Prestigious suite Marin de Vanssay & Louis XV

Relive the refinement of the XVIIIth century in the prestigious Suite Marin, with its king size canopy bed, exquisite gold and royal blue fabrics, important furniture and paintings. Three windows overlook the garden and park. There is a beautiful adjoining small double room and a large, elegant en-suite bathroom : “Le Salon d’Eau” decorated like a small drawing room.

Marin de Vanssay, the husband of the great grand-daughter of the builders of famous Loire Valley castle Chenonceau, added this wing on to Chateau de la Barre to enhance his prestige in the late XVIth century.

Facing the imposing century-old oak wardrobe stands an important XVII century Florentine mirror towering over a magnificent XVIII century French Régence commode. The luxurious gold and royal blue Rubelli fabric completes the remarkable furniture and the embroidered linens of this princely room.

A most elegant adjoining small double room, Chambre Louis XV, was added creating a vast suite. “Le Salon d’Eau” is a bathroom decorated like a drawing room: three magnificent Aubusson tapestries, a Louis XVI commode with a double sink, and even an area for reading in an elegant Louis XVI armchair: Experience bathing as an art.

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 : 82 m2
  • king size canope bed
  • 140 cm double bed
  • Park and river view
  • XVIII antiques
  • Hardwood floors, Fireplace
  • Bathroom le salon d’eau
  • Jacuzzi bath, walk-in shower
  • Double sink into Louis XVI dresser
  • Italian tiles and XVIII tapestries
  • Towels, hairdryer
  • Welcome drink
  • Breakfast included
  • Tea, water and port wine
  • Hermès toiletries
  • Wifi
  • 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,...More

    thumb Jonathon S
    8/28/2014

      Chateau de La Barre provides an awesome experience into the past of France's aristocracy together with an admirable reception by the property's hosts. Don`t miss it!

    We stayed at the cottage - very well decorated with a complete kitchen - and in the castle, which is a bit intimidating because of so many antiques from the decoration. We got used to it after a while, but all the time we thought about the hundreds of years of each piece surrounding us :o).

    The owners - Guy and Marnie - welcome you warmly, take care of your stay and help with excellent tips for day trips in the area. Upon our arrival it was late for lunch and Marnie was able to hold a restaurant nearby open to serve us... in France!!!

    Pun & Diva, the dogs, make you feel even more at home.

    Excellent accommodations and perfect location as a base to explore the Loire.

    thumb fmortara
    10/03/2013

      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...More

    thumb Ros W
    8/06/2014