Our occasion to visit Chateau du Breil was the 5 year reunion with our 7 grandchildren, now ages 19-24. Iris and I had been looking for a special place to celebrate and when we saw Shelley and Ben's place on line, we grabbed it!. Located 30 minutes from Nantes and a TGV ride from Paris, we were so pleased to find a room for each person with individual bath, beautiful formal dining room and living room, large kitchen, heated pool--what else could we ask for? So, when we corresponded with the owners, they helped us arrange for a chef and our chef's tour of the Nantes marketplace, a tour of a local Muscat winery, reservations at a two star Michelin restaurant near by, fresh breads and crescents every morning. Gathering around the swimming pool, walking through the vineyards or to the nearby village, we knew we had found a place to build memories for our family. And build, we did.....Our grandkids were blown away by the place-- having come from hostels and camping areas, wine and cheese dinners--suddenly, they were part of the artisanal scene. What we didn't expect was the warmth of Ben's family, whom we invited to join us for our final dinner 4 days later. We didn't just live in luxury , we found new friends who made us feel at home and a part of their family. So, if you want a place to stay where hospitality and lifelong friendships can develop, give them a call, tell them what you are planning and what you need and they will make it happen. Tell them we sent you...C'est Magnifique.