Château de la Foltière

Château de la Foltière
Parc Botanique de Haute-Bretagne
M. et Mme JOUNO
Mélanie MONTEMBAULT, Manager
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Languages:  English 
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Département:  Ille et Vilaine (35

Château de la Foltière
  What a glorious location!  If flower gardens are your passion, we have discovered the perfect spot for your stay in France.

Located in the wooded hills of eastern Brittany near the medieval town of Fougères and a short drive from le Mont St-Michel, the Channel beaches and villages, Le Parc Botanique de Haute Bretagne is nothing short of spectacular.  As with all of au Château's properties, choosing photos for our pages was difficult  -- especially when one view of the grounds is more wondrous than the last! 

Offering 24 botanical gardens for your enjoyment, this 50-acre park invites you to take peaceful strolls lulled by the sound of running water and floral fragrances while discovering a vast collection of rare trees and plants.  Guided tours lasting about two hours can be arranged, but guests are free to explore each fascinating garden for themselves.   Choose your time of year to visit based upon what is in bloom!   In conjunction with the gardens is a boutique and book store at the entrance to the park. 

The 19th century Château de la Foltière has its origins in the 15th century and was under siege by the Royalist army during the Revolution.  Lovingly restored and cared for, today five comfortable and spacious guest rooms with en suite baths await visitors.  The rooms are named Renoir, Monet, Pissarro and Sisley and the suite is Dégas in keeping with their Impressionist décor, each with a marble fireplace and decorated in tasteful and carefully-selected colors and fabrics to create just the right atmosphere for your stay.  All rooms provide panoramic views of the exceptional gardens below.  A private lounge and a tea salon are available for the enjoyment of Foltière's guests. 

So whether it is to see 400 camelias in bloom in March and April, roses during the month of June, the Rhododendron Festival at the end of April or any  other "seasons" of the Parc Botanique, you are certain to take great pleasure in your stay at this lovely and inviting manor house surrounded by such exquisite beauty.  And, to make it nearly perfect, you will find your host, Monsieur Jouno, dedicated to his lovely home and gardens while devoting himself to his guests to ensure their comfort and enjoyment.


Rooms: 4 doubles, all with private baths (1 has a shower as well)
Price: Chambres Sisley 
€ 100 for two persons,  Monet or Renoir € 120 for two persons. Pissarro € 90 for two persons.
Extra bed for child in same room as parents: € 30
Suite: 1 (Dégas) at € 140 for two persons, € 180 for three persons, or € 220 for four persons 
Breakfast: € 14 per person
Entrance to botanic gardens included in room rates.
Dinners: not available at the château, but fine restaurants can be found in Fougères and Parigné
Telephone, television & non-smoking rooms.   FREE WiFi and private parking.
Elevator to first floor guest rooms.
No dogs or other animals

Château open January 2 through December 22.
On the grounds: Visits to the magnificent gardens of the Parc Botaniquede Haute Bretagne, tennis,  fishing, and rowing. (Request a copy of the color brochure which provides photographs and the date and hours that the gardens are open to visitors.)
Vicinity:  Nine-hole golf course 500 meters away.  Ten kilometers to the southeast is Fougères.  Visit the Château de Fougères, the gardens of Château de la Ballue, Le Mont Saint-Michel, St Malo and the Isle of Jersey, all nearby.


From  Paris, by auto take the A11 to Le Mans, the A81/N157 to Rennes. By train:  Paris Montaprnasse or Aeroport Charles de Gaulle to Rennes Station

From Rennes, take the  A84 north direction Le Mont St-Michel, exit 30 onto the N12 direction Fougères.  Before Fougères D155 direction Antrain 5.5 kms right on  D105, left on  D17  into Le Châtellier.  Le Parc Floral de Haute Bretagne is signposted.

From Dinard or St Malo take the D155 direction Fougères.  Turn left onto D105  3 kms past St-Etienne-en-Coglès, left again on D17 to Le Châtellier and Le Parc.

Car Rental Rennes Railway Station (click here)

FranceMichelin Map to Château

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