Chateau De L'Ange

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Overview

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Immerse yourself in a piece of French history, this 12th century chateau in Languedoc. Here your wedding or celebration will be defined by royal grandeur - whether you’re amid the grapevines or beside the ancient tower walls, this is pure Old World fantasy. The walls here once guarded against the Pope’s forces during the Albigensian crusade in the 13th century; though this chateau has braved war and fire, it still stands tall.

Feudal lords and ladies have wandered these halls, and it shows; decorated with antiques, family portraits, and vintage wallpaper. Out on the grounds you’ll discover the private heated swimming pool, the orangery, and terraces for outdoor entertaining. Wherever you wander, the scenery is picture-perfect. Even the underground spaces are singular - the wine cellar is fit for a sommelier.

Your holiday chateau is a short drive from Narbonne, a medieval city on the Canal de la Robine. Explore the old town, or even book a boat cruise up the river. A bit farther south is the Sigean African Reserve, a fantastic 180 hectare park full of lions, elephants, giraffes, and more. Return in the evening to your old chateau, the wonders of France fresh in your mind.

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.

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What you should know…

  • This chateau is only rented by the week - be sure to take enough time off work to enjoy it fully!
  • You’ll need a car rental - the nearest restaurant is 5 km down the road.
  • Please note that in 2018 the chateau can be booked for holiday rentals only. Weddings will be available again in 2019

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Internet BBQ Satellite TV Cable TV Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Pool/Snooker DVD Working Fireplace Caretaker/Owner on Site

On the ground floor is a large entrance hall which leads to a living room and library with billiard table. You will also find the dining room and kitchen (with all mod cons including oven and microwave), wine cellar, laundry room and WCs. Internet access, satellite TV, hi-fi and DVD are also all provided.

On the first floor there is one living room, 5 double bedrooms, a triple bedroom and 4 bathrooms.

On the second floor are a further 3 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

Within the private grounds (of 2 hectares) are a heated swimming pool (6m x 12m) with a security alarm, solarium, shower, charcoal bbq, tables and garden chairs, ping pong, ball/board games, snooker, pool house, dining terraces, an orangery and vines. There is free access to the tennis court in the village.

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau De L'Ange
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Tennis Nearby Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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The closest airports are Carcassonne (50km) and Toulouse (150km). The nearest town is the medieval town of Narbonne. Explore the old town, the quartier de la Cité (look out for the old Archbishops’ palace, the Gilles-Aycellin donjon and the archaeological and art museums) or the attractive pedestrian street of rue du Pont-des-Marchands. You can take a boat trip on the canal de Robine. Or simply watch the world go by at one of the many cafes on the boulevards.

Good local restaurants include Lo Cagarol in Aigne (5km), Les Oliviers in Bize-Minervois (6km), Le Picou in La Caunette (7km) and Le Relais Chantovent in Minerve (10km).

Local activities include free access to the tennis courts in the village, a 4 seat plane which offers amazing views of the region from above, parachuting in Argeliers (10km), canoeing at Roquebrun (40km), bathing in the river Cesse, the seaside resorts of Gruissan and Narbonne-plage (30km) and the Sigean African Reserve that consists of a 180 hectares park with many animals including lions, elephants, giraffes, gazelles and ostriches.

Beziers is a lively, bustling, but equally pretty medieval town. Enjoy the view from the terraces near Cathedral St Jacques, visit the public garden (le Plateau des Poètes), stroll through the old town or along the Canal du midi or jump on a canal boat. The Cathedral of St Nazaire and the Roman amphitheatre are definitely recommended.

Carcassonne, the ancient walled city, is also worth a visit. It's bursting with history: see the walled city with ramparts and towers, the Eglise St Nazaire (enjoy amazing views of the Black Mountain and the Pyrenees from the top of the tower!) and the chateau Comtal.

For a more adventurous day out, visit the ancient Cathar city of Minerve, where you can wonder at its breathtaking canyons, natural bridges, vineyards and ramparts. Check out the stunning views along the white chalk cliffs.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Beziers

(40 km)

Nearest Ferry port Sete

(100 km)

Nearest Village Aigues - Vives

(3 km)

Nearest Town/City Narbonne

(30 km)

Nearest Restaurant Aigne

(5 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Bize

(6 km)

Nearest Beach Narbonne Plage

(35 km)

Region

Languedoc-Roussillon is one of those areas of France where you can feel like you’re totally cut off from the rest of the country. Commercial tourism has been very slow to capitalise on the region, meaning you can still enjoy a slice of authentic French rural life at its finest. A mixture of landscapes also makes it a great place to visit, with a good stretch of coastline offering a totally different experience to more bucolic interiors. Whatever you’re looking for, our range of villas and chateaux in Languedoc means you can get exactly the kind of holiday you want with accommodation that’s perfectly tailored to you, your friends and your family. 

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens

- Small playhouse

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Playground
  • Swings
  • Trampoline
  • Board games
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Xbox/Playstation
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker
  • DVD

Services Available

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

Extras

Oliver's Extras

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

Interested?
If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on villotel@oliverstravels.com 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. 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 www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Event information

Please note any event rental may be subject to additional charges (that will be pre-agreed) on top of the published rental amount. This is to cover the extra costs associated with putting on a wedding. Please contact stephanie@oliverstravels.com for further details.

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €1500 paid on arrival and refunded on departure day subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time Free rooms at 10.00 a.m. and departure at 11.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? To expenditure.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towells.
Pets welcome? Yes, on request only and with prior agreement with the owner. Cats aren't allowed as the owners have two dogs.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
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.
Pool heating charge? No. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Changeover day Saturday in July, August and September and flexible otherwise.
Minimum stay 7 nights in July, August and September and 3 nights otherwise.
Heating costs included? No. Heating not included but wood logs available for the chimney.
Other Ts and Cs The solarium is heated from mi-April to mid-October.
Other Ts and Cs Wines of the chateau available in the cellar of the castle (to be counted at the end of the stay).
Other Ts and Cs Weddings (no more than 70 guests), stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 19th 2019 - Jun 1st 2019 - £3,041 £3,713 £4,385 £6,082
Jun 1st 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 £3,254 £3,973 £4,692 £5,411 £6,508
Jun 29th 2019 - Jul 13th 2019 - - - - £7,420
Jul 13th 2019 - Jul 20th 2019 - - - - £6,447
Jul 20th 2019 - Jul 27th 2019 - - - - £7,420
Jul 27th 2019 - Aug 3rd 2019 - - - - £6,447
Aug 3rd 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 - - - - £7,420
Aug 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 - - - - £6,447
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 7th 2019 - - - - £6,082
Sep 7th 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 - - - - £6,508
Sep 28th 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 - - - - £5,353
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 - - - - £5,353
Jan 4th 2020 - Mar 28th 2020 - - - - £5,353
Mar 28th 2020 - May 30th 2020 - - - - £6,082
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 - - - - £6,508
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - - - £7,420
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 - - - - £6,508
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 20th 2020 - - - - £5,353

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 19th 2019 - Jun 1st 2019 - €3,360 €4,032 €4,704 €6,719
Jun 1st 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 €3,595 €4,314 €5,033 €5,752 €7,190
Jun 29th 2019 - Jul 13th 2019 - - - - €8,197
Jul 13th 2019 - Jul 20th 2019 - - - - €7,122
Jul 20th 2019 - Jul 27th 2019 - - - - €8,197
Jul 27th 2019 - Aug 3rd 2019 - - - - €7,122
Aug 3rd 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 - - - - €8,197
Aug 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 - - - - €7,122
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 7th 2019 - - - - €6,719
Sep 7th 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 - - - - €7,190
Sep 28th 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 - - - - €5,913
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 - - - - €5,913
Jan 4th 2020 - Mar 28th 2020 - - - - €5,913
Mar 28th 2020 - May 30th 2020 - - - - €6,719
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 - - - - €7,190
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - - - €8,197
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 - - - - €7,190
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 20th 2020 - - - - €5,913

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 19th 2019 - Jun 1st 2019 - $3,796 $4,468 $5,140 $7,592
Jun 1st 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 $4,062 $4,781 $5,500 $6,219 $8,123
Jun 29th 2019 - Jul 13th 2019 - - - - $9,262
Jul 13th 2019 - Jul 20th 2019 - - - - $8,047
Jul 20th 2019 - Jul 27th 2019 - - - - $9,262
Jul 27th 2019 - Aug 3rd 2019 - - - - $8,047
Aug 3rd 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 - - - - $9,262
Aug 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 - - - - $8,047
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 7th 2019 - - - - $7,592
Sep 7th 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 - - - - $8,123
Sep 28th 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 - - - - $6,681
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 - - - - $6,681
Jan 4th 2020 - Mar 28th 2020 - - - - $6,681
Mar 28th 2020 - May 30th 2020 - - - - $7,592
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 - - - - $8,123
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - - - $9,262
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 - - - - $8,123
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 20th 2020 - - - - $6,681

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

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
Since I was born. My family own this property from 1764.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
I have always loved it. It is a beautiful, authentic, historical family house with a very specific charming atmosphere. All the furniture are the family furniture. We improved it but we try to keep the original atmosphere with all modern comfort (Wi-Fi, new bathrooms, heated pool etc.).

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
Wars and fires brought about many changes over the centuries. As shown in its variety of window styles, from the tiny windows of the stark 12th century fortress to the beautiful windows of the Renaissance, with their ornamental balusters and chapiters.
During the XVII century, the Renaissance embrasures were replaced on the principal frontage by broad bays with small squares in the style of Trianon.
By the first half of the 20th century, the Château had fallen into disrepair, and the northern wing in particular had become a ruin.
In the 1960s the Ecal family began the immense task of restoring the property and its gardens to their former glory. The result you will see when you visit us: a château with a cachet all of its own in an unchanging rural setting, whose unique light and beautiful vegetation are reminiscent of Tuscany.

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

Towns and cities:
- Béziers (40km): St Nazaire cathedral, medieval streets,the ancient amphitheater(office de tourisme).
- Narbonne (25 km): the former Archbishops palace, the donjon Gilles Aycellin and archaeological museum and fine arts
- Cité cathare de Minerve (10 km) : Natural bridges, canyons, hillside vineyard, dolmens and ramparts (office de tourisme).
- Cité de Carcassonne (50 km) : the city, the ramparts, theComtal castle, St Nazaire church, St Nazaire Tower.
- Site D’Ensérune (Nissan 25 km) : Gallic village. Theexcavations were carried out from 1915, remains from theVI century BC C.au first century AD. (centre des monuments nationaux).

Castles
- Lastours (46 kms) (Lastours).
- Villerouge Termenes (55 kms)  (Villerouge).
- Arques (85 kms) (Arques).
- Cucugnan Queribus (85 kms) (Queribus).
- Duilhac Peyrepertuse (90 kms) (Peyrepertuse).

Abbeys
- Abbaye de Fontfroide (36 km): beautiful Cistercian abbey.
- Abbaye de Caunes-Minervois (37 km): Benedictine abbeyin the heart of a XV-XVIII village.
- Abbaye de Lagrasse (45 km): Abbey in the heart of a medieval village restored.

Really eat?
Wine tasting, goat cheeses, olives, tapenade.

Really see?
City of Carcassonne and cathare city of Minerve

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
The place and region is little known, away from the beaten path, full of happy surprises.
One of the rare regions of southern France that has retained its authenticity.

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Reviews

  • We loved the whole town

    Posted by Suzannejobe on 17/04/2014

    At least 15 of us have stayed at the Chateau for a week, two different times. It's truly like a home away from home. Martine and Jean-Pierre are gracious hosts. We met many of the locals, including the Backhouses-he's a great photographer and she does stunning jewelry. The wine of Chateau d'Ange is pretty wonderful, too. The rooms are more than spacious and the kitchen is well-equipped. The location is great for day trips to some wonderful places: Bezier, Narbonne, Collioure, Pesanas, etc. A highlight was a wonderful concert at the church across the street the night we arrived. One of those serendipity moments. Another time, during an art event, we were invited to a wine, hors d'oeuves and concert there at the chateau and got a private concert inside later. Wonderful!

  • Fabulous medieval castle located in the center of charming French village

    Posted by Idosh on 17/04/2014

    The castle offers an old world atmosphere with the right amount of modern conveniences.
    Everything is wisely decorated with lot of taste and charm and equipped for pretty much any need.
    The countryside is surrounded by stunning vineyards and picturesque villages.
    The location is perfect for day trips around the south of France from Toulouse to the Mediterranean and from Tarn to eastern Pyrenees.
    Martine and Jean-Marie are great hosts. They were very accessible, responsive and ready to help on any question or request.
    Ultimately we had a superb vacation and many wonderful memories to treasure from our stay.

  • A wonderful week and wedding!

    Posted by Chris H on 17/04/2014

    Having links to the area, my fiancé and I rented out the Chateau for 5 nights in September 2013 for a wedding and holiday with close family and friends.

    The Chateau is a wonderful mix of being historic and regal, yet welcoming and informal at the same time. It is certainly big enough to cater for larger functions and groups but it always felt intimate and special. On a practical level, the rooms were all comfortable with their own characters and the kitchen was well equipped and large enough to cater for us all comfortably. There were a number of indoor common areas but most of our meals and time socialising were spent on the terraced area.

    Our wedding party was small (35 in total with 14 actually staying at the Chateau) and the size of it worked perfectly at the Chateau. The ceremony was held in the Great Hall, drinks and aperitives were on the terrace and the sit down meal was served in the Orangery. Martine and Jean-Marie were excellent - listening to us and making suggestions with regard to location and layout for the ceremony and reception, then going out of their way to ensure that things were perfect for the day. I can honestly say that the whole wedding day would not have gone as smoothly without all their help and hard work.

    The photographers were also spoilt for choice for interesting and varied backdrops to the photographs with the stunning chateau interior, gardens and vineyards all within the Chateau grounds. This meant that the time required for photographs was kept to a minimum and we were able to spend more time with our guests on the day.

    It made for a truly spectacular setting for a wedding and an unforgettable holiday - highly recommended.

  • A superb stay in an authentic french chateau

    Posted by Anon User on 07/12/2012

    We spend 1 night in this authentic french castle. We received a warm welcome by Martine and Jen-Pierre. What a great place to stay.Rooms as you would expect them to be in a castle with all modern amenities including Wifi at hand. Great effort has been put into this rare and special place.An ideal location for a stay with friends and family. You can rent the entire chateau and have the buildings, park and pool all to yourselves. Excellent location for excursions in the Minervois area, the castle is located just a few kilometers north of Bize-Minervois and Minerve, between Beziers and Carcassonne. We stayed on a B&B basis. Certainly an experience of a lifetime.
    Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple

  • We loved the whole town

    Posted by Anon User on 07/12/2012

    At least 15 of us have stayed at the Chateau for a week, two different times. It's truly like a home away from home. Martine and Jean-Pierre are gracious hosts. We met many of the locals, including the Backhouses-he's a great photographer and she does stunning jewelry. The wine of Chateau de L'Ange is pretty wonderful, too. The rooms are more than spacious and the kitchen is well-equipped. The location is great for day trips to some wonderful places: Bezier, Narbonne, Collioure, Pesanas, etc. A highlight was a wonderful concert at the church across the street the night we arrived. One of those serendipity moments. Another time, during an art event, we were invited to a wine, hors d'oeuves and concert there at the chateau and got a private concert inside later. Wonderful!

    Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends

  • Many thanks for a delightful time in the chateau

    Posted by Anonymous Guest on 29/07/2010

    Many thanks for a delightful time in the chateau. We have loved travelling to all the villages and enjoying all the different experiences of travel. But best of all was returning to the chateau for a quiet beer/wine and relax.

  • A wonderful week with most delightful surroundings

    Posted by Anonymous Guest on 29/07/2010

    A wonderful week with most delightful surroundings. We have loved every moment of the chateau. The garden, the pool, the village and the beautiful countryside around. So many old and medieval villages so near to visit. We loved your dinners Martine. Life at Chateau De L'ange was memorable.

  • What an amazing experience

    Posted by Bexy and Laure on 27/07/2010

    Thank you for an amazing experience. We will never forget. The place is incredible, out of this world, and we will treasure our memories here forever. Lot of love.

  • It has been a real joy

    Posted by Anonymous Guest on 26/07/2010

    I think it is every persons dream to stay in a castle and you've made our dream come true. The chateau is a spectacular journey into the past and one can almost in vision lords and ladies gliding from room to room. The ambiance is fabulous - such serenity and peacefulness surround you wherever you go in this magnificient place. Meeting you and your husband - and Achille - has been a real joy. Your warmth and friendliness will be christel memories for the rest of our lives. It has been a true privilege to share your friendship and your magnificient home.

  • Our magnificient wedding

    Posted by Emma, Adam and Family on 26/07/2010

    I do not want to leave, I feel so at home here! Our wedding has been magnificient and we both enjoyed every second of our stay. Our family also. Thank you so much for showing us your dream. Give them a kiss and cuddle from us every night. We will send on a picture of the wedding with lots of love and with our return stay booked in 3 years time we will see you again. Love.

  • We had a wonderfull stay

    Posted by Phil and Kristeen on 26/07/2010

    We had a wonderfull stay. The chateau is even more stunning than the photos. We were very happy with our stay. Thanks again for everything, we hope to see you again next year.

  • Absolutely fantastic

    Posted by Heidi and Mads on 25/07/2010

    Our stay at the chateau has been an absolutely fantastic adventure, starting with a wedding! The chateau and surroundings made everything perfect and we had the best day of our life. We and our family have overly enjoyed the following week here and hope to be back some day. We leave with a lot of wonderful memories. Thank you very much for all your help and hospitality.

  • We shall definitely return

    Posted by Kirsten and David on 24/07/2010

    Thank you so much for your amazing hospitality, for allowing us to use your beautiful house and for helping to make our wedding day the most special day ever. We shall definitely return, maybe with our children. Many thanks again.

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