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

      The Comte and Comtesse de Vanssay are the most delightful people and staying at their chateau was pure pleasure. My husband and I were tired after completing a five day bike trip in France, so relaxing in our spectacular room, walking through the garden with...More

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    6/24/2015

      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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    10/08/2014

      If you are in the Loire Valley this is the place to stay. The chateau is located in a beautiful country side about in hour and some minutes from Le Mans but much closer to Tours.. Marnie and Guy are the perfect hosts. They are...More

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    5/15/2014