pass the hors d'oeuvres
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Your perfect location for your Events and Celebrations the Château de Jalesnes offers a variety of spaces big and small
Party with Family and Friends
Anniversaries & Birthdays
Every once-in-a-while, there comes a time for us all to honour the idea of ‘family and friends’ to celebrate that special event. At Chateau de Jalesnes we have been host to all manner of Anniversaries and Birthday parties and the Grand Old Lady of Jalesnes certainly knows how to make everyone feel special. Whether you want to gather those near and dear to you to celebrate the milestones of life or you just want a party with your friends, we will work with you to make an event to remember.
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Your Company Retreat
Withdraw from the noise of the business world to a space of inspiration and rejuvenation.
Privacy and discretion are the watch words of our success as a venue for senior managers and blue-chip companies. From the moment the electric gates close behind you and your executive transfer from the nearby airport sweeps through the grounds, you know you have arrived in an oasis of calm where you can relax into a more creative state of mind. The chateau itself will become your cathedral of inspiration. Talk to us about your needs and we will seek to exceed them.
We are the venue of choice for a number of successful entrepreneurs each one of whom brings their clients to the chateau for several days of intensive training or immersion.
We can host art classes, cookery schools, yoga retreats and boot camps to name but a few. We can work to a budget and provide an un-rivalled backdrop to your activity of choice. The accommodation is sumptuous, the food exquisite and the experience unforgettable.
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Hear the melodies echo through the vast 16th Century halls during our annual International Festival of Chamber Music.
The annual International Festival of Chamber Music at Château 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.
Christmas at the chateau is an exquisitely exciting season when the halls are filled with greenery from the forest decorated with colored, 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 – a cheerful gathering of artisans, carol singers, sleigh rides and Father Christmas.
Motor Sports Events
At Chateau de Jalesnes we are passionate about motor sports.
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.
At Chateau de Jalesnes we are proud supporters of our local community. Their support of the Chateau is vital we love to pay them back where we can with events like Easter Egg hunts or Cross Country runs for the local schools.
Our Christmas Market is a not for profit event and the Chateau raises funds at the market for local Charities. You can refer to our media section.
Get in touch with us at
Château de Jalesnes
10 rue de Blou, 49390, Vernantes, Pays de Loire, France
+33 (0)2 41 50 60 61 (FR)