Chateau de Villesavin
Chateau de Villesavin
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MRB01
Carcassonne Center, France821 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
Forget opulence but think more of history, charm and a family home. This is certainly a a forgotten chateau, off the beaten track, and full of character. The staff and tour guides were very welcoming and there are translations available (tour guide was brilliant). It is a building full of history... Its current state of repair shows that the years have taken their toll but it is certainly worth a visit. The medieval chapel paintings are worth a visit on their own. There are also a few interesting exhibitions and features that add extra interest. I think that this a Chateau which could easily be overlooked due to its location to near by more famous neighbours but it is certainly worth a visit.
Written August 14, 2014
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Thank you so much We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit. Your commentary is very positive for us and we'll continue to restaure this fabulous castle. Le service communication
Written May 21, 2015
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Aqua_Uomo
Toronto, Canada8,107 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
I was there on April 18. It has to be a reason why the last review was in November 2018. Not many people visit this place. It looked very nice in the brochure I found at the hotel in Blois. It was an old picture or Photoshop enhanced but it has very little to do with what the place looks like now. It is a private mansion and it should not even be called "chateau" (castle). It needs a lot of work starting with the exterior, the walls and the roof are falling apart. It should not be allowed to be visited and it should be free, the cheapest ticket is 7.5 Euros. It is expensive considering the admittance fee real at castles like Chambord and Fontainbleau are around 12 euros.
Written April 29, 2019
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Janet T
Shrewsbury, UK461 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
We visited this chateau recently. It is a less well known one but is well marked off the main road and has sufficient parking. There are tours in English or French by a young woman who knows a lot about the chateau and its history. There are several exhibitions round the courtyard and externally, including a fascinating museum of marriage in the 19th century, which includes hundreds of wedding globes. There is also a listed dovecote at the back of the building.

This is a bit different and definitely worth a look if you are in the area.
Written June 6, 2015
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Cassini
London174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
This chateau is of modest size, built for the man overseeing the building of Chambord, down the road. Being in charge of such a huge project he was able to siphon off materials and labour for his own house, namely this one. It is built on three sides of a square, one side of which is a false moat, and then there are residential rooms on the central wing, a small chapel on one side and the working, functional rooms and buildings on the other. The chapel has original murals and a private oratory off to one side of the altar with a kind of cashier's grill with a gap under which the priest could pass the wafer to the lord of the manor.

You have to take the guided tour (45 minutes) to see inside the house, entering up a flight of stone steps to a vestibule and kitchen. Some original fittings of the kitchen remain, like an automatic rotary device to turn the pig on the spit, a floor that can be readily sluiced down, and a self closing door, and there are old appliances hung around the walls. Beyond the vestibule are three or four rooms dressed in a succession of styles. The furnishings are evidently authentic and unrestored; it looks as if the historical occupants have just left the rooms. The guide spoke machine-gun-fire French and was knowledgeable about the central heating systems. A sheet with an English language guide was provided. Back out in the stable yard there is a collection of carriages, including a charming children's carriage and a sleigh, with a place for the nanny or a manservant, each vehicle drawn by a goat.

On the other side of the chateau is the huge dovecote and, for me the high point of the visit, the marriage museum. I had thought this would be more interesting for my wife than me, but we both spent an hour and a half here, soaking up the glimpses of French upper class life in the 19th-early twentieth century, as shown in the collection of marriage stuff. Here is a wardrobe, made of wood cut on the birth of a girl-child to be seasoned for a decade and made into a wedding chest and a piece of furniture - you can see that the girl's destiny as a wife is planned and set from day 1 of her life. There was a cabinet of umpteen chamber pots, specially made for the wedding, including miniatures for the guests to take home, each with an eye painted on the bottom of the pot, and intended to be filled with sweet white wine, chocolate turds and tissue paper for the happy couple to consume on wakening after the wedding night. Such games for the young people! Here are the servants, starching collars, sewing dresses and baking. And here is a room housing the vast collection of ornamental bell jars with model flowers, plants and mirrors inside, presentation pieces made for the bride by her mother, their symbolic language explained.

Through the visit, the rooms and the objects we came to know something of the family through the generations, their household and their circle of friends - not ordinary people, presumably, but certainly people recognisably like us..

We spent a very pleasant three hours here. If you have children there are opportunities to walk in the park land and see a small zoo of farm animals, and there is a ghost walk. Everything is wheel-chair accessible with the caveats that it is hard to push a wheeled vehicle over sandy areas and some uneven cobbles, and, most problematic, the house is accessible up a small stone flight of stairs.

Thoroughly recommended.
Written September 24, 2018
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PennWinchester
Winchester, UK278 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
I am so used to seeing the luxurious chateaux of the area and it was interesting to see a home where the owners are striving to restore it. It really showed what a commitment and sacrifice has to be made, very interesting indeed.
Written August 13, 2014
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Thank you so much. We appreciate your commentary and very happy that you enjoyed your visit. Le service communication
Written May 21, 2015
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Tassylass
Burnie, Australia370 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
WE visited this chateau as its still lived in. You have to have a guide and the girl we had was amazing. We were told that the tour would be in French but when she realised that we all understood English, she spoke in English, very very well. She was engaging and full of great information and stories. Most of all we loved the donkeys (Pitou, rare and with long dreadlocks and huge ears) which really won us over. Other miniature animals such as goats were there too. The chapel is gorgeous and the old trees simply huge and amazing. We were riding bikes and left them quite safely under the trees.
Written June 17, 2019
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BURGWIN
Melbourne, Australia3,797 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
... a most elegant little castle in a great park - not far from the castle of Chambord. Allow you 2 - 3 hours for a guided tour and the marriage museum. We shall return.
Written November 23, 2018
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Alessandro
Sacile, Italy183 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
Do not miss this nice castle of the Loire's Valley since it is really a Cousy Palace still lived by the owner. It was connected to Chambord Castle (7 km far through the wood). Really impressive the kitchen and its system for roasting the meat. Also the rooms available for the visit are really nice and you can feel like Renaissance period. The guide has been clever and very nice. Well done! It deserves a visit.
Written May 24, 2017
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Thank you very much ! We hope to see you again!
Written August 25, 2017
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JimW551
San Clemente, CA3,836 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
We stopped here while riding bikes and there was a big party going on outside. Lots of folks having a picnic. We walked around the chateau and took some great photos with no people in the pictures. The wedding exhibit was most interesting and not to be missed.
Written September 21, 2016
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Peter
Antwerp, Belgium8,175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Solo
A bit off the beaten path, but deserves more attention. Free parking through the main gate, right in front of the chateau. First square castle ever built, the need for the round walls of defence disappeared. Self guided tour of the outside and guided tour of the interior. Mixture of old abandoned rooms and desperate attempts in restoring it back to its former glory. Loved the melancholy surrounding the rooms and the buildings. Definitely recommended for a more refined taste.
Written September 5, 2016
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