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The Chateau's History


The main structure of Chateau la Briance was first built in 1740 with the two turrets that give the building its unique castle-like charm added 100 years later in 1840. The chateau was gifted by Napoleon III, who was the nephew of Napoleon I and was the first president of France, from 1848 to 1852, and the last French monarch from 1852 to 1870. 

In more modern times, the chateau has been used for a variety of business ventures, including an outdoor concert venue and a 1960’s nightclub! Following this, the chateau was home to an elderly French family who for over 20 years lovingly looked after the building. However, the upkeep became too much and extensive work was needed to ensure this historic building was kept from ruin and so was put up for sale. 

Chateau La Briance Back

Chateau La Briance Front

Having viewed a number of different properties, Matt and Helen Ford from Dorset, England, fell in love with Chateau la Briance at first sight and purchased the property from the French family who had lived there for the past two decades. That was in 2019 and since then the couple, have worked tirelessly to restore the chateau to its former glory. 

Today, Chateau la Briance is a truly unforgettable boutique accommodation where couples and families alike come to escape everyday life and unwind in the beautiful rooms and rolling grounds.  

Discover the incredible beauty and historic significance of Chateau la Briance for yourself by booking your stay today. 

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