What do our guests have to say?
The chateau is wonderful, the staff is very dedicated and the meals were perfect. I would like to thank mainly the owner Susan, who made every effort to make everything perfect
Patricia M., São Paulo/Brasil – Stayed: March 2018
Wonderful Place for a Celebration With Attentive and Thoughtful Hosts
Our large group of friends wanted to spend celebrate New Year’s together in a magical, wonderful location and after months of deliberation, we chose the Chateau Allure du Lac. The property is stunning and tranquil—from the grand chateau, itself, to the placid, lake frequented by swans and ducks, to the long tree-lined paths, everything is beautiful. The dining rooms and drawing rooms are beautifully decorated and furnished. Each bedroom is given its own personality with sweet little touches and attention to detail. All of our friends had a jaw-dropping moment upon arrival. From our first inquiry to ironing out the little details of our stay, owner and host Susy was exceptionally communicative and thoughtful. The staff on site were very friendly and accommodating, making us feel instantly at home! We had a few of our meals catered, and each was well-prepared and enjoyable. The chateau is well-located, too. We were only a short drive to several markets for groceries, and just 20-30 minutes into the city of Angers. Of course, there are a number of nearby castles and chateaux open to visit in the nearby area, as well as some charming small towns less than 15 minutes away. We all had a marvelous time and are so pleased we chose this property for our get-away! We hope to return again some day for a repeat 🙂
Bree G., New York, NY – Stayed: December 2017
Beautiful, relaxing and luxurious
I celebrated my 60th birthday at tge chateau. We travelled worldwide from Australia, Nigeria and various areas of the UK both North and South.
Susy met us and served a most welcome pot of Yorkshire Tea!! It tasted like golden nectar. So welcoming and made to feel completely at home.
Surprises galore when shown our bedrooms. Sumptious, luxurious words cannot express how we felt. Everything was fastidious clean and beautiful. The staff certainly ensured the experience was complete down to every detail.
We had a five course meal served in the Silver dining room. Every mouthful was a taste sensation!!
Afternoon tea was delightful and the lake was a family delight particularly to the more energetic of the family.
Thank you to Susy and her staff for making my celebration a memorable experience. Highly recommend all to have a taste of this wonderful place.
Jo C., Alice Springs, Australia – Stayed: September 2017
Beautiful setting for a wedding!
I just had my wedding at the chateau and the owner and staff could not have been lovelier and helpful. The chateau itself is incredibly picturesque and the grounds are beautiful, with a lake, gardens, and a little island. The bedrooms were also very beautifully decorated and all were ensuite with bathrooms. I was especially surprised by the modernity of the bathrooms as the showers had great water pressure (and a good amount of hot water– it never ran out even though there were 18 of us at the chateau). The beds were super comfortable and the towels provided were nice and plush. Keep in mind the chateau isn’t a five star hotel and so you will have to prepare for the stay there and bring necessities such as toiletries, food, and drinks. However, you can order meals to be prepared for you at an extra cost. Also note that the venue is situated in the countryside so naturally there will be more bugs running around. However, all in all, the chateau was amazing and the owner made it a breeze to plan a wedding on the grounds.
Celia Y., Los Angeles, CA – Stayed: September 2017
An amazing experience!
This is the second year in a row that we have rented this magical property. Susy and the staff go out of their way to make sure that everything is as stress free as possible. The property offers so many different settings both indoors and outside, from the wonderful parlors with their fireplaces to sitting on the pier on the small island on the lake. And do not miss out on the meals, especially noteworthy is the English tea and the dinners… Ahhh the dinners! They are absolutely scrumptious! A gourmands delight. If you wish to escape the real world for a few days and enjoy the beautiful French countryside, there is no better place than this magical chateau you will never forget it.
Richard C., New York, NY – Stayed: September 2017
We stayed at the Chateau for a bachelor/bachelorette celebration (Aug 26-30, 2017). The Chateau, with its rustic yet elegant feel, and expansive property, was perfect for what we wanted. As a group of 17, the expansive size of the chateau was ideal. The rooms were all charmingly decorated, with each having its own name and look. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, and made sure that all of our needs were met. We had two catered dinners and made dinners ourselves the other nights. With two charcoal barbecues, it was very easy to grill, and a perfect set up for having dinner on the patio by the lake. The catered dinners were 4-course meals in the upstairs dinner area – good food, beautiful set up and elegantly presented – a perfect recipe for memorable nights. The outdoor courtyard created the perfect ambiance for wine tasting, which we set up with Le Tasting Room for one afternoon. While we did not meet the proprietor, Susy, she was extremely helpful via email and phone prior to our stay, and her assistants who were at the Chateau, were exceptional. Chateau Allure du Lac was a wonderful and magical experience for all of us – it was very tough to leave.
Robert C., New York, NY – Stayed: August 2017
A beautifully breathtaking Chateau in the heart of the Loire Valley
We rented the Chateau for a week for my 70th birthday celebration. My family came from Australia and South Africa with two little girls and a boy and we wanted to be under one roof. Day two saw the arrival of a further 20 guests from around the world. On their arrival we had the Chateau,s afternoon tea, scrumptious!! We had dinner next to the placid lake with the Chateau making a gorgeous backdrop. The next evening was my celebration in the silver dining room. It was beautifully decorated and we had cocktails and dinner provided by the Chateau chef there. The next evening we had dinner in the Marquis Room with the fire place burning big logs and dancing in the lovely room. Guests departed on day four and we had the house to ourselves for the rest of our stay – bliss!!! The staff went above and beyond to make our stay memorable. Our guests came from around the world and they also had a wonderful time. We did venture forth from the Chateau to play golf at Club d,Anjou and Club Solesmes the first delightful, the latter just wonderful. We also,did all the local tours and wine tasting. A wonderful destination for the discerning traveler. Has my thumbs up.
Rita S., Palm Springs, CA – Stayed: August 2017
Our family group of 18 stayed at the chateau July 15-22, 2017. The chateau is absolutely beautiful – the rooms elegant and elegantly furnished yet very comfortable, the grounds extensive, suitable for biking, ;we rented bicycles from town), swimming, fishing, walking, playing frisbee, barbecuing.
Susy was a lovely hostess, always making sure we were comfortable and being well looked after.
And the food!!! We had all our dinners at the chateau, and the meals, 3 and 4 courses, were superb, with restaurant quality food beautifully served and elegantly presented whether in the Silver Dining Room or outside on the terrace.
This was a truly memorable vacation for our entire family.
Stephanie G., New York – Stayed: July 2017
Magical and AMAZING!
I don’t even know where to begin. The chateau is absolutely beautiful and the grounds are breathtaking! I rented the chateau for a week and had my wedding there. It was honestly a dream come true and a fairytale wedding. The food was SUPERB, the staff was extremely kind and helpful, and Susy is such an angel. My family and I had such an amazing time and were saddened to leave. The rooms are magnificent and so beautifully decorated, as are the dining and sitting rooms. Anything we needed or asked for, Susy and her staff accommodated us with (fans for each room, fly spray, instructions on how to use the oven, irons, etc). We all felt at home. I just want to thank Susy for her kindness and patience throughout everything. She found me the best wedding planner, Laura, whom I also cannot thank enough. Because of Susy, I was able to have the most unforgettable wedding and a wonderful vacation with my family and friends. This was a vacation/wedding we all can’t and won’t ever stop talking about.
Olivia V., Florida – Stayed: July 2017
Beautiful Chateau to spend a relaxing vacation in.
We stayed at Chateau Allure du Lac for our family reunion. We were 16 adults and found the Chateau spacious yet homey. Susy and her staff made sure our stay was memorable. The ensuite bedrooms were beautifully decorated and very large. We loved relaxing at the pool and wandering the lovely grounds. The kitchen was well equipped for the whole family to prepare a meal. We also had a delicious catered dinner in a gorgeous dining room. Situated in the lively Loire valley, you can really feel you are away from the busy world.
Sharon T. – Stayed: June 2017
Enchanting, Magical Stay
From the moment we entered the property to the time we left, our group marveled at the beauty, mystique and care taken by the owner and staff to insure that our stay was no less than grand. The twelve en suite tastefully decorated guest suites provided comfortable and lush accommodations. Not to mention the delectable, beautifully prepared catered three course meals and afternoon tea. A special week spent back in time and an experience of a life-time. An author’s dream, an artist’s visual delight!
Donna T., Atlanta – Stayed: May 2017
Une experience et souvenirs aussi uniquent que le Chateau est beau
Quoi de plus memorable que de célébrer son mariage avec une femme spéciale, des amis spéciaux et un cadre unique comme celui offer par Susy au Chateau Allure du Lac !
Meme ayant passe beaucoup de temps a regarder les photos sur internet, nous n’avons pu empêcher un large sourire de joie a notre premiere arrivée, il est encore plus impressionnant en réalité. Une fois a l’intérieure son majestueux escalier, decorations d’époque nous font vraiment voyager dans le temps !
Susy (la propriétaire) était toujours a notre service a nous demander si nous avions besoin de quoi que ce soit et cela est bien utile quand il sagit d’organiser un mariage. Nous avons vraiment vécu la vie de Chateau et ne regrettons uniquement que les 7 jours passe ont juste été trop cour.
La veille de notre depart Susy nous a prepare un feu dans la magistrale cheminée du salon de the et cree une fois encore un moment unique pour ses invites – Mille fois Merci.
Guillaume & Olivia – Stayed: May 2017
The Memory of a Lifetime
The Chateau Allure Du Lac provided the perfect backdrop for a once in a lifetime experience. An absolutely magnificent property. Totally unique and steeped in history. Each room lavishly furnished in period decor and completely renovated so that all our guests were as comfortable as possible. The owner went way above and beyond to ensure our wedding experience was as perfectly orchestrated as possible…. from the exquisite cuisine to the hot water bottles in the beds at night. The staff was simply superb. I could not recommend a property or wedding venue more highly. A wonderful experience on every level! A place to make your fairytale come true.
Clay & Claire, Massachusetts – Stayed: April 2017
There are no words to describe the beauty and charm of Chateau Allure Du Lac. The chateau is breathtaking and the service we experienced before during and after our stay would rival the finest hotels. My childhood dreams of living in a castle have been fulfilled and I was lucky enough to be a real life princess (or at last treated like one).
My family and I visited the chateau in September for 3 days for my wedding and we have more than enough beautiful memories and photos to last us lifetime. When we arrived we were warmly greeted with french pastries and refreshments and given a complete tour of the grounds. The chateau is absolutely stunning and every single room has been decorated and restored to perfection. Each room has a fun theme, with the underlying detail being luxury!!! The sheets and towels were in spectacular condition and the beds were beyond comfortable.
The inside of the chateau was marvelous, but it was the outside that really made your jaw drop. The lush trees that scattered the acres of parkland left us in awe, and the lake gave us chills it was so beautiful. I can’t imagine the upkeep on the chateau as it is massive but the staff makes it seem effortless and they always have a smile on their faces.
Speaking of the staff, I must begin with how spectral the service is! Susy the owner is the most enchanting woman I have ever met. Planning a wedding in a foreign country can be very difficult, but Susy helped me every step of the way. She patiently answered every email with great detail and frequently checked in with me via phone and email to make sure I didn’t have any questions. At the chateau she never ceased to amaze me as she waltzed around the chateau sharing precious memories and assuring me I would have the wedding of my dreams.
Susy is not the only bright star in the group as Kitty and Doug were there to help with all of the last minute details and keep everyone in a chipper mood. I will miss their warm smiles, and never forget the moment when Doug provided a blessing for us within the chateau’s chapel.
Lastly, for the cherry on top I must praise the divine food. We chose to cater 3 of our meals at the chateau and each meal was comparable to one you would receive at a five star restaurant. My friends and family are still wildly raving about the delicious meals that we were served. The only downside of having such amazing provisions is I have a lot to live up to as my now husband has tasted some of the finest food in France!
Breanne, California – Stayed: September 2016
From the moment we arrived to the moment we reluctantly departed we were awestruck by the charm and beauty of the property.
Susy goes out of her way to make you feel welcomed and to assure that everyone is stress free and feel right at home. The chateau is enormous, I kept on getting lost the first day.
We had all our meals prepared by the staff and it was quite a treat, we savored every bite.
Words cannot express how magical our stay was and I highly recommend it to everyone to treat yourself to the Chateau Allure Du Lac experience! I am already booking it again for next year!
Richard C., New York – Stayed: September 2016
Stairway to Paradise!!!
Our family was so delighted to experience a part of French history that your chateau has so graciously preserved and updated. We know that your undertaking has required great effort and a great understanding of the elegance of days gone brought to life once again with your beautiful afternoon tea and the elegance of your catered meals.
There were 15 of us (all ages) in our family gathering, and we all had a marvelous time each doing many different things available to us, both at the Chateau and the neighboring restaurants and shops. The four little girls aged 6 through 9 had the most fun exploring this wondrous Chateau and didn’t find the chapel until the last day – we were there 7 days.
One doesn’t have to build a stairway to paradise, all one has to do is go to the Chateau Allure du Lac if you want a magnificent family vacation as we did.
Renee D., Florida – Stayed: June 2016
We chose this Chateau for a very special family reunion in July. There were 18 of us in all. Everyone, other than my husband and I, had no idea where they were going to – they thought they were going glamping for a week in Europe somewhere! My husband and I started organising the holiday several months before and from the moment I contacted Susy (the owner of the Chateau) I knew that we were going to be in good hands.
Right from the outset Susy assured us that she was going to do all she could to help us make this the most special holiday and family occasion. And we were not disappointed. Everything we had asked for, Susy had managed to organise.
The moment we all arrived the whole family was absolutely flabbergasted. The chateau is just so beautiful and the lake and grounds are spectacular. We felt like we were going back in time into our own stunning magical world.
All the bedrooms are beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The meals were delicious. All catered for everyone’s different requirements and the table settings were gorgeous making the atmosphere so wonderful.
Whilst exploring the Loire Valley is a wonderful way to spend a week we were also torn because just staying home at the Chateau and enjoying the bliss of the beautiful lake, the pool, and the silence away from the busy world was even more desirable.
We would thoroughly recommend this chateau and suggest you book it for more than a week – it’s just not enough!
Thank you to Susy for all the effort you put into making our stay so special. We will never forget it.
Joanne S, London, England – Stayed: July 2015
The Best Family Reunion Ever!!!
Recently fourteen of us spent 2 fabulous weeks at this incredible chateau for our family re-union. We had been looking everywhere to find a very special, beautifully furnished chateau that served wonderful food and had really pretty ensuite bedrooms with super comfortable beds.
Chateau Allure du Lac exceeded all our expectations… from the moment we entered this fairytale chateau we took a step back in time surrounded by a warmth and elegance of the past.
We sat until the wee hours by the fire in grand yet cozy oak paneled rooms recalling family events and unforgettable moments that we all had shared.
Afternoon tea was a total delight served with gorgeously pretty china, delicious sandwiches, and the best homemade cakes all of us agreed were better than any boulangerie we had visited.
Dinner in the grand candlelit dining rooms could rival any first class hotel and then some!
Walks round their incredible lake, and naps in the late autumn sun wrapped in soft blankets we all were in heaven!
This is a family place, albeit very grand it was warm and so welcoming. It made us all feel very close again in this changing and troubled world. It’s a piece of heaven where we spent a treasured family time.
Michelle B., Stayed: – August 2015
What A Surprise!!!
Amazing as it is, the beautiful photos of this chateau simply do not do it justice. It is truly in a different league than anywhere else our family has stayed.
The decorating and attention to detail is breathtaking, and the grounds are a bit of paradise. Everywhere we went, from the lake to the woods, we saw abundant wildlife. Many types of birds, including herons, geese, ducks, hawks and owls, lots of big fish, countless pretty red squirrels and several dozen deer.
We cooked and bbq’d most of our meals ourselves, but wish we had arranged for more of the chateau’s meals because the 2 dinner parties and the afternoon English Tea we ordered were so delicious!
Susy and her staff were a delight, and we are all looking forward to when we can visit again!
Anonymous, Stayed: May 2015
Their in-house catering is remarkable. The food was delicious. So many of our guests (including and especially the foodies) have told us it was the best food they’d ever had at a wedding. The service too was impeccable but not overly formal.
Brian R., Posted: March 2015
Peaceful home from home
My husband and I just spent a glorious week at this beautiful Chateau in the Loire. Not only did the sun shine on us but the hostess and the Chateau staff too. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and our comfort was their first concern.
This Chateau is lovely beyond belief. One steps out of ordinary life on arrival here. The peaceful scene and glorious lake views are spectacular whilst being very calming and serene.
The Chateau itself is decorated with imagination and colour, fitting the style beautifully and creating a romantic glimpse of the past.
The outside is awe inspiring and the views from all the windows are wonderful.
The bedrooms were as described and one is surprised that it is more beautiful than the pictures on the websites. Everyone slept incredibly well – even those who normally find sleep a problem. The peace washed over us.
The nearby town, Angers, is very attractive. It has many excellent places to dine. But the best and most superior meals were those provided at the Chateau by the staff. Really superb and the table settings were stunning, totally in keeping with the atmosphere and environment.
I really cannot admire this gorgeous home enough. The owners makes it your home and we did not want to leave!
Kit, Sussex England – Stayed: August 2014
Best Holiday ever!
Truly we had such a wonderful time, an experience we will never forget!
My Mother organised for 16 of us (age ranges from 13 to 91!) to celebrate her 80th Birthday at the Chateau. We were welcomed and made to feel at home from the moment we arrived.
Days were spent walking around the lake viewing the wildlife, playing games and eating an amazing tea each day.
Evenings were so very special, candlelit table wonderful food and as always kind and attentive care.
I could not recommend this location more, for a special holiday that you will never forget!
Thank you Suzy and everyone at the Chateau.
Alcie Welch, Gloustershire, UK – Stayed: August 2014
Magical Wedding In an Magical Chateau
My Wife and our guests spent a week in this spectacular chateau and also had our small and intimate wedding blessing here. Words can’t really describe the chateau itself or the owner as both are out of this world.
We felt welcome immediately and very comfortable within the chateau and grounds. The bedrooms are to die for and the best nights sleep we’ve all had in years.
The food is first class cannot be faulted with a great variety of choice and flavours throughout the week. The staff are more than helpful and nothing is ever a problem. We felt we could totally relax and enjoy our time here.
Our wedding was a small intimate event made extra special by Susy and some of her friends, We had this by the lake on the island and was perfect. Followed by an amazing wedding meal and then party on the terrace.
Susy herself made our stay even more of an magical experience than we ever thought was possible and for that we thank her hugely. We have found a friend for life and hope to enjoy many more weeks staying in the chateau.
Halliwell, Burnley, Lancashire, England – Stayed: August 2014
Perfect place for family reunion
Our family of 15 spend two wonderful weeks in early July at the magnificent chateau. Susi was the perfect host and nothing was too much trouble to organise.
The grounds and rooms of the chateau are simply stunning – with so much space to wander and explore.
We had several evenings of eating in and the food prepared by Susi’s team was superb. Casual barbeques and leisurely lunches by the lakeside were a particular favourite.
Could not recommend a stay here more highly – we really look forward to having the chance to return.
Michael J. – Stayed: July 2014
Having planned this trip for quite some time we did not know what to expect when we arrived at the Chateau. From the minute we walked through the door our vacation took on a whole new dimension that was a once in a lifetime experience.
Suzy not only welcomed us with open arms but shared her beautiful home in a manner fit for royalty. The food, ambiance and environment lent itself to a memorable vacation. We toured the beautiful countryside, had a picnic by the lake and found it to be the perfect spot to spend time with family.
I would recommend this Chateau to anyone interested in being in the Loire Valley. It would be very difficult to find anything that matches the serenity, beauty and gracefulness of this lovely Chateau and its mistress.
Keg, St. Petersburg, Florida – Stayed: May 2013