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.