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Fairy-Tale Chateau from the 15th and 18th Century

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Last updated: 11/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Saumur castle description

Launay Castle in France comfortably sleeps 14+2 people in the château and 2 in the guest house. Enjoy the large swimming pool, explore the many castles of the Loire Valley and return to the castle each night.
The Chateau is in exquisite condition and is decorated with a combination of contemporary and period style furnishings. Each bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom.
There is a large heated swimming pool for the summer months.
The Loire Valley & Le Mans
The castle is situated on 36 acres of secluded property in Sarthe and is adjacent to Lombron, a charming village of 1,800 inhabitants, near Le Mans France in the Valley of the Loire Region - la Région des pays de la Loire.
Read more about the Loire Valley Region which you can easily visit when staying at Launay Castle.
The Castle Grounds and Gardens
The property includes beautiful tree-lined paths, an orchard and a one and a half-acre pond.
The château is surrounded by a picturesque moat.


Romantic History:: The Château de Launay is also the home of a romantic story that involved the Seigneur de Luce, Charles de Coesmes and Gabrielle d'Harcourt. Their marriage in 1523 was initially disapproved by François 1er following the abduction of Gabrielle by Charles de Coesmes, who was aided by Pierre de Bernay, Seigneur de Launay.
The couple took refuge at the château de Launay and subsequent events are known in great detail including quotes from the angry mother trying to fetch her daughter at night.
But by 1527, because of services rendered by the seigneur and some say because of Gabrielle's remarkable beauty, the couple often joined the court of François 1er at Amboise and Chambord.
Later the chatellenie de Luce was changed into a barony.
Château de Launay is located in the Pays de la Loire region, within easy walking distance to the quaint village of Lombron, which has its own general store, bakery, butcher and pharmacy.

Things to do in the area:: Saumur, Vouvray, Jasnieres and Coteaux du Loir are some of the region's specialties that can be tasted at many of the area's wine cellars. Château de Launay is ideally located for innumerable interesting day excursions.
Paris is a 2-hour drive by car or just 55 minutes on the TGV (high-speed train) from Le Mans.
Brittany and Normandy are both within easy reach of the castle.
You will be able to explore the many castles of the Loire Valley and return to the castle each night.
The Château de Launay is a short 20-minute drive from Le Mans.
For the automobile enthusiasts, a stay at the Château de Launay around the second weekend of June each year is a must to witness the 24 hours of Le Mans, the world's most celebrated motoring event.
The old town of Le Mans and its beautiful medieval historic quarter is one of the preferred medieval and renaissance locations.

It is also one of the most filmed in many French movies, including Cyrano de Bergerac which shows the old town extensively. Horseback riding for all levels of competency, including youngsters, is available within 2 kilometers at the outskirt of the village and some of the riding trails border the property of the chateau.
Exciting hot air balloon or helicopter rides above the Loire castles with photos shoots are departing nearby.

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Property Type

      • Castle

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Daily Maid Service
          • Private Chef

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

          Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18

          Bathrooms: 8 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • A stone bridge crosses the moat which encircles an old stable, a pigeonnier and a square tower. Pastoral views of the moat and pond can be enjoyed from the very large tiled terrace. The narrow peninsula between the moat and the pond is an especially pleasant place to relax. The pond teems with fish and hosts an interesting variety of waterfowl. The grounds also include well-manicured paths bordered by fragrant linden trees and an orchard composed of several kinds of fruit trees. Beautiful landscaping surrounds the swimming pool. Trails on the property traverse grazing fields and wooded areas and join other well-marked lanes and trails in the surrounding countryside. A professional gardener maintains the property. Castle History: The Château de Launay is an historic 15th and 18th century castle, which has been thoroughly restored. Its renaissance architecture is typical of many châteaux of the Loire region. It is also know as the Château de la Grande Maison...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Foosball
              • Game Room
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Music Library
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Toys
              • VCR
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Family
              • Historic

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Pond
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • Babysitter
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Rural
              • Village

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Communication / Internet

                  • Fax

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 18 people

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Computer Available
                  • Dialup Access
                  • Fireplace
                  • Firewood
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • PC
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking
                  • Security System
                  • Shampoo
                  • Telephone
                  • Thermos Bottle
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine

                  Kitchen

                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Lobster Pot
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Barbecue
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Bicycles
                  • Large Cooler
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Patio
                  • Small Cooler
                  • Terrace

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Heated Pool
                  • Outdoor Pool
                  • Private Pool

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      December Holidays
                      Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      €5,600
                      Winter
                      Jan 4 - Apr 18, 2015
                      3 night min stay

                      €4,600
                      Spring
                      Apr 19 - May 31, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      €5,600
                      Summer
                      Jun 1 - Aug 31
                      7 night min stay

                      €6,600
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      €942 €657
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

                      Changeover Day: Saturday


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                      • Refundable Damage Deposit €1,500
                      • Taxes Not included

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                      Location

                      85 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      Tours
                      25 Kilometres
                      Nearest Train
                      Le Mans
                      15 Kilometres
                      Nearest Motorway
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                      The Pays de la Loire is the perfect place to escape to whether you're looking for adventure, a journey back in time or a relaxing respite. Waterways offer the tranquility of excursions allowing stops where and when you choose. Nearby river cruises also offer lunch or dinner cruises. Rolling green hills and woods are full of opportunities for horseback riding, biking or gentle strolls. Echoes of history abound in the castles, abbeys and churches, and in the bustling market towns which continue ancient traditions. The beautiful and historic châteaux of the Loire Valley such as Amboise, Chenonceaux, Blois, Chambord, Angers, Villandry and Tours are all conveniently nearby. A visit to the world renowned 11th century Solesmes Abbey, where monks still sing Gregorian chant, will transport you back centuries. Vineyards offer another taste of true French heritage.

                       

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                      Photos

                      • Chateau de Launay

                        Chateau de Launay

                      • Square tower

                        Square tower

                      • Grand Salon

                        Grand Salon

                      • Library

                        Library

                      • Salle à Manger

                        Salle à Manger

                      • Swimming pool

                        Swimming pool

                      • Terrace near moat

                        Terrace near moat

                      • Master bedroom

                        Master bedroom

                      • Interior courtyard at night

                        Interior courtyard at night

                      • Oliver's

                        Oliver's

                      • Le cygne noir du château

                        Le cygne noir du château

                      • St Julien Cathedral

                        St Julien Cathedral

                      • Holidays at Chateau de Launay

                        Holidays at Chateau de Launay

                      • East Tower

                        East Tower

                      • Library

                        Library

                      • Dinning Room

                        Dinning Room

                      • Breakfast room

                        Breakfast room

                      • Al Fresco

                        Al Fresco

                      • Terrace near Grand Salon

                        Terrace near Grand Salon

                      • Plantation bedroom

                        Plantation bedroom

                      • Coin musique

                        Coin musique

                      • Le héron au château

                        Le héron au château

                      • Roman Wall

                        Roman Wall

                      • Plantagenet city

                        Plantagenet city

                      €657 - €943 per night (EUR)
                      2

                      8 Bedroom / 8.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 18

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                      Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                      Fairy-Tale Chateau from the 15th and 18th Century

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                      8 BR  8.5 BA  Sleeps 18

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