“Amazing castle and real treasure of culture”
“Peace and harmony makes happy people”
“Sharing this treasure with us – making us feel welcome”
– From the guestbook
La Vie de Château
Château de la Buronnière offers only five guest rooms, ensuring all guests a very private holiday.
The chateau has an impressive Grand Gallery, from where you have great views on the front lawn, ancient trees and the lake. Furthermore, guests will find a series of entertaining rooms – originally in enfilade – where they can relax, read (or write) a book, and enjoy breakfast or dinner.
There is a light and spacious Dining Room. A large Sitting Room with generous window doors which lead into the gardens. The grand Oak Library is lined with bookcases filled with historic books and documents. There is also an intimate lounge where you can help yourself to a drink.
All these rooms have original fireplaces which are used in early or late season.
The gardens are a green paradise, alive with lovely birdsong. Sit down and relax on the edge of the grand pond or have a walk in the park with its cool atmosphere on warm days. Play a game of croquet on one of the lawns or try your hand at jeu de boules. Enjoy the old walled garden, with wells and granite water basins. Admire the orchard, with cherries, apples and pears and a long row of ancient-styled clipped fruit trees. Some of the trees in the gardens are of special interest: the old Sycamores near the pond, the Lebanon Cedars and a ‘cathedral’ of Giant Séquoia’s.
Château de la Buronnière enters documented history in 1410. The château tells the story of Anjou, of France, of Europe and of its people. It is tied to the history of the once powerful empire of Anjou with the city of Angers as its capital. Early documents show Sebille de la Buronnière as the first family with responsibility as tax commissioners in relation to the count of Anjou. Later inhabitants of the château played often interesting roles in the political and cultural landscape of France and Europe of their times.
The château also tells the human side of history, the story of people. Each family adding their taste and style to the gracious façade, the interiors, the outbuildings and the gardens.
The château has always been a much beloved family house. After so many centuries, the present owners are just the sixth family to live here.