Luxurious B&B in Vendee
Stay in one of our five guest rooms in this extraordinary family-owned castle for a unique and timeless experience in a place with nearly 1,000 years of history. Patrice and Erika Vignial will personally welcome you in a peaceful setting filled with beauty and charm.
All 5 rooms and suites are quiet and spacious with an unobstructed view of the landscaped park. Combining modern comfort (Wi-Fi included), historic architecture and an elegant decor, don't wait and discover the beautiful guest rooms in the main part of the castle today, along with our unique candle-lit dinner with the owners.
Organic,home cooking and enlightened conversation .
Rent holiday cottage in Loire region
In the Medieval Keep or Louis XIII Wing (both listed as historical monuments), come and rent one of our 2 historical houses with family or friends in a place filled with history. You have the choice between the Keep for 10 people and Louis XIII Wing, which can accommodate 12 to 14 guests.
Each house has its own individual entrance and garden or terrace where guests can relax in a quiet setting or share a meal together outside. Guests can also enjoy pleasant strolls in the park of the castle, fishing, canoeing on the pond and swimming in our heated saltwater pool during summer.
The Château de la Flocellière
The Château de la Flocellière is located only 8km from Puy du Fou (voted the world's best theme park in 2012 in Los Angeles and considered a real journey though time). The castle is a family-owned residence situated in the heart of the peaceful Pays du Bocage Vendéen area. A beautiful heated swimming pool is exclusively reserved for guests staying at the castle and in the historical houses during summer. It is secluded from the rooms in a lovely green setting. The 15ha park is filled with centuries-old trees and gives you the chance to discover a peaceful atmosphere as well as a 1,000 year-old architecture. Some evenings, you can enjoy local cuisine prepared by the lady of the house with other guests and discover Loire Valley wines.
Five guest rooms are located in the castle's main wing:
By choosing to stay in one of the guest rooms, you take part in the life of the castle. Every room has a different ambiance and decor. You are invited to enjoy the sitting areas and dining room as honoured guests of the lady of the house, where you can read or have a cup of tea in front of the fireplace.
Breakfast is served in the castle's historical dining room with beautiful woodwork and painted ceilings for an exclusive moment during your stay. You will enjoy fresh local products.
Historical Sites for Rent:
In the Keep or Louis XIII Wing, you can host your family or friends as if you were the lord and lady of the castle. Each independent house is comfortably furnished and has its own kitchen, dining room and 5 to 6 bedrooms.
Group accommodations in the castle's annexe buildings:
At the park entrance, you can stay together in one of the houses. These residences are perfect for large families who are looking for rooms with half-board or self-catering options or a reception room rental for a special event.
Stay and let this beautiful place guide you through its historic past…
Visit the Château de La Flocellière’s Park
The park surrounds the castle on all four sides. Thanks to the location of the buildings on top of a rocky hill overlooking the beautiful countryside, the park has a wide variety of landscapes filled with streams, ponds and 200 year-old exotic plant species.
The park is divided into 5 different parts which guests are free to visit during their stay at the castle:
THE TERRACE GARDEN
In bypassing the keep, guests discover a large terrace looking over a beautiful landscape filled with hills and fields surrounded by typical Haut-Bocage hedges. An old farm that was already mentioned in documents dating back to the year 1090 is located on the other side of the green valley where visitors can see the remains of the castle's old windmill in the small woods on top of a hill.
The terrace was actually a courtyard of the castle before the fire of 1794. It was completely enclosed and surrounded by houses and a chapel. It was eventually transformed into a classical garden with rectangular flowerbeds surrounding the old well and accented with neatly trimmed hedges.
A Special Castle Wedding
In the heart of the Loire Region, the owners of the Château de la Flocellière welcomes you and helps you organise your dream fairy-tale wedding.
Enjoy your private wedding in an extraordinary castle in the heart of a beautiful landscaped park. We also work with you to help plan all of your private events and receptions with your closest family and friends.
We do offer several wedding package: for a small wedding you can use the castle's reception rooms
For more than 30 guests,we do offer reception's rooms in the outbuildings, in front of the illuminated castle. There you can be 100 people or more. In this part you have also dormitories to keep all your yong guests after dinner
The married couple has the option of staying in one of the charming guest rooms in the main part of the castle. They can also meet their guests the next day for brunch and a pleasant walk through the Château de la Flocellière's park.
Pays de la Loire
Tucked away in the middle of the Pays de la Loire region, the Château de la Flocellière in Vendée is located between the castles along the Atlantic coast and the châteaux of the Loire Valley. It is one of the oldest castles in western France situated to the south of Nantes and the Loire River.
From the Flocellière, you can enjoy a wide range of tours and activities in the Pays de la Loire and Poitou-Charentes regions. You will also have the opportunity to discover the delicious regional cuisine, our Loire Valley vineyards and world-renowned French wines such as Muscadet, Savennières and Coteaux du Layon.
Large Events and Weddings
The Château de la Flocellière welcomes you for your family reunions, weddings or company events in front of the castle in a beautiful setting at the entrance of the castle park. Halls are located at the park entrance and offer a beautiful view of the castle lit up at night.
For larger events, weddings and family gatherings of up to 200 people seated, we provide 3 connecting rooms that form a large rectangle located on the ground floor facing the castle and its large lawn.
Above these reception rooms, we offer dormitory-style group accommodation packages including 50 to 90 beds, perfect for young people and those who do not want to drive home at night.
A few private double rooms are available and included in the adult accommodations package.
The married couple may also choose to stay in the honeymoon suite or another one of the charming guest rooms in the main part of the castle. They can also meet their family and friends the next day for brunch and a pleasant walk through the historical park surrounding the castle.
Accommodations in the castle's annex buildings, located 8km from Puy du Fou theme park, are approved by the French Ministry of Youth and Sports and Ministry of National Education.
Every year, these buildings welcome students on school trips, providing rooms with self-catering options or full board (half board and picnics available for lunch). Dormitory-style buildings with a few private rooms available.
Quality of reception and meals guaranteed.
Capacity: 90 to 100 beds
Many schools from France, England, Belgium and Germany regularly stay in the Château de la Flocellière's annex buildings.
Around the Flocellière
Right in the heart of the Pays du Bocage Vendéen area, the Château de la Flocellière enjoys a beautiful green setting and an exceptional environment.
The castle is located just a 3-minute walk from the village of La Flocellière and its many shops and businesses. Grocery, bakery, pharmacy, post office and banks.
Just a short walk from Les Herbiers, Pouzauges and Puy du Fou, come and revitalize yourself through a variety of exciting activities and events around the castle.
Discover the wide range of activities around our castle such as golfing, pleasant strolls through the countryside, bike riding, horseback riding, and more!
Learn about castles, manors and churches
Discover Marais Poitevin marshlands towards the south
Explore Vendée's coast and the towns of Sables d'Olonne and La Rochelle
Discover our local restaurants. The master and mistress of the house will be happy to advise you.
Discover the abbayes of the Vendee and come at chateau d ela Flocelliere for a momorable overnight
From 200 euros
A History of 900 years
The castle was originally built during the 11th century and used as an important fortress, demonstrated by the high keep and remains of its outer wall. Around the 17th century, the castle was transformed into a luxurious noble mansion. Overlooking the Pays du Bocage Vendéen region, the castle is situated in the middle of a beautiful landscape filled with hills, woods, and ponds, creating a very pleasant and peaceful verdant setting. It is one of the few castles of France that has been continuously inhabited for nearly 10 centuries. Its history and descendants have been traced since the year 1090.
Many poets and great men have lived in this remarkable place. In French. Its original latin name means “Flos coeli” (the flower of heaven). You will learn about Bertrand Dugusclin's visit, poems of Philipine, lady of the Flocellière during the 16th century as well as the famous love story between Elizabeth Hamilton and Marquis Jacques de Maillé during the time of Louis XIII.
Stay and let this beautiful place guide you through its historic past…
The Château de la Flocellière is located in the heart of the beautiful Haut Bocage Vendéen area, (hills, woods and prairies), just a short walk from the small town of La Flocellière, with a few shops and services such as grocery, bakery, bank.
The Château de la Flocellière is happy to welcome groups and families. Group accommodations are situated 8km from Puy du Fou, which was voted the world's best theme park in Los Angeles in 2012. The castle's annex buildings are located at the park entrance with a beautiful view. They face a large lawn, allowing students and visitors to play.
Annexes are open all year around and can accommodate school groups, sports teams or families up to approximately 90 guests. Rooms with half-board, overnight stays with breakfast and accommodations with self-catering options are available. Approved by the French Ministry of Youth and Sports (08 50 90-194) and Ministry of National Education (06-11-090).
Buildings are equipped to accommodate different types of groups from 15 to 90 people and include a dining room and several lounge areas. Visitors can also enjoy a large playing field in front of the buildings.
Professional and home cooking
Three separate entrances welcome visitors staying on the first floor in several rooms with 4, 5, 6, 8 or 12 beds and a few private rooms with 2 beds. All groups are separated and have their own toilet facilities. We will send you the details and layout that correspond to the number of people in your group.
We provide rooms with half-board, with or without a picnic-style meal for one night, including breakfast or self-catering options for several days.
Additionally, there are 3 double rooms with a large double bed, shower and in-room WC on the ground floor facing the annex buildings. Prices vary according to your stay.
A car park for buses is located outside the castle in Place Marquis de Surgères.
For your private events, you can enjoy different rooms:
- Dining room (14 to 22 people)
- Large gallery with its 16th century stained glass windows and beautiful piano (Blüthner 1911). This room can accommodate approximately 30 to 35 people for a candle-lit dinner.
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In the Heart of Vendée
The Château de la Flocellière is deeply rooted in the heart of the Pays du Bocage Vendéen area to the east of Vendée. Near the city of Les Herbiers, the castle is situated only 8km from Puy du Fou theme park, a rich combination of history and exciting attractions.
Enjoy an unforgettable stay in this beautiful region filled with a wide variety of resources, cultural treasures and culinary specialties while revitalising yourself in the peaceful setting of the park of the castle. You can also take advantage of Vendée's coast and visit the towns of Sables d'Olonne and Noirmoutier for a breath of fresh sea air.
Visit the Park from June to October from 2pm to 6pm
Groups of 30 to 50 people are welcome, by reservation.
Guided tours include the history of the castle, a visit of the surrounding area and a tour of some of the castle's rooms with the owner:
Price for approximately 40 people: Tour: 120 euros
Private guided tour of the castle with the owner: 5.00 euros
Length of tour: approximately 40 minutes
Welcome, History and Guided Tour of some of the castle's rooms
Private self-guided tour of the park: 3.00 euros
Children accompanied by an adult: free
Coffee, tea, brioche, biscuits and orange juice can be provided on request only for groupes
Opening times: from June to October from 2pm to 6pm
Gift Shop: souvenirs and postcards available for purchase
As in all public and private monuments and museums which are open to visitors, minors must be accompanied by an adult both outside and inside the castle due to safety reasons. Pets are not permitted inside the castle, including animals that are carried or kept on leashes.
THE MEDIEVAL GARDEN
This garden is located at the foot of the old feudal walls, situated to the west of the castle. It is a beautiful reminder of the gardens that existed during the Middle Ages in front of many fortifications and castles. Here, guests will discover the fruits and vegetables that the lady of the house uses for her meals at the castle and homemade breakfast jams.
Family Gatherings, Reunions, Birthdays
Located 8km from Puy du Fou theme park in a quiet green setting, the castle's annex buildings can host 30 to 100 guests for family gatherings and include a reception room and dormitory-style accommodations on the first floor. Includes a few private bedrooms. These rooms are available with self-catering options all year around and equipped with kitchens and tableware. A playing field for children is located in front of the reception rooms on the ground floor. Wheelchair accessible.
A Larger Wedding in the Castle’s Annexes
You have many guests attending?
We offer several different reception rooms with a view with a view of the castle lit up at night for weddings and larger receptions.
For your events, weddings and family gatherings of up to 160 people seated, we provide 3 connecting rooms that form a large rectangle located on the ground floor facing the castle and its large lawn.
For more information, please contact us or visit our large receptions section.
THE WOODED PARK
This part of the park is located in the small valley situated to the west and north of the granite hill on which the castle was built.
Starting from the medieval garden, head down towards the pond at the bottom of the fields called Tire Peine. Since the Middle Ages, or perhaps even before, this pond provided the castle with an abundant source of water. Arriving at the banks of the pond, take the path in front of you, with the old washhouse on your left. Continue for a few hundred meters. This path winds around the hedges and leads to a small field below the castle.
Along this field, you can admire the old chestnuts trees emerging from the hedges. To the right, enjoy a beautiful view of the castle and pond further down to your left. At the end of the field, a passage through the wall leads to the castle and its romantic park.
Reception Room Rentals
We have several reception rooms available for rent located in the castle's annex buildings.
Dormitory-style accommodations located above the halls are also available for rent.
Caterer of your choice
Quotes by request
THE ROMANTIC PARK
This part of the park was planted approximately 200 years ago between 1800 and 1820. It is a beautiful example of a landscaped park where nature and true arboreta are at its finest. It is made up of plants coming directly from their country of origin, mainly from areas in North America, Latin America and North Africa. Here, you can discover beautiful giant sequoia trees of over 30 meters high, two magnificent Atlas cedars, an araucaria and a rare Thuja Plicata (western red cedar) from California. Many branches grew from the trunk of this tree and eventually formed a whole forest all by themselves. You will also find many other beautiful species such as ash, alder, hazel, oak and sweet chestnut trees.
L'Orangerie, La Grange and La Veranda, situated in the castle's annex buildings, are perfect for hosting company seminars and allow you to choose your own catering service. Tables, chairs, and a screen are available.
You can also organise smaller seminars of approximately 10 to 20 people inside the castle in the stained glass window room.
THE ITALIAN GARDEN
This garden consists of 3 terraces and lies at the foot of the Renaissance-style facade to the east of the castle. The large staircase leads to a central path that cuts across the garden made up of terraces enclosed by Medici vases.
The garden's different levels highlight the front of this wing restored during the early 17th century.