Château de Chambiers Review
Hotel Review Château de Chambiers
If you are looking for an authentic chateau experience with table d’ hôte and lots of patina then the Chateau de Chambiers is the place to visit. Nestles between the Loire and Loir Valleys in Anjou, this charming chateau is only a two hours drive from Paris or 75 minutes from Nantes. The Chateau is Run by Elie and Anne Crouan who also live on the property, infact Elie was born at the chateau which has been in his family for over a century.
We arrived at the Chateau late afternoon. Just driving down the long road to reach the chateau was breathtaking. We suddenly got very excited to be here and to experience this private domain and peaceful haven of unspoilt nature. Anne Crouan and her two dogs were waiting to greet us by the courtyard. As the door opened to the Chateau, all I could say was Wow! The chateau looks as if it has been untouched for centuries. I felt like we all just time travelled to a different era. The walls were lined with paintings, candle sticks on tables, chandaliers, antique toys lined the floors, mounted deer heads, books, the walls washed with patina and the overal feel of a home with history.
Our room, the St. Hubert a room that has always held this name. For centuries, kings and queens of France have gone hunting in the forest of Chambers. The Chateau was a hunting pavilion, where they occasionally stayed. Perhaps maybe even in our room!? We travelled here with our daughter, the room has one double bead and one single bead and tons of charm.
All there rooms are stunning. Each room is unique with care to detail and authenticity.
A beautiful drawing room and game room are on the ground floor with an assortment of games such as chess boards and billiard table. A beautiful dinning and breakfast room can be found on the ground floor.
DINNER TABLE D’HôTE
At 18:30 dinner was served at table d’hôte in front of the chateau. Elie has been in the kitchen cooking for all his guests for hours, he is a supporter of “Slow food” and all his products are hand picked from local markets. We had no idea who we would be sharing the large dinner table with ( which is also what makes this fun… or sometimes not so fun). As we sat down, there was a couple from France, another from the Netherlands and a family from England. We all introduced each other and easy conversation began about our travels and what brought us to the Chateau. Elie served us a wonderful home cooked gourmet 3 course meal.
The smaller children ran through the vast gardens and played with Elie and Anne’s grandchildren that were spending the summer at the chateau. The adults drank local wine and enjoyed conversations with fellow travelers.
In the morning we all saw each other again for breakfast which was also shared at one large table.
Our hosts have maintained their families heritage with the chateau chambiers sharing their hospitality and art de vivre with their guests. It’s definately worth staying at theis authentic Chateau if you want to experience something quite special at reasonable prices.
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