Chateau de la Barre is a luxury, family owned, Loire Valley Chateau with unique French elegance and décor, situated at the foot of the Valley. This beautiful French château can either be used as a boutique hotel or taken on an exclusive use basis. With its romantic gardens it is surrounded by XVIth century fortifications and has been in the same family for more than 600 years. Absolutely steeped in history, the current Count de Vanssay has great pleasure imparting his knowledge and it’s past, during a private tour of the chateau, on guests who are keen to find out more about it.
Relax in stunning drawing rooms and enjoy the precious antiques, family portraits and oil paintings. You will be surrounded by designer fabrics, ornate chandeliers, grand fireplaces and Versailles parquet floors.
The suites and bedrooms are all decorated to the highest standard with the charm of the original features and modern day comforts.
Less than 2 hours drive from Paris you will find yourself in the Loire Valley. A short train journey on the TGV will take you to Paris or Le Mans, with Charles de Gaulle Roissy Airport 90 minutes on the train.
Dine with the Count and Countess de Vanssay in the XVIIth century dining hall with embroidered linen, family silver, fine porcelain and antique crystal. The Count himself is the 20th generation from an unbroken family lineage at this Loire Valley château since 1404.
Fragrant flower gardens, with different colour themes, and a long rose garden for guests to enjoy. Past the gardens, paths lead down to the pond, the river, meadows and further into the woods of the 100 acre private park.
Nearby you will find Le Mans, Chartres and of course, the many châteaux and vineyards of the Loire valley for exploring and days out.