Château de la Basmaignée

History

Château de la Basmaignée

Château de la Basmaignée is located in the Mayenne area, North West of France, close to the historic village of Montenay. With its rich history of Royalty and Nobility, France is home to countless châteaux, and the Pays de la Loire region holds many of them.

The château sits in over 60 acres of parkland, which contains a private chapel, a traditional walled garden, six cottages, and 25 acres of forest with a secluded lake. Facilities include tennis court, woodland walks, local wildlife spotting, and much more.​

Originally built during the 18th century by the Dubois de la Basmaignée family who had been living on the land since the 16th century, and to whom it belonged up to the French Revolution, when it was then taken over by the State, the château has since known a succession of different owners, purposes, phases of renovation and transformation, families, and, sadly, it has also been through some periods of neglect.