Chateau De Culas

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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!

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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 BBQ 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, built-in wood BBQ, and dining area that can seat the entire group.


About the surrounding area of Chateau De Culas
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Watersports Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Horse Riding Stalking/Hunting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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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.




The Provençal way of life is one that’s deeply tempting for anyone who’s been feeling the need to get away from it all. This is a place where the Mediterranean weather turns fields of corn and lavender into picture-perfect backdrops, where you can sip your locally bought wine and enjoy the landscapes before heading out and tackling them head-on with a range of great activities for families, groups of friends and adventurous foodies. Better yet, our range of villas in Provence and chateaux and holiday homes in the Côte d’Azur make the perfect base to explore this enchanting region!

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Watersports
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • DVD
  • Waterfront

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!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

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 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 19th 2019 - May 18th 2019 £1,701 £2,078 £2,454 £3,402
May 18th 2019 - Jun 22nd 2019 £2,187 £2,671 £3,155 £4,374
Jun 22nd 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 - - - £5,832
Aug 24th 2019 - Dec 7th 2019 £1,701 £2,078 £2,454 £3,402
Dec 7th 2019 - Dec 28th 2019 £2,187 £2,671 £3,155 £4,374
Dec 28th 2019 - May 16th 2020 £1,701 £2,078 £2,454 £3,402
May 16th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 £2,187 £2,671 £3,155 £4,374
Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 - - - £5,832
Aug 22nd 2020 - Oct 20th 2020 £1,701 £2,078 £2,454 £3,402

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 19th 2019 - May 18th 2019 €1,882 €2,258 €2,634 €3,763
May 18th 2019 - Jun 22nd 2019 €2,419 €2,903 €3,387 €4,838
Jun 22nd 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 - - - €6,450
Aug 24th 2019 - Dec 7th 2019 €1,882 €2,258 €2,634 €3,763
Dec 7th 2019 - Dec 28th 2019 €2,419 €2,903 €3,387 €4,838
Dec 28th 2019 - May 16th 2020 €1,882 €2,258 €2,634 €3,763
May 16th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 €2,419 €2,903 €3,387 €4,838
Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 - - - €6,450
Aug 22nd 2020 - Oct 20th 2020 €1,882 €2,258 €2,634 €3,763

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 19th 2019 - May 18th 2019 $2,115 $2,491 $2,868 $4,230
May 18th 2019 - Jun 22nd 2019 $2,719 $3,203 $3,687 $5,438
Jun 22nd 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 - - - $7,250
Aug 24th 2019 - Dec 7th 2019 $2,115 $2,491 $2,868 $4,230
Dec 7th 2019 - Dec 28th 2019 $2,719 $3,203 $3,687 $5,438
Dec 28th 2019 - May 16th 2020 $2,115 $2,491 $2,868 $4,230
May 16th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 $2,719 $3,203 $3,687 $5,438
Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 - - - $7,250
Aug 22nd 2020 - Oct 20th 2020 $2,115 $2,491 $2,868 $4,230

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • 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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