Chateau du Taureau - Rhone Valley - Oliver's TravelsProvence is located in the south east corner of France, close to both the Mediterranean Sea and the Italian Border.  Nestled in the foothills of the Alps, Provence is steeped in history and is so called due to it being the first Roman province outside of Italy. Many Roman features such as amphitheatres and aqueducts dating back two thousand years are still visible today.

The chateaux for hire in this region come in a wide variety of styles. From the classic renaissance style chateaux, medieval castles, alpine mountain lodges and Romanesque villas. The warm Mediterranean climate and its multi cultural history gives this part of France a very different feel to the northern provinces.

The region of Provence gives easy access to the famous wine making regions of the Rhone Valley, the French Alps and the French Riviera. In fact, in early summer it’s possible to go skiing in the morning and spend the afternoon swimming in the Med!

Provence offers so much variety you’ll be spoilt for choice for things to do and see.  To help you get started we’ve hand picked several villas & chateaux for hire in Provence.

Villa Romane - Provence Alps - Oliver's Travels

Villa Romane sleeps 12 guests in its 6 double bedrooms. The classic Roman influence of this villa is drawn from the abundance of ancient roman architecture which can be found throughout the region.

This villa is situated in the town of Beaucaire, which lies on the banks of the Rhone and is equidistant between the historic towns of Avignon, Nimes & Aries. Villa Roamne also give easy access to the wine making regions of the Rhone and Languedoc-Roussillion in the South of France.

Chateau de Baloigne is a fabulous self catering chateau for hire with all the character and style of a medieval castle.  The chateau and the surrounding ruins are protected by the state as a historic monument; however, inside the chateau you’ll find the usual modern conveniences such as a fully fitted kitchen, hot and cold running water, modern bathrooms and showers.

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Located in the Rhone-Alps region of France, this unique chateau sits quietly in the foot hills of the Alps and gives easy access to many mountain walks and woodland strolls.  This chateau sleeps 15 guests and is particularly suited to lovers of the great outdoors.

Chateau Genoise has been hailed as ‘one of the most beautiful private estates in the South of France’. This magnificent chateau dates from the 17th century and boasts extensive formal gardens with fountains, a tennis court, a chapel dating from 1640 and an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by 11th century roman ruins!

Chateau Genoise - Rhone Alpes - Oliver's Travels

Sleeping 22 guests, Chateau Genois’ charm has not been hindered by the up to date amenities such as the fully fitted kitchen, the video room and even the downstairs discotheque!  This chateau also features a library, a music room, a tennis court, internet access and en suite bathrooms.

Chateau du Taureau is set in the heart of the Rhone Valley and can only be described as ‘enchanting’. Sleeping 32 guests in total, Chateau du Taureau and the adjacent farm have recently been restored to their 18th century glory, with the addition of 21st century plumbing, heating, wiring and internet access in every room.


The grounds of this French chateau leave little to the imagination. The drive leading up to the chateau is lined with mature trees and a moat; complete with an ornate fountain separates the esplanade. It could be argued that the approach to this enchanting French chateau is more appealing than the chateau itself.

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