Château de l'Oiselinière

Gorges, France

The Oiselinière estate was, before the French Revolution a 'Seigniory'. It is mentioned as early as 1335 in the charter 'Les Actes'. It spreads over the districts of Gorges and Clisson, and under the feudal system depended on the Seigneurs of Clisson and Pallet. For 643 years, this Seigniory only changed families four times: Maurice le Meigen was the owner, then in 1460 one of this descendants through allegiance, Claude Grézeau took over. His family sold the seigniory of the Oiselinière to Jean Goulet de la Fosse de Nantes in 1613. Louis de la Bourdonnaye acquired the property in 1658. Then in 1767, the seigniory was sold to the ancestors of the Aulanier family (This family made a great contribution in the Second World War, Oselinière being a hotbed of resistance).

The castle is a villa built in Italian style between 1822 and 1835 to enclose a square courtyard dated from the 17th century. The villa, the outbuildings, the orangery and the gallery of 'Les Illustres' are included in the inventory of historical monuments since 1997 and are cited as reference in the inventory 'Clisson or return to Italy.'

To the west of the villa, near the orangery stands a set of architectural interest with six niches on its main facade which are made of circular brick and adorned with busts of famous men. From left to right, we can recognize Olivier de Clisson, Conde, Duquesne, Jean Bart, and Bayard Duguesclin.


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L´Oizelinière, Gorges, France
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Quentin DELESNE (3 years ago)
Despite the beauty of the guest rooms, the management of these is catastrophic. Having paid in full the amount corresponding to all the rooms (8 rooms) for our wedding. We were asked to send back a file where we had to fill in the names of the people who would sleep in the rooms. The rooms having been paid at 100%, we forgot to return the said file because we were focused on the organization. Two days before our wedding, instead of calling us to get back to us (something we would have understood) the person in charge of managing the rooms informs us by email that if the file is not received within 24 hours we will find door clauses and that we will only be reimbursed in part in view of the inconvenience caused (nothing of such information in the contract). We were told that we were the only couple for whom it was a problem, even though it was just an oversight and that respect for service providers is fundamental. For this person, the fact of being in charge of these rooms, lets him think that he can talk and write anyhow to customers (who have already paid 100% for the rooms). Yes, we hadn't returned the paper file two days before the wedding, but having paid for ALL the rooms, it is incredible to receive such comments. Asking for respect means respecting customers as well. This person's glaring lack of professionalism and knowing how to be and shows a lot of bad faith. Much improvement to be made to this disastrous management. I also pass on to you the fact that a deposit of 1000€ is requested because "we are a group". Something we have never seen for guest rooms. To conclude, although the rooms are beautiful, I do not advise you to stay in this castle, to avoid absolutely
Pierre L (3 years ago)
Salle de réception sympa et dans un beau site au milieu des vignes ! Mais gros point noir : le parquet stratifié au sol à travaillé et il est complètement décalé et laisse un espace tout du long plus une surépaisseur c'est dangereux ! Pareil au milieu de la salle le sol est plus haut sur une largeur de chaise c'est pas pratique du tout pour s'assoir !
Fab Mon (6 years ago)
À voir ...!! La propriété de l’Oiselinière était avant la Révolution française une seigneurie. Elle est signalée dans « les Actes » du chartrier déjà depuis 1335 et elle s’étendait sur les communes de Gorges et de Clisson, et relevait féodalement des seigneurs de Clisson et du Pallet. Durant 643 ans, cette seigneurie ne change que quatre fois de propriétaires : c’est Maurice le Meignen qui en est le premier propriétaire connu, puis en 1460, l’un de ses descendants par alliance, Claude Grézeau. Sa famille vend la seigneurie de l’Oiselinière à Jean Goulet de la Fosse de Nantes en 1613. Vient ensuite par acquisition Louis de la Bourdonnaye en 1658. Puis en 1767, vente de la seigneurie aux ancêtres de la famille Aulanier. En 2006, Georges Verdier et sa famille se portent acquéreurs et deviennent propriétaires du Château de l’Oiselinière ... ☺
yoneh mizrahi (7 years ago)
BEWARE OF THIS PLACE! The treatment and hospitality received over here has been absolutely horrific
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