To have been a Duchess/Duke in the day living in this fantastic chateau...but of course back then there were no amenities! Entry to the estate via the tree lined drive and up to the fantastic gates (you need a code to access, which would have been nice to have received in advance), past the orangerie buildings to the grand house itself.
Apparently there has been word of LaTrousse dating back to the 1300's, and some buildings date to the 1700's, but the main house is of the late 1800's. Used as a hospital during the war, and possibly still in the family....the entire property has been divided into 35 apartments (28 some owners), many owned as country homes, some are available for rent, such as this one. You can google and find info on this stately residence.
Comprised of two floors, the main living and dining space is where you first walk into (2nd floor of the chateau, up the grand stone staircase). Lovely large windows open up onto the front lawn and pond (small lake) for a spectacular view. A cozy kitchen (induction stove top, microwave, large euro fridge) with a cupboard full of dishes/pots and a toilet/sink room complete that floor. Up a steep and winding (and very noisy) wooden staircase are two bedrooms (2 twins pushed together in one room, 2 twins in the other) share a common shower and sink room. No toilet upstairs(which makes for noisy and somewhat treacherous trips downstairs in the middle of the night if you need to go). All rooms have the same views through large windows. Beds were comfortable, but the room could definitely benefit from a fan during the summer, even with Windows open, it was challenging to get a breeze coming through). Buy mosquito repellant if you plan to open those windows, while the owner has a couple of screens that can be easily installed (and of course that wreck the view), there weren't enough to cover all windows, so we suffered a bit from the little biting blighters.
A short drive will bring you to a grocery store, and if you cross the bridge, into Lizy-sur-Ourque, you will find 2 bakeries (one open from Wednesday onward for some reason), 2 pharmacies, but little in the way of restaurants (pizza and kebabs only) that we could find.
Location is good for many day trips: Europe's biggest mall (Val d'Europe) a 35 minute drive; CDG :50 away; :37 to Disney; and :60 to the champagne town of Epernay.
Have always wanted to try a stay in a chateau, this one certainly ticked all the boxes!