A verdant setting at the doorstep of Mans. A historical property. A small hotel with a lot of charm. A family welcome. Welcome to Gaétane Durand Lépine's hotel.
"These are not hotel customers that I welcome but guests that I am receiving into my home."
"La Groirie is not only an exceptional place in an incredibly verdant setting. It's also the place my husband and I fell in love with", remembers Gaétane. That was in 2005. With a passion for heritage, this family first settled and continues to find its place in this castle - listed a historical monument - since 1974. Soon, Gaétane finds it unfortunate to not take advantage of the possibilities offered by the nearly 100 hectare property located 15 minutes from Mans' city-centre. "Here, luxury consists of space, birds and silence; it's a genuine interlude in a world that is increasingly fast-paced." In 2011, she opens 300 m2 of space dedicated to seminars and since 2017, there are 13 elegant and charming rooms to welcome visitors in the entirely renovated former guest wing. The Domaine de La Groirie - Hotel & Séminaires, The Originals Collection in Trangé is more that an exceptional site: it's an experience. Perfect for your french country holidays!
Retour de Chine (Return from China), "Consulat" (Consulate), "Vues d'Italie" (Views of Italy), "La Petite Marquise" (The Little Marquess)... Depending on your wishes or your curiosity, the 13 rooms - including 1 suite - of the Domaine de La Groirie - Hotel & Séminaires, The Originals Collection reveal their personalised, unique and elegant universe. Whether luxury or superior, the rooms are spacious, air-conditioned, very comfortable and all decorated with noble fabrics and distinct furniture. The successful combination of wellness, charm and modernity.
- Non smoking room
- Air-conditioned room
- Cable and/or satellite television
For an evening, a weekend or a longer stay in the Sarthe, the Domaine de La Groirie - Hotel & Séminaires, The Originals Collection invites you to enjoy a unique experience, imbued with calm and harmony surrounded by nature.
THE PARKCovering nearly 100 hectares, the castle's lands are an extraordinary verdant setting. Forests, meadows and ponds are discovered while out for a stroll without forgetting the rose garden, the straight-lined French garden, the bucolic English garden and the exotic Anglo-Chinese garden. The amateurs of historical heritage can also discover the property's dovecote and its amazing 18th century chapel, octagonal inside and circular on the inside.
THINGS TO DOSwimming enthusiasts will find a beautiful outdoor pool that is sheltered from the wind. Those wishing to discover the park or the region on bicycle can rent them at the reception desk. Fishing enthusiasts can treat themselves to the property's ponds (equipment rental is available).
Le Mans is synonymous with the insurance provider, rillettes (type of pâté) and the 24 Hour motor car race. But the city is more than that. It has a rich historical heritage housed inside its Gallo-Roman fortified walls, including a magnificent Gothic cathedral and a maze of paved narrow streets lined with half-timbered houses. The old city is also called Cité Plantagenêt, in reference to this local dynasty that ruled over the Maine county for many years.
THINGS TO SEE NEARBYLa Flèche zoo, emblematic of the region and France's first private zoo founded in 1946. You will be able to observe more than 1,500 animals. On the cultural heritage side, do not miss the Lude, the most northern of the Loire castles and which has been in the same family for the last 260 years; the Solesmes abbey, known for Gregorian chants; La Ferté-Bernard, a pretty medieval city. On the gastronomical side: poultry, rillettes and sablés, those small round cookies with the great taste of butter whose manufacturing plant can be visited in Sablé-sur-Sarthe.
What our customers say
"Great short stay at this lovely hotel"
We had a great stay here - it was an overnight stop on the way further south. The property is full of character and every detail has been thought of. The hosts couldn’t be more warm and welcoming. They even took the time to show us around their Chateaux, which has been very sympathetically restored and more like a museum. We wish we had more time.
In a unique setting, at the heart of a nearly one hundred hectare park, the Domaine de La Groirie - Hotel & Séminaires, The Originals Collection welcomes you all throughout the year and offers renovated accommodations that combine charm and modernity with high-quality facilities. Seminars, work days, incentives, cocktails but also informal meetings, everything is possible and personalised. 5 minutes from Mans, 55 minutes from Paris by TGV and 1.5 hours from Nantes by motorway, you will find the perfect balance between work sessions far away from the noise and a verdant setting for your leisure time.