200 km west of Paris, very close to Le Mans - the famous city of the classical and world famous car race - you find the stunning Château de la Vaudère. It is located on an amazing 22 hectares plot and the castle towers are surrounded by beautiful old trees.
Château de la Vaudère was built in the beginning of the 19th century and is named after the first owner’s wife, the famous French author Jane de la Vaudère (1857-1908). Today the castle is owned by Anne-Charlotte Rousseau.
For a period of time Anne-Charlotte Rousseau’s father had a stud farm for racehorses by the castle and as a part of the Le Mans racing track is direct neighbour to the castle park it seems that horsepower really has great attraction on the Rousseau family.
The castle went through a comprehensive renovation from 2009 to 2013 after being unoccupied for no less than 50 years.
Château de la Vaudère now accommodates 250 guests in the big hall and besides that offers 13 stylish twin rooms as well as rooms for 3-4 persons.
Château de la Vaudère is the only place in the district that offers overnight stay and it is therefore very popular.
Guy Landais was the Project Manager of the renovation project. He has been a friend of the Rousseau family for many years and as a former employee of ege carpets in France he was the guarantor of this high quality project. The renovation was conducted by local craftsmen – carefully instructed by Guy Landais. The ability to vary the carpet designs endlessly made ege carpets the favourite carpet supplier. It was decided to cover the floors with carpets because of their acoustic advantages and their ability to hold on to the warmth in the big rooms.
Anne-Charlotte Rousseau’s ideas for the decoration of the castle were developed further upon by Guy Landais who succeeded in tailoring standard carpet designs to the different rooms. The looks of the rooms vary from modern to classical, from sophisticated to pompous and are among others based on ege carpets’ Funkygraphic, Metropolitan, Nature/Super Nature and Cosmopolitan collections.
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