Christmas Markets

Christmas at the chateau is an exquisitely exciting season when the halls are filled with greenery from the forest decorated with coloured, blown-glass baubles and garlands of fairy lights. The aromas of roasting meats and plum pudding in the kitchen mingle with the heady notes of cinnamon and cloves in the mulled wine at the bar. Set against this quintessential back-drop is the annual Chateau Christmas Fair – an orgy of artisans, carol singers, sleigh rides and Father Christmas. Read More…

Music Festivals

The annual International Festival of Chamber Music at Chateau de Jalesnes has raised the standard of classical music in the Saumur region to new heights, welcoming, as it does young performers from all over the world. We also host several unique concerts of all genres throughout the season all of which take place in exciting performance spaces throughout the chateau and its grounds.

Wine Education Courses

Chateau de Jalesnes is an Approved Programme Provider for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) – the only such provider of specialist Wine Education Courses in the Loire Valley. Together with our gifted Master of Wine Martin Hudson we offer not only all the WSET course syllabuses but also the opportunity for private groups to experience and appreciate the wines of the Loire Valley and further afield in the chapel crypt setting of our tasting room. Read More…

Mother’s Day Pamper weekend.

We’ve all been there; taken our mum for granted. The home-cooked meals, the endless support, the stealth re-organisation of your pan cupboard when she visits. Well now is the time to say a huge thanks with an exclusive mothers’ day mini break to Château de Jalesnes in March. It’s time to ditch the lacklustre Mothers’ Day cards and wilting flowers and show her how much you really care with this five star French break. Book ahead for 2018 now!

Classic Car Rallies

At Chateau de Jalesnes we are passionate about motorsports and as the closest 5* Accommodation to Le Mans, we often have race teams, journalists and enthusiasts alike staying with us in our private guest suites throughout the year. We also play host to several Classic Car Rallies when we enjoy the spectacle of beautifully polished gems of motoring history juxtaposed with the Renaissance lines of our moated castle – very often admired over a glass of local wine. Read More…