The castle's history

The castle's history

Construction and architectural style

The Grange Moreau castle in Vallon-sur-Gée, France was built in 1842 under the direction and according to the plans of architect Pierre-Félix Delarue. It is inspired by the Renaissance style, and replaces an old manor house from the end of the Middle Ages. The outbuildings present typical 17th century decorations, such as cornices, fluted modillon friezes and a dormer window with a pediment. The chapel was built in 1846.

About the chapel

Family history

The castle is located on an estate that belonged to Pierre Moreau, Lord of Breil, and his son Jean Moreau Lord of Grange and Breil, from the de Doucelles family, whose traces date back to 1076. The de Doucelles were an important family from Maine and Normandy in the Middle Ages. It was the Marquise de Montesson, Marie-Adélaïde Belin des Roches, who had the castle built in 1842. One of her distant cousins, also a Marquise de Montesson, secretly married the Duke of Orléans in 1773.

Seduced by the beauty of the place, Christian and Shelley acquired the castle and undertook significant renovation work both inside and outside the castle. They now wish to share it with lovers of history, culture and the French Art of living.

The Grange Moreau castle has 5 guest rooms that can be rented and will let you discover castle life. History lovers will be able to consult the book which details over 1000 years of life in this place. It is a must-see place to relax, get some fresh air, enjoy the moment and discover the history and culture of France. It is also possible to rent the castle with its park.

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Geographical location

The Grange Moreau castle is located in Vallon-sur-Gée, in the Sarthe department in France. It is about 30km south of Le Mans, a historic city known for its car racing circuit and the medieval buildings of its Plantagenet City. The castle is surrounded by beautiful green landscapes of the French countryside, offering opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking and bike rides. It is also close to many other historical and cultural sites to explore in the region.

Staying at the castle

The castle offers guest rooms, providing comfortable and elegantly decorated rooms for visitors wishing to stay in a relaxing setting. Guests can enjoy the tranquility of the countryside while being close to the many tourist sites in the region. The current owners also offer additional services to make your stay even more enjoyable, such as homemade breakfasts prepared with local products. The castle is also ideal for events such as weddings, receptions or professional seminars.

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