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Château de La Douve d’Armaillé

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Château de La Douve d’Armaillé

Château la Douve d’Armaillé is located in Segré, at the heart of the French "AnjouBleu" between Nantes, Rennes and Angers. Come and taste "the angevine sweetness" in this place which has kept the charm of the romantic era. You can celebrate a wedding, a birthday or simply gather your family and friends for a week holiday or for a week-end only. It is an exclusive rental of the entire property. The castle is very spacious and can comfortably welcome up 42 people in 18 bedrooms. You can host parties for up to 120 people in the château’s reception rooms.

30’ from Angers, 1h15 from Nantes and Rennes, 2h train from Paris

Accommodation 42 persons

Wedding and receptions 120 persons

Park 14 ha, swimming-pool

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The Château de La Douve d'Armaillé, surrounded by its 14-hectare park, dominates the Verzée river with its proudsilhouette. With its neo-Louis XIII style, the castle adopts a quadrangular mass plan where the service rooms are placed on the ground garden and the ceremonial rooms and receptionrooms are on the ground floor slightly elevated. The castle has an Italian staircase in the front. The current owner is committed to giving back to the château its splendour, while keeping its romantic charm. The park has a beautiful swimming pool and a cozy wooden pool house.
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Principal living and reception rooms

On the ground floor, the castle of La Douve d'Armaillé welcomes you in its vast hall, which opens on three reception rooms in enfilade, measuring each around 60m2 and communicating between them by large glass doors. Each of the lounges can comfortably accommodate around forty people for your seated banquets, making a total of 120 people for your family events, your wedding or your reception. A grand staircase leads to the rooms on both floors. A space for caterers, a game room with a pool table, and toilets are located on the ground floor.
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Our bedrooms

The castle can accommodate 42 people in 18 rooms, each withits bathroom, inheritance of the period when the castle was an hotel, before its acquisition by its current owner. The beddingis in perfect condition and comfortable. By privatizing the entire château and housing your guests on site in the bedroomsof the castle, you offer them not only a beautiful party, but also a stay of sharing and conviviality that they willremember. They can also take the opportunity to discover the charm of this region, so famous for its sweetness of life.
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Our Rates

The property is always rented in its entirety to a single group. You have the park (14 hectares) with a swimming pool and the castle to accommodate 42 people.

The price of the rental includes the park, the rooms to accommodate 42 people and the lounges of the castle. Heating, water, electricity, maintenance of the garden, the pool, and cleaning at the end of the stay are included in the price. Bed linen and towels are provided, but not the pool towels. Beds are made upon arrival. Only the tourist taxremains to be paid upon arrival. The tables and chairs for the reception are at disposal

Security deposit requested : 3000 euros.

Season Stay With reception Without reception
Low season
November to April (except Christmas and New Year) WE 3 days 2 nights 5700 € 3600 €
Week 7 days /7 nights 9300 € 7200 €
Mid season
May/June - September/October WE 4 days 3 nights 6000 € 3900 €
Week 7 days /7 nights 9900 € 7800 €
High season
July - August WE 4 days 3 nights 7000 € 4200 €
Week 7 days /7 nights 12000 € 8400 €
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History

The history of the Château de la Douve d'Armaillé began on the 2th July 1565 when René Cormier, Count of Fontenelle, decided to buy part of the manor house and farmhouse of the “Douve”. The castle is located on the lands of a former stronghold of the Roche d'Iré. He inherited from the Cormier family and eventually ended up in the Marquis d'Armaillé. After the revolution, in 1793 during the wars of Vendée, the Lords of the Moat, Monsieur and Madame d'Armaillé die. They leave five children including the General Rene Armaillé who was part of the army of Princes, that intended, and he thought so, to save the kingship. His youngest brother, Ambroise Louis Henri of Forest Armaillé becomes owner of the Douve. He marry on the 8th May 1866, Gabrielle de Buisseret-Steebecque of Blarenghien. Relatively penniless, it is thanks to this marriage and the fortune of his wife that he undertakes the construction of the current castle of “La Douve”. Henri d'Armaillé calls on the architect Auguste Bibard for the construction of the castle around 1871-1874. He will be adding a chapel around 1880.The castle of La Douve contains a treasure: Auguste-Medard de la Forest, knight of Armaillé had four boys and five girls. Two girls were arrested with their maid in a farm of “La Douve” which is called Mabouillère. During the rising of the Vendée, this maid had hidden a considerable sum and the silverware belonging to her masters. She was denounced to the Committee of Public Safety who had her arrested and locked up in Angers, in the former convent of Calvary, turned into a prison. Again, some tried in vain to snatch some information on the treasure. The little girl d’Armaillé was then taken from her at the age of three years old, to be entrusted to the jailer, to whom she died of hunger and sorrow. The maid was executed shortly after, the only words she consented to pronounce were these: "When my masters come back, you will tell them that the treasure is hidden in a place where we walk every day."During the second world war, a summer camp of young Parisians stayed permanently at the castle, including many Jewish children who found refuge there. They were never reported, and a few months ago a survivor came back to greet the property that saved her life at the time. At the time, the Nazis occupied the castle of Falloux a few hundred meters away.
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Château Lifestyle

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Activities around

30 minutes from Angers and slightly more than one hour from Nantes and Rennes, on the road of the famous french Châteaux de la Loire, come and discover the wonders of Anjou  between charming villages, secret heritage, authentic farms. This part of Anjou, called « Blue Anjou » is a vast territory that stretches from the borders of Brittany to the rivers of Sarthe and Mayenne. It finds its name in the blue slates, sky and rivers. This territory draws its history from the wealth of its subsoil mixing slate schists, iron ore and granite stone. You can visit the Blue Mine which is a unique site in Europe and offers a guided tour 126 meters underground galleries and mining chambers of this former mining site. Discover the river or the Halage route between Mayenne and Maine-et-Loire, thanks to the base of leisure Anjou Sport Nature. Travel back in time to La Petite Couère: All the charm of yesteryear revives through the reconstituted village in a huge park where animals graze peacefully. Discover the life of the nineteenth century through this eco-museum housing a wildlife park and a reconstituted village of 1900, with its famous grocery store, his school, living rooms of the time, incredible collections. Immerse yourself in the heart of Pouancé Fortress! Browse the remains of this must-see fortress on the Marches de Bretagne. And let yourself be surprised by the towering towers and unique defense elements that make this fortress an exception in military art. On the Route des Chateaux de la Loire, located at the entrance of Segré and going from Angers to Rennes, the castle of Lorie is the northernmost of the castles of the Loire. Built during the reign of Louis XIII, it contains a large living room entirely made of marble and similar to the decor of the princely palaces. Its large gallery designed by the Marquis de Saint-Genys houses a beautiful collection of paintings of art and antiques. For golf lovers, the Anjou Golf & Country Club welcomes you in a natural and preserved environment. Spread over a hundred hectares, the estate welcomes you for your relaxation with its courses, cottages and club house. In the parks and gardens of Anjou, your senses are constantly awake. Go biking  on the route “The Loire by bike” or along the rivers to embrace unpublished landscapes. Embark your cherubim to conquer the longest river in France. Be your family captain aboard a boat to go up the rivers of Haut-Anjou. Cultural, tourist and sporting activities are not lacking around the castle of La Douve d'Armaillé, and only two hours from Paris !
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Practical information

From Paris Take the A6a Highway direction Nantes / Bordeaux, then take A10 then A11 direction Nantes. Take exit 11 Durtal / le lion-d’Angers From Angers Take the D775 direction Bois II
Adress : Château  La Douve d’Armaillé, Route du Tremblay, 49520 Le Bourg d’Iré Park : 14 ha with swimming-pool 9 meters x 17 meters Château (18 bedrooms, 42 persons. Each bedroom has its own bathroom and toilets) :

Ground floor :

  • Large hall,
  • 3 adjoining reception rooms
  • dining room.
Ground floor garden side :
  • Billard room
  • Room for the caterer
1st floor :
  • Chambre Louise de Savoie : 1 double bed (Queen Size bed: 160cm x 190cm)
  • Chambre Catherine de Médicis : 1 large single baldaquin bed (120cm x 190cm)  + 2 bunk beds
  • Chambre Anne d’Autriche : 1 double bed ( Queen Size Bed 160cm x 200cm  ) + 3 bunk beds
  • Chambre Gabrielle d’Estrées : 1 double bed ( Queen Size bed 160 x 200)
  • Chambre Diane de Poitiers : 2 single beds ( 90cm x 200cm)
  • Chambre Marie Walewska : 1 double bed (140cm x 200cm)
  • Chambre Marquise de Pompadour : 1 double bed (140cm x 190cm)
  • Chambre Comtesse du Barry : 1 double bed (140cm x 190cm)
2dn floor :
  • Chambre Marquise de Montespan : 1 double bed (150cm x 190cm)
  • Chambre Marie de Clèves : 1 Double bed (150cm x 190cm)
  • Chambre Agnès Sorel : 1 baldaquin double bed (Queen size bed 160cm x 200cm)
  • Chambre Joséphine de Beauharnais : 1 baldaquin double bed (Queen size bed 160cm x 200cm) + 2 bunk beds
  • Chambre Eugénie de Montijo : 1 baldaquin double bed (Queen size bed 160cm x 200cm)
  • Chambre Marie-Louise d’Autriche : 1 double bed (140cm x 190cm)
  • Chambre Marguerite de France : 1 double bed (150 cm x 200cm)
  • Chambre Marie Leszczynska : 1 baldaquin double bed (140cm x 190 cm) + 1 extra bed
  • Chambre Anne de Bretagne : 2 single beds ( 90 cm x 200 cm)
  • Chambre de la Marquise de Maintenon: 1 double bed (140cm x 190 cm)
Baby Equipment : 2 baby beds and 2 baby high chairs Outdoor Equipment : Ping-pong table Barbecue Kitchen Equipment : Dish washer, 1 fridge, 1 freezer, 1 american fridge-freeze, 1 traditionnal oven, 1 micro-wave, 1 oven-grill, 1 oven air pulsed, 4 electrical fires, 2 gaz fires, 1 washing machine, 1 dryer
Our team will be at your disposal for any question you may have.

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