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Le Domaine de Mestré The Originals Relais

Le Domaine de Mestré The Originals Relais (Relais du Silence)

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Before becoming a 3-star hotel, Le Domaine de Mestré, The Originals Relais had been a family home for generations since 1791. This was the year Marie Amélie’s family bought the land which used to be Fontevraud Abbey’s main farm. By the twelfth century this place known as “Mestré’s lodgings” was already welcoming pilgrims. But it was not until the 1980s that Marie Amélie’s parents returned the estate to its former vocation by starting to manage bedrooms and evening meals. A few years ago, it was re-classified as a hotel/restaurant and has enjoyed great success. Marie Amélie and her husband took over in 2013 and well knows the secret of this success: “Our guests feel like they already know the place as they’ve all got memories of holidays with their grandma, aunt, friends, etc... When they come into Mestré they rediscover something of their roots.” There's no doubt that this is your perfect place to stay in Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, near Saumur.

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  • WiFi


  • Bycicle premises

    Bycicle premises

  • Free hotel car park

    Free hotel car park

  • Restaurant


  • Bar


  • Indoor swimming-pool

    Indoor swimming-pool

  • Seminar rooms

    Seminar rooms

  • Whirlpool


  • Sauna


  • Golf course nearby

    Golf course nearby

  • Garden or park

    Garden or park

  • Table tennis in the hotel

    Table tennis in the hotel


Le Domaine de Mestré, The Originals Relais

Although the decor of the 16 bedrooms at Le Domaine de Mestré, The Originals Relais is especially meticulous, there is no particular style. Owner Marie Amélie explains: “Most of the hotel decor is the result of years of family living across different eras. It’s all designed to make this a nice place to live.” Whether you visit alone, with a partner or the family, you’re sure to find your bedroom combines old-fashioned charm and modern comforts with beautiful living spaces and views over the courtyard or centuries-old trees in the park. 

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Charming Double Room

Charming Double Room

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    People: 2

Double Insolite Room

Double Insolite Room

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    People: 2

Double Romantic Room

Double Romantic Room

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    People: 2

Family Suite 4 persons

Family Suite 4 persons

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    People: 5

Family Suite 5 persons

Family Suite 5 persons

Single Room

Single Room

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    People: 1

Triple room

Triple room

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    People: 3

Twin Charming Room

Twin Charming Room

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Le Domaine de Mestré, The Originals Relais

Our breakfasts are served in the Orangerie, the former wine press of the estate. A luminous room with exposed stonework and beams where those who enjoy the first meal of the day can take advantage of the wide variety of products on offer: hot drinks, fruit juices to be squeezed, homemade cakes, cold meats and pastries selected from local craftsmen. For dinner, we will meet you at La Table de Mestré, in our 2 dining rooms or on our terrace. The cuisine is rich in local and seasonal gastronomy.

Dining area in La Table De Mestre at Original Hotels


We will be delighted to welcome you for dinner, which takes place in the main part of our house. With its two dining rooms with a distinct identity as well as its terrace where you can enjoy a soothing view of the garden and its hundred-year-old trees. Chef Jean-Baptiste Porquet and his team will take care of you for this final act of the day. At La Table de Mestré, from Tuesday to Saturday, we offer a menu based on 3 starters, 3 main courses and 3 desserts, always including a vegetarian option. This moment of sharing, which we invite you to discover, plays with the seasons and the harvests of our vegetable garden as well as the products of the region.


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Le Domaine de Mestré, The Originals Relais

Pin Domaine de Mestré, 49590 Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, France 49590 Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, France


"A wonderful journey"

What an amazing experience in this p(a)lace ;-), everything was good : the room service, the restaurant and the swimming pool etc... A good advice : the shop at the domain is closed on sunday so don't forget to visit it if you stay a week end!

  • Bruno C.
  • May 16, 2022

"Beautiful place"

Authentic character with plenty of opportunites for a relaxing stay.

  • Harie H.
  • Oct 19, 2021

"A very pleasant breather"

Nice, calm and original place. Charming old building (an artisanal soap factory) very comfortable with a lot of natural surroundings. There is a nice walking circuit nearby, that allows a long walk in the fields and forests around the royal abbatial.

  • Thibaud M.
  • May 17, 2021

"A delightful stopover"

Charming place in a lovely setting. Great room (#6) and it is a pleasure to be able to stay in your family home. Very good value too. Three minor comments/suggestions (please treat as positive feedback) 1. Wifi in room 6 did not exist. In the main salon, it was VERY slow. 2. It was not explained to us in advance that we had to pay for dinner at the end of the meal rather than charging to our room. 3. As you observed, we were kept standing rather awkwardly for a long time before being shown to our table in the restaurant. Breakfast was a very pleasant experience indeed. We will return.

  • Doric B.
  • United Kingdom
  • Sep 23, 2020

"Beautiful hotel in the Loire area"

We returned to this hotel in August 2020, as we loved it the first time around in 2018. It's a lovely hotel in the Loire area. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and the rooms are nicely decorated, comfortable and clean. The hotel has a shop that sells beautiful soap products. The food is nice too. The hotel is perfectly located for trips to various vineyards in the area, and the hotel staff can give you tips on which ones are nice. We will definitely stay here again in the future.

  • Abraham V.
  • United Kingdom
  • Aug 25, 2020

"Stop after visiting Fontvereau Abbey"

This was the perfect place to stop and have a very relaxing evening.

  • Nick T.
  • United Kingdom
  • Aug 14, 2020

"Nice stay in authentic farmhouse"

The owners were very friendly and gave us a warm welcome. Good stay and pretty flower garden

  • Wim V.
  • Belgium
  • Jul 31, 2020

"Fantastic place and lovely people!"

We really enjoyed our stay with you! The place is beautiful and calm, the room was perfect (good bed, good climate, nicely decorated). We felt very welcome, even when a silly mistake on our part occurred when we just arrived. Breakfast was great also, good coffee and a perfect selection of bread, cakes, yogurt etcetera.

  • Mirjam D.
  • Netherlands
  • Jul 21, 2020

"Loved it"

A gem all around

  • Jefferson V.
  • United States
  • Jul 10, 2020

"Peaceful oasis of calm"

Our second visit to this charming hotel

  • Fiona M.
  • United Kingdom
  • Sep 28, 2019
Exterior view of Discover the Domaine near The Original Hotels

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Discover the Domaine

The estate is more than just a hotel/restaurant and family home: this is a place where history has left its mark. For example, if you look carefully you will see stonework from an ancient Roman road on the ground. The ponds dug by hand when the Abbey was founded in the tenth century were for fish breeding. The mill opposite them was fully renovated from 1842 by young inmates at Fontevraud Prison. The chapel dates from the twelfth century and houses a clover-shaped crypt. Then there’s the tithe barn, which was where pilgrims were housed, including those walking to Santiago de Compostela. 

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Rosine is Marie Amélie’s mother. In 1970 she started making all-natural soaps for fun at the Domaine de Mestré. She trained with a master soap maker and created her own brand four years later. Since then, the Savonnerie Martin de Candre brand has been famous for its unique soap-making expertise and product quality and has now been taken over by Rosine’s eldest daughter, Hélène.
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Bike hire, table football and a children’s playground are all available, while the nearest golf course is around 10 km away.
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The tithe barn also contains an amazing soap advertising museum featuring an unusual collection of original posters and items which immerse visitors in soap’s colourful history, graphics and design.
Bible on the desk in the chapel near The Original Hotels

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Fontevraud Abbey, the biggest monastic complex in Europen has a fascinating history and interesting architecture and is well worth a visit; Saumur, the “gem of Anjou”, is real horse country and home to the famous Cadre Noir horse riders; all the caves carved into the rock which have shaped the region’s landscapes and boosted some of the main local businesses (wine, mushroom growing); the unique cave village of Rochemenier; the La Sablière caves, the Les Forges cave houses, the town of Doué-la-Fontaine, etc. The chateaus of the Loire. Further away there is Angers, Puy du Fou theme park, Futuroscope theme park, etc.
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Great novelty for the year 2021, our family hotel offers an indoor swimming pool measuring 11 x 4.5 meters. Installed in an old press, our basin and its lagoon water at 27 degrees benefit from an exceptional unusual setting, rich in history and character.  At your disposal in the "le Pressoir" area:
Cabin with multiple secure lockers.

  • 2 Showers
  • Hair dryer
  • WiFi connection
  • 4 sockets to charge smartphones
Plunge pool in the Spa at The Originals Hotels

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After a swim in the swimming pool, you can take advantage of the massage system by jets and bubbles of our Spa or the ultra relaxing infrared heat of our Sauna. A combination of 100% well-being activities awaits you in Mestré for an unforgettable stay!

  • Spa with 2 seated and 2 reclining places
  • Bluetooth audio system
  • Mood lights to the rhythm of your playlist.

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This beautiful high-ceilinged room with exposed stone and beams formerly housed the estate wine press and can seat up to 25 people.


Interior of The Orangery Room of The Originals Hotels



This large, bright period room has courtyard and garden views and can seat around 15 people.


A business Meeting in Reading Room at Originals Hotels



This smaller lounge decorated in Empire style can seat around ten people.


A business Meeting in Empire Lounge at Originals Hotels



This charmingly pretty room on the first floor has a fireplace and parquet floor. It can seat around ten people.


A business Meeting in Empire Lounge at Originals Hotels

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