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- Chateau RicheuxMember ofVegetarianLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 4First to ReviewJul 04, 2012
Chateau Richeux is perfect. We stayed in the main chateau. I had a garden view and my parents had a sea view room. Both rooms were exquisite -- large, well-furnished, with modern amenities, and a lot of local style.
Views of the bay are lovely but don't expect pristine beaches. This area isn't really known for it's beaches. It is known for it's tidal waters, mud flats, and abundant sea food. If you are looking for these, you will not be disappointed.
My favorite things about the property:
- opportunity to stay in a lovely historical building
- modern conveniences (good plumbing, heating, free wireless internet, etc.)
- friendly staff (not stuffy at all)
- beautiful views of the bay
- numerous places to walk on the grounds of the property: an herb garden, stable with donkeys and sheep, the beach, etc.
- benches / sitting spaces located throughout. Easy to just roam, find a view point, and sit for a bit
In addition to the above, the in-house restaurant is exceptional. The restaurant gets one Michelin star but we enjoyed the food at dinner even more than Taillevent in Paris (a two star). The service wasn't quite as good but the food was creative and the chefs do a wonderful job of showcasing local and seasonal ingredients. Though not cheap, the restaurant offers very good value for the quality level.
Be forewarned, this property is a 40 minute drive away from Mont Saint Michel. It is, technically, visible from the property on a clear day but the famous Mont is a good 40-50km away so don't expect to have amazing views of it from the hotel itself. The photos on the hotel's website are a bit misleading on this but the map is very clear if you look at it.
Also, note that because the restaurant is very popular (and there aren't a lot of alternatives close by), you should book dinner with the property in advance. We pre-booked for our first night but were then unable to book for our second night. A little disappointing that they don't hold a block of tables for guests but the restaurant isn't large and you can't really blame them for not wanting to leave tables unfilled.
I highly recommend Chateau Richeux and certainly plan to return when I am back in the region. This is a great base for exploring the region and would be an easy place to just lounge for a few days.Recommended for:History Buffs