Chateau La Montchevalleraie

 Lieu-dit La Montchevalleraie 49500 Aviré − France

The Montchevalleraie is an elegant family house built in the 18th century for a family of notable Angevin. Since 1995, Christian Boulmant Nomballais who presides over the castle.

After a campaign of restoration of the castle and the park, he began to restore the castle delicate and refined character of the provincial family homes from the 18th century.

With a subtle mix of furniture and family heirlooms or antique, the owner has restored the art of living there the Enlightenment around its collections and memories.

Now an elegant and refined atmosphere reigns over the lounges and rooms of the castle.

The Montchevalleraie Castle is a private residence and inhabited throughout the year.

The Castle is built in Montchevalleraie shale and rubble on a regular plan in U. On its southern facade complex skylight presents the characteristics of a Palladian window pediment inscribed in a semicircular. ( General Inventory of Cultural Heritage ) The 1826 cadastre shows a home to which are attached to both sides pretty communal covered rump. They include two wings at right angles to the South. Note an interesting pinnacle established on the west wing. A large pond south face, preceded by a garden. Also included is two small pavilions now disappeared.

His English park and rose garden will seduce the nature lovers! You will discover ancient trees such as redwoods (Sequoiadendron giganteum Sequoia sempervirens), plane trees, larch remarkable arrival in the driveway, with pink flowers chestnut (Aesculus carnea), tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera), oaks (Quercus ilex), catalpa (Catalpa bignonioides), Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris), Himalayan cedar (Cedrus deodara). Also in the ornamental garden: roses and fruit trees. etc. 

The field of Montchevalleraie is bounded by hedges.

(General Council of Maine-et-Loire - 

Study and development of parks and gardens of Anjou - inventory sheet)

The calm and romantic atmosphere of the Castle of La Montchevalleraie sure to impress as the famous operetta singer, Luis Mariano , who frequently came at the invitation of Marcel Lamy, Director of the Théâtre du Châtelet.


The Chateau de La Montchevalleraie is selected by Top Guides:  

  • Gault et Millau
  • Chateaux Story
  • Vieilles French Houses / Castles Dreams
  • Guest Rooms at the Castle, Castle & Manors, etc.
  • The Castle Montchevalleraie received the label Historical Heritage VMF.
  • The gardens and the park of La Montchevalleraie are referenced by the Parks and Gardens in France Committee.
  • Rooms and rooms of the castle of La Montchevalleraie are connected to the Internet thanks to a secure wireless network.



A rich continental breakfast will be served in the dining room of the castle of 8:30 to 10:00.


The gardens

The gardens of the castle of La Montchevalleraie span nearly 6 hectares.

Here you can discover an avenue planted a rose garden, a conservatory-orchard, a vegetable garden, an English park and a pond of 6000 m2.

The garden maintenance is carried out in an environmentally responsible approach. Our gardeners and working to preserve biodiversity and reduce water consumption gardens. As such the castle park of La Montchevalleraie is a member of "Gardens of Noah"


In the region

While staying at The Montchevalleraie you can enjoy the charm of the Loire Valley. UNESCO World Heritage of UNESCO, Anjou offers many entertainment and cultural activities.


Touring castles and monuments  

  • Château d' Angers and Apocalypse Tapestry
  • Castle Breze
  • Castle Brissac
  • Abbey of Fontevraud
  • Castle Montgeoffroy
  • Castle Montsoreau
  • Château du Plessis Bourré
  • Castle of Plessis Mace
  • Castle Raguin
  • Castle of Saumur
  • Château de Serrant



River and air Tourism:  

  • Anjou Navigation
  • the Loire between Oudon and Champtoceaux
  • Cruise on the Oudon and Mayenne from the port marina Segre
  • Maine Anjou Rivieres
  • Montgolfieres Anjou
  • Hirondelle Boat



  • Operas of Nantes and Angers


Theatre / Cinema 

  • Cinemas in Segre (4 km from the castle)
  • Anjou Theatre
  • Le Quai, Angers
  • NTA, New Theatre of Angers National Scene
  • Exhibitions and Fine Arts 
  • Angers Museum of Fine Arts , Museum Jean Lurcat , Galerie David d'Angers


Parks and gardens  

  • Angers Arboretum Gaston Allard Park or the Garden of Plants
  • Botanical Garden Camifolia
  • The eastern park of Maulevrier
  • Terra Botanica
  • Paths of pink
  • Gardens of Chateau Pine



  • Riding: Haras du Lion d'Angers or equestrian center of La Landelle
  • Golf: Anjou Golf
  • Sports Leisure: Anjou Sport Nature




  • Angers
  • Chateau-Gontier Bazouges
  • Le Lion d'Angers
  • Segre



  • BioParc Zoo de Doue-la-Fontaine


Our partners 

  • Jazz Gourmet Festival, Segre 
  • The Organising Association of Jazz Festival Blue Anjou. 
  • Louis XVI Association 
  • The Association Louis XVI brings together people interested in the objective study of the reign of Louis XVI. Founded in 1985, it has an exclusively historical character.
  • The France Parks and Gardens Committee 
  • It aims to present all the parks and gardens of France. Large or small, public or private, or regularly open by appointment. They are classified by region, to guide the visit; they are also indexed according to various criteria to facilitate the study.

Our favorites 

  • In Normandy, the heart of the Auge and Cliff countries gates lies the Château d'Ailly.  
  • Chateau d'Ailly. The guest rooms located in a place full history with refined and stylish decor.
  • Near the Pont du Gard, the former residence of the Dukes of Uzes sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Espérou offers charming guest rooms
  • Broc Chic. Specializing in fine authentic objects and pieces Christophe Dolbeau presents its expertise and some of these little treasures on its website
  • The Malinge nurseries. Anjou since 1913. Installed in blue, in Segré (Maine et Loire) Malinge The house offers a wide range of plants, trees, shrubs, perennials and plants. Http://
  • The Tartifume Domaine offers these wines of Anjou. Benoit Gueret, winemaker more information on the field of website
  • The workshop Barucco , restoration of paintings in Angers and Montjean-sur-Loire. 



Located between Anjou and Mayenne, at 4 km from Segre, Sub-prefecture of Maine-et-Loire and twenty Chateau-Gontier, Sub-prefecture of Mayenne, the Montchevalleraie now visit every Sunday afternoon (until September 30).

Nestled in a lovely planted with centenary trees avenue, La Montchevalleraie lying below heritage lovers.

Castle owners guide visitors in certain reception rooms but also more intimate way, in parts of the Montchevalleraie services. This tour will allow visitors to share the daily life of the family homes of past centuries. In line with the success of series such as Dowton Abbey or Grand Hotel, visiting the Montchevalleraie plunge visitors into the initmité Angevin residences.

One of objecitfs of this opening to the public and allow owners to share their amateur passion for the history of their home and objects that they have gathered there.


Practical information

From May 1 to September 30 

every Sunday afternoon from 14 pm (Departure of the last visit at 17 h)

Guided tour by the owners, duration 1 hour 


Chambre Princesse de Lamballe
Chambre Marie-Antoinette
Chambre Roi René

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The Montchevalleraie is 4 km from Segre, 25 km from Château-Gonthier, 45 km from Angers and 90 km from Nantes and 300 km from Paris 

GPS coordinates : 

47.710946 -0.821479

By car

From Paris, take the A11 to Angers. Then direction Rennes - Laval Output Segre

Pass the viaduct at the crossroads of Europe in Segré. Just after the viaduct, take the 1st exit right towards Aviré.

At about 4 km, turn left, the road show: The Monchevalleraie.

Then turn right, about 400 m, facing the pond on the left.

The property is at the end of the road



Carpooling is a space at the entrance of the city of Segré


By train

Angers is 1h30 from Paris


By plane

A series of regional and international service are provided by the Angers Airport

Airport Angers Loire 

+33 (0) 2 41 61 32 24

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