Welcome to Château du Bois de La Noë

an exceptional B&B at the gateway to Nantes

The Château

Located on the outskirts of Nantes, Château du Bois de La Noë is what is known as a folie. Historically these stately residences were built by the French nobility between the 14th and 19th centuries as country homes or for hosting receptions and parties. Generally constructed in isolated rural areas, they were inspired by the palaces of the Italian Renaissance aristocracy, their façades regularly adorned with colonnades.

Often gifted to demimondaines, mistresses who led an extravagant lifestyle with every luxury provided by their lovers, many of these residences were the venue for soirées of a somewhat libertine nature.


In the heart of a two-hectare estate, this former folie welcomes you to a haven of peace, only:

  • 12 km from the city of Nantes (its Convention Centre, Château des Ducs de Bretagne, world-famous Machines de l’île, etc.);
  • 30 km from the coast and its breathtaking beaches, and notably Pornic (port, casino, etc.);
  • a short distance from the Lac de Grand-Lieu local nature reserve and its hiking or cycling trails, not to mention the magnificent viewpoints (Maison du Lac de Grand-Lieu);
  • 6 km from Nantes Atlantique airport.

The rooms

Château du Bois de La Noë boasts both bed-and-breakfast and gite accommodation.

The five rooms in the B&B can each accommodate two or three people (and even five or six with our two communicating rooms, ideal for families). All are equipped with private bathrooms, television, and free Wi-Fi.

With their very different décors, your choice of room will depend on your personal tastes and the purpose of your stay (business, leisure, etc.).

A gite between Nantes and Pornic

From Nantes to Pornic.

Château du Bois de La Noë offers five guest rooms in the B&B and a separate gite, all of which allow access to the wooded grounds of the estate, the tennis court and the heated swimming pool. Only 500 metres from the estate is the Lac de Grand-Lieu local nature reserve, where you can go walking or cycling and admire the local fauna and migratory birds.

Welcome to the Loire-Atlantique!

In less than 20 minutes, you will find yourself in the heart of Nantes to discover the historical and cultural spirit of our city. And in the opposite direction, you can explore the coves of Pornic and walk along the beautiful beaches of our coastline.