Hôtel de l’Abbaye – Bringing the sleeping beauty back to life

Purchased in 2022 by the Somewhere to Meet family group, the Hôtel de L’Abbaye in Tronchet, a 4-star hotel built in a former abbey church, is writing a new page in its history.

« Bringing the sleeping beauty back to life »

It’s the tale of a meeting, of falling in love with this charming property, as if it were a natural choice.


Interview with Anne Raguideau, Managing Partner
of the Somewhere To Meet Group.


“When we visited the Hôtel de l’Abbaye for the very first time in 2021, we were immediately captivated by the place. This grand 17th-century building stands in the heart of a green setting, with its large park, age-old trees and view over Lake Mireloup. A real haven of peace, peaceful and warm, with an atmosphere steeped in history.”


“It’s easy to imagine how life was in this former abbey. Silent wanderings through the cloister, strolls in the gardens to the sound of birds and the lapping of the lake. The very special soul of the property lies in its old stones, beams and architectural features. The Hôtel de l’Abbaye has that warm, authentic atmosphere that transports us, like an invitation to take a break, to relax and to enjoy a certain art of living.


For us, acquiring this prestigious establishment meant breathing new life into this fairytale hotel and bringing the sleeping beauty back to life.”


Our ambition

« We want to make the most of the potential of this establishment, which has been somewhat dormant for a while. The Hôtel de l’Abbaye and our gourmet restaurant Le Jardin de l’Abbaye will now be open all year round. Our teams are dedicated to making every stay unique, thanks to the quality of their welcome and the excellence of their service.


We mainly welcome couples and families on holiday in Haute Bretagne, looking for a unique experience in an authentic setting. One of our ambitions for the Hôtel de l’Abbaye is also to open up to a wider clientele, and to welcome groups. We aim to welcome professionals for business trips, professional seminars and study days, but also to exploit the event potential of a large-scale venue such as this, by developing our offer for weddings, ceremonies and family events.


With 45 rooms and suites, a reception room for up to 120 people and a gourmet restaurant, we can accommodate large groups and organise exceptional events in an intimate, privileged setting.”


First 4-star hotel for the Somewhere To Meet Group


“Driven by shared values, our establishments have in common a sense of conviviality, a commitment to increasingly eco-responsible approaches, and a desire to promote the regions and their treasures.


The purchase of the Hôtel de l’Abbaye demonstrates the Somewhere to Meet group’s desire to offer a diversified range of hotels, full of gems and delightful surprises. This premium establishment is a perfect illustration of our vision of the hotel business and our desire to offer a timeless experience that is unique and rich in encounters and discoveries.”

« The Hôtel de l’Abbaye may be opening a new chapter in its history, but its soul and timeless charm remain intact. Our motto is to make this hotel of character a setting conducive to rejuvenation and an idyllic place for reunions, and to transport you into a magical atmosphere like no other.»