If you’ve been glued to the TV-loving Escape to the Chateau and Escape to the Chateau DIY – we’ve got some great recommendations for you to have your very Escape to the Chateau holiday, but without the work!
Escape to your own Chateau
Who hasn’t fallen in love with turrets reaching up to the sky, moats sparkling in the sunshine, views from shuttered windows over vineyards and gorgeous gardens? Chateaux come in all shapes and sizes in France, from the grand fancy castles of the Loire Valley, fairytale castles in Burgundy and thick stone castles in the south, guaranteed to stay cool in hot summers. Oozing history, filled with atmosphere and decorated with style, a chateau stay is inspiring and special, a great way to channel your inner aristocrat.
At French Connections, we’ve got loads of chateaux holiday homes, from B&B to self-catering, across France. Some are huge, some are Bijou, all of them are fabulous.
Fancy being the King or Queen of your own castle?
It might only be for a week or so, but we all deserve a little bit of luxury in our lives and there’s nothing ordinary about these chateau holiday homes.
We’ve picked a few we think you’ll love but click on the link above to see a whole load more.
Charming chateau picks in France
Great for the whole family: Le Castel du Plessis Gerbault in Indre-et-Loire is perfect if you’ve got kids. It has a swimming pool, huge garden, well-equipped kitchen, barbecue area and comfy rooms. It’s just 2km from Chinon in the heart of the Loire Valley, aka the Valley of Kings thanks to the number of gorgeous chateau there are. This is a self-catering rental and sleeps up to 7.
Celebrating a special event and want all your friends there? Then the Chateau et Gites Saint Gervais in Normandy might just be perfect… This is a charming castle with typical Normandy style annexes from the 12th, 15th and 16th century. The castle and two-holiday homes are surrounded by a park of 70 hectares, with views over the 'Vallée de la Calonne'. The beach of Deauville is just 30 km away and the D Day sites an hour’s drive. There’s something in this area for everyone from castles and horse riding to beaches, culture and gorgeous towns and villages, even Monet’s Garden at Giverny and stunning Honfleur to name just a couple of highlights. Sleeping up to 35, this chateau is great value too.
Oh so romantic and perfect for two in the Loire Valley: The Chambre Bleu is a king size room with luxurious decoration in this family chateau owned by the Count and Countess Vanssay in Sarthe. Furnished with silk fabrics, antique oil paintings and precious Louis XV antiques. There’s even a Juliet balcony overlooking the garden and park. A truly spectacular area of France with loads to do and see year-round. What’s not to love…
Luxurious and truly special: The Chateau de Saussignac in Dordogne offers a gorgeous 17th-century apartment in the right wing of the castle. Antique tapestries, rugs and stunning Baccarat crystal chandelier complement the rich, wooden paneling in the salon. Tall French windows on both sides of the building allow all day sun to stream through. The 4-metre ceilings with exposed beams, large working fireplaces and mirrors add an elegant and inviting feel to the downstairs living area, while upstairs there are two well-appointed bedrooms with antique furniture and modern beds, a bathroom, toilet, laundry and TV area. There is also a sunny south-facing private garden. Self-catering sleeps 6 and set in the heart of a small village surrounded by vineyards… you won’t want to leave!
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