The Ransanne Family owned this castle in 1480, under the reign of Louis XI. It was probably built on an ancient castle ruins. In the XV century, De Losme Family also owned the fiefdom. It is certain that the coat of arms at the entry of the tour belonged to this family.
In 1530, the castle becomes François Lebreton property who was the King’s lawyer and mayor of Saintes. The Lebreton kept it until 1763 when Claud – Mathieu Mac Nemara (former captain of the King’s naval vessels) becomes the owner.
Even though the castle’s owners changed a lot during centuries, its nature has always been preserved. The actual owners bought it in the 90’s, the castle looked glum and needed some work to be done.
Beginning of the 21st century, the castle started to look better. We took up the challenge thanks to our love for beautiful stone buildings and with the help of the organization responsible for the preservation of historical monuments.
2 years of scaffolding! 10 years of work! Roof, structure, flooring, walls, stones stairs, doors, forged lock, woodwork, everything was deeply refurbished. Today you feel so comfortable that you wouldn’t imagine all the work that was made.
Gardens and Parks
The castle is located in the heart of a 170 hectare park. During the renovation in the 90’s, the owners decided to start from outside. We are crazy of orchards that’s why there are a lot of apple trees, pear trees, cherry trees and plum trees. The garden is full of flowers and vegetables, roses, figs, a wonderful collection of hydrangeas. In the park, there are some rare species of oak trees and a beautiful range of maples. The chicken enclosed plot is generously flowered by ramblers. You can have access to it through the enclosed garden, just after the refurbished dovecote and the orangery.
|Address: 3 chemin du château de ransanne|
|Zip/Postal Code: 17250|
|Latitude/Longitude: 46.08333 / 0.16667|
|Nearest airport||Bordeaux Mérignac||140 km|
|Nearest beach||30 km|
|Nearest restaurant||Le bruant||4.2 km|
|Nearest train station||Saintes||18 km|
The region of Poitou-Charentes is of exceptional architectural, historical and natural wealth. The Ransanne castle is located in the heart of Charente Maritime department in our calm and fine countryside. You would enjoy the wide beaches, visit Oléron Island, Fort Boyard, or take a day to go to Aix Island.
The old harbor of La Rochelle is an hour far from the castle face to Ré Island. Closer to us (10 km), you can find the hectic and generous market of Saintes on “La place de la Cathédrale Saint Pierre”. You can also visit the Gallo-Roman amphitheater that dates back to the 1st century or the Saint Eutrope church which is an important step when pilgrimage to Compostelle. This church is designated a UNESCO world heritage site on the name of “Chemins de St Jacques”. You will be probably told the history of the Arc of Germanicus, a monumental gate of an ancient city. It marked the end of the Roman road from Lyon. This symbol was saved from destruction in the 19 century and is one of the rare example of this type.
You won’t have enough time to see everything! You must come back !
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||€450 - €575||-||-||2 Nights||-|
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|Cleaning fees||Mandatory||€250||One time|