« We are enjoying to maintain and share in the 21st century the spirit of a refined countryside life style in and around our family home. »
La Devansaye estate includes the castle and a chapel, stables and other outbuildings surrounded by
a 60 acres park. It also includes a fully walled vegetable garden, an arboretum, a wood of 20 hectares with trees more than hundred years old with cavalier paths and a young oak trees plantation.
The oldest part of the castle date from the sixteenth century and has barely changed during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Today the Park and different buildings as they appear are the work of Auguste de LaDevansaye, painter, and his son-in-law Joseph de La Perraudiere between 1845 and 1905...
Since then the same family kept it as an agricultural property and orchard.
The descendants are committed to maintain and improve their "family home".
The castle today
Since the fifteenth century, small local lords, guard of Queen Marie de Medici, page of the Duke of Orleans, magistrates of Angers, etc. inhabited the house.
The Devansaye family settles there in 1770 and its descendants still live in the house.
Auguste de La Devansaye was a renowned painter and his uncle Alphonse de La Devansaye a famous botanist. His son in law, Joseph de La Perraudière, one of the many Legitimists from Anjou was famous to defend the Pope in 1860 and later Spanish Carlist royal pretenders before promoting the modernization of agriculture in Anjou. It is to him that we owe the present appearance of the castle and its outbuildings.
After 1945 his successors, pursuing his passion about rural and agricultural life, have created apple and pear orchards.
The present owners are keen to share this rural life, especially around the vegetable garden so popular today .
My castle is visitable
Rendez-vous aux Jardins en juin
Journées du patrimoine en septembre
July and August on request