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Chateau de Villers. An aquarel impression of the estate
Aerial view of the Hunting Lodge
The hunting lodge, summer 2013
The chateau of Villers, front side
Chateau of Villers, wintertime
Swiming pool with telescopic cover
Swimmingpool with cover / lateral view
Swimming pool (cover retracted)
Swimming pool, 6-6-013
Gate of Lions, access lane to the estate / right turn leads to hunting lodge
Gate of boars, view from the house of the intendant of the estate; his wife, houskeeper of the lodge
View on the Hunting Lodge below, taken from the house of the intendant of the estate
Glass front entrance door / dining table before  kitchen bar,extend. to 12 pp / bathroom door
Kitchen with bar overlooking dining area and livingroom
Kitchen annex / loundry with  freezer, big refrigorator, washing machine and dryerr
Bathroom groundfloor
Same bathroom
Same bathroom with toilet groundfloor
Staircase to 2nd floor
Passage 2nd floor with view on Masterbedroom
2nd floor  second toilet
2nd floor  Second bathroom
2nd floor same bathroom opposite angle
2nd floor Masterbedroom
2nd floor same Masterbedroom / view on balcony frontside
2nd floor same Masterbedroom
2nd floor Children bedroom
2nd floor same Children bedroom
2nd floor Third bedroom
2nd floor same Third bedroom
2nd floor View on  garden from Third bedroom / main tree (Ash) illuminated at 10 - 12 p.m.
Children playground with picnic corner
Children playground / Picnic corner bis /  Ash tree illimunated in the evening
game room / table tennis
Horse stables / boxes adaptable to a space of 12m2  each / stairs, access to saddlery
Garden next to pool (at the left, completely out of sight), opposite chateau
Autumn leaves / rare beech tree and as rare ancient pigeonnier (pigeon loft) with  400 pigeon holes
Beach tree in spring with baby owl
Inside pigeonnier with  amazing carpentry ceiling and turning  ladder / now refuge baby church owl
Pigeonnier inside
The chateau of Villers by night
The castle park iluminated / in front the pigeonnier and one of the two rare 'tortured' beeches
Chateau de Villers by night / backside
The chateau around 1900
View from the chateau on the valley of the river Aisne 15th century cereal mill, nowadays farm
View from the chateau on village church of Villers
The 16th century church of Villers, restored after WW II
The 16th century village  church of  Villers en Argonne by night
Chamisso family tomb with officers sword with the insignia of the Order of  St Louis and family crest
Chamisso family tomb / close-up
Chamisso family tomb / close-up family crest
Main entrance chateau (renaissance period) with same  family coat of arms
Horseriding in Villers: Poney club with children farm / free access
Horse riding in Villers: the manège  -  riding school : free access
Horse riding in Villers: stables
Horse riding in Villers: the poneyclub with blacksmith at work : free access
View on Villers church (front left) and Villers castle park (front right), taken from the little chapel, 12-9-011
Villers village map with suggestions for walks in the surrounding forrests with their many ponds
The near beyond (the estate): a farm with swan pond
View on Ante  / Boncourt castle, birth place Adelbert von Chamisso, destroyed during  the Revolution
The village of Ante. Boncourt castle was situated here. Sold and deconstructed in 1792
The chapel to the castle of Boncourt, that survived; nowadays village church of Ante
The surviving chapel of Boncourt castle. Adelbert von Chamisso was baptised here
Outline of former moat (green, because of water remnant). Herewithin was Boncour castle & courtyard
Boncourt castle grounds. Now a famer prepares the earth for harvest; every time remnants  are found
Chamisso family crest, original wall painting at Boncourt. Only pictural remnant of this chateau
Valmy, the battle of 1792 saved the French Revolution & 'changed the face of the earth' (Goethe)
Valmy battle field memorial
The valley of the river Aisne: view on the village church of Villers
The valley of the river Aisne: view on Villers surrounding farmland and forrests
The valley of the river Aisne: lock in the Aisne where the river is most narrow
The valley of the river Aisne near the lock on the Aisne
Valley of the river Aisne: just an other bucolic spot near a fishing cabin
The palatial 18th century townhall of nearby Sainte Menhould, where you may do your daily shopping
Kaiser tunnel / rest and recup. for wounded German soldiers in the Argonne forest near  frontline
Kaiser tunnel / entrance/exit WWI German underground field hospital to visit
Dominating American WW I War Memorial at Vincennes with stunning views over former battle grounds;
French W.W. I memorial at a location where once was a village
Bar le Duc:stunning monument of the Prince of Orange by Ligier, symbolising triumph of resurrection
Your hosts: picture taken in December 2010 at Cape of Good Hope
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Sainte-Menehould, Marne, Grand Est
If you really want to get away of it all, for a while, come and stay at an unique hunting-lodge on a centuries old estate with its hilltop chateau, pigeonnier, park and pool in the CHAMPAGNE

The c h a t e a u (and, until the French Revolution abolished their privileges in 1792, the village of Villers as well together with several other villages and surrounding lands) belonged up to 1904 to the family of Adelbert von Chamisso (1781-1838), the famous French born, but German (!) poet , biologist, explorer (i.a. California) and creator of Peter Schlemihl, the story of the man who lost his shadow. Adelbert was in fact born and baptised as Adelaide de Chamisso at the chateau de Boncourt, publicly sold for demolition during the Revolution, hardly a mile away from this estate where his oncle lived and that survived these revolutionairy times....
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About the Owner
Johannes C
Languages spoken:English
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

This idyllic rural estate has so much to offer. Close to the motorway direct from Reims easy to find yet hidden away in the rich Argonne Champagne countryside steeped in history and near to some local independent champagne growers. The hunting lodge is beautiful filled...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

The hunting lodge of chateau Villers is our best kept secret in the Argonne. We have just returned from our second stay in this beautiful self-catering accomodation. The east wing of the hunting lodge has everything a young family needs from a stair gate at...More

Thank Danielle M
Management response:Responded 12 September 2017

Thank you Danielle. It was great to see you and your family again ! Johannes

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Reviewed 23 January 2014


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Bunk Beds:(2)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Playground
  • Porch
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Water Views
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    2 Full baths
    1 Twin
    2 Bunks
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week Per month
Default 3 nights
30 Jun 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
7 nights -- --
1 Sep 2018 -
28 Sep 2018
3 nights
29 Sep 2018 -
12 Oct 2018
3 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • bed- & hand linen pro person: £8 / stay - Fee
  • Cleaning after depature: £49 / stay - Fee
  • WiFi per week (3€ p.d.): £18 / stay - Fee
  • central (elec) heating between Oct. and April included, per week: £50 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: £269 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
N.B. ONLY in the low season less than one week rentals are possible (midweek minimal 3 nights:360€; long week-end Frday - Sunday: 300 €), as well as a monthly rental (1.200€).

As from January 2018

- LOW SEASON RENTAL FEE: 500 Euro ( basicly January, March, May November and December).
- MID SEASON RENTAL FEE 750 Euro (June, September and holiday periods, notably in April - May, October and Christmas/New Year season).
- HIGH SEASON RENTAL FEE 1.150 Euro ( July & August).

* Fees 2018 West Wing (II) Low Season: 350 €; Mid season: 450 €; High Season:550 €
* Fees 2018 whole hunting lodge (Eeast Wing (I) & and West Wing (II) Low season: 850 €; Mid season 1.200 €; High Season:1.700 €
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About the neighbourhood
This area of the Argonne with its huge forest is a paradise for horse riding, hunting (sanglier/wild boar, deer), fishing, cross-country biking, walking; water sports and two 16 hole golf courses at 50 km.

Villers with its castle and 16th century church is situated at the border of the historic Champagne region and of Lorraine; the Departements Marne and Meuse.

A strategic area of utmost importance where the Gallic world met the Germanic world and where since the 13th century most of Europe's battles were fought.

All sorts of excursions are possible near by and done as our guestbook shows.

To give you some idea of the possibilities f a r t h e r a w a y than the near beyond of Villers with its historic forest and many ponds, picturesque villages and hilly landscape, where war...
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Paris Airport: 222.0 km
Railway: Chalons -en - Champagne: 58.0 km
Ferry: Calais: 359.0 km
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