Château de La Ménaudière

Château de La Ménaudière

The Château de La Ménaudière is a genuine Château de la Loire, located in Chissay en Touraine, nearby the famous royal châteaux of Chenonceau, Amboise, Blois and Chambord.  With unparalleled comfort (each bedroom has its own bathroom), the property boasts an exceptional sleeping capacity. Its reception space on the ground floor allows you to organise seated dinner parties : wedding dinner, anniversary, family gatherings. Your guests will be charmed by the scenery full of history of the salons, ceilings and chimneys.  Your entire family will enjoy the private grounds including the heated pool and tennis court.

Discover the property of Château de La Ménaudière

At the heart of a clearing of ancient oaks, stand the two buildings of the property : the château and the Porterie  accommodating 42 people in 21 bedrooms. Between the buildings, there is a lovely courtyard ideal for lunches, dinners or cocktail parties outside. The elegant salons of the château can host up to 80 people for your wedding, large family gatherings or corporate events. The huge park with its heated swimming pool (secured) and its tennis court will delight children and adults alike. During a vacation stay with several family friends you can combine cultural visits with moments of relaxation and conviviality in a bucolic atmosphere.

Are you looking for a wedding venue, a week-end away or holidays in France ?

Principal living and reception rooms

The castle can host up to 80 people for your receptions or wedding. As in any castle of Votre Chateau de Famille, the reception furniture is available for your event. You are able to decorate the furniture how you envision the theme of your event.
Chateau la Menaudiere has several different spaces for a reception. On the ground floor there is a double dining room that can seat 80 people. Across the courtyard there is a reception hall in “la Porterie” offering a 56 square meter space.
Either for your wedding, family feast or birthday, Chateau la Menaudiere will charm your guests with its elegant decor, beautiful rooms, its painted ceilings and monumental fireplaces.

Rent our château and experience a slice of authentic french country life

Our bedrooms

The domain can accomodate 42 people, 33 in the 17 bedrooms of the château, 9 people in La Porterie. Every bedroom is very comfortable, with its own bathroom and toilet.

Share a unique experience with your family and friends

Guest house

“La Porterie” is a building located across the courtyard of the castle. On the ground floor there is a 56 square meter reception or meeting room.
On the first floor of La Porterie, 4 bedrooms can sleep up to 9 / 11 people. As in the chateau, all the room have there own bathroom in La Porterie.

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Our Rates

The property is always rented in its entirety to a single group. The rental includes the park with swimming pool, and the chateau with its reception rooms and bedrooms. The rental price includes the charges for heating, water, electricity, garden maintenance, pool, cleaning the chateau, and linen. Bed linen and towels are provided. Beds made on arrival. Only the « taxe de séjour » (a few euros per person) remains to be paid. Damage deposit : 2 500 euros.

Season Stay Château + Porterie
Low season
From November 11 to Easter (except Christmas and New Year's Eve) Weekend 3 days 2 nights    
Week 7 days 7 nights    
Mid season
From Easter to 30th June and from 1st September to 11th November Weekend 3 days 2 nights    
Quote on request    
High season
July / August + Christmas and New Year    
Price on demand    
We speak for our owners. We offer the best pricing.


The history of La Menaudière, is one that crosses the ages, beginning in the XVth century of this famous region.

Since then three main families have owned the château de La Ménaudière: the Brissonet, the Caillat and the Ferrière families.
The Brissonet family owned it from 1460 for 200 years. This family has some famous members such as Jean Brissonet, first mayor of Tours and Catherine Brissonet who was involved in initiating the construction of the Château de Chenonceau.
During the sixties, the château was bought by a company that invested substantial amounts of money to renovate the château turning it into a 3 star hotel.
In 2009, Mickael Marchand, current owner of the château bought it. Mickael has always been a stone and history lover. While the idea of running the chateau as a hotel was intriguing he wanted to rediscover the historical life of the chateau as a family home. Renting his home to other families keeps the story of the chateau alive by sharing the spirit of the property.

Experience the Château Lifestyle.

Château Lifestyle

Share the simple pleasures of life with those you love

Activities around

If you like outdoor activities in an environment full of history, this region of the “Vallee de la Loire” is for you.
There is a wide variety of activities at your fingertips, discover the architecture of the region, take gastronomy tours, have fun at adventures park etc..

Tour the Châteaux of the Loire :

  • 15 minutes to Chenonceau
  • 18 minutes to Amboise
  • 8 minutes to Montrichard

Cycling : Organise a week-end touring the area on bicycle

Circuit ” Les Châteaux de la Loire à vélo “. The whole department has favored bicycle travel with a very good network of bike paths and bike rental companies.

Gastronomy / Oenology :

Discover the french know-how and local specialities : Chinon AOC wine, zafron, Sainte-Maure de Touraine AOC cheese, truffle

Beauval Zoo :

One of the 15 most beautiful zoos in the world is at 30 minutes drive from the château

Leisure :

  • The tourist office of Blois pays de Chambord : proposes visits, exhibitions or walks in the forest of Russy (3200 hectares) (mushrooms in autumn)
  • Horseback riding (horses and ponies): Le haras des Châteaux in Cour-Cheverny (40′)
  • Kayak : Saint-Aignan (30′)
  • Hot air ballooning : Cheverny (40′) and departures from everywhere
  • Golf : Cheverny (35′) or Golf de la Carte : (25′)
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Practical information


  • From Paris

1h20 train from Paris
By car : drive towards Montrichard and turn at La Ménaudière

  • From Blois

Take D952 to Amboise, then go towards Montrichard and turn at La Ménaudière.

Address : La Ménaudière, 144 Route d’Amboise, 41400 Chissay en Touraine (Val de Loire)

Park : 28 ha with heated swimming pool

Accommodation : 23 bedrooms for 44 people. Each bedroom has its own bathroom with toilet.

The château (17 bedrooms for 33 persons) :

Ground floor :

  • Double dining rooms of 51m2 and 59m2 as reception spaces 
  • Lounge with sofa
  • A fully equipped kitchen

1st floor : 9 double bedrooms

  • 3 bedrooms with single beds convertible into king size beds,
  • 5 bedrooms with double bed 
  • 1 bedroom with 2 single beds

2nd floor :  8 bedrooms :

  • 7 double bedrooms ( 2 bedrooms with single beds convertible in king size double beds, 5 bedrooms with double beds)
  • 1 single room

The Porterie (4 bedrooms for 9 people) :
Ground floor :

  • A 56m2 reception space

1st floor :  (4 bedrooms, 9 people)

  • 2 double bedrooms 
  • a flat with 2 bedrooms (one double room, one double room plus a sofa bed)

Equipment and comfort :

  • Baby equipment (2 high chairs and 2 cots, 1 bottle warmer)
  • A washing machine
  • Garden equipment and outdoor games: Swimming pool, Tennis, Petanque (with balls), Helipad
  • BBQ, table, garden chairs, slide and playhouse for the youngsters
Our team will be at your disposal for any question you may have.

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