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Originally built in 1860 with the south wing being added in 1890 the Château la Grande Maison is situated just south of Saumur in the Loire Valley between the market towns of Thouars and Loudun.  It is convenient to the Tours and Poitiers airports (less than 1 hr) and a 4 hour drive from Dieppe. Local attractions include Center Parcs, Puy du Fou, Futuroscope and of course the famous wines of the Loire Valley.

You will recognize the Château la Grande Maison from Channel 4’s Escape to the Chateau DIY where you will have seen Ben and Billie entertaining their guests as well as hosting fellow musicians.  Ben is a producer, composer, musician and DJ and Billie is a singer/songwriter and vocal coach.

Set in 3 acres of wooded grounds on the river Dive, the Château la Grande Maison is home to a 60 sqm Ballroom with a 30 sqm balcony perfect for Weddings or parties, a Wine Press/Winery Bar, Wine cellar, 36 sqm Orangerie, a 40 sqm reception space, a library and a catering kitchen.

The Loire Valley is a gorgeous choice when planning a romantic wedding or vow renewal.  The hosts of Château la Grande Maison offer wedding planning and weddings can be either indoors or outdoors.  A wedding planner is available to coordinate a network of providers on your behalf: local florists, hairdressers, wine merchants, musicians, bands or DJ; they even have an English speaking celebrant if for those who prefer a church wedding the lovely local church has a British Vicar!

Many events are planned throughout the year with the kick off being a Special Valentine’s Weekend and early booking is encouraged.  Accommodation is in 3 ensuite bedroom suites (1 x 1 bedroom, 1 x 2 bedroom and 1 x 3 bedroom), additionally they have 1 x 1 bedroom gite and 1 x 2 bedroom gite.

For contact details, upcoming events and location map go to https://chateauxescapesfrance.com/chateaux/chateau-de-la-grande-maison-poitou-charentes-deux-sevres