14 Bedrooms | 14 Baths
Le Mans, Loire Valley, France
From €27,700 per Week
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. The château is set in a 30-hectares park full of flowers, meadows and lakes that invites you to walk and enjoy the magnificence of French gardens, the exotic garden and the ornamental kitchen garden recently renovated.
At the lake you will encounter geese and swans and you can even fish for carp. Do not forget your equipment.
As you follow the prairie and venture out into the forest tracks to the property boundary.
The heated pool and the exotic garden at your disposal for a swim or simply relax on its beach.
For athletes, several mountain bikes are available to explore the property, the village or the surrounding area.
A “petanque” court (bocce) and a ping pong table are also available.
Note that the village tennis club is a 2 minutes walk from the château, and we are happy to book court time for you and your guests.
Around the village of Le Grand Lucé you can explore the vineyards of the Coteaux du Loir and wineries. We will provide a comprehensive guide to the cellars that you can visit around.
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 24 Hours race track is 20 minutes far from the château and you can practice karting or to get in the driver’s seat of a "Proto" Pescarolo. (advanced booking is recommended).
To make your stay unforgettable, the Castle of the Grand Lucé, through partnerships can help you if you wish to make from the castle (no need to use your car), hot air balloon flights, helicopter flights to fly over the legendary circuit of the “24 hours”, the Châteaux of the Loire flyovers or even a day including a roundtrip Grand Lucé / Chateaux of the Loire and a stop in a restaurant at lunch time.
Horseback riding can also be arranged from the Chateau.
Our partner can bring up to 7 horses to the château.
The stage of the theatre of the château may also be used for jazz band concerts for private parties.
The château is also a perfect place for classical string quartet concert that we can arrange for you as well.
A DJ evening with laser show can also be organized.
Epicureans will enjoy a rare and vintage wine tastings, organized by our professional sommelier.
All optional activities above are organized on request with our local partners and according to their availability. Thanks to contact us for a personal estimate.
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 liveability, 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
€12,000 Refundable Damage Deposit
Travelers insurance recommended
Dates Rates: Per Stay | Per Month
Year Round €19,000 Inquire
7 Day Stay
Year Round €27,700 Inquire
5 Day Stay
**All starting rates are low season rates. Rates are now quoted based on occupancy and use. Please call or inquire for individual group rates.**