Domaine de la Gressière *** Hotel Restaurant, Seminar & Reception by the sea

Domaine de la Gressière - Address: Av. de la Noue Fleurie, 44760 La Bernerie-en-Retz - Tel: 02 51 74 60 06


A place steeped in history.

In the 11th century In the 11th century, the château is said to have been a fortress, surrounded by a moat, dominating the entire Bay of Bourgneuf. At the time, the Château was a watchtower for the Baie de Bourgneuf.

In the 15th century The château was built entirely of wood. A fire ruined the building at the end of the 17th century.

19th century: Château de la Gressière was built in 1870 on the ruins of a fortress.

On his arrival, Arthur de Charrette de Boisfoucault had the old château razed to the ground and built the present-day château, which dominates the village with a magnificent view of the sea. Inspired by the style of Louis XIV, it was said at the time to be both sumptuous and modern.

The owner died prematurely in 1880, without having benefited from the château.

Today, it's hard to imagine this property of almost 50 hectares in a single block stretching right down to the sea. This very large estate included the château, outbuildings and two farms. Among other things, vines were grown here.

In 1936 Château de la Gressière was sold to the de Boüard family and the farm to the Corbet family, who still run it today.

In 1985 The town of La Bernerie finally bought it, following the death of Count Roger de Boüard de Laforest, its last owner.

The municipality restored two large salons on the first floor for official receptions.

In 1991 In 1991: She rented it out under an emphyteutic lease, with the idea of turning it into a hotel-restaurant, and leased it to Madame Grandjean, who ran it until 2002.

In 2002 Le Bail was sold to Philippe Payet, who ran the business from 2002 to 2011 and then sold the lease to Marc Guillermou.

Since 2011: Marc Guillermou invests to optimize the Domaine's offering and delegates site management to several successive teams.

Alan Castelsagué, whose name was predestined not only because of the castle in its name, but also because of its initials, identical to those of the man who built it in the 19th century, now runs the estate.