- Bedrooms 10
- Bathrooms 13
- Sleeps 20
Hair Dryers, DVD, Sound System, Gym, WIFI
Billiard room and a banquet room
Telephone system is accessible from each room
Concierge services, please inquire for specific needs
A magnificent private Chateau near Paris, Chateau de Villette is located 35 minutes northwest of Paris near Versailles. Designed by architect Francois Mansart around 1668 for Jean Dyel, the Comte d’Aufflay, Louis XIV’s ambassador to Venice and finished around 1696 by his nephew Jules Hardouin-Mansart. Jules Hardouin-Mansart and Le Notre designed the Palace of Versailles at the same time as they designed Chateau de Villette in the 1680s. Therefore Villette was nicknamed “Le Petit Versailles.”
One of the most significant historical chateaux in France, Villette is at once both simple and sumptuous with the great octagonal salon in white and blue that has dessus-de-deportes by Boucher, the elegant dining room with the original 17th Century carved stone buffet, magnificent boiseries and the stone entry hall which completely exalts the classicism of the Period.
All of the ten bedrooms, ten full baths and three half baths, in the main chateau, were newly & beautifully remodeled with limestone, antique mirrors and chandeliers. A Professional gourmet kitchen was completely remodeled in the year 2000 with all top of the line Hobart commercial appliances. The state-of-the-art telephone system is accessible from each room. There are many outbuildings including a spacious chapel and adjacent reception rooms, guest house, stable and greenhouse.
The gardens, by Le Notre, spread out behind the chateau; in the central axis, the spectacular fountain that resembles the cascade at Louis XIV’s Chateau Marly, are surmounted by a Neptune from Saint Ouen. There are two rectangular-shaped lakes on each side of the gardens. The 185-acres grounds provide privacy, serenity and numerous outdoor activities for the chateau. Jules Hardouin-Mansart and Le Notre designed Versailles at the same period of time. The magnificence and elegance in the smaller scale was evident in the Chateau de Villette.
The chateau is also a spectacular location for meetings, seminars, vacations, weddings and other special events. The story of The Da Vinci Code, the #1 Best Seller book in 2003, took place at Chateau de Villette from chapter 52. Columbia Pictures filmed the movie version here as well.
- Multiple living and drawing rooms
- Music salon
- Ten large, double bedrooms with queen or king beds
- Ten full bathrooms with bath and shower
- 3 half bathrooms
- Large formal dining room
- Two service kitchens
- State of the art main kitchen with pantries and breakfast room
- 5 double bedrooms (queen and king) with bathrooms
- Suite with 2 double bedrooms and one bathroom
- sitting room
- Gated entry
- Extensive lawns and elaborate gardens, fountains, lakes
- Tennis court
- Reception room for parties/weddings
- Greenhouse/Orangerie/banquet room
Note: Chateau de Villette has a minimum rental of three nights.