A little bit of history

An invitation
to go back in time...

Welcome to 1896: the Saumur of the Belle Epoque opens its doors to you. Château la Marquise was then the majestic property of Madame Baillou de la Brosse where she lived with her four children.
In 1925, fleeing Alsace then under German domination, it was Mr. Alfred MEYER and his wife who acquired it to settle near the prestigious wine estate "GRATIEN & MEYER".
Property of the family until 2002, the Château has since changed hands and invites its guests to take advantage of its superb quality during high-end hotel stays, nestled in a remarkably wooded park, in the heart of the city.

The building

An architecture

The castle, with its Eiffel structure and its tufa stone, imposes its elegance from its front steps topped by a monumental canopy which today gives it its name.
Classically and romantically decorated, its facade abounds with meticulous details: rudented grooves, garlands of draperies and flowers, stone ornaments and masks revealing the moods of its owner: anger, anguish, anxiety, grief, mischief and joy.
On the facade on the park side, there are the cartouches and coats of arms of the Brush and Bouyer families of Saint-Gervais de Monhoudou. A magnificent "Mansard style" roof crowns the chateau with its fish scale slates and fire pots.
Garden side

A wooded park
for box...

Sheltered in a two-hectare English-style wooded park, Château la Marquise offers its visitors a bucolic stroll among its trees that are now hundred years old: plane trees, oaks, beeches, American walnuts, bald cypresses, yews, Judaea.
A true reflection of the fashion of the time, the original landscape design has been perfectly preserved. In its center, a piece of water embellished with rockeries and a romantic bridge is in fact a source of the Loire and the Thouet. Away and out of sight, a heated outdoor swimming pool offers additional moments of relaxation to guests in summer.


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