Six romantic French Châteaux to rent on holiday
Renowned for the picturesque countryside, fine wines and outstanding cheese, France remains one of the most beautiful destinations in the world and the proof lies in the 82 million foreign tourists who visit the country for their holidays. Rich in history and home to one of the most stunning coastlines in Europe, if not the world, France, and Corsica, have something to offer every type of traveller.
What better way to experience the country than renting a luxury holiday chateaux in France? We have rounded up the top Châteaux available to rent in France to ensure a quality holiday with family or friends.
Châteaux Ventoux is one of the oldest houses available to rent in France. Located in the beautiful setting of Provence, this 18th century Châteaux can host up to 15 guests. With nine charming bedrooms and many additional amenities, the house is set within 17 acres of grounds, full of vineyards and orchards. For those looking to keep active, there are also two large swimming pools and a full size tennis court.
Domaine des Etangs
Domaine des Etangs is known as being the favourite destination of the late Didier Primat, one of France’s wealthiest businessmen. The luxury hotel is situated in Massignac, and has an individual house inside with seven suites and bedrooms for guests. If travelling as a group, guests can also select a separately located house which has four suites, or one of the quaint farmhouses, of which there are six. The property also boasts a Michelin-starred chef at the helm of the hotel’s restaurant, and tailor-made spa treatments for guests.
Château de Villers-Bocage
This stunning Château was built in 1637 and is situated in Normandy. Offering space for 30 guests under one roof, Châteaux de Villers-Bocage is also famed for its luxurious amenities such as indoor and outdoor pools and cinema rooms. Set within 125 acres of lush greenery, the Châteaux is also home to a number of Michelin-starred chefs.
Villa René Lalique
Villa René Lalique opened in 2015 in the region of Wingen-sur-Moder in Northeastern France. The property was built in 1920 by Rene Lalique himself to be a private manor house, and is available to rent with six full suites, dining facilities from award-winning chefs and a wine cellar with more than 20,000 bottles.
The renowned Château Lenvege, located in Saussignac, was originally built in the 13th Century. This gorgeous getaway can host up to 10 guests across five bedrooms, with 30 acres of private gardens to enjoy.
La Bastide de Gordes
Sat atop a hill in Luberon in Provence, is la Bastide de Gordes – a 12th century house with 34 guestrooms and six suites. Alongside a Michelin-starred restaurant, there is a Sisley spa for those looking for a touch of wellness during their holiday. In 2015 the building underwent a multi-million dollar renovation to the interiors.
ChicVillas is an agency specializing in French holiday chateaux, with agents available to provide first-hand knowledge of the villas to holidayers in France.