A stay in this luxurious Chateau is the epitome of chateau living. The Château provides overnight and weekly rental options with sumptuous entertainment for guests. The Chateau comfortably sleeps 24 guests in its 10 stately en-suite bedrooms with extra beds available in a number of the rooms. The Keep has a further 8 luxury bedrooms to sleep 16 guests meaning the entire estate is available for groups of up to 40.
The Count, who has owned the Chateau de St Louis for many years, could not be more welcoming. This is a jewel of France's architectural heritage, and any visitor to the Chateau will be delighted and charmed by the experience.
Interestingly, the Black Prince imprisoned the French King, Jean le Bon, in the castle’s keep after the battle of Poitiers in 1356. This keep now offers additional luxury accommodation for a further 16 guests if rented in conjunction with the chateau.
Interior and grounds
The chateau has 10 bedroom suites to sleep up to 24 guests. Each of the luxury bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom. 5 of the bedrooms are to be found on the 1st floor and 5 on the 2nd floor of the chateau. There are 4/5 extra comfortable beds in the chateau should they be required. Each of the bedrooms has its own unique character; there are wonderful fireplaces, four poster beds and classic 17th and 18th century furnishings. On the ground floor of the chateau there is a dramatic salon, dining room and library. The chateau is usually rented on a catered basis, however there are 2 kitchens in the chateau that can be used on request.
The keep has 8 bedroom suites to sleep 16 guests. Each of the luxury bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom. There are 2 bedrooms on each of the 4 upper floors. Each of the bedrooms has its own character; large fireplaces, stained glassed windows, four poster beds and classic medieval furniture. On the ground floor of the keep there is a fantastic living room, dining room and kitchen.
Within the castle grounds there is an enchanting moat, a lake where one can fish, and the superbly maintained gardens. There are also excellent bird watching opportunities in the chateau estate.
Location and local information
Le Chateau is located in the most southern part of the Loire Valley in the region of Poitou-Charentes between the cities of Parthenay and Thouars. The castle is a 3 hour drive from Paris. By high-speed TGV train from Paris the travel time is 1.5 hours to Poitiers, which is a 45 minute drive to the castle.
Catering and services
A continental breakfast is served upon request in the dining room for €15 per person per day (eggs and bacon are available for €5). Also, we will gladly provide you with dinner served in the dining room for €75 per person and a half bottle of red Chinon wine per person. Aperitifs and coffees are additional. There are plenty of fantastic local restaurants.
The owner is very happy to discuss any catering ideas you may have. Anything is possible so please do get in touch. There is a kitchen in the chateau so it is possible to self cater.