We all love to see the Châteaux which have been featured on Escape to the Château DIY but we believe that there are many Châteaux in France which deserve recognition and we have created a page on our website dedicated to Escape to the OTHER Chateau DIY.

One of these is the Château de Chambiers which is located between the Loire and Loire valleys in Anjou just 2h15 away from Paris by car (A11) and 90 min by train.

The Château de Chambiers is set in a natural reserve where the Kings and Queens of France used to come to hunt and is mentioned in the history books as early as the Middle Ages.  A century ago, after having sailed the world, French Royal Navy Officer Count Marc des Courtis purchased the property to use as a summer home for his family.  The forest, farm, vegetable plot and orchard sustained the resin collectors who came from the Aquitaine region to work in the grounds; interestingly pieces of terra cotta pots which they used to collect the resin can still be found.

The Château is the family home of the current owner who, together with his wife and children, have brought the property back to its former glory.  The Château is a tribute to its history blended with today’s contemporary hospitality and art de vivre.


Guest Bedrooms  Offering self catering cottages, Ensuite B&B rooms, a Romantic Cottage and the Pavillon de France wedding suite.

Private Reception Rooms The Château staff are ready to assist you with any occasion: wedding, family reunion, birthday, engagement, baptism, communion, bar mitzvah, a bachelor/bachelorette party, or simply a group wanting to spend some time together.

Corporate Events Corporate or special events within the 355m2 space can be arranged to host from 4 to 400 people. The Château has produced some videos for you to enjoy a “virtual” tour”:

Be sure to check out the OTHER Château we feature on our new page Escape to the OTHER Chateau DIY.