The Chateau de la Galoisiere was built in the 18th century by the highly affluent Blouin du Bouchet family, who were well known and highly respected in the province of Anjou. Claude Jean Gabriel Blouin du Bouchet, who was personal bodyguard to King Louis XVI and Knight of the Royal and Military Order of St Louis, was the first resident of this noble home.
The original property was an area of 800 hectares of land located in Jarze, including forests, farms and vineyards, a village belonging to Baugeois, in the northeastern part of Anjou province, whose capital is the medieval town of Bauge.
“The region is the most forested of Anjou with a lot of aristocrats owning castles and manors.”
The Blouin du Bouchet family owned the property until the beginning of the 20th century. The last resident of the family was Isidore Blouin du Bouchet, mayor of Jarze in 1881, who died in 1903. Today, in the private chapel, there is still a memorial stone set to remember Mathilde Marie Charlotte Poulain du Mas, his first wife.
In the absence of any heirs, the Chateau de la Galoisiere was then owned by only two noble families, Vernot de Jeux/de Brullon and the Count and the Countess of Belleville, until 2013.
In 2013, the new owners of the castle has worked with talented painters and upholsterers to tastefully refreshed interiors, whilst maintaining the heritage.
The interior design maintains much of the 18th century opulence, furnished with antique furniture from the same period, showcasing some famous pieces from cabinetmakers and carpenters of the King Louis XV and King Louis XVI.
Adding to the old world glamour are the contemporary luxury touches, especially in the en-suite bathrooms and kitchen. A mixture of Asian influence has been infused seamlessly to reflect the fascination of the silk and spice route era.