Celebrate Christmas 2019 at Château de la Barre

We are awaiting confirmation of the 2020 package, so we are showing a historic package as a guide of what to expect. It's never too early to book, so enquire for 2020.

Celebrate Christmas 2019 at Château de la Barre

Celebrate an authentic French aristocratic Christmas as guests of Comte and Comtesse de Vanssay, 20th generation unbroken lineage, in their Loire Valley château.

What it Includes...

Christmas Eve:

  • Visit the famous Chartres Cathedral, or Chambord and Cheverny Castles, on your drive down to Château de la Barre;
  • VIP welcome, private tour of the château by Comte de Vanssay, 20th generation;
  • Cheese and vintage wine tasting supper in front of the monumental XIVth-century fireplace before Midnight Mass in the local village.

Christmas Day:

  • Festive 'Grand Siècle' dinner hosted in the XVIIth-century dining hall of Château de la Barre, with all the family silver and crystal;
  • Champagne in the grand drawing room, underneath all the ancestral portraits.

Boxing Day:

  • Visit the famous Chenonceau Castle and its remarkable Winter floral arrangements;
  • Discover 40 replicas of Leonardo da Vinci's inventions in his home;
  • Gourmet lunch in Amboise;
  • Light supper and wine by the fireside upon return to "your" chateau.

What it Costs...

€985 per person (minimum 6) includes:

  • 3 nights' accommodation with daily breakfast and afternoon tea;
  • VIP welcome and visit of the château;
  • Chocolates and port-wine in each room;
  • Cheese and vintage wine-tasting supper on Christmas Eve;
  • Gala dinner at Château de La Barre on Christmas Day, with all drinks included;
  • Sightseeing day in the Loire Valley: castles, farmers' markets and a gourmet restaurant (meal not included).

The château has dogs, which are very friendly, and a macaw parrot (in his cage).

Enquire Visit Château de la Barre Website