Europe has an age-long history full of myths and legends, secrets and battles. Centuries have passed but the legacies of past rulers live on due to the castles that were built during the times of wars and invasions. Some castles are already in ruins but still preserve the inspiring beauty, which makes you think over the bloodless times when these creatures were built. European miracle France offers much of the fairytale glory and for the intrepid traveler the country’s castles offer trick fountains, art collections, dizzying architecture and centuries of history. Castles in France are the silent representatives of the entire and incredible French history. Among the castles rising in France there is one, which you just have to visit, because skipping it or missing the opportunity would be a big mistake as it’s a combination of culture and history worth exploring. Our stop is Manoir de la Motte.
Enjoying the picturesque view of the three hectare park embellished with old and gorgeous trees and artistic and colored flowers, le Manoir de la Motte is a fabulous and incredible nineteenth century castle; somehow blending complementary of various types of arts from Renaissance to Gothic. The solitary and rugged masterpiece of French architecture is like the gatekeeper of the territory, which conceals the endless myths of different periods. You will get a chance to enjoy the perfectly decorated rooms where French kings and queens, the representatives of French elite organized banquets, where many treaties were signed and where the balls attracted the attention of the whole Europe.
You have an amazing opportunity to stay in the castle because it provides perfect sleeps and bedrooms with world-class service. You will find here a nice dining room with different items and decoration reminding of the nineteenth century, a rich library full of historical and significant books from not only France but also International literature. Winter garden is especially enjoyable during the snowy Christmas. During this period it turns into an original and extravagant place with thousands of lights. All the rooms are well equipped with DVD players, TV and high-speed Internet, though I would suggest that you not use it.
The castle offers a plenty of activities, which will keep you busy all day long and you will love the tranquil and lively atmosphere of this green heaven. Three private golf holes provide high-class facilities to enjoy your favorite sport in the embrace of alluring natural surroundings. There is also a large sport room where you can do fitness as well as play ping pong with family members or friends. Have your breakfast, lunch and dinner here and taste the delicious foods from the French cuisine and don’t forget to try the best subtle wines coming with different flavors and aroma.
A short walk from the castle will take you to La Ferte-Vidame; the town of art and history. This town is also famous because many popular writers and artists gave birth to their most renowned works exactly in this place. Throughout the whole year approximately 300 events are organized here, so no matter when you choose to visit this place, you will be part of one of those fabulous events. Here you will get relieved from everyday stress, anxiety and noise. During weekends you can spend your time in a delightful place called Perche Nature Park; an appealing hideaway.
The authentic and vivid park provides all the opportunities to organize picnics, or play football, discover the remarkable and historical places and get acquainted with natural heritage of the well-protected area. The house itself is very warm and hospitable, so you will never think you are miles away from your home. It is best enjoyed especially with family members. It will be a unique and informational trip for your children because they will get acquainted with the history of France and will see everything with their own eyes.
La Ferte-Vidame is all surrounded by an exceptional natural and landscaped environment and huge forests with green and wonderful trees. The gorgeous fauna and flora and the eye-catching beauty of the lavish area will make you stay here for hours and enjoy the fresh air and the crystal lake nestled in the town. A scenic valley of this town without any doubt is the best spot to dive in and forget about your troubles. It’s also majestic for romantic evenings arranged just for two of you.
Try to get pleasure from every minute spent here because not every day you are having a chance to be in a castle that provides so many opportunities for your aristocrat stay.