Chateau de la Barre    


  72120 Conflans-sur-Anille − France

Chateau de la Barre is in the Vanssay family since 1404, unbroken lineage. Staying at Chateau de la Barre with Count and Countess de Vanssay is a unique experience of living an aristocratic and authentic French way of life. Luscious fabrics, important antiques in all the rooms, great wine list, elegant “Grand Siecle Dinner”, colourful garden and surroundings, large private parc, and a professional yet warm and personal welcome by the owners themselves, all this have made Chateau de la Barre a unique address in the Loire Valley for refined travellers.

Chateau de la Barre

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Experience a Chateau hotel near Paris and Loire Valley France… Chateau de la Barre, less than 2 hours from Paris, is perfectly located for visiting Chenonceau, Chambord, Amboise and the other Loire Valley chateaux.

There is no better way to royally experience the castles of the Valley of the kings than as guests at this privately owned boutique hotel, home to the family of Count and Countess de Vanssay for more than 610 years.

This luxury chateau hotel with its 100 acre private park, its romantic gardens surrounded by XVIth century fortifications, its family chapel, its magnificent collection of antiques, oil paintings and tapestries.

Its prestigious rooms without compromise on the best modern comfort, the delicious and elegant dinners with traditional French gastronomy and a great selection of the best French wines make this very exclusive place a highlight when you travel to France.

A warm and personalized welcome will make you feel like friends of Comte and Comtesse de Vanssay. Guy, the 20th Count de Vanssay, will give you a tour of the Chateau and Marnie (she is Anglo American) will meet you in the drawing room for tea and provide you with an introduction to our region, orienting you towards the sights and activities most interesting for you.

Marnie, via her travel agency Countess Connections and its wealth of information and access to hidden gems, can assist you in organizing not only your stay in the Loire Valley but also your travels in France and Europe. Guy is also a wine expert and will help you choose the nectar of your dreams.

Double Suite Marin de Vanssay & Louis XV

The prestigious Suite Marin, with its king size canopy bed, exquisite fabrics and important furniture, is a lost paradise of elegance and vastness. It has three windows overlooking the garden and park, an adjoining charming single room and a large, elegant en-suite bathroom, “Le Salon d’Eau”.

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

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

A most elegant adjoining small double room, Chambre Louis XV, is added creating a vast suite. Le Salon d’Eau is a drawing room that would be a bathroom… Three magnificent tapestries, a Louis XVI commode with a double sink, an area for reading on an elegant Louis XVI armchair, Hermes toiletries… Experience bathing like an art.

 

Double Suit Espirit de Jouy Green & Bleue

Enjoy romantic French “art de vivre” of bygone times, in this suite with its’ comfortable king size four poster and single beds, XVIIIth century antiques, oil paintings and ‘toile de Jouy’ fabric covering the walls. Two Juliet balcony and 4 windows overlook the garden, the park and the family chapel.

One emerald green, the other royal blue, these two adjoining, yet separate rooms recall all the splendours of French XVIIIth century “Art de Vivre”.

The Chambre Esprit de Jouy Verte is the most romantic bedroom of the chateau, with a king size (1m80) four poster bed, a 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 XVIth antiques and oil paintings. En suite bathroom & WC.

Sharing the same elegance, Chambre Esprit de Jouy Bleue, with an authentic Louis XVI bed (1m30) has its own en suite shower and WC. This Suite has also a large dressing room.

Double Suite Bleue & Oiseaux

Two Juliet balcony, framed by luscious turquoise and coral embroidered curtains, offers splendid views of the garden onto the meadow beyond the chateau fortifications. The same magnificent silk fabric covers the king size bed and Louis XV armchairs of this elegant room and the other room offers the same view and elegance with twin beds.

Elegant double room with king size bed and luxurious decoration: Turquoise silk Rubelli fabrics, antique oil paintings and valuable Louis XV antiques.

A Juliet balcony overlooks the garden and park. En suite shower and WC and small dressing room. Chambre aux Oiseaux is a charming twin bedded adjoining room (which can also be arranged as a superking) with a splendid view over the Parc du Chateau and the Valley from its’ Juliet balcony.

The walls are covered with Paul Marot fabric and the furniture is George II period. It is added to the Chambre Bleue as a twin or double room. It has its own shower and WC, and another small dressing room.

Double Suite aux Fleurs & Directoire

This cosy suite is located in the oldest part of the chateau (XVth century) and decorated with silk stripes and Toile de Jouy on the walls, and Georgian antiques. The Italian marble bathroom features a Jacuzzi. The 4 windows overlooks the chapel and the defensive walls.

A charming double room with a queen size (160 cm) bed situated in the XVth century wing of the Château. Bright Braquenié fabric forms a striking setting for the luscious patina of the XVIIIth century antique furniture. En suite Italian marble bathroom with Jacuzzi & WC, built into the former watch walk tower.

The ajoining Chambre Directoire, is a single bed room with a period “Empire” bed, overlooking the family chapel of the chateau.

Suite Marin de Vanssay

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

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

A most elegant adjoining small double room, Chambre Louis XV, can be added upon request, creating a vast suite.

Le Salon d’Eau is a drawing room that would be a bathroom… Three magnificent tapestries, a Louis XVI commode with a double sink, an area for reading on an elegant Louis XVI armchair, Hermes toiletries… Experience bathing like an art.

Suit Espirit de Jouy

Enjoy romantic French “art de vivre” of bygone times, in this suite with its’ comfortable king size four poster bed, XVIIIth 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 XVIIIth century “art de vivre”. The Chambre Esprit de Jouy Verte is the most romantic bedroom of the chateau, with a king size (1m80) four poster bed, a 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 XVIth antiques and oil paintings. En suite bathroom & WC and small dressing area.

Room Bleue

A Juliet balcony, framed by luscious turquoise and coral embroidered curtains, offers splendid views of the garden onto the meadow beyond the chateau fortifications. The same magnificent silk fabric covers the king size bed and Louis XV armchairs of this elegant room with turquoise boiserie walls adorned with oil paintings.

Elegant double room with king size bed and luxurious decoration: Turquoise silk Rubelli fabrics, antique oil paintings and valuable Louis XV antiques. A Juliet balcony overlooks the garden and park. En suite shower and WC and small dressing room.

Room Jaune

Sit in the elegant Louis XV armchair and admire the breathtaking view over the colorful garden, fountain, pond and stream meandering through the meadow to the distant church tower of the nearby village. The walls of this room are decorated with boiseries and mellow golden yellow Toile de Jouy fabric.

A double room with queen size bed (1m60) and radiant golden yellow Toile de Jouy wall fabric highlighting precious mid XVIIIth century antique furniture and a large Aubusson tapestry above the bed alcove. Sweeping view over the colourful garden, the pond, the stream meandering through the meadow and the distant church tower. En suite bath, shower and WC.

Room Aux Felurs

This cosy room is located in the oldest part of the chateau (XVth century) and decorated with silk stripes on the walls and Georgian antiques. The Italian marble bathroom features a Jacuzzi.

A charming double room with a queen size bed situated in the XVth century wing of the Château. Bright Braquenié fabric forms a striking setting for the luscious patina of the XVIIIth century antique furniture. En suite Italian marble bathroom with Jacuzzi & WC, built into the former watch walk tower.

Cottage les Glycines

Be completely independant in this self catering apartment located in a small XVIth century manor right next to the chateau. A good idea for exploring the Loire Valley chateaux and the region during a weeks’ holiday.

Romantic cottage available for weekly rentals in France Loire Valley. This garden apartment for 2 persons consists of a large bedroom / living room with a comfortable king size bed, beautiful exposed beams and a large limestone fireplace. It has an adjoining, fully equipped kitchen with a little dining area and a French window opening out to the front garden, and a beautiful bathroom with a large corner bath and a walk-in shower. Separate toilet. Sheets, towels and firewood provided.

Cottage les Lilas

Surrounded by the moats, the garden and the chateau, this self catering flat is the perfect place to welcome your family in style and with comfort for a week in the Loire and surrounding regions.

Holiday rental self catering family flat or house in France. This cottage for two to four persons has a twin bedroom (which can be arranged as a king bed), an en suite shower and WC with an infrared sauna and a large double bedroom with an en suite jacuzzi bath and separate WC.

This flat has its own separate entrance from the XVIth century courtyard with a little garden to dine al fresco. The decoration of this apartment is both chic and cosy, with a living room/twin bedroom, with sitting/dining area and a sandstone fireplace, an ensuite power shower, infrared sauna and toilet, plus a separate fitted kitchen.

Upstairs is a large double bedroom with sitting area and a magnificent art deco desk, plus an en suite jacuzzi bath and separate toilet.

Grand Siecle Dinner

Meet the other guests of the Chateau during Champagne Cocktails in the Salon Rose. Then adjourn to a four course dinner by candlelight, served in the XVIIth century dining hall with embroidered linen, family silver, fine porcelain and antique crystal. The Comte and Comtesse de Vanssay, hosting dinner, will introduce you to their château, its history, their Loire Region and its wines. After dinner, coffee and brandy can be enjoyed in the ornate Grand Salon, with its unique furniture collection made for the Marquis de Vanssay’s marriage at the château in 1778. This special event at the Château takes place only twice a week.

Chartres cathedral

Chartres Cathedral, known worldwide for it’s extraordinary stain glass windows, springs out of the wheat fields of the Beauce. Just a few miles West and you enter the Perche region, a hilly landscape full of small fortresses, forests, rivers, fish and giant Percheron horses.

The XIIth century Knight Templar’s fortress of Arville and the castle of Montmirail, where Henri II of England signed the peace treaty with Thomas Beckett, are among many of the interesting sights. And the l’Huisne river is ideal for an afternoon kayaking.

Drive at Le Mans

For the race driver in you, Chateau de la Barre can arrange for you to drive a prototype or a Porsche on the most legendary circuit in the world.

At certain dates during the year, you can book the Maison Blanche or even Bugatti track and learn to drive a 24 Hours prototype racecar or improve your performance and precision driving techniques on various Porsches. Inquire about dates and prices which vary according to number of laps and type of car. Early booking is advisable.

By invitation only

Discover the inaccessible world of European Aristocracy most people only get a glimpse at through television and films! Count and Countess de Vanssay can provide private invitations to meet, lunch or dine with the often colorful owners of France’s famous castles and other elegant private chateaux, and visit parts of their houses and art collections not normally accessible to the public. Travel to and from these Loire Valley castles can be arranged by luxury chauffeured car.

Similar private visits of the grand historic houses of Britain can be arranged via our partner, Alessandra Messervy, THE ENGLISH MANNER.

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By Car: From Paris: The A11 autoroute direction Chartres / LeMans. At La Ferté-Bernard take exit No. 5 on to the D1 direction Vibraye and St-Calais. Drive about 23 kms. 400 meters after the cross road toward Conflans-sur-Anille, the château will be sign posted on the right on the D1. From Tours: Take the N10 direction Vendôme, and then the D957 direction Epuisay / Mondoubleau. At Epuisay take the N157 left to St-Calais and go right onto the D1 through Vibraye. Avoid turning off toward the village of Conflans-sur-Anille -- the château will be sign posted on the left. Train Station: Vendôme 35 kms from Château de La Barre (42 mins from Paris via TGV). Airport: 70 kms fromTours.

+ 33 2 43 35 00 17   Fax: + 33 2 43 35 00 17      info@chateaudelabarre.com

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