Chateau Des Dynasties

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Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 7


Chateaux & Castles Great Value
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids Walk to Village


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To stay in this remarkable château in the Loire Valley is a truly unique experience. It has been passed down the generations and remained in the same family since it was built in the mid-19th century and has recently been listed as a Monument Historique and Patrimoine du Val de Loire.

The château was born by the coming together of two dynasties - a famous Parisian royalist architect of the "noble suburb" of Saint-Germain and the Dukes of Plaisance who had an important presence in government at the time. The present owner is deeply proud of his heritage and has opened the château’s doors so guests can experience a stay in this magnificent building. He also lives in a small part of the castle and can offer private tours including the historically classified grand salon and original kitchens.

You can feel the historical ambience across the rooms open to guests at Château Des Dynasties with its salons and impressive dining room furnished with period pieces, bathed in light from the large windows and grandeur from the wonderful sense of height. Head up the magnificent spiral staircase to the sumptuous bedrooms with pretty French fabrics, all overlooking the glorious park. Across the interior you get a glimpse of what life would have been like for French noble families in the 19th century during the Second Empire.

The surrounding land has also been in the same family since the 12th century and in 1867 it was landscaped into the wonderful English-style park you see today, also recently classified as a Monument Historique. Take long walks through the 60-hectare grounds, take a boat out on the fishing lake or simply enjoy a relaxing lunch in the afternoon sunshine out in the gardens.

Within a ten-minute drive you can reach the banks of the Loire in the lovely town of Chalonnes-sur-Loire where you can dine in one of the riverside restaurants, explore the old town or hire canoes along the river. The town is surrounded by glorious vineyards; wine-lovers note that tours and tastings can be arranged for you to sample some of the excellent crus of the area such as Coteaux du Layon, Savennières, Vins de Loire.

Other wonderful days out include a visit to the interesting town of Cholet (33km) with cycling trails, hikes and watersports at nearby Lac de Ribou or watching a fascinating historical re-enactment at Puy de Fou, an hour away by car.  To the north, the university town of Angers has a vibrant café scene in the narrow lanes of the old quarter whilst historic Saumur, with its famous equestrian school, Cadre Noir, is also a wonderful city to see.

Here in the Loire Valley there is history and beauty all around you whether you are exploring the captivating region or re-living part of the château’s glorious past. 

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What you should know…

  • You’ll be staying in one part of this remarkable château, the owners also live in a small part of the castle
  • Due to the size of this château some of the nine bedrooms may not be made available to smaller parties
  • The vast open parkland features a small fishing lake and you may sometimes spot horse riders trekking across the grounds from the estate’s equestrian centre
  • Car hire is essential in this rural part of France

This home is a part of our Great Value and Heritage Collection!

This is a historic home, and as such:

  • It has probably been standing for over 100 years, which means it's full of historic value and charm but it may also have one or two quirks!
  • Some of the decor and furnishings may not be brand new, but that should not detract from your holiday experience in this unique setting that allows you to take a step back in time!

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Bicycles Provided Indoor Games Outdoor Games DVD Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

Château Interior* 

*please note that only one part of this very grand family Château is available for guests, the remaining areas are part of the family residence

Ground Floor

- Grand entrance
- Living room with TV and DVD player
- Second living room
- Dining room
- Kitchen, well-equipped including dishwasher, oven, espresso machine, kettle and microwave
- Double bedroom (bed 1.6mx2m) and bathroom

First Floor

- 2 x double bedrooms (beds 1.6mx2m) and bathrooms
- Double bedroom (bed 1.4mx2m) and bathroom

Second Floor

- Twin bedroom with bathroom
- 2 x double bedrooms (beds 1.6mx2m)  with bathrooms
- 2 x  children’s bedrooms each with a single bed

Outside Grounds

- Al-fresco dining table in the gardens
- BBQ available
- Croquet
- Pétanque
- 60 hectares of parkland
- Small lake suitable for fishing and boating
- Private parking


- Central heating
- Wi-Fi
- Satellite TV and DVD player
- Croquet
- Pétanque
- Childrens books and DVDs
- Baby bath
- Board games
- 3 Bikes
- Washing machine and dryer available for guests use


About the surrounding area of Chateau Des Dynasties
Walk to Village <1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Château Des Dynasties is set in an incredible 60-acre park of beautiful countryside, perfect for long walks and there is a small lake for boating and fishing. The grounds were originally landscaped in 1867 as an ‘English style’ private park and they are now classed as a historic monument alongside the château.

The château is just outside a small village with a bakery and tennis club whilst there are some good restaurants within a short drive in Chalonnes-sur-Loire along the banks of the river. Here you can also visit the old town, hire canoes along the river or rent a bike and pick up one of the wonderful cycling routes along the Loire River (including the Loire à Vélo). Kids and adults alike will love the little road train in July and August which visits the old town, river and even goes out to the surrounding vineyards!

This region is of course known for its fantastic vineyards and private tours can be arranged to discover the various ‘crus’ (Coteaux du Layon, Savennières, Vins de Loire). There are also some wonderful boat trips along with river with wine-tasting involved!

Just to the south the town of Cholet (33km) has a fascinating history connected to the French Revolution and textile industry which can be learnt about in the town’s excellent museums and discover the pre-historic megaliths dotted around the town. 

Just south of Cholet, families should also seek out the Puy de Fou (58km) a park with impressive historical re-enactment shows whilst train lovers young and old should visit the heritage railway at Chemin de Fer de la Vendée (44km).

Heading north, cross the Loire River and you’ll reach the city of Angers (33km) on the River Maine with its magnificent 13th century castle and vibrant cultural and student vibe. Explore the narrow cobbled streets of the old town, full of cafes and restaurants and visit the largest tapestry in the world.

Horse lovers should also head to Saumur (59km) with its famous equestrian school, Cadre Noir. Here you can also visit the fairy-tale château, take a boat up the Loire river, hire canoes or sample some of the region’s sparkling wine. Combine with a visit to the remarkable Fontevraud Abbey (70km) or the fascinating Troglodyte caves in Rochemenier (40km).

For those with an urge to explore even further afield, it’s about two hours by car to Tours (135km), perhaps one of the best known cities in the Loire Valley and a wonderful place to visit not only for its fascinating history but also high-end gastronomy with some amazing markets across the city. You could combine with a visit to one of the famous castles in this part of the valley including Château de Villandry (115km), Château Royal d'Amboise (168km) and Château de Chenonceau (162km). 

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Angers/Nantes


Nearest Train Station Gare de Chalonnes Sur Loire


Nearest Village

(under 1km)

Nearest Shop Bakery

(under 1km)

Nearest Restaurant Chalonnes-sur-Loire


Nearest Supermarket E.Leclerc Chemille


Nearest Town/City Cholet/Angers


Nearest Golf Golf d'Angers


Nearest Tennis In the village

(under 1km)


A region doesn’t get to be called “The Garden of France” without being pretty special, and the Loire Valley is just as luscious and beautiful as its nickname would suggest. There’s countless acres of beautiful woods, vineyards and farmland that produce some of France’s revered ingredients and delicacies, and a wealth of history and beautiful architecture that demands and rewards exploration. Whether you’re heading off with the family, friends, or both, our fantastic portfolio of Loire Valley villas and chateaux means you’ll find fantastic, comfortable and quirky accommodation no matter your preferences.

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Horse-riders can trek on the château's own estate with an excellent equestrian centre on site.  Horse riding lessons are also possible or you can just visit the horses in the historic 19th century stables.

Nearby Chalonnes-sur-Loire is a great place for canoeing along the river or keen cyclists can follow part of the Loire à Vélo route from here.  In mid-July to August there’s also a little road train around the town and out to the surrounding vineyards to delight young and old!

Families should also seek out the Puy de Fou (58km), a park with impressive historical re-enactment shows whilst train lovers of all ages can head to the heritage railway at Chemin de Fer de la Vendée (44km).

Those seeking out further family friendly activities can visit the Lac de Ribou (38km) near Cholet for walking paths and bike trails around the lake and surrounding forests, a playground as well as an activity centre for sailing, canoeing, pedalos and archery.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Baby bath
  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Children's books
  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Board games
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Photographer/Videographer Available
  • Sports Sessions Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Chef
- Maid service
- Massage therapist
- Babysitting
- Driver (transfers)
- Photographer/videographer
- Sports sessions (yoga, breathing techniques, pilates, barre)

All extra services/events must be discussed and run by the management of the chateau.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €4000 paid to the owner by bank transfer one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time From 2.00 p.m.
Departure time 12.00 p.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? No, extra €150 per day approximately October to end-March, if required.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels. Mid-stay linen change for stays of 2 weeks.
End of stay cleaning included? No. Extra €300. Guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit. Mid-stay cleaning is available on request, at extra cost.
Pets welcome? No.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Minimum stay 2 nights.
Changeover day Flexible.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and special events are not permitted.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 11th 2023 - Jan 1st 2024 £2,704 £4,055 £5,407 £6,758 £7,373
Jan 1st 2024 - Jan 1st 2025 £2,704 £4,055 £5,407 £6,758 £7,373
Jan 1st 2025 - Jun 13th 2025 £2,704 £4,055 £5,407 £6,758 £7,373

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 11th 2023 - Jan 1st 2024 €2,957 €4,435 €5,913 €7,391 €8,063
Jan 1st 2024 - Jan 1st 2025 €2,957 €4,435 €5,913 €7,391 €8,063
Jan 1st 2025 - Jun 13th 2025 €2,957 €4,435 €5,913 €7,391 €8,063

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 11th 2023 - Jan 1st 2024 $3,185 $4,777 $6,370 $7,962 $8,686
Jan 1st 2024 - Jan 1st 2025 $3,185 $4,777 $6,370 $7,962 $8,686
Jan 1st 2025 - Jun 13th 2025 $3,185 $4,777 $6,370 $7,962 $8,686

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Perfect!

    on 18/09/2018

    Témoignage spectaculaire des fastes du second Empire, Chateau des Dynasties est avant tout l’œuvre d’une famille qui partage aujourd’hui son illustre et longue histoire. Le majestueux escalier suspendu en buis, l’enfilade de pièces de réception, le raffinement des chambres donnent le ton de cet art de vivre qui, loin d’être figé dans son glorieux passé, s’anime toujours avec naturel. L’immense parc ravira le promeneur un peu rêveur que la douceur angevine conduira peut-être jusqu’aux bords de Loire.

  • Amazing chateau

    on 30/08/2018

    Absolutely amazing property, a whole chateau built in 1850 with original furnishings for ourselves. Host Pierre was brilliant

  • Relaxing holiday

    on 13/08/2018

    We loved being able to stay in a real historic chateau, and one that also provided a relaxed and informal environment for our holiday.

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