There may be thousands of castles in France, but it's still not entirely common for people to have slept overnight in one. Chateau Agneaux offers you such an opportunity, complete with appropriately decorated and toasty warm rooms, canopy beds, excellent dining
and gorgeous views of the Vire valley. The owner could not be more polite. Having withstood my midnight arrival (after a serious miscalculation on my part), the owner was both pleasant and charming. My family dined in the hotel restaurant twice, and
my husband loved the Magret (Duck) so much that he ordered it both times. The menu is filled with 'home-cured' meats, wonderful fish and interesting vegetable mousses and gorgeous desserts. A visit of the grounds affords views of the outer bailey, chapel and dungeon (or keep) that are not to be missed. Deer and rabbits adorn the grounds, as does the owner's friendly dog.
I can't imagine why anyone would find the owner unfriendly - unless of course the visitor didn't
speak any French. My extremely rusty French got us through, but I can see where there would be plenty of room for miscommunication, so be sure to bring your French phrasebook to ensure a pleasant stay.
We were able to easily visit Mont St Michel, several ruined castles and the D-Day beaches from
Agneaux (one hour by car in each direction), as the town is well located between these destinations.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking