About us

Victor and Maria Orsenne
Vic­tor and Maria Orsenne

In 1818 a wealt­hy French bour­go­is built a man­or house for his fami­ly in the small town of Con­tres. The faca­de of tufa and mul­ti-colou­red brick is a copy of the wing which king Lou­is XII had added to the Roy­al Cast­le in Blois some 300 years ear­lier. Pain­ted woo­den beams on the dra­wing room cei­ling recall the inter­ri­or deco­ra­ti­on of Che­ver­ny cast­le. The Manoir de Con­tres is nest­led in a pri­va­te park of 2.5 acres with its cen­ten­ary trees and a small pond. It com­bi­nes ele­gan­ce of yes­teryear with the cosy atmo­sphe­re of a pri­va­te home.

For over two cen­tu­ries the Manoir has remain­ed a haven of peace to its resi­dents and visi­tors at only two hours south of Paris. The famous Loire Cast­les, UNESCO World Heri­ta­ge,  and the love­ly coun­try­si­de of the Loire Val­ley are right at its doorstep.

The Manoir’s owners Vic­tor and Maria Orsen­ne both excel in the art of being atten­ti­ve; skil­led hosts to their inter­na­tio­naal guests. Both alum­ni of the well­known Hotel Manage­ment School Lau­sanne/Switzerland, they have work­ed in the hos­pi­ta­li­ty busi­ness throug­hout Euro­pe all their lives. Today they per­so­nal­ly assu­re a warm wel­co­me and a pro­fes­sio­nal ser­vice to their hotel resi­dents and local restau­rant guests.