunities for horseback riding, biking or gentle strolls. Echoes of history abound in the castles, abbeys and churches, and in the bustling market towns which continue ancient traditions. The beautiful and historic châteaux of the Loire Valley such as Amboise, Chenonceaux, Blois, Chambord, Angers, Villandry and Tours are all conveniently nearby. A visit to the world renowned 11th century Solesmes Abbey, where monks still sing Gregorian chant, will transport you back centuries. Vineyards offer another taste of true French heritage.