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!

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If you don’t want to be up at dawn chasing the local baker for croissants, we are happy to provide you with a delicious continental breakfast to be served in your suite at any time of your choosing between 8am-10am daily. Breakfast orders must be submitted by 5pm the afternoon prior. 

Traditional French Breakfast – €10 Per Person

freshly baked pastries & bread, jam, butter, orange juice, milk, coffee & tea

Jalesnes Specialty Breakfast – €15 Per Person

freshly baked pastries & bread, gourmet meat & cheese board, muesli, yogurt, fresh fruit, jam, butter, honey, orange juice, milk, coffee & tea


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.

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Drinks All Around

Just as you could imagine, Château de Jalesnes is the perfect place to relax with a drink in hand after a day spent discovering the secrets of the Loire Valley. We invite you to bring your own refreshments as you make use of the property’s many areas and encourage you to join other house guests and non-residents alike in the comfortable lounges, on the expansive terrace, throughout the ornamental gardens, or beside the glistening pool. 

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

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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.


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 straight-razor and a hot towel massage to finish.  Contact us to book an appointment