Chateau de Colliers
"Bird View from a Helicopter"
This photo was taken by the owners from a helicopter. One can see the little charming chateau with Loire River at the back, and a small swimming pool on the front. On its right side, there are a couple of suites and left, barns for storage. Behind the right hand side houses, there was the garden. From there, one can hike along a trail along the river.
This is not just a place for stay a few nights as a transient traveler, but more for resuming the home feeling during a long journey.
"Roof Terrace - 3"
Simple yet very elegant roof terrace railing.
"Roof Terrace - 4"
River Loire viewed from the roof terrace. Try to ponder how much time and stories floated by with it year after year.
"Part of the courtyard"
"Back of the chateau –1"
The first window from the right on the second floor is Emperor’s room’s. Now you see how big the roof terrace is, and it is all yours to enjoy.
"Back of the chateau –2"
Back of the chateau again with view of the Loire River. You can sit here whole day reading or simply daydreaming on this terrace perching onto the bank of Loire River
"Back of the chateau –3"
Hundreds of roses lined the terrace edge at the river bank. J’adore la Chateau!
Madame Marie-France & Monsieur Christian de Gelis really take an excellent care of this gem!
"Front of Chateau"
Once you turn into their own driveway lined with huge trees (forgot the type), entering the gate, you would be struck by the chanting little chateau. You realize that is indeed the very place you wanted to be. We arrived there in the afternoon just before the dust, the sun painted a golden hue on it, gave the whole property an ancient atmosphere.
"Details of the front of the chateau building"
"Hallway Tile Floor"
You enter the chateau door, you will be standing on this beautifully laid tile floor (shown in the photo), turn to the right, there is the dinning room where Madame Marie-France serves delicious breakfast and gorgeous dinner for their guests, and then her office. The staterooms are on the left, so as a wooden stairway to the guestrooms upstairs.
"Chambre Empereur (Emperor's Room)-1"
You dropped your luggage, and cannot help jumping over to this window. The River Loire is only 20 feet below from it. The river sings the lullaby for you at the night, and you wake up in the pleasant morning breeze from the countryside.
"Chambre Empereur (Emperor's Room)-2"
Bed and the fireplace. We were there in September, and an unusually warm September, so the fireplace was not of any use. Imagine a cold and chilly and wet winter, how much warmth (for your body and heart) you would get from a home-feeling fireplace.
The little door is to the bath room, there is a hand-held shower head and a tub (but no shower curtain – which seemed to be fairly common among many French hotels, so be careful when you want to take just a shower).
"Chambre Empereur (Emperor's Room)-3"
A small decoration in the bathroom.
"Roof Terrace - 1"
A narrow stairway from this room (and this room only) leads you to the roof terrace, where you can relax, reading, sunbathing, or simply soak in the scene and the atmosphere of beautiful French countryside. You would get lost, not knowing what time period you are in, 21st century or 18th? This little chateau really gets you all psyched up for your visit to the grand chateaus nearby.
"Roof Terrace - 2"
View from the roof terrace.