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Montchevalleraie exudes all the charms of a family home. Both refined and colourful, its carefully reconstructed interiors feature the owner’s collections and memories and merge with an English-style park and a romantic rose garden. Also within the chateau’s six hectares of land are a conservatory, a well-placed vegetable garden and a pond – together they form a unique setting in the Segréen countryside.
Simply because my family are from this region.
Montchevalleraie was built with schist and rubble on a regular U-shaped plan. On the southern façade is a complex skylight with Palladian characteristics, it features on a semi-circular pediment which is rare for the region.
The castle was built in the 18th century by a noteworthy family from Angers. The property remained in this same family until 1970 when it was leased to Mr Lamy, the former director of the Châtelet in Paris. It was therefore not uncommon to come across Luis Mariano here. It was in 1995 that I became the owner of the estate.
An undeniably atmospheric place. With a subtle blend of furniture and family heirlooms, I have reconstructed an “art de vivre” worthy of the Age of Enlightenment.
There are some lovely restaurants such as "La table du meunier" and "Pigeon blanc" which offer products from the region. There is also an excellent baker a few kilometres away who invented the famous ‘chocolat bleu’ that symbolises the colour of the slate.
130 € - 150 € / night
All rooms are located on the noble floor of the chateau and offer views of the park and garden. Structured around a boudoir or a vestibule, they are decorated in the style of the times with fabric-lined walls and French or English furniture from the 19th century. They all have parquet flooring, antique carpets and come with large en-suite bathrooms and separate toilets. Each room has new bedding and bed sizes vary depending on the room –the Princesse de Lamballe Room comes with a queen-sized bed; the Marie Antoinette Room has a double and the King René Room has a slightly smaller double. The Princesse de Lamballe and the Roi René rooms also have stunning marble fireplaces.
The Château de la Montchevalleraie is home to a magnificent garden spanning over 6 hectares. Redwoods, plane trees, larches, chestnut trees, holm oaks and tulip trees (to name a few) make up a large natural area with an English-style park, a rose garden, an orchard and a pond. The Jardins de La Montchevalleraie can be visited freely every Sunday afternoon as an extension to the guided tours inside the chateau. Groups starting at 10 people are welcome. Visit sheet available for exploring outside. Open from May 1st to September 30th. Duration of tour: 1 hour
From May 1st to September 30th, Château de la Montchevalleraie is open to the public every Sunday afternoon from 2 pm. The guided tour is proposed by the owners, for individual visitors or groups by reservation. Duration : about 1 hour.