We have a huge array of trés magnifique castles, chateaux and villas in France. Here’s a rundown 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 on the grounds of a medieval castle, but has its own entrance and is not overlooked. Its 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: £12pppn

2. Chateau Le Brun, Loire Valley


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 barbeque.

Sleeps: 12

Price from: £24pppn

3. Le Cocon, Brittany


Le Cocon – Brittany – Oliver’s Travels

The uber glamorous Le Cocon is situated in Langourla, a cosy, quaint village in the heart of Brittany. The cottage best suits a couple looking for a romantic escapade, but in fact, anyone looking to discover this picturesque northern region will also fall in love with this home. The talented owner of Le Cocon has recently renovated the interiors, so guests can expect a unique blend of trinkets, a gorgeous romantic bedroom, well-equipped kitchen and a living-dining room with fireplace and sofa. Come rain or shine, this holiday home is a fantastic choice all year round.

Sleeps: 2

Prices from: £27pppn

 4. 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: £29pppn

5. 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: £17pppn

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 traditionally 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: £164pppn

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: £20pppn

8. 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

9. Villa Du Fleuve, Aquitaine

Villa le Priotlet - Aquitaine - Oliver's Travels

Villa Du Fleuve – 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: £40pppn

10. Maison Ile de Re, Vendee & Charente


Maison Ile de Re – Vendee Charente – Oliver’s Travels

Time is of the essence, so don’t waste a second of your stay at Maison Ile de Re. Spend your time leisurely by the pool, cycle to St Martin, the main port which has fabulous tourist attractions, explore the nearby beach (only 800m from your villa) or get lost in the lively markets. Once you’ve had all the fun, you can kick back and enjoy an alfresco meal under the stars.

Sleeps: 8

Prices from: £71pppn

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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