Saint Victor La Grand' Maison

History of the domain

« It’s this charming mansion hidden in the bocage like a bird’s nest. At the steps of Berry and Poitou, the manor and its outbuildings are located on the top of a wooded hillside overlooking the left bank of the Anglin river. When you look around the valley, you soon see a small castle which, from the middle of the woods that surround it, stands out with its two slate-covered turrets and an elegant belvedere… A carpet of greenery unrolls from the feet from the castle to the edge of the river.” History of Le Blanc and its surroundings (1868)

« It’s this charming mansion hidden in the bocage like a bird’s nest. At the steps of Berry and Poitou, the manor and its outbuildings are located on the top of a wooded hillside overlooking the left bank of the Anglin river. A carpet of greenery unrolls from the feet from the castle to the edge of the river.” History of Le Blanc and its surroundings (1868) “

Discover the history of the estate

15th century - 17th century
1643 - 1670
1670 - 1718
1718-1719
1720 - 1793
1794 - 1830
1830 - 1876
1876 - 1981
1981-
2011
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First owners
Birth of Saint Victor La Grand' Maison at the beginning of the 15th century which housed the family of Joachim de Louan, then from the 17th century that of Christophe de Galliot.
Léon de Barbancois
Léon de Barbancois, knight, lord of Saint-Victor-là-Grand-Maison from 1643 was the first father of the estate. He had several children. (Sylvine, Marie, Silvain, Robert and Antoine) Antoine, was held on the baptismal font by Antoine d'Aloigni, abbot of Fontgombaûlt and lord of Ingrandes, on November 15, 1671.
Silvain de Barbancois
Silvain de Barbancois (1656-1718), first captain in the Royal Piedmont cavalry regiment, took over the family home from 1670 until his death in 1718. In 1717, by will, he bequeathed to the cure of Ingrandes-a meadow located on the river of Anglin in charge by the priests to make say in perpetuity two low masses per month.
Philippe de Barbançois
In 1717 Philippe de Barbançois, son of Antoine and heir to the estate, married Anne-Marie Poiron, . Philippe De Barbancois died accidentally on February 13, 1719 and was buried in the church of Saint-Génitour du Blanc. With him died the branch of his great grandfather, Claude de Barbancois, Governor of Dun-le-Roi who died in 1630.
Dubout de Villemort
On leaving the Barbançois house, the estate came into the hands of the Villemorts. But the French Revolution broke out and the property was declared national property in 1793.
L'herpinière - Péris - Villemort - Beaufumé
It was Charles Thomas L'herpinière, mayor of Ingrandes who bought it in 1794 on 24 ventose of the year II-. A daughter of Monsieur L'herpinière, married to Monsieur Péris, of Belâbre, inherited it in the first years of the century. Mr. de Villemort bought his property from Mr. Péris to resell it shortly afterwards to Mr. Beaufumé.
M. René Creuzet des Roches
Mr. René Creuzet des Roches actually the acquisition in 1830. Inventor of a first threshing machine and mayor of Ingrandes from 1843 to 1847, he had the buildings that we still see today taken over or rebuilt. Around 1896, he built a second mansion adjoining the first and transformed the vaulted cellar of the old residence into a terrace in front of the new castle.
De Lamazière, -Lavergne, Hénault et Chiffre.
From 1876 to 1981 four owners succeeded one another - MM. Joslé de Lamazière, Lavergne, Hénault and Cipher. In 1941 a honey house, an orangery and a shed were built.
Marie Rouet-Grandclement
The estate was taken over in 1981 by Marie Rouet-Grandclement, a native of the region who fell in love with this magical place...
Doors openning
30 years later Saint Victor opens its doors to the curious and travelers

Discover the history of the estate​

First owners
The building seems to date from the end of the 14th or the beginning of the 15th century. We find there Joachim de Louan, Esquire, lord of Grand-Maison born around 1490. The latter marries his daughter Annenée from his first marriage with Louise d'Aymer - with Charles de Barbançois in 1534 - No child having been born from his second marriage with Anne L'Allier, he confessed to the lands and made his brother Léon his universal heir in 1591, his wife did the same.
15th century - 17th century
Léon de Barbancois
Léon de Barbancois, knight, lord of Saint-Victor-là-Grand-Maison from 1643 was the first father of the estate. He had several children. (Sylvine, Marie, Silvain, Robert and Antoine) Antoine, was held on the baptismal font by Antoine d'Aloigni, abbot of Fontgombaûlt and lord of Ingrandes, on November 15, 1671.
1643 - 1670
Silvain de Barbancois
Silvain de Barbancois (1656-1718), first captain in the Royal Piedmont cavalry regiment, took over the family home from 1670 until his death in 1718. In 1717, by will, he bequeathed to the cure of Ingrandes-a meadow located on the river of Anglin in charge by the priests to make say in perpetuity two low masses per month.
1670 - 1718
Philippe de Barbancois
In 1717 Philippe de Barbançois, son of Antoine and heir to the estate, married Anne-Marie Poiron. Philippe De Barbancois died accidentally on February 13, 1719 and was buried in the church of Saint-Génitour du Blanc. With him died the branch of his great-grandfather, Claude de Barbancois, Governor of Dun-le-Roi who died in 1630.
1718-1719
Dubout de Villemort
On leaving the Barbançois house, the estate came into the hands of the Villemorts. But the French Revolution broke out and the property was declared national property in 1793.
1720 - 1793
L'herpinière - Péris - Villemort - Beaufumé
It was Charles Thomas L'herpinière, mayor of Ingrandes who bought it in 1794 on 24 ventose of the year II-. A daughter of Monsieur L'herpinière, married to Monsieur Péris, of Belâbre, inherited it in the first years of the century. Mr. de Villemort bought his property from Mr. Péris to resell it shortly afterwards to Mr. Beaufumé.
1794 - 1830
M. René Creuzet des Roches
Mr. René Creuzet des Roches actually the acquisition in 1830. Inventor of a first threshing machine and mayor of Ingrandes from 1843 to 1847, he had the buildings that we still see today taken over or rebuilt. Around 1840, he built a second wing adjoining the first building and transformed the vaulted cellar of the old residence into a terrace in front of the new manor.
1830 - 1876
De Lamazière, -Lavergne, Hénault et Chiffre.
From 1876 to 1981 three owners succeeded one another - MM. Joslé de Lamazière, Lavergne - Hénault and Cipher. In 1941 a honey house, an orangery and a shed were built.
1876 - 1981
Marie Rouet-Grandclement
The estate was taken over in 1981 by Marie Rouet-Grandclement, a native of the region who fell in love with this magical place... "The house was a ruin, I had no money, but when passion gets involved, mountains are moved..." .
1981
Doors openning
30 years later Saint Victor opens its doors to the curious and travelers
2011

My name is Marie and I am born here

I fell in love with this magical place 33 years ago…the wooded hillside, the river, the over 400-year-old oak tree that dominates a gentle landscape. The house was a ruin, I had no savings, but when passion gets involved it moves mountains…so I found a bank that financed the purchase of my pretty folly.

33 years later, I decided to renovate this place that is so dear to my heart even more and to open it up to the curious and travelers with the help of my three children Constance, Paul and Norma.

Histoire du Domaine – Saint Victor La Grand’ MaisonHistoire du domaine

I fell in love with this magical place 33 years ago. The house was a ruin, I had no money, but when passion gets involved, mountains are moved… so I financed my pretty madness.

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