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.

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

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Erika Hartsfield (3 months ago)
Beautiful chateau in a quaint area. Made a stop here to slow down during our otherwise fast paced holiday. Long meals and enjoying the beauty of the grounds is just what we needed.
ana oprescu (5 months ago)
Excellent service, good food, nice pool. Except several times some of the guests at the pool where splashing and being quite loud for such an exquisite place. It felt like at an aqua-park...
Mateo Sossah (5 months ago)
Beautiful castle, lovely staff, I will 100% come back!
Clara Sergent (7 months ago)
Excellent FOOD !!! An amazing place to stay, breathe some fresh air, rest, meet nature, birds and flowers ?! The Chateau is Beautiful. I loved the pastries and the food. The pool is great, and the Staff Amazing !! ?I highly recommend to visit Le Château de Rochecotte.
Louis Sergent (7 months ago)
Excellent stay at Rochecotte, what a magnificent view and atmosphere !
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