The warm welcome, the Le Mans charm, the comfort and the friendliness. Welcome to Christine and Laurent Fourre's hotel.
"Christine and I are here for all our guests."
In the ideal spot in Le Mans, The Originals City, Hotel Chantecler, Le Mans is warm and comfortable. Laurent, who runs this 3 Star hotel in Le Mans with his wife, wanted it to be welcoming, elegant and understated. "Christine and I want our guests to feel naturally at ease," says Laurent. This three-star hotel is simple and friendly. The 35 modern and practical rooms are an invitation to enjoy the peaceful location. Christine, Laurent and their team make a point of offering quality service to ensure guests get the most out of Le Mans.
The 35 rooms and three suites at The Originals City, Hotel Chantecler, Le Mans can accommodate one to five people. There's a real focus on comfort in these 11 to 37 m2 living spaces which are perfect for solo travellers, friends, families and colleagues. A contemporary style and harmonious colours make these practical rooms truly pleasant and soothing. "Our hotel is a great base for a stay in Le Mans. For business guests, it's the perfect setting for work or rest," Christine and Laurent tell us.
- Non smoking room
- Family/communicating rooms
There's no restaurant at the hotel but Laurent will be delighted to recommend some great places in Le Mans. However, the bar-lounge awaits for those of you looking to unwind with family, friends or colleagues. And to get the day off to a good start, Laurent serves a breakfast buffet in a lovely setting.
Ideally located in central Le Mans, the hotel is a great place to get the most out of the city and the Sarthe region.
LE MANSLe Mans has a rich historic heritage within the confines of its Gallo-Roman battlements along the Sarthe. Admire the superb Gothic Saint-Julien cathedral and a web of paved lanes lined by timber-framed houses. The old town is also known as the Cité Plantagenêt in reference to the native dynasty which ran the county of Maine for many years. And don't miss the 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum and its 120 vehicles to get all the facts on the famous race.
THE CHÂTEAU DU LUDEThe magnificent Château du Lude stands on the edges of the Loir, 45 km from Le Mans. Le Lude presents numerous faces: medieval and Gothic with its huge round towers; Italian Renaissance with its layout, skylights and medallions; and Louis XVI with its harmonious riverside facade. Tapestries, wood panelling, exceptional paintings and furniture with stunning workmanship will dazzle you at least as much as the incredible grounds overlooking Le Loir.
PERCHE REGIONAL NATURE RESERVEAn hour from the hotel, the Perche Regional Nature Reserve is an invitation to recharge your batteries in a rural spot on the border between Normandy and Centre-Val de Loire. Explore the region's lush, sloping meadows and oak- and beech-lined hills by bike or on a Percheron horse. Beautiful manor houses are scattered amid the wooded countryside and forests. In each market town, B&Bs, restaurants and artisan and antique shops embody the region's gentle way of life.
THINGS TO DO NEARBYAt nightfall, catch the chimera with illuminations on the side of the Le Mans old town and seven other Le Mans locations every summer. Head to the Carré Plantagenêt, the archaeology and history museum which looks back at the history of Sarthe, from prehistoric times to the late Middle Ages. A 15-minute drive away, explore the Epau Abbey in Yvré-l'Evêque, founded in 1229 by Bérangère de Navarre. Now a cultural site, it was listed as a Historical Monument in 1973. Wrap up your visit with a trip to the Pôle Européen du Cheval equestrian centre which is open during competition season.
What our customers say
"Lovely stop over"
Clean with an super comfortable bed. Very helpful in allowing us to store our bikes securely. Only 10 minutes to the centre and yet quiet. Friendly and welcoming staff.
"Great stopover on the way to Spain"
Friendly staff. Accommodated our request for room for less mobile guest and our dog. Bed was AMAZINGLY comfortable as were the pillows. Breakfast and Beer quite pricey but would definitely use again.
Great hotel, very nice people and very clean rooms.
"Lovely overnight stay on our way back to the UK"
Beautiful & exceptionally clean room. Christine was so helpful. Great central position. The room was nicely decorated and very comfortable. Can highly recommend this hotel
Charming hotel well situated and with car parking (if space available) Had a very spacious room - it had an old style France feel to it and we loved it. Didn't stay for breakfast or have a drink as wanted to explore Le Mans a little before leaving for ferry. A good stop over for our journey to the Dordogne.