Hidden away in the midst of the idyllic wooded hills of the Perche, Château de la Barre progressively unfolds its history. For centuries, its parkland has protected it from noise and disturbance, and it now emerges as an historical haven.
Although, having born witness to the Hundred Years War, the Religious Wars, and the vicissitudes of the French Revolution, Château de la Barre could tell countless tales, it delights most in joyfully extolling a preserved way of life.
Today, the Count and Countess of Vanssay (she is Anglo-American, he is the twentieth generation at his family château) welcome you to their home, where the rooms combine elegance and authenticity with all the important modern comforts. The living rooms, with portraits of various family ancestors, rival in grandeur with the immense dining room, a veritable chef d'oeuvre of the 18th century, complete with its monumental buffet displaying an exquisite collection of china. Take a step into history…
"Château de la Barre was the highlight of a wonderful trip to the Loire Valley. Warm and knowledgeable hosts, Guy and Marnie, informed us on the rich history of the château, gave excellent restaurant recommendations in the area and made us feel thoroughly welcome in their home."