Set in 100 acres of gardens and park, Chateau de La Barre, less than 2 hrs from Paris, is between Chartres and Tours, and has been in the family since 1404.

This exclusive castel, recently reviewed by the Sunday Times as "France's best chateau -chambres d'hôtes- by a stretch", offers five magnificent and luxurious suite guest rooms, sumptuous reception rooms and fine antiques throughout, without compromising on contemporary comforts!

Riding, golf, extensive sightseeing, candlelit dinner upon reservation.

Chateau De La Barre has been welcoming guests since 28 Jan 2010.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Breakfast info

Continental, American, Buffet

Free parking available on-site


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Hosted by Guy et Marnie

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Guy et Marnie

Guy et Marnie

Hidden away in the midst of its’ 100 acres private park and gardens, between Chartres and Tours, at the entrance to the Loir and Loire valley, less than 2 hours West of Paris, Chateau de La Barre has been in Guy and Marnie de Vanssay’s family for more than 612 years. Elegance and authenticity meet with comfort and modernity in this elegant estate surrounded by 16th century dry moat fortifications, with its’ own chapel, flower gardens, fountains, and pond. In the great dinning room, masterpiece of the 18th century with its’ imposing dresser, 4 course candlelit dinners accompanied by a special selection of wines, are hosted by Comte & Comtesse de Vanssay three times a week. All the bedrooms and suites, each somptuously and individually decorated with beautiful period antiques, offer splendid views out onto the XVIth century fortifications, the vast garden, the pond and valley beyond. As well as airport and city transfers and sightseeing trips with a luxury private chauffeur guide.

The Comte and Comtesse de Vanssay (she is Anglo-American, he is the twentieth generation to live in his family chateau), welcome guests like friends into their private home, where the bedrooms, all ensuite, combine elegance and comfort.

- 3 beautiful golf courses, - horseback riding, - hot air ballooning over the Loire, - Unique Historic sightseeing : the famed Loire Valley castles and the Loire Valley, a UNESCO heritage site and cradle to the French kings, the many picturesque and untouched villages of the little Loir valley, with their romanesque XIIth century churches and unique frescoes, the magnificiently restored old city of Le Mans, home of the Plantagenet kings and stageset to numerous films - special Renaissance lunches in Leonardo da Vincis home “Le Clos Lucé”, - visits of recommended vineyards and wineries of the Loir region with special vintage wine and cheese tastings in a troglodyte cave, - touring the picturesque countryside in a 1940s Citroen Traction Avant Vintage car, - driving a race car on the Maison Blanche track in Le Mans - and of course, many gourmet restaurants and local country bistros to discover!

Languages spoken: German, English, French

Property surroundings *
Excellent location - show map
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Le Bistrot Poitevin
    0.6 miles
  • Cafe/bar Le Bistrot Poitevin
    0.6 miles
  • Restaurant Le Manoir de Saint Quentin
    12.4 miles
  • Restaurant Le Pertica
    18.6 miles
Natural beauty
  • River Anille
    0.1 miles
  • Lake Lac de Saint Calais
    2.5 miles
Closest airports
  • Tours Val de Loire Airport
    35.7 miles
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1 restaurant on site

    Grande Salle à Manger du XVIIIième du Château

    Cuisine: French

    Open for: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner

Facilities of Chateau De La Barre
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Additional toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Extra long beds (> 2 metres)
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
  • Cooking class Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Themed dinner nights Additional charge
  • Bike tours
  • Walking tours
  • Horse riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Library
  • Table tennis
  • Billiards
  • Games room
  • Fishing
Living Area
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
  • Bottle of water
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Wired internet is available in the business centre and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Parking garage
  • Secured parking
  • Airport drop off Additional charge
  • Airport pick up Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Concierge service
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/check-out
Entertainment and family services
  • Strollers
  • Kids' outdoor play equipment
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Books, DVDs, or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Car hire
  • Chapel/shrine
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • German
  • English
  • French
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Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules
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16:00 - 23:00


09:00 - 11:30


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Cot upon request
€ 60 per child, per night
2 years
Cot upon request
€ 60 per child, per night
Extra bed upon request
€ 120 per child, per night
3 - 12 years
Extra bed upon request
€ 120 per child, per night

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the room you choose. Please check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa Carte Bleue Chateau De La Barre accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Breakfast is served 09:00 until 10:30.
Dinner requires a reservation and is served 2 days a week at 20:00.
A light meal is served between 18:00 and 19:00 on evenings when there is no dinner.

FAQs about Chateau De La Barre

  • Yes, Chateau De La Barre is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Chateau De La Barre has 1 restaurant:

    • Grande Salle à Manger du XVIIIième du Château

  • Check-in at Chateau De La Barre is from 16:00, and check-out is until 11:30.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Chateau De La Barre by:

    • Taxi 1h

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Chateau De La Barre (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Parking
    • Secured parking
    • Parking garage
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking

  • Room options at Chateau De La Barre include:

    • Double
    • Suite

  • Chateau De La Barre is 500 yards from the centre of Conflans-sur-Anille.

  • Chateau De La Barre offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Billiards
    • Games room
    • Table tennis
    • Library
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Bike tours
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Horse riding
    • Walking tours
    • Cooking class
    • Themed dinner nights

  • The prices at Chateau De La Barre may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.