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  Château Juvenal
Chemin du Long Serre
84330 Saint Hippolyte le Graveyron
Ann-Marie and Bernard Forestier

Languages:    English, Spanish 
Credit cards:  All but AMEX accepted. Bank transfers and chèques from abroad: please add 20 euros for fees.

Département: Vaucluse (84)
Courses Offered: Wine Appreciation

Special Features: 

  • The château's own winery and tasting room is now open.  Ask the owners for a visit!
  • Be sure to inquire about their delicious olive oil !
Château Juvenal
  Nestled in the lovely landscape of Provence's Vaucluse département, between the Dentelles de Montmirail and Mont Ventoux, the stately and elegant 19th century Château Juvenal is a peaceful retreat and an ideal vacation destination.  At the foot of the Graveyron hill, the château is surrounded by oak and pine trees and guests can gaze from their windows at the vineyards and olive groves that are an important part of the estate.  In springtime, the hills are covered in yellow wild broom and blue iris, and the almond trees are bursting with pink flowers.  There are cool places shaded by grand old trees where guests can truly relax such as the lily pond and the secluded swimming pool. 

The warmth of Provence is augmented by the warm hospitality of Monsieur and Madame Forestier who put their guests' comfort and enjoyment at the forefront.  The three spacious double bedrooms and one suite, all with private bathrooms, are in colors and décor in keeping with the Provençal character and authenticity of the château.  The apartments, recently completed, are delightful places for week-long vacations in Provence.

Dinner can be enjoyed at the château as well ~ experience the delicious regional cuisine accompanied by the château's own wines.   The grapes of the vineyard are Grenaches, Syrah and Carignan, harvested by hand and producing a full-bodied aromatic wine.  The 250 olive trees, some of which are three hundred years old, produce Verdale de Carpentras or Aglandau olives from which a wonderful oil is extracted, the flavor reminiscent of artichokes.  The Forestiers believe in being good stewards of the environment, carefully cultivating and preserving the natural beauty of the land. 

Guests can take pleasant walks on and around the estate with views to the distant Lubéron and Alpilles mountains.  Outdoor activities in the area include hiking, mountain biking and climbing in the Dentelles or at the base of Mont Ventoux.  The market at Carpentras and the Truffle Festival are not to be missed.  Tours of local vineyards are popular and, when in season, the region is filled with the color and fragrance of lavender in bloom.  For those who like to golf or horseback ride, facilities for both are nearby. 

Monsieur and Madame Forestier are very proud of the quality wines they are producing in their vineyards.  On the route of the Côtes du Rhône and quite near Châteauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Beaumes de Venise, and Ventoux, they are an up and coming producer in this popular wine region.  They have a winery just down the road from the château where the wines are aged and which is open to the public for tastings and purchases.  See our Wine Châteaux page for more!

At the château, the Forestiers offer guests the opportunity to participate in painting or cooking courses, tango lessons, cheese and wine tasting and, in January, truffle tasting!    Your next visit to Provence will only be enhanced by a stay at Château Juvenal, and we hope you will not miss this incredible opportunity!

  Rooms/Suite:  4 doubles/twins (Mistral, Iris, Raisin, Cerise) and 1 suite (Genêt)
Prices per night for two people:  Prices April to October. Mistral, Iris, Cerise & Raisin € 150 up to 4 nights, € 135 for  4-6 nights and €120 for 7 or more nights.  Suite Genêt € 160 up to 4 nights, € 144 for 5-6 nights or more and €128 for 7 or more nights..  Deposit: 30% of one day's rate minimum. Four-night stay or longer deposit: 30% of total rate.
Extra bed for child in Suite Genêt only, per night:  € 30 for 1 to 4 nights and € 25 for 5-6 nights,
and € 20 for 7 or more nights..
Breakfast included in room rates except for apartment and gîte stays. 
Farmhouse Apartments (2):  Les Romarins and Amandiers Apartment (3 bedrooms) - Weekly rental (Saturday to Saturday) of this newly-restored, air-conditioned,  3-bedroom, 2-bathroom farmhouse gîte with a huge modern, fully-equipped kitchen, salon with fireplace, hot tub and barbecue in private courtyard, ample parking, and use of château swimming pool - € 1400 to € 1700 depending upon dates of stay. Six person maxiumum. Les Amandiers - apartment 2 bedrooms, all en suite, lounge and kitchen. Saturday to Saturday bookings € 1100 - € 1400 per week 4 people maximum. One bedroom possible at € 900 -
€ 990. but not in July and August. Nightly prices (4 night minimum) are available from €230 to €260 high season, and €150 (one bedroom), €170 and €190 other months . Breakfasts not included, but can be taken at château guest table for € 15 per person.  Includes weekly cleaning, linens, pool towels, free WiFi, AC and heating when needed.
Check-in from 4 PM; checkout by 11 AM. 
Dinner:  on Wednesday evenings only.  48 hour notice, please. Fine cuisine offered by a minimum of two days advanced reservation is € 45 per person, includes aperitif, main course, local cheeses, homemade dessert, coffee, wine of the property & local wine.   Half price for children under 12.  Also, several very nice restaurants in the vicinity of the château.
Reiki Massage available upon request.  Wellness program, spa, hammam, outdoor Jacuzzi.
Non-smoking rooms available.  All rooms are air-conditioned.
No pets, please.  No exceptions.

Open April through October.
On the grounds: Swimming pool, Hamman & massage room, billiards room, ping-pong, cheese and wine tastings. Courses: Wine appreciation, cooking, and tango lessons (during spring and autumn for groups of 8 to 10 people).  In January participate in truffle tasting,
Vicinity:  Riding, cycling, walking (communing with nature), historical visits to Orange, Avignon, Vaison la Romaine, antiques markets and shops at L'Isle sur la Sorgue, lavender in Sault, visiting the Lubéron,  wine tastings, and vineyard visits at Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas. All activities mentioned above are from 15 to 35 kilometers distant from the château.


From Paris & the north:  autoroute A 7 to exit at Orange Sud direction Carpentras.  In Carpentras follow signs direction Vaison la Romaine on the D938.  After 8 kms, take the D21 on the left direction Beaumes de Venise.  Go for another 700 meters, leave the D21 and follow 'le chemin du long Serre' for 100 meters.  You will see a sign for the château on your right.  Follow the track between the grounds and the vines, facing the farmhouse.  Turn left and you have arrived!

From the South:  take the A 7 and exit at Avignon Nord, direction Carpentras.  When in Carpentras, follow directions above.

Airport - Marseille
Railway Stations - Avignon (TGV), Orange and Carpentras (train)

Car Rental Avignon Railway Station (click here)
 Lat : 44°7'31" N    Long : 5°4'46" E


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Chambre Iris
Chambres Cerise & Iris
  Parc and Groves
Parc and Groves
Farmhouse Gîte
  Refreshing Pool
Swimming Pool
  Chambre Raisin
Chambre Raisin