The Watch Tower



Located at the top of a small spiral staircase in the West Wing of Tennessus Castle, is the small but exceptionally beautiful XV Century "Watchtower".

This delightful, newly opened suite has a spectacular  beamed wooden ceiling, polished wooden floor  and ....


....  hand painted, period style, wall scenes and decorations,


 A hand crafted, interior oak staircase links the tiny bedroom to

its spacious, hand painted bathroom below, with  a real copper bath tub and basin.



"I felt like a princess with her fairytale prince . . This is a magical place that is filled with warmth and happiness." Florence and Fabrice (translated from French!)


A full continental breakfast with fresh breads and croissants, cereals, homemade jams and preserves ,creamy yoghurt and a variety of teas and coffees is served in the newly opened medieval dining room or the historic vaulted "Salle de gardes" on the ground floor of the castle, or in the medieval dining room.


-A full English breakfast can be ordered in advance (supplement 20 euros per couple).


To enjoy Tennessus and its lovely gardens to the maximum extent possible, order our  Basket meal.....  to be savoured either in the grounds or by candlelight in the castle.

PRICE: 65 Euros (2 pers)

PRICES (including breakfast and welcome drink)

120 Euros per night  (2 pers)

Things to do

At the castle:

- Boating,

- Fishing,

- Swimming,

- Badminton ,

- Croquet,

- Ping pong,

- Medieval workshops,

- Hikes and walks. 

- Sketching (private lessons available)


Medieval Parthenay,historic villages with churches (Saint Loup  Airvault, Saint Jouin des Marnes),golf, riding, windsurfing.

Further afield

The Futuroscope - Futuristic theme park (1 hr), Puy du Fou - historic theme park (1 hr), ballooning (1hr). the seaside (1.5 hrs), the Loire Valley and its castles (1hr-2hrs). Treetop assault course (45mins).