Chateau De Culas

Sleeps: 16 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 6


Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

Built in the 12th century by the Knights Templar as a fortress protecting the land against pillaging Saracens, this chateau in the French Riviera is now a luxurious holiday retreat with a dramatic backdrop within the French Alps.

The estate consists of three independent apartments hosting up to 18 guests, making it ideal for groups of families travelling together. Each apartment has been uniquely renovated to include all the comforts of home, not to mention superbly designed bathrooms with craftsman-style features, well-appointed kitchens, elegant sitting rooms, and charming outdoor lounge and dining spaces.

Set on 11 private acres, guests will enjoy relaxing dips in the private pool, plus hiking trails with views that will never be forgotten.

The chateau's hilltop location provides ultimate peace and tranquillity, with no neighbours in sight. However, when in need of a bit of culture, the village of Saint Andre les Alpes is just 2km away, with shops, delicious cuisine, and village tours.

The highlight of the area is Lake Castillon, with pristine turquoise waters that make it one of the most popular water sports lakes in France. The chateau not only offers beautiful aerial views of the lake, but exclusive access to a private beach as well!

Oliver Approved

What Oliver loves…

  • The wealth of activities near this chateau including private beach access and fishing on Lake Castillon, hang-gliding, skiing, horseback riding and more
  • Saint Andre les Alpes is a short walk away
  • The first sighting of the hilltop chateau is a memorable, feel-good experience – one that never dissipates

What you should know…

  • The accommodations are separated into three individual apartments
  • There are energy costs for low season bookings

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Internet All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Indoor Games Outdoor Games DVD Heating Chapel on Site Caretaker/Owner on Site Waterfront

All 3 apartments, hosted within the Chateau, can cater for different sized parties making them ideal for a number of families holidaying together. Saint Jean can sleep up to 8 guests, Saint Pierre sleeps 6 and Saint Paul sleeps 4.

On the ground floor the Apartment Saint Paul has a kitchen and a vaulted dining room/living room with SKY TV and DVD (that doubles as a bedroom with 2 boat beds). The dining table can seat up to 16 guests. There is a further bedroom with en-suite bathroom to sleep 4 guests in total.

Apartment Saint Jean has a living room with French ceilings and a stone fireplace. There is a well equipped kitchen, living room (complete with bar, pool table and dining room table) that also has a pull out double sofa-bed. There are 3 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms as well as an extra WC.

On the first floor the Apartment Saint Pierre has a kitchen, living/bedroom (with 2 single beds) and a dining room. There is also a separate WC. On the second floor of the Apartment Saint Pierre there are 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. There is also a further living room area. 

Outside you will enjoy 11 acres of private land, overlooking the Lake of Castillon (an incredible turquoise lake that you can swim in). There are no neighbours so you have complete privacy. Enjoy the heated 14x7m swimming pool with adjoining pergola and dining area that can seat the entire group.


About the surrounding area of Chateau De Culas
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Walking/Hiking Paths Rural Location Golf Nearby Stalking/Hunting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical sites Watersports Horse riding
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The chateau is situated just 2km from the village of Saint André les Alpes. Nice, Cannes and Monaco are all within 104km of the chateau as well as a wealth of pretty medieval villages in the nearby area.

There are great restaurants locally. There is fishing on the private lake less than 300m away, accessed via a small track, or alternatively head 3km by road to the public beach on the other side. There is horse riding, pony trekking and golf nearby the chateau. You will also be able to find paddle boats, white-water rafting, canyoning and paragliding in the area plus some wonderful trekking opportunities.




Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Child-Safe Pool Cot(s) High Chair(s)

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

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. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- 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

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit €1000
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Smoking Allowed? Outdoors only.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
Pets welcome? Yes.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
June 20th 2018 - June 23rd 2018 - £2,203.00 £4,406.00
June 23rd 2018 - August 25th 2018 - - £5,874.00
August 25th 2018 - December 8th 2018 - £1,714.00 £3,427.00
December 8th 2018 - December 29th 2018 - £2,203.00 £4,406.00
December 29th 2018 - May 18th 2019 - £1,714.00 £3,427.00
May 18th 2019 - June 22nd 2019 - £2,203.00 £4,406.00
June 22nd 2019 - August 24th 2019 - - £5,874.00
August 24th 2019 - December 7th 2019 - £1,714.00 £3,427.00
December 7th 2019 - December 22nd 2019 - £2,203.00 £4,406.00

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
June 20th 2018 - June 23rd 2018 - €2,397.00 €4,793.00
June 23rd 2018 - August 25th 2018 - - €6,390.00
August 25th 2018 - December 8th 2018 - €1,864.00 €3,728.00
December 8th 2018 - December 29th 2018 - €2,397.00 €4,793.00
December 29th 2018 - May 18th 2019 - €1,864.00 €3,728.00
May 18th 2019 - June 22nd 2019 - €2,397.00 €4,793.00
June 22nd 2019 - August 24th 2019 - - €6,390.00
August 24th 2019 - December 7th 2019 - €1,864.00 €3,728.00
December 7th 2019 - December 22nd 2019 - €2,397.00 €4,793.00

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
June 20th 2018 - June 23rd 2018 - $2,774.00 $5,548.00
June 23rd 2018 - August 25th 2018 - - $7,398.00
August 25th 2018 - December 8th 2018 - $2,158.00 $4,315.00
December 8th 2018 - December 29th 2018 - $2,774.00 $5,548.00
December 29th 2018 - May 18th 2019 - $2,158.00 $4,315.00
May 18th 2019 - June 22nd 2019 - $2,774.00 $5,548.00
June 22nd 2019 - August 24th 2019 - - $7,398.00
August 24th 2019 - December 7th 2019 - $2,158.00 $4,315.00
December 7th 2019 - December 22nd 2019 - $2,774.00 $5,548.00


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  • The children were squealing with delight

    Posted by Vivienne J on 02/09/2009

    OK I knew before we came round the hill where to find the castle in the distance. I pointed it out to the children. It was a beautiful sight, majestic and splendid in the far sunlight and a memory that I will never forget. It has a fantastic location and the children were squealing with delight.

  • We had an absolutely wonderful holiday

    Posted by Paddye D on 30/08/2009

    We had an absolutely wonderful holiday, the Chateau was truly beautiful, and both gites were wonderfully comfortable and equipped with everything that we could possibly need! The St Andres area is really beautiful, we had some lovely walks, and enjoyed exploring the surrounding towns, and even enjoyed some skiing at Allos. Thank you so much for all of the very useful information that you sent to me, our only complaint was that we did not have enough time to do all of the activities that you suggested!! I think we have all fallen in love with your beautiful country, and will definitely be back for another visit.

  • Wish my own home looked as grand

    Posted by Felicity G on 28/08/2009

    Hi, We had a wonderful stay in your beautiful home and I only wish my own home looked as grand. The bathrooms were out of this world.

  • 11th century Templar fortress

    Posted by Grace I on 18/01/2009

    This 11th century Templar fortress, set in the plunging foothills of the Alps, by the side of a lake, and with great views of the country all around, has been renovated to a very high level of comfort, with three self-catering apartments. We stayed in the middle-size apartment (the Saint Pierre) which includes two big bedrooms and bathrooms, plus extra sofabeds in the living-room, a well-appointed kitchen and everything you need to make yourself comnfortable. Despite some bad weather, we found the place very cosy and when it cleared up, the surroundings were really interesting to explore, with fantastic walks, and lots of good side-trips. There's also, for those who like it, the possibilitity of doing kayaking, para-gliding, etc. The village near the castle (st Andre des Alpes is very good for everything you need, with an excellent butcher, fruit and vegs, cake and bread shops, a small supermarket, and restaurants, as well as all services.

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