Suite Marin de Vanssay

This sumptuous room follows the glorious tradition of the Loire Valley castles : opulence and refinement combined. As vast as it is elegant, it is decorated with precious fabrics, remarkable furniture and masterpieces. Its splendid view over the estate makes it a unique suite.

Marin de Vanssay, who married the great-granddaughter of the Chenonceau builders, built this sumptuous wing. There is no doubt that the spirit of the Loire castles is there. The blue and gold Rubelli damask fabric sets the tone for this exceptional room. The remarkable 18th century furniture and the masterpieces on the walls complete this model of refinement. The three windows “à meneaux” overlook the terrace, the garden, the pond, the river and the castle park.

It is certainly the most expensive of the castles’ rooms but also the most popular because the equivalents are very rare. King-size canope bed and an amazing bathroom, called “Le Salon d’eau” : an Italian shower and a jacuzzi bath, a double sink in a Louis XVI commode, all surrounded by 17th century tapestries. Discover the art of elegant bathing.

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 53 m²
  • King size canope bed
  • Amazing garden, river & park view
  • XVIII antiques
  • Hardwood floors, Fireplace
  • Bathroom Salon D’eau
  • Jacuzzi bath & walk-in shower
  • Double sink into Louis XVI dresser
  • Embroidered linens and towels
  • Hermès toileteries
  • Welcome drink of the day
  • English breakfast included
  • Tea facilities, water and port wine
  • Wifi
  • No smoking

  Staying here is like going back in time. This beautiful family owned chateau with original furnishings was a special four days for my wife and I. Guy and Marnie were gracious hosts, helpful with suggestions of places to visit along with maps and directions. Be...More

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7/18/2014

  We have discovered with the family one of the best aspect of France: It is about elegance, courtesy, comfort and exciting History. We received a very warm welcome and were accompanied by the Count and the Countess during all our stay with many special touches...More

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3/01/2015

  Chateau de la Barre is beautiful with its history, gardens, rooms, charm and gracious hosts. This self-owned chateau is very inviting and homey because of Count and Countess Vanssay who are very engaging and make time to spend with their guests. Marnie Vanssay is extremely...More

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6/12/2016