Chateau De Jaques

Sleeps: 12 - 32 Bedrooms: 14 Bathrooms: 10


Wedding Venue Exclusive Recommended Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties

Chateau de Jaques is a beautiful 17th Century Monument Historique set in 10 hectares of lovely gardens and wooded grounds with its own private chapel.

Nestled in the stunning Champagne region, it is also conveniently located only 1 and half hour by train from Paris. In addition, the closest village is within a walking distance from the estate.

The gardens were designed by Le Notre, who was a famous garden architect in his day and well known for the gardens he created at Versailles. The chateau has had an interesting past: it was visited by Charles II whilst he was in exile and occupied by the Germans during World War II. Now it has been restored, sympathetically decorated and furnished using traditional colours and antiques.

There are a lot of open fireplaces to relax in front of in winter and some pretty spots in the grounds where you can relax away sunny afternoons. For the more active, there is a small beach on the Marne River, just 200 yards or so away, tennis in the village, plenty of lovely walks and cycle paths to explore and horse riding close by.

The resident owners are on hand to give you any information about the area or to prepare breakfasts or other meals if you wish. The guests see as much or as little of the owners as they choose as they have a completely private wing of the chateau with no shared facilities.

The whole property can sleep groups of up to 12, 23 and 32 in the chateau, its annex tower and gatehouse. Weddings and special events can also be organized at Chateau de Jaques when booking the entire estate.

Good news! For a little extra, this property is available as a Vill’otel

Yey! Wait… what is that?
It’s the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel.

What’s included?
Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the Extras tab for all the details.

Oliver Approved

What Oliver loves…

  • The chateau is fairy-tale like, set in 10 hectares of lovely gardens with its own private chapel.
  • The gardens were designed by Le Notre who was a famous garden architect in his day and well known for the gardens he created at Versailles!
  • The Marne River is only 200 yards away, making it ideal for fishing or boating.

What you should know…

  • Please note that weddings and special events are only welcome when booking the whole estate for its full capacity of up to 32 guests.
  • Renting a car is recommended to see the most of the Champagne region
  • Add the chateau's address to your GPS to avoid getting lost on your way
  • There are train tracks running near the back of the property, so children should be supervised accordingly

Property Features

Internet All Bedrooms En-Suite Indoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating Chapel on Site Caretaker/Owner on Site

Option 1 (not available for weddings and special events)
Half Chateau - sleeps up to 12 guests in 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms

A part of the chateau is available to hire on a self catering basis for up to 12 people in 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.

Option 2 (not available for weddings and special events)
Chateau Only - sleeps up to 23 guests in 10 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms

The whole chateau is available to hire on a self catering basis for up to 23 people in ten bedrooms and eight bathrooms.

Option 3: Whole Estate - sleeps up to 32 guests in the chateau, tower and guesthouse

The tower, with one double bedroom and a double sofa bed in the living room, along with the gatehouse, sleeping five in one single and two double bedrooms, can also be rented making it possible to sleep up to 32 guests.


First Floor

- Two interconnecting double bedrooms, sharing a bathroom with bath and shower, and separate WC.
- Large double bedroom with extra single bed, en-suite shower room.
- Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
- Double bedroom with extra single bed and en-suite bathroom.
- Huge double bedroom (the bridal suite) with extra single bed and en-suite bathroom with bath and shower cubicle.
- Two further double bedrooms each with their own en-suite shower rooms.
- Interconnecting double and twin bedrooms, sharing bathroom with bath and shower, separate WC.

Ground Floor

Large entrance hall, housing the grand piano, the main salon with lots of comfy sofas, open fireplace, plenty of tables and chairs for card and board games, an i-pod docking system and the billiard table, the dining room (seating for up to 22) with a lovely open fireplace, kitchen (large breakfast table, three electric ovens, plenty of gas hobs, fridge, freezer, two dishwashers and all the gadgets you would expect). There is also a downstairs WC and laundry room, plenty of outside tables and chairs, a gas BBQ and of course the marquee. WIFI connection.

Note: when booking only Half Chateau, you will have exclusive use of all the ground floor facilities, the kitchen, dining room, salon, but with six bedrooms rather than ten, comprising two interconnecting doubles sharing a bathroom with separate WC, large double bedroom with separate single bed and en-suite shower room, twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom, double room with separate single bed and en-suite bathroom and a further very large double bedroom, separate single bed and en-suite bathroom with tub and shower cubicle.

Gatehouse (sleeps 5)

Ground floor

- 1 Bathroom, with bath, shower and washing machine
- Living room with wood burning oven, TV/DVD player, radio/cd player
- Dining room with open fireplace, kitchen with oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer.

First floor

- 2 double bedrooms
- 1 very small single room, perfect for a child.
- Private terrace area
- Central heating making it ideal for Winter lets too.

The Gatehouse has its own secluded outside space with BBQ and table and chairs, leading onto the rest of the chateau gardens.

Tower (sleeps 4)

Ground Floor

- Kitchen/dining room  with hob, oven, fridge and washing machine

First Floor (access to iron spiral staircase)

- Living room with double sofa bed, TV/DVD

Second Floor (access through stairs from the living room)

- 1 Double bedroom with en-suite shower room

The Tower, located in front of the chateau and boasting nice views over the trees and gardens, has been recently renovated. It has a huge stove and benefits from its own secluded outside space with BBQ and table and chairs, leading onto the rest of the chateau gardens.

Note: The dining room at the chateau is not huge, so we would recommend that if you are taking the whole estate you do so in the warmer months, March - October - then you can enjoy meals either outside or in the marquee, which can seat up to 50.  If you do wish to stay here during the Winter with a big group then you would really need to consider more informal eating options.

We have additional baby travel cots if needed, no extra charge.


About the surrounding area of Chateau De Jaques
Walk to Village Walking/Hiking Paths Rural Location Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The chateau is located in a small village. The closest shops are a 5 minute drive away, and include a boulangerie, pharmacy and 'corner shop'. The lovely old town of Chalons en Champagne is about a 10 minute drive, and there you can find large supermarkets and a covered market three times a week. Here you will also find the Grande Romaine golf course.  The cathedral city of Reims is about 30 minutes away. Disneyland and Paris itself are within an hour and a half by TGV. The Chateau is a three hour drive from Calais and just under two hours from the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport.

The Chateau is in the heart of Champagne country, and the 'route de champagne' takes you through some pretty villages where you can taste and buy champagne and wine from both small family owned producers and from the biggest champagne houses in the world.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Paris Vatry, or CDG
Nearest Ferry port Calais

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Village In a village
Nearest Town/City Chalons en Champagne


Nearest Restaurant Chalons en Champagne


Nearest Bar/Pub In the village
Nearest Beach 5 mins walk
Nearest Golf Chalons en Champagne

(10 km)


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens Cot(s) High Chair(s)

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • On-Site Concierge
Good news! For a little extra, this property is available as a Vill’otel

With a vill’otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:

- Daily breakfast
- Daily maid service
- Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
- Welcome drinks for your group
- Fridge-stocking service
- Private chef service

If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on for a tailor-made quote! Typical costs range between £100-£250 per person per week dependent on requirements.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help.

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests.

Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
We’re now offering our customers the chance to enjoy some unforgettable eats with our new Chef Service! Choose from booking a single sumptuous meal with a private chef for that special occasion, or hire a chef to cook your meals for all or part of your holiday - it’s as flexible as it is delicious.

A) Single Meal Service: A chef will travel to this villa and whip up a fantastic meal for you and your guests. The chef will arrive with all the necessary ingredients as well as the talent to turn them into something unforgettable. They’ll serve the meal and clear up afterwards - an easy and entertaining way to enjoy a top quality meal in your very own villa!

B) Full Chef Service: If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of?

Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit

Event information

Chateau de Jaques is an ideal venue for a wedding or celebration.

There is a private chapel on the grounds which can seat up to 20 guests and there is also a small church locally for a larger congregation.

Catering can be organised by the owners on request. There is also the possibility of a marquee with chairs, tables and all other essentials to be provided for up to 50 guests.

The Minimum stay is 3 nights.

Please note that for weddings and events it is mandatory to book the entire estate (32 pax), which will be exclusively yours for the entire duration of the celebration.

Do not hesitate to contact the Oliver’s Travels Concierge team and our dedicated wedding consultant for more information about rates and availability - surcharges apply.

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit €1000 payable into UK account or French account depending on where customers are based. This will be refunded within two weeks of departure. The owners will deduct cleaning, heating and breakages from this.
Arrival time After 4 p.m.
Departure time Before 10 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes
Linen & towels included? All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price.
Pets welcome? No
Changeover day Any day of the week.
End of stay cleaning included? €12 per person including children. Please leave the house tidy and remove all rubbish.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking in the property.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Other Ts and Cs Stag and hen parties are not allowed.
Minimum stay 2 nights for holiday bookings, 3 nights for weddings.
Other Ts and Cs Prices for 12 and 23 guests are only available for holiday bookings. In case of weddings and special events, it is mandatory to book the entire estate.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
June 23rd 2018 - December 25th 2019 £1,885.00 £2,295.00 £3,769.00

Prices based on an occupancy of 23 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
June 23rd 2018 - December 25th 2019 £2,594.00 £3,159.00 £5,189.00

Prices based on an occupancy of 32 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
June 23rd 2018 - December 25th 2019 £3,212.00 £3,911.00 £6,425.00

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
June 23rd 2018 - December 25th 2019 €2,051.00 €2,461.00 €4,101.00

Prices based on an occupancy of 23 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
June 23rd 2018 - December 25th 2019 €2,823.00 €3,387.00 €5,645.00

Prices based on an occupancy of 32 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
June 23rd 2018 - December 25th 2019 €3,495.00 €4,194.00 €6,990.00

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
June 23rd 2018 - December 25th 2019 $2,392.00 $2,802.00 $4,784.00

Prices based on an occupancy of 23 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
June 23rd 2018 - December 25th 2019 $3,293.00 $3,858.00 $6,586.00

Prices based on an occupancy of 32 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
June 23rd 2018 - December 25th 2019 $4,077.00 $4,776.00 $8,155.00

Owner Profile

Property Owner

Michele and Frans

How long have you owned the property?

07 years.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?

The chateau is a beautifully symmetrical building with a lovely entrance cour d'honneur - we fell in love instantly!

Are there any interesting stories in its history?

James II stayed here with his second wife whilst he was exiled to France, we have two enormous paintings in our entrance hall donated to the chateau to commemorate this occasion. It was in the same family for 400 years before we bought it. It was occupied by the Germans in both WWI and WWII and there are still underground bunkers in the grounds.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?

Apart from James II, King of England? Yes!

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...

Really do?

Visit Champagne houses and tour the region of Reims, truly lovely countryside.

Really eat?

My cooking!!

Really see?

The magnificent Reims Cathedral.

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?

When coming in a big group definitely hire a coach for a day of tastings and touring the area, well worth it.



The people of Champagne have a lot to be proud about. Not only do they produce one of the world’s most celebrated fizzy drinks, the region was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2015, meaning it’s an even greater destination for foodies and culture vultures alike. But while it’s right at the heart of the country, the Champagne region offers more than an authentic drink – as our travel guide shows, there’s a little something for everyone if you’re thinking of booking one of our luxury villas and chateaux in Champagne. 

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  • Une Belle Chateau

    Posted by Elisabeth on 27/09/2017

    O chateau é excelente , compatível com a descrição do site . Fomos muito bem recebidos pela dona , Ina e sua filha mostrou - se uma excelente fotografa . O pessoal da limpeza indicado foi espetacular . Passamos 5 dias inesquecíveis juntos dos nossos familiares e amigos.

  • The most amazing time

    Created on 25/03/2013

    I tell you what, it was tough being back in London. We all said we had "post-Chateau blues". We were miserable all week!
    Thank you again for hosting us, we honestly had the most amazing time. It couldn't have been a better weekend. Really appreciate you making such a fuss for us too, dinner on Saturday night was spectacular. Thank you! Hopefully one day we'll see you again.

  • Amazing!

    Posted by Anon . on 04/03/2013

    Just wanted to say thank you to you both for making us so welcome this weekend. We had a fabulous time and feel very lucky to have shared your amazing home!

  • We could not of have had a better time

    Posted by Tonita Moffatt-White on 05/08/2010

    We could not have had a better time with you! Food was great, hospitality outstanding and wonderful hosts!

  • I want to go back in the winter!

    Posted by Diane R on 01/08/2010

    I'll bet it's a lovely place to be in winter, holed up in front of the fireplace with some baguettes and cheese and a cup of hot chocolate...I also have been meaning to send you a couple of photos - we've been terribly lazy about getting them together to show everyone but were so happy with the way they came out. It was a gorgeous place and a gorgeous time to be there. Really, we look back so fondly on the entire thing, thanks for making it such a dream. Lastly, it seems that some of the photos and details may be featured in a story about international couples and weddings in Marie Claire CHINA (thanks to our photographer Jo) - so get ready for Chinese brides! All the best, 

  • It was a perfect way to spend my birthday week

    Posted by Catriona, Mike, Alex and Amber Xifaras on 13/12/1901

    Hi Michele and Frans,
    I just wanted to thank you both for making our stay at your chateau a memorable and delightful one. It was a perfect way to spend my birthday week and I especially appreciate your fine cooking for my birthday dinner. My friends from near and far haven't stopped talking about how much they enjoyed themselves and how much fun they all had. Your hospitality certainly made a big contribution to that. I hope the last couple of weeks have gone well and that the summer and fall will continue to be profitable and enjoyable for you, too. I went back to work this past Monday, so the busyness of the beginning of the school year sometimes tends to obscure my happy summer memories. But I keep them alive by telling my colleagues what a great time I had. Perhaps our paths will cross again. It would be a delight. Thanks again.

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