Le Mans, Loire Valley, France
Chateau de Grand Luce, Le Mans, Loire Valley, France Vacation Rental
Experience the luxury of life at it’s finest in this glorious chateau that has been described by the Architect of French Monuments as one of France’s “most precious elements of architecture of the French Enlightenment.”
Previously owned by the French government, the Chateau du Grand-Luce’ is now privately owned and has recently undergone a 7 million euro restoration of the chateau and its magnificent gardens. The interiors have been designed by one of the world’s leading interior designers and will be featured in an upcoming issue of Architectural Digest magazine.
Built in 1760 by Duke Jacques Pineau de Viennay on the grounds of a 10th century chateau, the chateau was intended to serve as the summer palace for the man who was in charge of all of Eastern France under the reign of Louis XV. Based in Strasbourg during the construction of the chateau, Pineau de Viennay built the entire chateau based on written instructions, which are still intact in France’s National Archives in Paris. The chateau hosted such luminaries of the French enlightenment as Voltaire and Diderot.
Due to acts of kindness by its owners, the chateau remained totally unscathed throughout the French Revolution and then through two subsequent world wars. Filled with exquisite paneled rooms, parquet floors and a salon painted by 18th century master, Jean-Baptiste Pillement, the entire chateau and its gardens are listed as French National Landmarks.
With 65 acres of formal gardens, fields, woods and a lake there is plenty to do at the Chateau du Grand-Luce’. Whether biking through the trails in the woods, feeding the swans and geese on the lake, exploring the two green houses, lounging by the heated swimming pool or venturing into the maze of garden rooms one cannot be bored at the chateau. Situated on the edge of a small town, guests can have the best of both worlds: the tranquility of country life and experiencing the joys of a small French village with its three cafes, two bakeries, newsstand, 12th century church, etc.
The total experience of Grand-Luce’ becomes even more rich as one enters the doors of the chateau itself. Filled with museum-quality art and antiques, the interiors of the chateau are at once grand and cozy. World-renowned designer, Timothy Corrigan, who has designed the homes of European and Middle Eastern royalty as well as some of today’s biggest stars, has designed the interiors of the chateau. Both Architectural Digest and In Style magazines have hailed Corrigan as “Today’s Tastemaker.” Known for his ability to mix great style with true comfort and livability, Corrigan has created an environment where guests can experience a world of comfortable elegance. The 14 luxuriously furnished bedrooms all have en-suite bathrooms. The entire chateau has wi-fi and there is satellite television carrying channels from around the world.
Situated between Tours and Le Mans, the Chateau du Grand-Luce is close to the many other famous chateaux of the famed Loire Valley. But most guests enjoy the pleasures of the Grand-Luce’ so much that they often choose not to venture beyond the walls of the chateau’s gardens!
Check-In: 4:00 PM
Check-Out: 11:00 AM
Children are welcomed
Pets are not allowed
Rates include taxes and exit cleanning fees
€10,000 Refundable Damage Deposit
Travelers insurance recommended
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