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In the same family since more than 610 years,Chateau de la Barre is more than a luxury accommodation, it is an experience of the gracious hospitality of French aristocracy. All the rooms are replete with precious XVIIIth century antiques and designer fabrics. Twice a week, a prestigeous dinner is hosted in the XVIIth century dining room, on other nights, it is possible to have a romantic supper in the dining room. Rent a car at CDG airport or take the fast speed TGV train directly to Le Mans or Vendome and rent a car there. Alternatively enquire about having our chauffeur pick you up and be your guide. It is also possible to rent a convertible classic car for your stay. Your hosts, Guy and Marnie de Vanssay, will be pleased to arrange customized stays for you, including visits of top wineries of the Loire (Cabernet Franc reds and Chenin whites, such as Chinon, Bourgueil, Vouvray and Jasnieres), sightseeing from the famous Loire Valley castles to fortified manor houses, medieval towns and picturesque villages, and farmer's markets. For the activity seeking, kayaking, cycling, hiking, hot air ballooning or why not drive a race car around the mythical Le Mans track?
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If you are in the Loire Valley this is the place to stay. The chateau is located in a beautiful country side about in hour and some minutes from Le Mans but much closer to Tours.. Marnie and Guy are the perfect hosts. They are...More
First the Chateau: It is beautiful, rich with history and the rooms are exceptional like all the other reviewers said. I paid an entrance fee to see places that were less nice to see! All the rooms are spacious, beautiful and have Hermes toiletries. Going...More
Many reviews of a positive experience will often repeat the comments of others. I have such a wonderful memory of Chateau de la Barre that I hope I can leave a review that will want others to experience what I have, at this impressive Chateau...More
This was our second week-long stay at Chateau de la Barre, the first being 3 years ago. We both travel here for business (pastry research for me, and car-related research for my husband). I could never recommend this chateau highly enough! Everything is perfection ......More
Not only was our room at Chateau Barre the most amazing room we have ever stayed in, our stay at the Chateau was one of the most amazing experiences we have ever had. We started with a person tour and history lesson by the Count....More
The best way is to take the fast speed TGV train from Paris Montparnasse train station, 45 minutes, to Vendôme Villiers or to Le Mans, and rent a car there. This way, you don't have to negotiate the exit from Paris with a... More
The best way is to take the fast speed TGV train from Paris Montparnasse train station, 45 minutes, to Vendôme Villiers or to Le Mans, and rent a car there. This way, you don't have to negotiate the exit from Paris with a rental car (always a rather complicated adventure!) and the country roads all around our chateau and in our region are easy to drive around and fun and beautiful. We provide our guests with detailed maps and itineraries and suggestions.
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"We stayed in the Marin de Vanssay Suite, which is the most stunning of the five rooms."