Prestigious Family Suite Esprit de Jouy Verte & Bleue

Enjoy the romantic French art de vivre of bygone times, in this suite with its comfortable king size four poster bed and single bed, XVIII century antiques, oil paintings and toile de Jouy fabric covering the walls. Two Juliet balconies and 4 windows overlook the garden, the park and the family chapel.

One emerald green, the other royal blue, these two adjoining, yet separate rooms recall all the splendours of French XVIII century “Art de Vivre”. The Chambre Esprit de Jouy Verte is the most romantic bedroom of the château, with a king size four poster bed, a Juliet balcony plus a large window overlooking the garden and park.

The emerald green toile de Jouy fabric on the walls provides an elegant setting for the period Louis XVI antiques and oil paintings. En-suite bathroom & toilet.

Sharing the same elegance, the Esprit de Jouy Bleue room, offers an authentic Louis XVI single bed 1m30 and has its own en-suite shower and toilet. This Suite has also a dressing room.

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.

Room Details
  • Surface 61 m2 sq
  • Kingsize Canopy bed
  • Single bed 130 cm
  • Hardwood floors
  • Fireplace
  • Garden and chapel view
  • 1 Bathroom with bath and shower
  • 1 bathroom with shower
  • Antique furniture
  • Linens and towels
  • Hermès toiletries
  • Welcome drink of the day
  • Breakfast included
  • Tea water and port wine
  • Wifi
  • No smoking

  All I can say is, definitely do the Grand Siecle Dinner. It was the highlight of our stay at the Chateau. The hosts here will go out of their way to help you. All in all, a wonderful (if expensive) addition to our time in...More

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  Staying in a Chateau owned by the family of a Count and Countess for 600 years sounded like a once in a lifetime experience: but now we've been there we would love to go again. From the moment we booked and received an email from Guy welcoming us and offering tips on our trip to the Chateau, we knew we had found something very special. Marnie and Guy's gracious welcome and the ambience of the historic Chateau were just the beginning. Guy, a charming raconteur, explained the history and culture of the area as he guided us through his home. Marnie provided delicious food, and detailed daily trip itineraries to Loire chateaux and gardens, including dinner bookings on our way home. Guy told us about terroir and how important it is to complement food with wine from the same soil. Marnie taught us about what to see and do. On 2 of the 4 evenings we ate at the Chateau - once experiencing the Grand Siècle dinner in the formal dining room and drawing room ; and once a relaxed charcuterie in the billiard room where centuries ago everyone would have lived. There is a renaissance feel about the hospitality here : travellers and hosts sharing their interesting experiences and insights. We met some fascinating people. Our room, the Suite aux Fleurs, was absolutely charming with a stunning bathroom in the watchtower overlooking the old fortifications and family chapel. We cannot recommend Chateau de la Barre enough. As Guy would say " your mission, if you choose to accept it" !

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  If you are visiting the Loire Valley to see historic chateaux, don’t miss the unique opportunity to actually stay in one. Especially a chateau that has belonged to the same aristocratic family for six hundred years! Think back on your favorite travel experiences, and try...More

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