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My husband needed a nice place for a few weeks while on business in this area of France. When I saw the photos of Cottage Glycines (on the Château-de-la-Barre property to rent for a longer stay), I knew we had found it - and we...More
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Response from ChateauLoire, Propriétaire at Chateau de la BarreResponded 20 February 2018
Many thanks for your time in writing a review of your stay. We were delighted to meet you and get to know you. Guy and Marnie
If you are visiting the Loire Valley to see historic chateaux, don’t miss the unique opportunity to actually stay in one. Especially a chateau that has belonged to the same aristocratic family for six hundred years!
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When planning our trip to the Loire Valley, I was absolutely overwhelmed at the sheer magnitude of accommodation options. Not only is the Loire region itself quite vast, but there are also a plethora of hotels, estates, and inns to fit every taste, style, and...More
We stayed in the self catering accommodation in the grounds of the Chateaux - Le Cottage Glycines - cosy and beautifully appointed with views over the garden. It really fitted the bill for us on this occasion but we were treated to a tour of...More
We had the pleasure of spending two nights at the Chateau de la Barre. It is secluded in the Loire Valley with 100 acres of well manicured gardens and lawn and can only be reached by car. The chateau itself is well kept and the...More
In the same family since more than 610 years,Chateau de la Barre is more than a luxury accommodation, it is an experience of the gracious hospitality of French aristocracy. All the rooms are replete with precious …MoreXVIIIth century antiques and designer fabrics. Twice a week, a prestigeous dinner is hosted in the XVIIth century dining room, on other nights, it is possible to have a romantic supper in the dining room. Rent a car at CDG airport or take the fast speed TGV train directly to Le Mans or Vendome and rent a car there. Alternatively enquire about having our chauffeur pick you up and be your guide. It is also possible to rent a convertible classic car for your stay. Your hosts, Guy and Marnie de Vanssay, will be pleased to arrange customized stays for you, including visits of top wineries of the Loire (Cabernet Franc reds and Chenin whites, such as Chinon, Bourgueil, Vouvray and Jasnieres), sightseeing from the famous Loire Valley castles to fortified manor houses, medieval towns and picturesque villages, and farmer's markets. For the activity seeking, kayaking, cycling, hiking, hot air ballooning or why not drive a race car around the mythical Le Mans track? Less
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The best way is to take the fast speed TGV train from Paris Montparnasse train station, 45 minutes, to Vendôme Villiers or to Le Mans, and rent a car there. This way, you don't have to negotiate the exit from Paris with a... More
The best way is to take the fast speed TGV train from Paris Montparnasse train station, 45 minutes, to Vendôme Villiers or to Le Mans, and rent a car there. This way, you don't have to negotiate the exit from Paris with a rental car (always a rather complicated adventure!) and the country roads all around our chateau and in our region are easy to drive around and fun and beautiful. We provide our guests with detailed maps and itineraries and suggestions.
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"We stayed in the Marin de Vanssay Suite, which is the most stunning of the five rooms."