Where the famous Louis XIV was present, the area has kept its hunting lodge atmosphere. Enriched with a golf course, the Vallée de l’Eure offers a harmonious blend of what is green and mineral. The French-styled gardens of Chateau de Maintenon the where the majestic remains of the aqueduct designed by Vauban, testify to a prestigious past as seen in Versailles and the famous Chartres Cathedral.Learn more
A beautiful iron gate opens onto the six-hectare park where the Voise River runs, an invitation for bucolic walks between some fishing and tennis. A path leads to a small bridge to step over the moats. Here, with its back to a wood, a picturesque castle protects two round towers at both ends while its main facade draws out an octagonal-staired turret. The castle was built by the d’Escrosnes Barons in the 15th century and legend has it that the King had asked for Madame de Maintenon’s hand in its small chapel.
Modern comfort while respecting a glorious past, the castle has magnificent ancient beams, high ceilings and splendid stone fireplaces. The living room seems to still resonate the game hunting of the trophies shown on the sides alongside modern paintings, while squab-like bench seats flatter designer sofas. Reunited for the evening meal around one of the admirable dark wood tables, the wonderful spirits remind one of the times when Madame de Maintenon received Madame de Sévigné. On the top floor, an attic room welcomes a games and leisure room.
A spiral staircase leads to six spacious bedrooms, each with an adjoining bathroom. Behind the small windows that enjoy the rural setting, in the image of a royal suite, private spaces are rolled out, with an office and living area. The decoration is refined: prints, flowered tapestries, royal-toned hangings, and a superb golden cheval mirror. The living room-bathrooms have such charm with their marble bathtubs and walk-in showers next to the armchairs and chests of drawers.
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