The Château of la Lorie
The architectural exception
In terms of west of France Architecture, le château de la Lorie is most incomparable. Its exceptional nature is due to successive improvements made by enlightened owners who endeavoured years after years to give an unique architectural plan to the castle : le château de la Lorie has been built around 5 courtyards in a permanent regard of symmetry. It is also due to an admirable interior decoration – just admire the large gallery, the marble room- as well as a rare original furniture. (see the presentation of the chateau)
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Horses in la Lorie
Since the Constantin’s, the history of la Lorie is closely connected to France horse-breeding. Gabriel-Felix Constantin, the Maine , Anjou and Touraine royal stud-farms’ superintendent, became a remarkable horse breeder.
The Marble Lounge
The large marble room, built in 1780, is exceptional in a private castle since the techniques used were usually dedicated to royal palaces. Drawn by the architect Jean-Sébastien Leysner, this masterpiece is close to the great ‘salon de la Guerre et de la Paix ’ executed the century before in the castle of Versailles .