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Chateau de Bezonnais, France

Comfortable gîtes and friendly chambres d'hote are a popular choice for many visitors to France,
but staying in a stunning chateau can be surprisingly affordable. Here in France a chateau isn't just
an attraction, many are available for overnight stays or longer holidays.
I stumbled across this gorgeous chateau while researching a place to stay on our way back from the Tarn region - a tough job but someone has to do it!

They are most commonly found in the Loire Valley, where one-time mansions of kings are now converted to lodgings, although there are still many which are open to the public to visit rather than to stay.

Charming and welcoming Bezonnais

Bezzonais PavilionWe arrived hot and tired from a long drive and could not have been made more welcome. This stunning little chateau is run by a delightful couple and provided us with a very comfortable night's rest.
Within this beauiful 15th century chateau are four rooms for bed and breakfast, each individually decorated and with private bathrooms. Three gites are also available in the grounds and our own delightful accommodation
"Le Pavillon". This adorable little building consists of just one room upstairs and one on the ground floor but has plenty of space with a comfortable bed, sofa, a dining table and a fridge for that all important bottle of chilled wine and upstairs possibly the most sumptuous shower I have ever experienced. We had views over the gardens and the chateau where swans gracefully circled the moat, and outside seating close-by.

Our only regret was not arriving early enough to really Dining room
appreciate its restful setting and take advantage of the ambience,
although breakfast in the chateau made up for that. This was served in the dining room of the chateau which was a wonderful classic room - high ceiling, tall windows and long heavy drapes with a view over the moat.

The delightful gardens surrounding Chateau Bezonnais are a mixture of hedge lined garden rooms, lawned areas with hidden places to sit and relax, and fringes of arching roses, honeysuckle and jasmine.





Château de Bezonnais is a place where nature weaves its charms. Surrounded by a water-filled moat within vast grounds of over
15 acres with woods, meadows and animals, the peace and quiet is all-encompassing.





Pays de la Loire

The small town of Ecommoy was just a few minutes drive away and had plenty of restaurants, cafes
and shops. We had a wonderful meal, fully expecting to be turned away as it was late, but in true French tradition we were warmly accepted and dined well. This attractive, tree-lined town is situated in the Sarthe (Pays de la Loire region) and has some attractive buildings and a lovely church at its centre. There are plenty of places to visit in the area if you are staying and it is also easily accessible if you are simply passing through.

This is a remarkable region of fascinating towns and villages, ancient buildings and cobbled streets, a stunning coastline, and a wealth of seafood and fine wines. For the energetic there are , walks, cycling, riding, and sailing opportunities, and of course the Le Mans 24 hour race, the beaches of Vendée and the Loire chateaux await.


The location

Well located and easily acessible, the Chateau de Bezonnais is just 3 km from the A28, 15 km from le Mans and 35 minutes from Tours. Set in over 15 acres of woodland and meadows it is on the outskirts of the town of Ecommoy where guests can find a number of restaurants, cafes and stores.


Christian and Benedicte Pingeot
Chateau de Bezonnais
72220 Ecommoy

Tel: 02 43216458

Image produced courtesy of Google

Bezonnais map

Pavillon sign


Le Pavillon interior
Le Pavillon beds Le Pavillon
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