Prestigious Double Family Suite aux Fleurs & Directoire
This cosy suite is located in the oldest part of the château, XVth century, and decorated with silk stripes, Toile de Jouy on the walls and Georgian antiques. The 4 windows overlook the chapel and the defensive walls.
Chambre aux Fleurs, a charming double room with a queen size 160 cm bed is situated in the XV century wing of the Château. Bright Braquenié fabric forms a striking setting for the luscious patina of the XVIII century antique furniture. En-suite Italian marble bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and toilet, built into the former watch tower.
The adjoining room, Chambre Directoire, offers a period Empire single bed and overlooks the family chapel of the château. It shares the Italian marble bathroom with the Chambre aux Fleurs.
The hearty English breakfast, served on fine porcelain, is presented with home-made jams and fresh seasonal fruit from the castle garden. You will thus savour the beginning of a peaceful day in beautiful surroundings.
The Count of Vanssay will invite you, if you wish, for a visit of the castle, during which he will tie in the history of the Vanssay family with the History of France. Afterwards, enjoy a serene stroll into the untouched nature of the flowered garden and luxuriant park beyond.
- Suite surface 41 sq
- Queen size bed 160 cm
- Single bed 120 cm
- Fortifications view
- Italian tiles and Fireplace
- Bathroom with jacuzzi
- Linen and towels
- Georgian antiques
- Hermès toiletries
- Welcome drink
- Breakfast included
- Tea, water and port wine
- No smoking
What more to say. I went with my with for five nights in late July and we loved it. Each day was better than the previous. While its location can be a bit challenging for some of the day trips we took, the room, grounds, and most importantly the hosts made it an incredibly special and unique trip.
Guy and Marnie, the proprietors and hosts, make this a very special experience. Marnie in particular made each day special, helping us plan our itinerary, booking restaurants, wine tastings, and outings and quickly learning what worked for us. Marnie booked an amazing hot air balloon ride, and we departed from the front lawn of the chateau.
Additionally, the other guests were all interesting and engaging. The other guests were all Europeans and indulged us by only speaking english. Each morning, the lovely breakfast with just a few other guests around a single table made for an environment that encouraged conversations and engagement.
The room was beautiful and the chateau was amazing. While the plumbing is a little noisy, everything worked well and we had no problems or issues.
Truly a special experience.
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
One would have to go a very long way to match the Chateau de la Barre vacation experience. Proprietors Guy and Marnie are committed to sharing all that is wonderful and beautiful about the Loire Valley and have extensive knowledge of the rich history and...More