Château de la Motte-Jean

Saint-Coulomb, France

Château de la Motte-Jean, built originally in the 1100s, was owned for centuries by Du Guesclin family. It was probably built to the site of ancient Roman villa. The current château was completed in 1625. The old tower has been converted as a chapel.

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Founded: 1625
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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Sander van luyk (10 months ago)
Problems, problems. The room we booked (which was indeed confirmed) wasn't available, so we were stuffed in a tiny room. Staff made me feel like I wasted their time. On arrival we agreed on breakfast at 10 am, but the next morning this appeared to be a problem, no breakfast after 10 am! All together unfortunately not a very pleasant stay.
Ausra Adele (4 years ago)
Best place ever for romantic stay
Adele Vais (4 years ago)
amazing and very romantic and calm place to be. Owner/host is sincere and wonderful woman. If I ever go that direction again, will definitely stay in this place. Thank you!
Adele Vais (4 years ago)
amazing and very romantic and calm place to be. Owner/host is sincere and wonderful woman. If I ever go that direction again, will definitely stay in this place. Thank you!
Gonzalo Stabile (4 years ago)
A nice quiet place to stay and relax. The staff is very kind, the gardens are fabulous but the rooms are a bit small and the decoration is a bit dated. If you are looking for quiet countryside then this is for you, others might find it a bit overpriced for the amenities and find better logging in town. Note for those without cars there is a bus stop and the farm entrance which is roughly 500m from the two main buildings.
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