We have a huge array of trés magnifique castles, chateaux and villas in France. Here’s a run-down of our 10 most popular chart-toppers of the French villa world.


1. Chateau Beaucharm, Champagne

Chateau Beaucharm - Champagne - Oliver's Travels

Chateau Beaucharm – Champagne – Oliver’s Travels

In the rolling hills of southern Champagne-Ardennes, Chateau Beaucharm is a well-appointed luxury house, bursting with character. It is located in the grounds of a medieval castle, but has its own entrance and is not overlooked. It’s peaceful setting means you can walk for hours through the countryside and not encounter a soul, yet the beautiful renaissance walled town of Langres is just 30 minutes away.

Sleeps: 8

Price from: £12 pppn

2. Chateau Le Brun, Loire Valley

Chateau le Brun - Loire Valley - Oliver's Travels

Chateau le Brun – Loire Valley – Oliver’s Travels

Quirky Chateau Le Brun is owned by an artist, whose work you will find adorning the walls of this 17th century manor house. This beautiful property is set among 52 acres of private grounds on the banks of the Loire River, next to a typical Sologne village. Guests are also able to enjoy a private heated pool, outdoor dining area and barbecue.

Sleeps: 12

Price from: £24 pppn

 3. Chateau Asturias, Languedoc

Chateau Asturias - Languedoc - Oliver's Travels

Chateau Asturias – Languedoc – Oliver’s Travels

This unique Bali-esque villa brings a taste of Indonesia to Languedoc. The raised stone swimming pool is pure luxury – sure to appear in most of your envy-inducing holiday snaps and the zen garden is a perfect complement to the unique style of this 12th century chateau. Bustling Carcassonne is just a stone’s throw away by car, with culture, architecture, wine and restaurants to explore.

Sleeps: 12

Price from: £29 pppn

4. Villa Shambhala, Dordogne

Villa Shambhala - Dordogne - Oliver's Travels

Villa Shambhala – Dordogne – Oliver’s Travels

Vineyards, farmers markets and ancient chateaux abound in this gorgeous area of the Dordogne. Villa Shambhala has loads of space to spread out and relax in luxurious and stylishly appointed surroundings. The riverside setting and private boat landing provide a calming environment and boating opportunities.

Sleeps: 8

Price from: £17 pppn

5. Chateau de Jaques, Champagne

Chateau de Jacques - Champagne - Oliver's Travels

Chateau de Jacques – Champagne – Oliver’s Travels

With gardens designed by the same designer responsible for Versailles, you’d be forgiven for feeling like royalty in the stunning Monument Historique in Champagne. This elegant chateau is ideal for large parties or special occasions, and has everything you could need for a luxurious stay.

Sleeps: 12-32

Price from: £11 pppn

6. Chateau Chamborigaud, Languedoc

Chateau Chamborigaud - Languedoc - Oliver's Travels

Chateau Chamborigaud – Languedoc – Oliver’s Travels

A fairy tale castle, comprised of a series of traditional rounded towers, this Disney-style property has a commanding and romantic presence. Set in the Cevennes mountains, this is an outdoor enthusiasts paradise with skiing, watersports, cycling and hiking within easy reach.

Sleeps: 18

Price from: £164 pppn

7. Chateau Seiguier, Loire Valley

Chateau Seigiuer - Loire Valley - Oliver's Travels

Chateau Seigiuer – Loire Valley – Oliver’s Travels

The impressive high ceilings and exposed beams of this beautiful chateau are displayed with contemporary yet sympathetic styling. This 17th century chateau has 2.5 acres of peaceful gardens and a beautiful pool. Horse riding and tennis courts are close by, along with the famous wineries of Sancerre.

Sleeps: 12

Price from: £20 pppn

8. Clos De Chinon, Aquitaine

Clos de Chinon - Aquitaine - Oliver's Travels

Clos de Chinon – Aquitaine – Oliver’s Travels

Clos de Chinon is situated in a tranquil area between Saint-Emillion and Bergerac, where guests can enjoy peace, natural beauty, local cuisine and vineyards. All four bedrooms are comfortable and cozy, the kitchen is well-equipped for budding gourmands and the outdoor areas include a gorgeous pool, dining area, fruit trees and pizza oven.

Sleeps: 8

Price from: £49 pppn

9. Chateau D’aleny, Burgundy

Chateau D'aleny - Burgundy - Oliver's Travels

Chateau D’aleny – Burgundy – Oliver’s Travels

Historic 18th Century style gets a contemporary luxury upgrade at this decadent chateau. The kitchens are equipped to a professional standard, making this a perfect getaway for foodies. 40 hectares of private land and endlessly accommodating owners make this an ideal venue for a special event.

Sleeps: 34

Price from: on application

10. Villa Le Priotlet, Aquitaine

Villa le Priotlet - Aquitaine - Oliver's Travels

Villa le Priotlet – Aquitaine – Oliver’s Travels

Driving up to this villa through an impressive vineyard is the perfect way to immerse yourself in this gorgeous spot of the Dordogne. Enjoy the riverside location and the fruit orchards with a world-class glass of local wine from the private jetty… or Balinese day bed.

Sleeps: 10

Price from: £40 pppn

For more great ideas on areas to fall in love with in France, check out our travel guides for some serious inspiration. To get started on planning your perfect holiday in France, give our concierge team a call.

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