Menu

 

Join the 4 million people that use our sites to find expert travel advice

 

MEET THE EDITOR


Award-winning travel writer
Amanda Statham

  • Get our free weekly deals newsletter

Rent a French chateau

Our verdict:

It’s not only fans of Merlin or Cinderella that will have a ball at one of these amazing French chateaux. Childhood dreams aside, each one of the 200-plus properties makes a superb base for a unique self-catering family holiday. Many have swimming pools and sleep between 6 and 60 people – great value if you want to take the whole family or travel with friends.

Recommended company: Oliver’s Travels

Chateau de Tille

Oliver’s Travels says

Bienvenue to Oliver’s Travels. We specialise in chateau holidays throughout France. A chateau holiday offers a unique opportunity to get together with your loved ones in an historic home away from home, set in magnificent French countryside.

We currently offer a choice of more than 200 unique, charming and historic chateaux properties, and we have every region of France covered.

  • good value
  • lovely settings
  • sleep 6 to 60

You can rent a chateau for family groups from 6 to 60 people with costs from as little as £75 per person per week (in low season) to around £250 (in high season). You can choose to either fly and hire a car locally or drive from the UK.

In the Loire Valley, Chateau Gombardy sleeps up to 16 with a swimming pool, tennis court and separate coach house (ideal for teenagers, for example).

Further south, Chateau Joncaises is set in the Midi-Pyrenees and accommodates up to 16; there is an option for a fully-catered holiday for a supplement of €64 per person per night.

With its own private jetty on the River Lot, Chateau Cayac is a magnificent property set in five acres. It sleeps up to 19.

If you’re looking for something a little smaller, check out Chateau Lignol, a four-bedroom 14th century hunting lodge in Brittany or the gorgeous stone-built Chateau Beaucharm; it has three bedrooms and is ideally located in Haute Marne close to the wine regions of Champagne, Burgundy and Chablis.

A chateau is also ideal for any type of group holiday activity such as birthday and anniversary celebrations, family reunions, wine and gastronomy tours, history or academic tours and sports and active holidays.

Find out more about our chateaux holidays in France and check out our latest special offers.

Note: All the travel companies featured on this site are personally recommended by our editors. Companies pay us a flat annual fee; we don’t get any additional payments if you click on their sites or make a booking. Those fees pay for the upkeep of our site, so we can keep it current and reliable. See more about how we work.