This extraordinary chateau for sale that belongs to the same family for a thousand years ago, is an authentic Loire Valley chateau situated on the Western edge of this royal river. It is only 10mi away from the city of Nantes. The ocean is only an hour away by car (Pornic, la Baule).
Built over the remains of an old medieval fortress that protected Brittany from France, the chateau dates back from the end of the 15th century. It was built from 1480 to 1520 and extended on 1630.
Henri IV was a guest of the house and Louis XIV stayed there on his way to Nantes, where he was about to order the arrest of Fouquet.
The entrance of the courtyard of honour is marked by an impressive square tower topped with a high roof. It is called the « Archives Tower » because the archives of the family were kept there. It is an exemple of the first defensive constructions.
Water moats surround the courtyard of honour on 2 sides.
The sitting rooms of the 16th century building are currently available for rent for rented for weddings, conferences, seminars, etc.
The ground floor comprises 3 linked reception rooms of 110sqm, 60sqm and 50sqm each. All is about 200sqm.
The first floor comprises 5 sitting rooms: large sitting room of 110sqm (tapestry room), a red sitting room of 55sqm, a bleu sitting room of 55sqm, a grey sitting room of 50sqm, the Henri IV room of 55sqm, 2 guestrooms with bathroom and toilet. All in about 360sqm.
The vaulted cellars date back from before the year 1000, they communicate with the ground floor. They are about 120sqm and they are used for cocktails parties or wine tasting.
This room has kept its original terracotta tiled floor, its walls and its monumental fireplace from the late 15th century.
The fireplace was embellished, under the reign of Louis XIII, with badges and palm leafs that contrast with the sobriety of the room.
The private chambers
There are 2 private apartments situated in a wing of the chateau.
1 - On the ground floor : about 150 sqm of living space, one apartment comprises: a hallway, large and small sitting room, library, dingin room, kitchen, 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
2 - Above: another 90sqm apartment comprises a sitting room, dining room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
The chateau is opend to the public as well as the museum and an aviary.
Situated on the former stables, there is a museum dedicated to the renowned biscuit factory of Nantes, LU.
This interesting exhibition relates the history of the Lefèvre-Utile society created in 1846 by Jean-Romain Lefèvre and his wife Isabelle Utile, as well as the history of the « véritable Petit-Beurre », one of France' s most renowned biscuits.
In the park, there is an aviary of about 150sqm with butterflies and tropical plants.
Temperature is constantly between 26 and 30 degrees with a humidity of about 70 and 80%.
A long wooded avenue leads to chateau. The property is surrounded by great trees.
In front of the 17th century facade, some large formal gardens.
All in about 16 acres.
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French chateau for sale in Loire Valley.