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.
- 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
- No smoking
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
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 and its gardens.
It goes without saying that Comte & Comtesse de Vanssay (Guy & Marnie) owners and hosts of the Chateau are proud of their home and want others to enjoy the experience of absorbing yourself into the history of the Chateau and their family name. From the moment you meander through the grounds down the driveway and catch your first glimce of the Chateau your face lights up, a cheeky little smile appears on your face and you realise that you made a great choice. For me I realised I had got things right as I felt the tension in my wife's hand which she had placed on top of mine and then seeing the glaze of her eyes and a smile that mimiced my own. 5 days later we left to continue our holiday through France and could not stop thinking about Chateau de la Barre, Guy & Marnie and the local area. So much so we change our plans and returned to finish our honeymoon at the place were our married life began. You will be very happy if you have your own memory of Chateau de la Barre to tell. 'Luxury is a matter of money, elegance is a question of education'
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