You might remember Arnaud Chevalier. He is the talented artist and designer about whom I wrote last year. (Click here to read it.) Arnaud recently told me about Château de la Barre, a château hotel that he said was one of the loveliest in France. Located in the Loire Valley, the château has been the home of the de Vanssay family for over 600 years. In fact, the current Comte de Vanssay (who oversees the château and hotel with his wife) is the 20th generation of his family to live in the château.
You must visit the website to see all of the gorgeous photos because believe me, after seeing them, you will want to take a trip to Château de la Barre pronto. (Make that immédiatement.) I'm showing a few photos here. Don't you think the interiors look charming?
To get a better look at the photos below, make sure to click on them to enlarge.
Pièce à feu
Grande Salle à Manger
Chambre Marin de Vanssay
Chambre aux Fleurs (looks like it's been "Draperized"...as in Dorothy.)
Chambre Esprit de Jouy
The Château Garden
All images courtesy of Château de la Barre