Guest Services

Our home is your castle.  At Château de Jalesnes we love that guests feel part of our extended family however we also understand that sometimes they just like to enjoy the seclusion of their private suite.  With us there is no set time for breakfast and no need to dress for dinner; unless of course you want to, nor indeed is there a need to leave your bed at all!  To build your own holiday and make your château stay a unique experience, select from the options below and enhance your time with us. Your Stay Your Way.  

Self Catering

Our private guest suites are fully equipped for self catering however on arrival you will find a ‘Welcome Basket’ filled with items to make a simple quick meal if needs be after a long journey.  It means you don’t have to rush off to the supermarket to survive the night!



If you don’t want to be up at dawn chasing the local baker for croissants, just order by the 5pm the previous afternoon and we can arrange for continental breakfast to be served in your suite for €15 per person at any time of your choosing between 8am-10am daily.  Homemade muesli, freshly squeezed orange juice, homemade yoghurt and jam, freshly baked pastries & bread, local farm-produced butter and cold milk, meats and cheeses, fruit and hot drinks.

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If you wish to dine in your suite without having to do all the prep we offer several exciting options; including: a
Michelin- starred chef who will prepare a gourmet meal in your kitchen, or our retained chef with over 40 years experience of French cuisine would be delighted to prepare your selection from one of three appetising menus delivered to your room.  We have an excellent relationship with all the restaurants in the area and are pleased to make recommendations and reservations for guests.



Opening hours Beginning of June through September, Friday to Monday 1900-2300

The château is fully licensed and we encourage you to join other house guests and non-residents alike in the comfortable lounges or on the terrace.  You are welcome to take your own drinks to the picnic areas in the wood and of course your own private guest suite however we ask guests not to bring their own drinks into the licensed public spaces.  We would be delighted to arrange for a selection of alcoholic drinks to be placed in your room on request.

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Pre-Booked Grocery List

Although our private guest suites are fully equipped for self-catering you will find a ‘Welcome Basket’ containing enough items to make a simple quick meal if needs be after a long journey.  It means you don’t have to rush off to the supermarket to survive the night! For gourmands, we can arrange to stock the larder and fridge in your suite ready for your arrival.  Simply download the form below, tick the items you would like us to buy on your behalf and send the form back to us. They will be waiting for you when you check in.  

Online Pre-Order Food Packs


Picnic Baskets

A lazy day exploring the beautiful Loire countryside by car, kayak or cycle is what holidays were made for and what better way to celebrate a gloriously sunny day than with a well-packed hamper.  Our mouthwatering selection can be tailored to your needs if you order before 5pm the previous afternoon.  Crockery, napery and even a blanket are included.  Cost €15 per person. (Minimum 2 people)

Pre-Order Picnic Hampers


Helicopter transfer

What better way to arrive at Château de Jalesnes than by helicopter direct from your flight into Tours airport.  Transfers for up to 5 people are available for around 1500 Euros.  We can also arrange sight-seeing
flights to the Le Mans 24hr circuit and an aerial tour of some of the glorious chateaux of the Loire.


Executive transfer

The château can arrange luxury saloon transfer to most places as well as taxi and chauffeured minibus journeys for evenings out in Saumur and wine tasting forays into the Loire and Anjou regions.  Contact us with your requirements for a quotation.



Citroën 2CV

Guests who wish to contribute to her running costs can borrow the château’s old green
Citroën 2CV for a day’s exploring and picnicking.  We suggest a contribution of €150 which includes a full tank of fuel and a picnic hamper for two.


We are pleased to lend the Château cycles to guests wishing to explore the local area.  Just let us know which days and at what times you would like to borrow them and they will be waiting for you in front of the château.  For larger groups; your cycles arrive from a specialist who will be on-hand to make last minute adjustments to your riding position and who will collect again from a rendezvous of your choosing.  Ask us for a quotation.


Massage, Manicure & Grooming 

For a special event at Château de Jalesnes or simply for no reason at all, you can enjoy the services of a masseuse in the privacy of your private suite.  We can also arrange for the château manicurist to visit.  For gentlemen; what could be more relaxing that a wet shave with handfuls of foaming soap and a traditional cut-throat razor and a hot towel massage to finish.  Contact us to book an appointment


Romantic Package

If you are considering a surprise for your wonderful partner then we suspect that our exclusive ‘French Romance’ package could be just what you are looking for.  Priced at €275 per couple; book with us in good time to secure the most convenient treatment times.

  1. Flowers on the dressing table
  2. Chocolates by the bed
  3. Bubbles in the fridge
  4. Pamper pack of toiletries in the bathroom
  5. Afternoon tea with ‘bubbles’ in the salon
  6. Romantic film DVD with popcorn in your suite
  7. Breakfast hamper delivered to your suite
  8. Pamper session with your choice of treatment
  9. Dinner delivered to your suite