We offer accommodations for up to 140 people in a favored setting along the Sarthe River. This 52 acre property offers several levels of accommodation including the 15 bedroom chateau, a 10 bedroom gite and a 2 bedroom bungalow. Malicorne, our village, is the fine pottery center of France and its shops are a 15 minute walk from RiveSarthe.
Paris is a 54 minute TGV ride from Le Mans, which is 35 minutes by car from RiveSarthe.
We also conduct group tours, for 15 or more, which include Monet's home at Giverny, the D-Day landing beaches of Normandy, Le Mont St. Michel, Chartres Cathedral, the chateaux of the Loire Valley, and other interests such as wine and cheese tastings.
We are not a B&B as we do not serve meals except for groups and our minimum stay is three nights.
If you enjoy a peaceful setting with exceptionally clean air, lovely paths for walks, a fascinating history, comfortable beds and congenial hosts, then you will find Chateau RiveSarthe a memorable place to stay.
A perfect setting for a group of 35 people. Ken and Claire prepared the weekend perfectly and allocated each couple individual rooms. The rooms in the chateau are large and, in the main, of very high standard.
The grounds are beautiful and well-kept. We were able to have a relaxing time and have some enjoyable meals using the facilities provided and buying some very good local food and wine.
There wasn't a swimming pool, but the boat hire in the nearby village of Malicorne is a cheap and pleasant alternative.
I would definitely recommend this location for large groups looking for quality accommodation within 2.5 hours of Paris.
We stayed at Chateau RiveSarthe in a bungalow on the property. It was comfortable for my husband and daughter and I. It was clean and the kitchen was well equipped. Ken and his wife were very welcoming and helpful during our stay. The property is amazing, next time we'd like to stay in the Chateau.
Ken's Chateau is great. We got the best welcoming that we could wish for. Ken is very helpful and gave us an idea for a tour that we very much enjoyed.
The place is clean. you really feel that you are living in a castle.
We would return.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay on this wonderful property with the very kind and generous host and hostess!
The house we stayed in was really nice, clean and cosy. Me and my family spent really nice time there. We loved romantic neighbourhood of chateau and atmosfhere of french countryside. The hoste was really kind and thoughtful.
I am from Atlanta and my wife, Claire, is from Paris. We conduct group tours for 16 or more people of popular French sites while the group stays on our property. We have received rave reviews of our tours, which we enjoy as much as our guests! We also offer accommodations by reservation.