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Stay in a Castle or Chateau In France

There are some extraordinary places to stay in France including fortified castles, real Chateaux and caves!. Here is just a small selection:

Chateau Fort de Sedan

Chateau de Sedan

Chateau de Sedan

(08 Ardennes. Grand Est) is a unique medieval fortress and is the largest in Europe (a fortress of 35,000 square metres) open to the public all year round. It includes the Hôtel Le Château Fort. In May there is a medieval festival within the battlements!


Chateau des Briottieres

Chateau des Briottieres

Chateau des Briottières

Between Angers and Saumur in the Loire Valley is the Chateau des Briottières at Champigny (49 Maine et Loire, Pays de la Loire). This 18th-century château offers luxury rooms with period furniture and features a heated outdoor swimming pool and a tennis court. Chateau des Briottières


Hotel de la Citadelle

La Citadelle

At Blaye (33 Gironde, Nouvelle Aquitaine) there is a hotel within the Vauban Citadelle – Logis Hotel de la Citadelle.  Within the town of Blaye and with views across the River Garonne to the Medoc. (there is also a ferry across the river (vehicle and pedestrian). There is a wine festival in April within the walls of the Citadelle where local winemakers offer tastings of their wines. Logis Hotel de la Citadelle


Demeure la Vignole

Demeure de la Vignole

Demeure de la Vignole

A troglodyte (cave dweller) village on the slopes of the Loire, the Demeure de la Vignole in Turquant (49 Maine et Loire, Val de la Loire), between Saumur and Chinon is an age-old private troglodyte village providing welcoming accommodation for visitors in its charming 17th century residence and 12th century troglodyte rooms and dwellings with all the modern comforts. Close to Fontevraud Abbey and Saumur and Montsoreau chateaux, this unusual site of interest is an ideal base for discovering the Loire valley  its chateaux, and vineyards –  Demeure de la Vignole


Chateau de Tanay

Chateau de Tanay

Chateau de Tanay


Beaujolais B&B and Gites at the Chateau de Tanay at Saint Didier de Formans (01 Ain, ARA) across the river from Villefranche-sur-Saône,  Set on the estate of an 11th-century chateau, these former stables are now a B&B with 5 hectares of manicured gardens. You can relax by the outdoor swimming pool!  and visit the vineyards and wineries of the BeaujolaisChateau de Tanay


Chateau de Picomtal

Chateau de Picomtal

Chateau de Picomtal

The Chateau de Picomtal is a Medieval castle in the heart of the Southern French Alps at Crots (o5 Hautes-Alpes, PACA), In the heart of the Hautes-Alpes, next to town of Embrun, overlooking Lake Serre-Ponçon, a medieval castle offers nine charming guestrooms and suites. The Château is surrounded by its French garden, orchards, fields and forests. Water and mountain sports are all in close proximity. It is located at the entrance to Ecrins National Park (with 10,000-ft high peaks), with a climate of more than 300 days of sunshine per yea


Chateau de Reignac

Chateau de Reignac

Chateau de Reignac – Loire Valley Charming 4* Hotel near Tours in the Loire Valley (37 Indre-et-Loire, Centre- Val de Loire)


Chateau de Bellevue

 

Chateau de Bellebue

Chateau de Bellebue

Hotel Chateau de Bellevue – manor house in the picturesque village of Cazaubon in the heart of Armagnac country – with extensive gardens and pool (31 Gers, Occitanie)


Chateau de Varenne

Chateau de Varenne

Chateau de Varenne

Chateau de Varenne -in the heart of Provence countryside, the Chateau de Varenne boasts extensive grounds with an outdoor swimming pool and superb views over the Luberon and Mont Ventoux (30 Gard, Occitanie)


Château Meyre

Chateau Meyre

Chateau Meyre

Château Meyre – elegant 19th-century mansion located in the heart of the Médoc area with a vineyard which has been planted with vines for more than 3 centuries.(33 Gironde, Nouvelle Aquitaine)