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8 septembre 2017 5 08 /09 /septembre /2017 15:26

Our reservation board for 2018 is already open! It is time to book for Le Mans Classic 2018. Chateau de la Barre is 40 minutes from the legendary Le Mans circuit and is the favorite accommodation for vintage cars owners. 

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17 août 2017 4 17 /08 /août /2017 23:29

Réveillon du nouvel an au Chateau de la Barre! C'est maintenant qu'il faut réserver pour un superbe dîner avec des grands crus, dans la grande salle à manger. Un moment inoubliable!

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6 juillet 2017 4 06 /07 /juillet /2017 19:29

Exclusive rental of Chateau de la Barre for multigenerational events, clubs, weddings or get together is possible. We provide caterer, jazz band or chamber music, cooking classes and many other activities. Contact us for more information.

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22 mai 2017 1 22 /05 /mai /2017 16:19






What is for you the best hotel? Decide whether you prefer boutique hotels or hotel chains, authentic chateaux or trendy, standardised accommodations. Is your taste based on luxury, price, charm or a panoramic view. At Chateau de la Barre we aim for perfection as regards to elegance, authenticity, understated luxury and French “art de vivre”. 

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10 mai 2017 3 10 /05 /mai /2017 15:50


So many hotels and chateaux in the Loire Valley

So many hotels and chateaux in the Loire Valley ! Chateau de la Barre is more than a hotel, it is also a home, which is in the same family since the XIVth century and thus offers you a unique experience of authenticity and French art de vivre, without compromising on the modern comforts of a hotel.


Loire Valley hotels

Compared to “Relais et Chateaux”, Chateau de la Barre remains a warm and welcoming home with its elegant and cheerful interior, valuable antiques and colourful designer fabrics surrounded by a fragrant garden, XVIth century fortification walls and a vast, romantic park with meadows, fields, a pond, a river and woods. Discovering the Loire Valley Chateaux while staying at Chateau de la Barre will make your Loire Valley experience complete.

Loire Valley chateaux

The owners of Château de la Barre, Count and Countess de Vanssay, are directly connected with the owners of many private chateaux, including famous still privately owned Loire Valley Chateaux such as Cheverny, Le Lude, Beauregard, and will be happy to assist you in the organisation of your trip, making it exceptional. This can include arranging for you to meet the owners, enjoy private and exclusive visits, as well as lunch or dinner hosted by the owners in rooms of their chateau normally closed to the public, housing their private art collections. Only Chateau de la Barre can offer such totally VIP access to these chateaux and their owners, allowing you to be welcomed into their estates and spend time with them as friends. What better way to truly experience the Loire Valley and its’ aristocratic life style! Chateau de la Barre and Countess Connections will help you…

Best chateau hotel in the Loire Valley

Chateau de la Barre has been recently selected as the 5th best chateau hotel in the world.

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10 mai 2017 3 10 /05 /mai /2017 04:08

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Spring at its best at Chateau de la Barre. In the garden, the reception rooms, and the rooms flowers are everywhere. This view of the Cottage shows your next vacation rental!

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20 avril 2017 4 20 /04 /avril /2017 10:13

Fly over Chateau de la Barre, the Loire Valley, Vallée du Loir or Perche region with a hot air balloon. Contact us to make your dream come true.

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10 avril 2017 1 10 /04 /avril /2017 16:04


















It is time to plan your holiday rental in the Loire Valley at Chateau de la Barre. In our lovely cottage you can rent a flat for two or four persons. Springtime is already here!

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1 avril 2017 6 01 /04 /avril /2017 21:57

loire valley garden

Spring is here! Come at Chateau de la Barre and enjoy the marvellous gardens of Villandry, Chaumont or Sasnières. 

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24 mars 2017 5 24 /03 /mars /2017 23:15
Wine tasting at Chateau de la Barre

Wine tasting at Chateau de la Barre

Wine tasting Bordeaux Burgundy Grand Crus and other famous french or italian wines.

More than 170 different kind of wines are available on the wine list of Chateau de la Barre.

The Count de Vanssay is always happy to assist you in your choice for a prestigious Grand Cru or a discovery of hidden gems, and even take you on a day’s discovery of some of the best wineries of the Loire Valley.

A consommer avec modération. A votre santé!


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