Exclusive tour of Château du Lude (Loire Valley - France), with its owner, Barbara de Nicolaÿ

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An exclusive tour of Château du Lude (Loire Valley - France).

I invite you to discover this exquisite and rare private historic house, fully furnished and inhabited by the same family since 1750.

Barbara de Nicolaÿ, the owner, share with you the story, interiors and garden of her amazing home.

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  • This is going to be an unpopular opinion: but what a shame for the families to fall in such disrepair that they have to show their ancestral homes off like a pony show to be able to barely afford what they had only 2-300 years prior. This is true in England and Italy as well. The inept children of such grand men and women reduced to stewards of their ancestor's insurmountable accomplishments.

    Anton BoninAnton Bonin8 күн бұрын
  • I have a book where this beautiful chateau is displayed with a few other splendid chateaux. It’s author is Christians De Nicolay- Masery. Le Lude was portrayed in all its splendour & pictures of the grand salon & library & other rooms are exquisite. It does mention the current owner Barbara De Nicolay when she was a young bride & her mother-in-law Comtesse Rene De Nicolay. So it was a pleasant surprise to come across this channel on KZhead & listen to Barbara De Nicolay tell us about her beautiful home.

    Priscilla D'SouzaPriscilla D'Souza14 күн бұрын
  • Wow incredibly beautiful and it is maintained exceptionally well .Bravo to you Madame

    ckotharyckotharyАй бұрын
  • Stunningly beautiful... ❤🇦🇺

    Lorraine ChircopLorraine ChircopАй бұрын
  • that lady is great , and not stuffy at all . . .

    alexandreintouchalexandreintouchАй бұрын
  • Oh the History of the Chateau, With beautiful magnificent rooms, Rhe host ,such a gracious lady, tis my hope one day to visit the Chateau Mary Canada 🇨🇦

    Mary SmythMary SmythАй бұрын
  • It's pretty but I would not want it

    ShowdownShowdownАй бұрын
  • Thank you, Marquise de Nicolay for this tour. i see the influence of Blois and Chambord in the architecture. Your restorations are to be commended. The studiolo is wonderful and I like the mixture of English and French gardens. Hope to visit someday.

    Michael BurgessMichael BurgessАй бұрын
  • Magnifique!

    Susana CuratoloSusana CuratoloАй бұрын
  • Wow the dry moat! The history n decor is outstanding

    Sean McGuireSean McGuireАй бұрын
  • Thank you Mme de Nicolay. I was hoping to see the old kitchens and we did get a glimpse. The chateau is beautiful, the gardens spectacular, and such history. A visit is on my bucket list.

    Helen BanksHelen BanksАй бұрын
  • Amazing house, mayb one day i will come to the chateau, beautiful garden..

    Kebun MawarKebun MawarАй бұрын
  • Thanks for the wonderful tour of your home and castle. I can't imagine the dedication it takes to maintain such a castle. You are a very interesting women to listen to.

    Bill KolodychukBill KolodychukАй бұрын
  • Is REALLY Gorgeous place like usual comes to any Castel ..BUT needs someone with a lots money, like Money no issue for him to buy this & spend it a dozens MILLIONS after MILLIONS to restored it & don't comes cheap that's for sure , might comes even to one billion to restored it.. BUT ya is everywhere & every inch of it is beauty & jaw dropping to look at

    SFbenjaminKSFbenjaminKАй бұрын
  • Thank you for this tour of your beautiful exquisite home!

    Louise PorterLouise PorterАй бұрын
  • Oh I very much enjoyed this lovely tour! The interior and exterior are superb. Thank you so much!

    US CitizenUS CitizenАй бұрын
  • Great to see these centuries old cultural monuments entering the digital age, so the entire world can see them and learn a little bit more about human history!

    Nis LorentzenNis LorentzenАй бұрын
  • Lindo!!!

    Lília FernandaLília FernandaАй бұрын
  • What a privilege to be shown around your beautiful home. The studiolo was incredible. Your love for the place comes over so well and I hope you have a lot of visitors to appreciate it.

    Laraine BurrLaraine BurrАй бұрын
  • Thanks for share with us your beautiful castle is amazing has the opportunity to stay there by this video! Wonderful and wonderful and more wonderful!!!

    Montessori con miss VeroMontessori con miss VeroАй бұрын
  • Wow just amazing !!!

    Jaime AttenboroughJaime AttenboroughАй бұрын
  • Well the English were Norman French anyway.😄😄

    ElvieElvie2 ай бұрын
  • We switch on the lights wallah!

    Frank StachowiakFrank Stachowiak2 ай бұрын
  • bravo, superbe reportage ! Merci.

    J Charles-GaffiotJ Charles-Gaffiot2 ай бұрын
  • A charming lady!

    The French GardenerThe French Gardener2 ай бұрын
  • Bravo Madame de mettre la langue Française en valeur !🤔

    alainalain2 ай бұрын
  • changer le système du gouvernement, je suis intéressé par l'achat le château.

    Hebert DavisHebert Davis2 ай бұрын
  • Positively charming lady. Thanks so much for sharing your home!

    Rob NealRob Neal2 ай бұрын
  • A beautiful chateau and a gracious host combined with the fog rolling through the gardens gave it that extra magical feel

    1mezion1mezion2 ай бұрын
  • Superbe château. Merci pour la visite.👍

    Christelle SensChristelle Sens2 ай бұрын
  • Its gorgeous 😍

    Saya KonohanaSaya Konohana2 ай бұрын
  • WOW

    Kay SigleyKay Sigley2 ай бұрын
  • Incredibly beautiful.Bravo for maintaining it so well 👍

    ckotharyckothary2 ай бұрын
  • Wow it is classy .what a place .I will definitely visit your palace next year

    ckotharyckothary2 ай бұрын
  • STUNNING took my breath away

    Angela DallimoreAngela Dallimore2 ай бұрын
  • Wonderful tour on history and walkabout. Thank you. I was surprised to see residential area to the one side of Chateau.

    Gina FriendGina Friend2 ай бұрын
  • The Anjou "Kingdom"?!? Le "royaume" d'Anjou?!? Je croyais que c'était un comté. I thought it was a county...

    Jan BayartJan Bayart2 ай бұрын
    • King Rene of Anjou.

      Antoine MozartAntoine MozartАй бұрын
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    So Chateaux TVSo Chateaux TV2 ай бұрын
  • It´s very nice to see that family is still living in the Chateau and it´s so well kept and taken care of. Amazing place! Greetings from Sweden! And thank you for the tour.

    For JusticeFor Justice2 ай бұрын
  • Wow! I wonder how many full time staff occupied the house? Just beautiful craftsmanship.

    Charles PhillipsCharles Phillips2 ай бұрын
  • It is priceless that the tour of the castle is conducted by the mistress of the house, a real aristocrat, and not, as in many chateaux and castles, profaned by intrusive English or Americans commoners.

    Ala TAla T2 ай бұрын
    • Or a classless name caller like yourself

      Mike DugginMike Duggin2 ай бұрын
  • Absolutely magical! Thank you for the tour. I am fascinated with the idea that all of your family generations have managed to preserve the integrity of the castle (at least what can be seen). Truly, truly remarkable.

    Elaine NorthcuttElaine Northcutt2 ай бұрын
  • Wow! Was not even researching my ancestry and watched this! My ancestral Grandfather was the King who bought the stronghold and built this! I’m related to your husband! 💗 Will plan a visit !

    GailGail2 ай бұрын
  • What a magical place! It is heartwarming to learn this remains a family home, who has taken on the responsibility of preserving its history and graciously opens their estate to the public. Well done!

    VANishedVANished2 ай бұрын
  • Gorgeous garden. The Château is truly preserving genuinity of it's time. Renaissance written from bottom to top. You can imagine the noises the costume of her ancestors in living rooms. It must have cost arm and leg to restore it's glorious beauty. Loire region has hundreds of Château but this is one of the great. Will be in my bucket list for western France. Been to part of Loire and it's too big. What's the name of your great great Influencer ancestors? C'est manifique. Bien Merci 👏👍👌🙏

    nerve navarnerve navar2 ай бұрын
  • c'est magnifique,

    neil cliffordneil clifford2 ай бұрын
  • Oh, madame la comtesse

    B. AlexB. Alex2 ай бұрын
  • Stunning chateau, steeped in history and the most amazing decor 🙂

    Karen JaneKaren Jane2 ай бұрын
  • Ub

    jorge Bustosjorge Bustos2 ай бұрын
  • The INFAMOUS Gilles de Rais dear comtesse ! 😉

    Ronald MalletteRonald Mallette2 ай бұрын
  • What a treat to have this wonderful lady give us a tour of her SPECTACULAR Chateau! What class! Thank you for making us feel important and welcome. If I ever get to France, I will come to see it, because it is the most beautiful chateau I have ever seen. The chandeliers, the views & the garden, out of this world! The lady is beautiful to match😉

    Totally DomesticTotally Domestic2 ай бұрын
  • Thank you for welcoming us to this extraordinary place.

    Clare HartClare Hart2 ай бұрын
  • Magnificent beauty to behold each day. You are so priviledged. Merci, Madam!

    Coenie de VilliersCoenie de Villiers2 ай бұрын
  • What a magnificent castle presented by such an elegant and gracious lady. Who own the chateaux now? If it’s lived in are any of the fireplaces still used?

    James PollowitzJames Pollowitz2 ай бұрын
  • Magical part of the world and a charming, informative lady

    Dr Mark C ThompsonDr Mark C Thompson2 ай бұрын
  • You are one, very fit woman to traverse all those stairs and grounds!👍🏻💐

    D. BurggD. Burgg2 ай бұрын
  • Amazing! Puts reality to history and those historical movies!

    Linda LagarceLinda Lagarce2 ай бұрын
  • Merci madame!

    Janet BexJanet Bex2 ай бұрын
  • You are a wonderful guide of your beautiful home thank you !

    Margie MistrettaMargie Mistretta2 ай бұрын
  • Meraviglioso. Conservato molto bene . Complimenti

    Cesare BiachiCesare Biachi2 ай бұрын
  • Loved the library! And the staircase, and ballroom!

    Cassandra RalphCassandra Ralph2 ай бұрын
  • Hugely interesting and beautiful chateau and gardens! I learned a lot about French history today! I loved that the family have lived in this chateau for 300 years, it looks very well looked after, and lived in, especially with the family dog who looked much loved indeed. Thank you for sharing this video with all of us! Well done indeed!

    Cassandra RalphCassandra Ralph2 ай бұрын
  • So beautiful!

    Raffinee_37Raffinee_372 ай бұрын
  • Thank you for sharing your home with us

    JANET COREYJANET COREY2 ай бұрын
  • One of the most authentic and beautiful chateaus I have seen on you tube ,thank you for sharing would love to visit

    SophiaSophia2 ай бұрын
  • What a beautiful chateau. To live in a place where your ancestors lived for hundreds of years is amazing. The library was massive but I love seeing your dog following his/her human around. Thank you for taking the time to share your home with us

    Rosemarie deschenesRosemarie deschenes2 ай бұрын
  • OMG ... You and your garden and your lab are wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing your heritage. Just wonderful.

    James AllisonJames Allison2 ай бұрын
  • What a place. Stunning. She seems like a very gracious lady.

    rgrndurgrndu2 ай бұрын
  • Beautiful home with lots of history. Hope you can keep it and maintain it as well! I like your place especially the garden.

    Marivic MirandaMarivic Miranda2 ай бұрын
  • I must interrupt your tour to comment that you are amazingly charming and well spoken... ma... you are living in a priceless and perfectly preserved museum. This is really crazy! A wonderful and magical place. Merci bien.

    James AllisonJames Allison2 ай бұрын
  • Absolutely amazing gardens! Your home is elegant and classically beautiful. You are very gracious for allowing us to view it. Thank you.

    Melissa HalbertMelissa Halbert2 ай бұрын
  • Many thanks for sharing the Château.

    Allan YeagerAllan Yeager2 ай бұрын
  • This is such an extraordinarily beautiful château seeping with history . Thank you for the tour.

    Val.1402Val.14022 ай бұрын
  • What a honour to have such a private tour! Thank you.

    Teresa C. D'OliveiraTeresa C. D'Oliveira2 ай бұрын
  • What an honor to have Barbara de Nicolay give us a tour of her home!! The chateau is beautiful. Everywhere you look is amazing!!! The Studio room is stunning! The gardens are lovely. The landscaping is superb!! Love from Vermont

    Rebekah LowRebekah Low2 ай бұрын
  • Very nice and interesting video.

    GypsyGypsy2 ай бұрын
  • Magnificent✨✨✨

    Mik MarMik Mar2 ай бұрын
  • Beautiful 💫

    Maryann HartzellMaryann Hartzell2 ай бұрын
  • So Gaudy and Garish.... She’s so pedestrian. Tours ??? How pathetic, maison close !

    Jamie MorganJamie Morgan2 ай бұрын
    • That ain't a maison close but a château, nuance...

      david Hocdédavid Hocdé2 ай бұрын
    • You must be eaten up with envy to say such churlish things. Sad! And to treat such a gracious lady so badly!!!

      Totally DomesticTotally Domestic2 ай бұрын
    • Joni spit qui mal i’pense.

      James AllisonJames Allison2 ай бұрын
    • Dear Mr Morgan - what a pathetic, and inappropriate comment. As an Englishman I am embarrassed. Your words say a great deal about your own limitations in understanding the centuries of history that unite France, Italy, and little Britain. Madame Nicolay - J'ai trouvé que votre présentation était bien informée et charmante. Je suis sûr que M. Jamie Morgan ne pourrait pas commencer à expliquer sa propre maison en français ! Le travail que vous et votre mari avez accompli est très impressionnant, surtout parce que je comprends les difficultés à obtenir un soutien financier du gouvernement, ou de toute autre organisation, et les immenses restrictions qu'ils vous imposent.

      Michael PattersonMichael Patterson2 ай бұрын
  • 👏👏👏🌹Kuwait

    Khalda OtaibiKhalda Otaibi2 ай бұрын
  • Thanks Olivier for uploading this video showcasing one of the best fully restored chateau du lude(private mansion) of the Loire valley and it was really special to be given an entire tour by the owners! Loved watching it and will surely visit the place on my visit to France!

    Zain AliZain Ali2 ай бұрын
  • C'est extraordinaire. Vous devez être félicité pour le soin magnifique que vous apportez à ce bel endroit. C'est un travail d'amour.

    Cynthia LambertCynthia Lambert2 ай бұрын
  • My congratulations on your stunning properties. So wonderful to see a living, breathing home steeped in such history!

    Dale HegstromDale Hegstrom2 ай бұрын
  • Your home is breathtaking, so beautiful and historic. The gardens are so well kept. Nothing say's this is my home like the family dog following your around the house, it is a living home. Thanks for the tour.

    Liesa VillandreLiesa Villandre3 ай бұрын
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