A dreamlike and refined universe. A preserved and peaceful setting. Two gourmet restaurants. Welcome to Serge and Brigitte Toussaint's.
"Castle life is not only for the wealthiest!"
It's an exceptional site, 10 minutes from the Puy du Fou theme park. It's a neo-Gothic castle built in 1893, erected on an 18th century structure by a brigadier general from Poitou, a little ways from the small city of Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre. Purchased in 2009 by Serge and Brigitte, the 4-Star Hotel The Originals Château de la Barbinière is today a property open to all those in search of an enchanting break, between luxury and modernity, design and elegance, culinary experiences and a dreamlike universe near Cholet, in the Western-Loire region. Nestled in a perfectly kept 13 hectare park, the property is a haven of peace and quiet in the Vendée region. The quality of the welcome, the friendliness and professionalism of the teams contribute to making your stay unforgettable.
The 30 rooms, including 7 suites, of the Hotel The Originals Château de la Barbinière are spread amongst the castle itself and its 4 outbuildings. Called the Maison du Régisseur (The Bailiff), du Cheval (Horse) or du Palefrenier (Groom), they stand 30 m from the castle. The Maison du Guardien (Guardian) is located at the property's entrance, 180 m from the castle. All the rooms are air-conditioned and with an understated but elegant and refined decoration. Some are suitable for families and mobility-impaired guests.
- Non smoking room
- Air-conditioned room
- Room service
- Cable and/or satellite television
- Rooms for disabled guests
You will find not one but two restaurants at the Hotel The Originals Château de la Barbinière. Situated in the castle's sitting-rooms, in a contemporary and elegant setting, the gourmet restaurant will know how to delight your taste buds with local products and seafood. As for the Brasserie, it set up its quarters in a beautiful heated and spacious conservatory. You will enjoy tasty dishes that are meticulously prepared. A breakfast buffet is served each morning. There is also a cosy bar offering a selection of 24 whiskies and 23 rums.
You feel like treating yourself or someone else? For a weekend getaway or a longer stay, enjoy the quality of the facilities of the Hotel The Originals Château de la Barbinière for a successful escapade in Vendée.
Design and contemporary, the Hotel The Originals Château de la Barbinière's (heated) swimming-pool will let you relax while enjoying the park's exceptional setting. To be noted: it opens from 9am to 9pm, upon request, from May to September.
SPALocated 2 minutes from the castle, the Hotel The Originals Château de la Barbinière's SPA opened its doors in May 2018. In partnership with the Maison Toussaint et Thalgo, you will appreciate the place's calm and soothing atmosphere, the delicate facial and body treatments along with the benefits of a Scandinavian sauna, a chromotherapy steam bath and sensory shower (various jets, fragrances and colours).
GOLFFor the pleasure of a taking a swing with family, friends or colleagues, head to the hotel's golf. Its name: the Pitch and Putt. Its course: 4-hole. View of the castle and the surrounding property.
THINGS TO SEE NEARBYThe unmissable Puy-du-Fou, several times named best theme park in the world; if you are in search of the exotic, head to Maulévrier's Oriental Park, Europe's largest Japanese garden; stop by Cholet and its Art and History museum, detailing the past of a city long renown for its handkerchief making; dive into the Medieval times at the Tiffauges castle, formerly home to Gilles de Rais (also called Blue Beard and Joan of Arc's companion in adventure); enjoy the fresh air in the Bocage Vendéen (farmlands) with its 350 km of long-distance hiking trails, its 1,300 km of short hikes and 200 km of bicycle paths.
What our customers say
"A lovely setting"
After a hectic fun filled day at the Puy du fou it was a delightful place to rest and recharge the batteries. The staff were very attentive the Hotel was a heaven of tranquillity the evening meal was one of the best I have eaten in France. Will definitely returning.
"A lovely hotel and environment"
We have stayed here before and were delighted to see on our return visit that the standards have remained so high. This is the kind of hotel that one would plan an travel itinerary just to include the hotel. One issue though the main restaurant was not open and we were not informed of this in advance. It would not have change our decision to stay but I would have expected to be informed of this in advance as the previous restaurant experience was part of the reason we returned.
At Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre, in a natural and verdant setting, the Hotel The Originals Château de la Barbinière welcomes you all year-round for organising your seminars, business meetings and conferences, just 10 minutes from the Puy-du-Fou, 15 minutes from Cholet and Herbiers, and 1 hour from Nantes. 2 perfectly equipped rooms are available. Air-conditioned, quiet and bright, they overlook the park which you can enjoy during your break periods. A gastronomic menu and various types of entertainment are also available if desired.