Chateau de Vezins
Vezins, Cholet, Maine-et-Loire, France
Discover a stunning 18th Century Chateau, nestled in the heart of the Loire Valley, lovingly and authentically restored over the past ten years offer guests a royal experience in four hectares of private gardens with the Loire on your doorstep. Fly straight into Cholet from London with Flitestar Journeys by Jet. The Chateau has featured in Tatler, Vogue, House and Garden and GQ Magazines
Stunning Chateau in the Loire Valley
Nine bedrooms sleeping 14 adults & 3 children in total
Seven Reception Rooms
Period antiques & decor throughout
Four hectares of private gardens
The Loire on your Doorstep
The history of the Château is a long and storied one. The original Baron de Vézins was Hardy de la Porte, who earned the title as a reward for his participation in the first Crusade. It was his family that built the predecessor to the current Château, a redstone fort, on this site between 1200 and 1400. Any peace was short-lived, and, in the century that followed, the Château was likely under the control of the English, during the Hundred Years’ War.
During the time of the Reformation in the 16th Century, the family married into a high-ranking Protestant line. This would, however, lead to trouble for them in the ensuing century. Around 1600, Louis XIII, a staunch Catholic, ordered that Baron renounce his faith, his fortress be destroyed, and his family be killed. Luckily, the children managed to escape to Switzerland and returned to reclaim their land and titles 20 years later
After sitting in disrepair for many years, the Château was finally brought back to its former glory in the mid-19th Century by the Baron at the time. It is during this period that the grand central entry hall – the rotunda – was added. It was also when the park was transformed by the famous landscape architect Andre Leroy into the English-style garden, including the planting of rare American trees such as the sequoia.
The splendour unfortunately was not to last, and, by 1929, the last Baron died after losing most of the family fortune playing cards. The surrounding properties were disposed of bit by bit and the house ultimately lay abandoned until 2006. In 2007 was bought by the Deschamps and Rozon families, who began a process of extensive renovation. The result of these can be seen today across the house and gardens, now restored to pristine period conditions.
The Château sleeps 17 in total, with seven double rooms and three single beds (suitable for children). There are five bathrooms, four of which are en suite. It has been renovated to be completely child-friendly. This includes planning the rooms so that the children’s area can be self-contained and children can be entertained on the top floor, giving adults the space to relax below.
During the summer season, the house is rented out on an exclusive basis, which makes it perfect for families or groups of friends who want to have the luxury experience of a lifetime.
There is a heated swimming pool, 7 seater jacuzzi and a brand new sauna. There are bikes, table tennis and plenty of games to entertain everyonje as well as a yoga and dance studio and a well-equipped gym with showers.
The Château is conveniently located in the heart of the Loire and easily accessible whether you’re traveling from inside France or internationally.
Vézins is home to around 1,200 people and offers amenities like a café, boulangerie, pharmacy, hairdresser and church. The front gate of the Château is right on the village square, making it easily accessible whenever you need to go into town.
Local attractions and activities:
Fresh food market in the village square every Tuesday morning
Cycling paths in the local forests
Horse-riding in the nearby village of Mela
Shopping and culture in the nearby town of Cholet
The Château is perfectly located in the heart of the spectacular Loire region. That means it’s the perfect base to explore everything it has to offer, whether as part of a longer trip through France, or just for your time with us.
Just a few of the region’s attractions:
Nearby towns/villages of Saumur, Maulevrier, Chinon, Cholet, Angers, Nantes and Brisac.
Castles, fortresses, and medieval towns to explore
Numerous wineries and cellars such as Savennieres and Domaine De Cloisel
Seaside towns and beaches like Pornic within easy reach
The award-winning Puy du Fou theme park
Bioparc Zoo at Doue la Fontaine
Our package includes Private Jet flights for up to 12 people to and from the airport in Cholet from London with a short 20 minute transfer to the Chateau.
Need to Know
The Chateau is available for 3, 5 and 7 night packages on a self-catering basis. Should you not wish to self-cater, a chef and staff can be arranged to cater for breakfasts, lunches and dinners at an additional charge.
While the Chateau is fully child-friendly, there's a fish-pond and a moat around the boundary of the chateau
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