Château de Rochecotte

Saint-Patrice, France

Château de Rochecotte, a late 18th century château, is known for its various owners and their many successive rebuilds. Originally, the château belonged to the comte de Rochecotte, who became one of the leaders of the second Chouannerie in Maine and was executed under the French Directory.

On 30 April 1828, one of the later owners, the chevalier René de La Selle de Ligné, sold it to Dorothée de Courlande, duchess of Dino, for 400,000 francs, then a considerable sum. Today Rochecotte serves as a 4-star hotel.

References:

Comments

Your name



Details

Founded: 18th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

More Information

en.chateau-de-rochecotte.fr

Rating

4.7/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Niklas F. (13 months ago)
Beautiful and quiet location. The breakfast room is stunning. The staff is also very nice and helpful.
Patrice Bonnefoi (18 months ago)
Beautiful 18th century castle with a large park. The grounds are very well kept. Noticeable are a 300 year old cedar tree by the entrance of the main building. Italian gardens and a private chapel are a must to see. The property overlooks the village of St Patrice and provides for spectacular views of the Loire Valley. The food is gastronomic, upscale. The main building has multiple rooms including a game room, a library and a relaxing pre/post dinner area.
Rytis Žiedas (2 years ago)
+Amazing hotel with huge gardens. Could easily be rated for 5* +Price/value rate is very good +Professional and friendly staff +Nice breakfast and dinner can be taken in classic (although a bit kitschy) or modern areas. +Restaurant food is interesting, but somewhat too experimental. Wine menu is very detailed, giving you much knowledge about regional sorts.
Jonathan Lennström (2 years ago)
We stayed just for one night at the annex of the chateau. The rooms are ok, nothing too special. The location and the chateau itself is beautiful and it is a really nice place to just stroll around. We also had the evening dinner, which was not the best experience. We were forced to order everything at once and when it came to the dessert we were already way too full and did not want to eat it. They have very limited vegetarian options and the only option that existed, which was a Risotto was quite tasteless. The staff is very friendly, but it did not feel like a personable experience for us. Overall, it was a nice stop and we are happy we stayed there but it was a bit to expensive for what you actually got.
Mark Watters (2 years ago)
My wife and I stayed two nights and enjoyed it very much. The grounds and the hotel are immaculately kept. This is no small feat considering the size of the property. We loved our room and the breakfast was quite lavish! It is a bit off the main roads but maybe that's a good thing!
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Kakesbeck Castle

Kakesbeck is one of the largest medieval fortifications in Münsterland and the oldest castle in Lüdinghausen. The imposingly grown complex originated in 1120 as a motte, a small hilltop tower castle. After numerous changes of ownership, the castle was extended onto two islands, but it was not until the 14th century that it underwent significant alterations and extensions under the von Oer family. The estate experienced its heyday in the middle of the 18th century, when it covered an area of almost one square kilometre and consisted of five further outer castles in addition to the core castle, which were secured by ramparts and moats.

The well-maintained condition of the castle today is thanks to the late Wilfried Grewing, the former lord of the castle. The foundation named after him has been particularly committed to preserving the property since 2020.