« Do you know that charming part of our country which has been called the garden of France, that spot where amid verdant plains watered by wide streams, one inhales the purest air of heaven”
Alfred de Vigny
A beautiful long bridle path lined with trees leads to the Manor of Saint Victor and its surrounding hamlet. The medieval building and its old guard towers were completely renovated in the early nineteenth century and a wing “Viollet-Le-Duc like” was built on the Renaissance model.
The medieval rigor gave way to opening for natural light…a may be architectural treason which gives our mornings the softness of a caress. All rooms on the ground floor open into the park, the river or the pool. Our keyword is harmony!
The estate has been restored with care… deeply comfortable rooms in warm reds, blues and pastels with antiques, soft fabrics, gilt portraits, book-lined walls. You can read by the fire, tinkle on the baby grand, and retire to bed in family souvenirs-filled rooms.
Dinners are served either in the “petite salle à manger” or in the guard’s room for large tables. …or else you can saunter down past the pool and picnic on homemade pâté under the 400 year old oak by the river.