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online guide to luxurious and historic accommodations in France.
proud to present very special private châteaus in France where you
can be an honored guest for one or more nights. Share in the charm
and ambiance of stately manor houses, medieval castles, Renaissance châteaus
and aristocratic family homes while you vacation in this rich and beautiful
country. We offer a wide selection of properties throughout France, from
unique small castles and country manors offering understated elegance to
opulent and stylishly-decorated luxury châteaus. A dream weekend
getaway or short break to enjoy swimming, golf or tennis becomes a reality
when you stay at a château in the French countryside. Rent
an entire château for your family and friends to celebrate a special
occasion, spend their vacation or as the location for a wedding!
Château gives every inquiry personal, prompt attention
and we are here
Please visit our Château of the Month
Robert has enthusiastic new owners who are dedicated to providing their
guests with the ultimate holiday experience. The château is
rented by the week or for short breaks other than in high season.
All luxuries are provided including welcoming Champagne upon arrival, full
daily breakfasts, an introductory yoga class, help in planning daily excursions,
free WiFi and so much more. Exquisite meals can be prepared for guests
by the château's fine chef in high season. Enjoy their saltwater
pool and tennis court or visiting the local sites and attractions.
In fact, daily chauffeur services can be arranged. Your hosts can
also assist with wedding arrangements if you dream of being married in
a French château. Early Booking
Promotion: Get a 15% discount + welcome gifts for a weekly rental,
or a fourth night free with a minimum booking of 3 nights + welcome gifts
~ only if booked and confirmed before January 31, 2014. Don't
miss this opportunity!
Although each property is different from the others, the similarities include a warm welcome and comfortable lodging for guests, interesting architecture (view the châteaus on our Château Photos page), the owners' eagerness to share their homes' history through tours and fascinating stories, and a standard of excellence required of successful bed and breakfast lodging in France.
Romantic guest rooms await you on beautiful estates, many with swimming pools and tennis courts. Château guest rooms are spacious and luxurious with en suite modern bathrooms and views over the countryside. Many châteaus provide romantic candlelight dinners just for their guests, giving one an opportunity for immersion in French culture. The personal attention offered at châteaus and country manors will make your holiday in France just perfect.
Perhaps your interests lie in cooking, painting or French language classes while a guest at a bed and breakfast. Visit our Château List page to find a château offering that special activity you are seeking. And, if you want to vacation in a particular area of France, a click on our Maps page will help you pinpoint the perfect château. Our Links page will take you to some web sites that will be helpful when planning your trip to France. Looking for a special discount or a unique travel package? Don't miss our Special Offers page that provides the most recent château packages, guest reviews, and access to all of our past newsletters!
You can book directly with many of the owners ~ please read how easy it is on our Booking page ~ or complete our convenient Booking Form, and we'll help you make your reservations. Many of our members offer wine tours and tastings, some have their own vineyards producing wine or Champagne, and others have olive groves and produce their own pure olive oils. To learn more about these properties, please visit our Wine Estates page.
Rent a château or self-catering gîte for a week or an apartment in a château for a few days. Whatever you choose, your experiences will create memories to last a lifetime. And, if you are looking for that perfect venue or elegant location for a special family celebration, anniversary, birthday or wedding ~ a château is the perfect place for a memorable marriage ceremony ~ au Château offers you many from which to choose. Catering can be arranged in addition to such entertainment as live music and hot air balloon rides.
Occasionally, a château is for sale, and our web site provides information on some of the best. Perhaps you are seeking a charming country manor house or an historic and elegant castle ~ look at our Châteaux for Sale page first to see what we can offer.
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