Suite Esprit de Jouy

Enjoy romantic French “Art de vivre” of bygone times, in this suite with its comfortable king-size four poster bed, XVIII century antiques, oil paintings and Toile de Jouy fabric covering the walls. A Juliet balcony and 2 windows overlook the garden, the park and the family chapel.

This elegant emerald green room recalls all the splendours of French XVIII century “Art de vivre”. The room Esprit de Jouy Verte is the most romantic bedroom of the château, with a king-size four poster bed, 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 and small dressing area.

The hearty English breakfast, served on fine dishes, is offered with home-made jams and fresh seasonal fruit from the castle garden. You will thus savour the beginning of a beautiful and serene day in a peaceful lounge.

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. The luxuriant park and the flowered garden of the castle invite you for a beautiful stroll into untouched nature.

Room Details
  • Surface 32 m2
  • King size canopy bed
  • Hardwood & Fireplace
  • Overlooking garden, park and the family chapel view
  • Bathroom with bath and shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Embroidered linens and towels
  • Hermès toileteries
  • Welcome drink
  • Breakfast included
  • Tea, water and Port wine
  • Wifi
  • No smoking

      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

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    10/26/2013

      Thank you for your compliments on the great rooms and items to view even if our antique doors have no locks as you noticed.

    We feel sincerely sorry that you felt unwelcome in our home. Perhaps what you relate happened at a particularly stressful moment for us, nobody is perfect and we apologize!

    We are sincerely happy to meet our guests who come from all over the world and who are interested to experience the life in an authentic family chateau. Often the highlight of their stay seems to be the Dinner Grand Siècle, -which we host twice a week with the antique porcelain and crystal glasses, the family silver, the embroidered linens, - is a moment during which we enjoy sharing our culture, our way of life in the traditions of the French aristocracy, following an exclusive tour of the Chateau by Count de Vanssay.

    We understand that this particular evening could be different from the dinner you expected, and too many explanations could be felt as “with forced charm” and “pretentiousness” to you.

    However we do try to inform our guests about the programme of these elegant evenings that are usually appreciated all as many tripadvisor reports show.

    Thank you for informing us about this question of currency proposed to guests, which is something nobody has ever mentioned before and can easily be arranged, as we have no problem taking British pounds. We will think about it and enquire further.

    We do hope that you will receive these apologies and explanations graciously and it will be a pleasure for us to welcome you again at Chateau de la Barre.

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    9/15/2014

      I was shocked to read the previous post on TA. My experience with hosts, Guy and Marnie, was completely different and they could not have been kinder or more welcoming. We enjoyed every minute of our three nights at the Chateau We were in the...More

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    9/16/2014