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The history of the Manoir de la Perrière* merges with that of the area itself. Year after year, its architecture has evolved, enriched with thousand items from the Loire Valley. This page reveals a glimpse of its wonders.

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* The Mansion is classified ERP (Public buildings), 2nd group, PE type (with accomodation), 5th category

History


The Lion of la Perrière

Located in Messas in Beaugency’s canton of the “Petite Beauce”, the forest of Marchenoir in the North, the Loire River and the Sologne in the South, the Manoir de la Perrière gathers all the ingredients that have made the Loire Valley’s reputation so special over the centuries.

Kings of France, especially the Valois dynasty, enjoyed this region, its landscape, its people, its vineyards and its wines that made its fortune.

The Manoir de la Perrière is indeed the outcome of all of that, and the sizeable vaulted cellar that crosses the park is evidence with its ground formed of Beauce’s limestone.

There is an account of the Manoir’s origin given by the parish records of the abbot Hubert mentioning that the fief of Messas was held by the family Du Lac de Chamerolle.

The Manoir de la Perrière with the original long sided rooforiginal long side roof has been extended with a span, a wing and a terraceterrace on the ground floor linked to a two level paviliontwo levels’ pavilion, with a roof; a new covered gabled roof replaces the original one from the main part; a spiral staircasescrew staircase with polygonal roof and slate roof covering.


The Manoir de la Perrière

The dependencies are composed of a rough-stone coating dovecoterough-stone coating dovecote with framed openings that are alternatively made of brick and stone, and a cone-shaped roof with stale covering; of tile roof covering stables with stone and brick walls coated with rough-stone.

The Manoir has seen many modifications across the time giving it this such flattering eclectic appearance.

One can notice in the polygonal towerpolygonal tower some windows and doorsdoor from the 15th century from the 15th century; in addition, some small windows above the library’s terrace, located in front of the squared tower can be seen, as well as a few doorsdoors at ground floor level.


The Heraldry of the Manoir

The skylights and cornice of the facade from the park can be dated from the end of the 17th century. One can also notice the 17th century’s chimney17th century’s chimney of the library from the same period.

The main entryThe main entry of the park is characterised by a door dating from 1755, transformed over the years in a town park.

A cut stone terrace and two majestic cut stone stairscut stone stairs complete the harmony of the place to guide you towards the swimming-pool and the park.

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