Château de Jalesnes

Located in Pays de la Loire, Château de Jalesnes is a bit different than the other castle hotels I stayed in my recent trip to France. Instead of being a place for great food, it is apartments making it more fit for longer stays than the usual night or two at gourmet castles. My experience started with a nice welcome by Jenny, followed by a site inspection of the property. They have done an excellent job with the rooms as they are easily comparable with many of the 5-star hotels I have stayed around the world. Comfortable bed, rain shower, separate bathtub, sitting area and flat screen TV. All in an attractive design with a modern twist. I arrived late, but had a chance to meet Michael and Jonathan, two of the owners in the morning for a talk about their property and my travels.

Room rates at Château de Jalesnes is starting as low as 115 Euros per night in low season, but with an investment, you can get between four and eight weeks vacation a year at this beautiful French castle. For more information, their website can be found at www.chateaudejalesnes.com