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Private pool
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Pets allowed
Party House (Ideal for celebrations!)
Stag/hen parties allowed
Heated Pool
Child-safe Pool
Games room
Indoor games
Cable TV
DVD
Working fireplace
Heating
Caretaker/owner lives on site

Babies & Toddlers

High chair(s)
Child-safe Pool

Kids & Teens

Ideal for teens

Things to Do

Rural Location
Wine tasting
Walking/Hiking paths
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
A wonderful week with most delightful surroundings. We have loved every moment of Chateau De L'ange. 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.

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Overview of Chateau De L'ange

What Oliver loves…

  • Your hosts, Martine & Jen-Pierre, will offer their expert advice to make your event smashing.
  • The ancient wine cellar is a dream for any oenophile! Fill it with wines from the local Languedoc-Roussillon region.
  • Gorgeous medieval villages are everywhere - perhaps begin with Narbonne, a charming riverside town.

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.

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 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.

Interior & Grounds

On the ground floor is a large entrance hall which leads to a living room and library. Also on this floor is the dining room, drawing room, 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 are 4 double bedrooms, a triple bedroom, 4 bathrooms and additional drawing room. On the second floor are a further 2 double bedrooms and a bathroom.

Within the private grounds (of 2 hectares) are a swimming pool (6m x 12m), tables and garden chairs, ping pong, ball games, dining terraces, an orangery and vines.

Map, Location & Local Information

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 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)

The 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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Catering & Services

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can usually help you arrange any of the following:

- Cook/catering
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting service
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

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 www.oliverstravels.com/chefs.

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit €1500. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection. Arrival time 5pm onwards.
Departure time 11am. Energy costs included? To expenditure.
Linen & towels included? All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price. Pets welcome? Pets allowed.
End of stay cleaning included? Included. Please leave the property in the state that you found it. Smoking Allowed? Smoking is permitted 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.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages

Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
High chair(s)
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Onsite Facilities
Services Available
High chair(s)
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Games room
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Indoor games
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
Child-safe Pool

Event information

Wedding Prices 2014/15

Weekly Rental
July-August for €10,000 (weekly rentals only)
June and September for €9300
October and March for €7500
April and May for €8500

3 nights only from June – September to €8100
4 nights only rom June – September to €8700
Catering team selection from €55

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.

Reviews for Chateau De L'ange

Chateau De L'ange 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.

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 15 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
July 24th 2017 - September 2nd 2017 - - £6,254.68
September 2nd 2017 - September 30th 2017 - - £5,773.55
September 30th 2017 - December 16th 2017 - - £4,907.51
December 16th 2017 - January 6th 2018 - - £5,292.42
January 6th 2018 - March 31st 2018 - - £4,907.51
March 31st 2018 - May 26th 2018 - - £5,292.42
May 26th 2018 - June 30th 2018 - - £5,773.55
June 30th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - £6,254.68
September 1st 2018 - September 29th 2018 - - £5,773.55
September 29th 2018 - December 15th 2018 - - £4,907.51
December 15th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - £5,292.42
January 5th 2019 - January 25th 2019 - - £4,907.51

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 15 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
July 24th 2017 - September 2nd 2017 - - €6,695.00
September 2nd 2017 - September 30th 2017 - - €6,180.00
September 30th 2017 - December 16th 2017 - - €5,253.00
December 16th 2017 - January 6th 2018 - - €5,665.00
January 6th 2018 - March 31st 2018 - - €5,253.00
March 31st 2018 - May 26th 2018 - - €5,665.00
May 26th 2018 - June 30th 2018 - - €6,180.00
June 30th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - €6,695.00
September 1st 2018 - September 29th 2018 - - €6,180.00
September 29th 2018 - December 15th 2018 - - €5,253.00
December 15th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - €5,665.00
January 5th 2019 - January 25th 2019 - - €5,253.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 15 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
July 24th 2017 - September 2nd 2017 - - $7,820.80
September 2nd 2017 - September 30th 2017 - - $7,219.19
September 30th 2017 - December 16th 2017 - - $6,136.31
December 16th 2017 - January 6th 2018 - - $6,617.59
January 6th 2018 - March 31st 2018 - - $6,136.31
March 31st 2018 - May 26th 2018 - - $6,617.59
May 26th 2018 - June 30th 2018 - - $7,219.19
June 30th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - $7,820.80
September 1st 2018 - September 29th 2018 - - $7,219.19
September 29th 2018 - December 15th 2018 - - $6,136.31
December 15th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - $6,617.59
January 5th 2019 - January 25th 2019 - - $6,136.31

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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