An authentic 14th century setting for seigniorial receptions
between Ile-de-France and the Perche

Nogent-le-Roi, Eure-et-Loir Centre FR
Wedding - Receptions, Centre

Property owners’ take the floor

Why did you settle in this region, in this place and not elsewhere ?

A love of old architecture, a passion for art and history, and events in our personal life led us to settle on the outskirts of the Paris region and the Perche. This is where we found our manor. We were instantly captivated by the authenticity and architectural balance of these buildings which reminded my husband of his childhood memories and English origins.

What can you offer people staying with you ?

The manor has remained true to tradition. Formerly a setting for seigniorial banquets, it now hosts weddings, family ceremonies, car rallies and private or professional events. Opening up this family home offers us the chance to share values that are dear to us and to experience new emotions.

What specific architectural features does your building have ?

The Manoir de Vacheresses has all the attributes of the seigneuries that were built towards the end of the Middle Ages. Built on a rectangular plot, the main house (which has an impressive spiral staircase) is surrounded by agricultural outbuildings on its grounds. The porch at the entrance is guarded by two towers on either side (conical on the outside with cut sections on the inside) though they have a more decorative than military feel. If there were any doubt, the dovecote, the woods, the warren, the orchard, the pastureland and the stream all testify to this being a seigniorial site.

Places you would personally recommend

The Ferme du Bois Richeux, which is one of the oldest in France, is a must-see – it has a Medieval garden and was once owned by Madame de Maintenon. Closer by is Chrysalide in Chartres, a florist that we often work with.

What is its history ?

Although the origins of the manor date back to 1393, the name of the first Lord of Vacheresse, Master Fleurant des Feugerets, does not appear until 1478. After being handed over in marriage to the Graffard family, it was sold by Madame de l’Aulnaye to the Count of Nogent in 1587. Both the Duke of Noailles and the Marquis of Noailles are among the manor’s various owners. It then became a residence after losing its primary function and the arts world marked the property's modern history with the likes of Joseph Hémard, a talented illustrator, Gilbert Dupé, a writer and director in the theatre and Michèle Battut, a painter of the navy.

Our opinion

A gravel path leads to the Manoir de Vacheresses as it stands proudly, flanked by two towers and surrounded by sculpted box trees. It is not just a place full of history that has seen many distinguished owners come and go; it also a place that inspires, brings joy and creates new and beautiful stories for its short-term guests. Anyone looking for a romantic wedding or any other event with a rustic yet elegant feel will find all their expectations met in this exclusive and bucolic former seigniory.

Prices

Contact us

Ref 767575

Open from 1st January to 31st December

Accommodation capacity

120 1

One of the manor’s outbuildings has been converted into a reception room. Opening onto the courtyard, it can accommodate up to 120 seated guests. Upstairs, a mezzanine can provide a space for children. The impressive ceilings in the Cathedral give the venue a subtle charm and make it all the more magical. The showroom located in the east wing is the perfect setting for a vin d’honneur in the case of rain, a non-denominational ceremony or a second space for children. Beyond the Romanesque style arcades (vestiges of the Abbey of Coulombs) that run through the orchard, a courtyard perfect for cocktails with a stunning frame is tucked away at the bottom of the centuries-old park.

Facilities and amenities
  • catering service
  • Wireless Internet connection
  • garden
  • Access for disabled persons
  • Carpark
  • DVD player
  • Parklands

Languages spoken

English

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