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28 juin 2010 1 28 /06 /juin /2010 11:31


From June 29th to August 28th a fantastic sound and light show takes place 5 nights a week in the medieval town of Le Mans. Have a look at this breathtaking video about la "Nuit des Chimères".

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27 juin 2010 7 27 /06 /juin /2010 21:22


View from the kitchen of Cottage Glycines. Entirely renovated during winter 2008-2009, the Cottage is fully booked until end of September. Book early for 2011...

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27 juin 2010 7 27 /06 /juin /2010 17:29



Rasberries, stawberries (the tasty gariguette), red currant and artichokes. Tomorrow on this blog, the secret of making jam: Marnie's recipe...

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26 juin 2010 6 26 /06 /juin /2010 12:47



Compare Kakou's and the Rolls Royce profile...

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25 juin 2010 5 25 /06 /juin /2010 16:59



The table is set with XVIIIth century family silver and Waterford crystal glasses for the "Diner Grand Siècle" in the Grande Salle-à-Manger. The flowers are lilies and delfiniums from the garden.

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25 juin 2010 5 25 /06 /juin /2010 11:58


On the 1st of July, France 2, the second main french TV channel, shows Chateau de la Barre in its very popular broadcast: "Envoyé Spécial".



Le 1er Juillet prochain, rediffusion du reportage "Le goût des hôtes" à 20h35 dans "Envoyé Spécial" sur France 2. Six minutes environ sont consacrées au Chateau de la Barre.




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25 juin 2010 5 25 /06 /juin /2010 11:28

The very interesting web site for travellers travelwith.zen-aida.com made recently a large and illustrated report of Chateau de la Barre.


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24 juin 2010 4 24 /06 /juin /2010 15:02





The garden in all its majesty: Delfiniums, roses, carnations and lilies in the sun of June. Lobb.jpg


And Peter, one of our return guest, looking at the garden from the Chambre Jaune....

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22 juin 2010 2 22 /06 /juin /2010 15:22

Stay for free at Chateau de la Barre in August promo-aout-anglais.jpg


In August enjoy summer at Chateau de la Barre and stay 3 nights or more from 60 Euros per person per day. Discover Chateau de la Barre with our first offer for a free night and enjoy Summer with elegance.

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17 juin 2010 4 17 /06 /juin /2010 14:34


Back from the local market, ingredients for this evening dinner: Rustic and rare species of tomatoes, our basil, good sauvignon from Jacky Marteau, goat cheeses from the farm of the Chateau. Organic food, respect for nature, and pleasure from fresh and tasty local products.

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