La Groirie in Le Mans, in the Sarthe department, is an exceptional and enchanting spot. It is both a château, - an 18th century historical monument - and, in its most recent incarnation, an elegant and refined 4-star hotel.
Everything began around ten years ago when the current owners, lovers of history and old buildings, were bewitched by the captivating charm of this chateau in the Le Mans region and seduced in equal measure by its harmoniously remodelled park, with its forests, meadows, canals and lake, and the beauty of the trees it contains.
This was the cue for a painstaking restoration of the château de la Groirie, undertaken with taste and passion, drawing on their travels to exceptional locations, while at the same time respecting the artistry of this exceptional piece of heritage.
It was during a visit to the “Sans soucis” château in Potsdam that they were struck by the idea of transforming the Marquis de Samson guest wing into an elegant and charming luxury hotel. Its 13 distinguished rooms, all different and therefore “unique”, have been painstakingly and tastefully decorated by the owner, combining charm, modernity and beauty to cater for the well-being of the Hotel’s guests.
La Groirie also offers its guests the chance to visit the château, where the museum rooms of this “country house” recreate the French lifestyle of the mid-18th century.
Each day La Groirie, stirs our hearts
La Groirie is more than just an exceptional location, a 17th century château in an unparalleled expanse of greenery. It is also a place that we fell in love with at first sight, turning our life upside down but making it richer every day... This is the passion that I want to convey to the people that come to stay here: for me they are not customers in my hotel, they are guests that I welcome into a place that is my life and close to my heart.
La Groirie estate hotel is a heritage property forming part of a 17th century château that survived the turmoil of the War in the Vendée (a memorial plaque commemorates the event) and regained its status as a place of rest and repose in the more peaceful centuries that followed.
Here, at the heart of this family property, in a symbiotic relationship with its harmonious natural surroundings, inspired by the beating heart of history and its ancient foundations, the bedrooms of the Groirie hotel look forward to your visit.
La Groirie estate is ideally located at the crossroads of the Brittany, Normandy, Perche and Anjou-Touraine regions, in the Loire region renowned for its abundance of chateaus. It stands at the gateway of the historic city of Le Mans, with its splendid old town and Gallo-Roman walls, and recreational activities (its racetrack is open all year round and is best known for staging the world’s most prestigious endurance car race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans).
Its hotel welcomes guests all year round, with exceptional services on offer.