Maison d’Hôtes – Luxury Guest House
Le Clos Saint-Sauveur joins the Porte Saint-Sauveur (known locally as « le Porche ») which faces the Church that bears his name. The guest house has been lovingly restored with full respect for its history. Maximum attention to detail has been given, always with preference for authentic materials.
Without doubt the seductive charm of the home is immediately sensed from the interior design sourced from some of the most respected houses of French master craftsmanship. The sublime colour pallet harmonising with the wallpapers of Pierre Frey, textiles chosen from Braquenié, with passementerie from Houlès. Rugs from Codimat as re-editions from the house of Edmond Petit, textiles and wallpapers from Madeleine Castaing, bring a particular feeling of the spirit of the 19th century to Clos Saint- Sauveur.
In Belleme or the the nearby town of Mortagne-au-Perche to the north, you will find beautifully elegant private houses which never fail to capture the admiration of visitors. Constructed in the 17th and 18th centuries by highly respected families of the day, or by wealthy business people, they are adorned with magnificent balconies of forged iron, monumental entry ways of hand cut stone with imposing wooden doors. Sculpted friezes on external walls confirm the administrative and commercial importance of these towns before the Revolution in 1789 . Bellême is a town with a rich historical past which is actively conserving its charm by protecting its cultural inheritance as seen also in the paved lanes, at times almost hidden, which today are alive with Artisans, decorators and Antiques.
We welcome you
At two and a half hours from Paris, Nantes or Rennes, at one and a half hours from Caen or from Tours, Philippe and Yves will welcome you to the Perche, into the heart of the medieval city of Bellême, into a home which invites you to take the time to enjoy life itself.
Bellême is one of the three ancient capitals of the Perche. Histoire de la ville de Belleme.
You will find in this home a rare elegance and discretion aligned with the highest standards of quality and comfort. Three generously sized bedrooms, luxuriously designed and well equipped, which doesn’t inhibit in the least a home of conviviality and simplicity where memorable encounters are valued. You will also appreciate, on sunny days breakfast or brunch served in the shade of the walled garden.
The Perche is a place of breathtaking beauty. Bathed in soft light, its luscious green rolling hills, its prairie grasses and Manor Houses. bHarmonious architectural proportions and ochre walls give a warm glow to its inhabited landscapes. These qualities invite you into the heart of the old cities of Belleme, Mortagne-au-Perche and the charming hilltop village of La Perriere situated at the western point of the forest of Belleme, one of the most beautiful in France. The Perche is under the patronage of the famous Percheron. The most noble of working Horses.
The grand stylist of haut couture Gabrielle Chanel, who needs no introduction, was also a decorator of interiors which we witness in her apartment in rue Cambon and in the Ritz Hotel in Place Vendome, Paris. You will find in the room “Gabrielle” her characteristic preference for a mix of gilded wood, mirrors, cristal and white flowers. Pure pleasure to stay in this light filled room with an uninterrupted and memorable view to the church of Saint-Sauveur.
This room is a homage to Madeleine Castaing, the Queen of Decor. Her one of a kind whimsical personality is the origin of a style which remains a point of reference in the world of contemporary Interior Design. An atmosphere truly inspired by Madeleine Castaing where we combine, Napoléon III, English Regency, Directoire period furniture and Biedermeier. For Madeleine Castaing, the furniture is in mahogany or even in bamboo. She often brought together lime green and sky blue which is refered to as Castaing blue or green. All the windows of this charming room have a view of the garden.
Monsieur, is the respectful term used by the couturiers of the Atelier of Yves Saint-Laurent to address the Head of the House of Haute Couture. This room is an invitation to travel, the ideal joining of the West and the Orient tracing the path of Saint-Laurent in Morocco. Adding to the charm, one of the two Medieval towers of the ramparts of the Porte Saint-Sauveur exists within the walls of the room. This unusual architectural feature, together with the warm choice of colours and the view over the garden will seduce even the most demanding of travellers.