Chateau du Capitaine

Sleeps: 20 Bedrooms: 10 Bathrooms: 7
Sleeps: 20 Bedrooms: 10 Bathrooms: 7

Overview

Wedding Venue

Early Bird Offer! Book by 31st of Jan for:

  • Airport Lounge Passes
  • Champagne Reception 
  • Welcome Hamper 

T&Cs apply

Welcome to Chateau du Capitaine, a spectacular Chateau set in the beautiful valley of the Hérault in Languedoc-Roussillon.

The chateau can comfortably accommodate up to 20 guests in 10 comfortable and sophisticated bedrooms. Inside the spacious chateau there are two large living rooms, a fully equipped kitchen and an elegant dining room.

Guests can wander around the magnificent garden and park that includes an orangery, a well and fountains. Alternatively, guests can enjoy a barbecue on the terrace or take a refreshing dip in the pool. 

This is the perfect property in which to celebrate a wedding, anniversary or memorable family holiday.

In addition, this magnificent chateau is only 20 minutes from Béziers and the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea.

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Oliver Approved

What Oliver loves…

  • With so much to do locally (rafting, canoe, beach, historical towns) you'd wish you had a second week to relax in the glorious chateau grounds!
  • Kids will have a blast, especially when they discover the secret passageway!
  • Enjoy the early summer nights with the melodic sound of the nightingales.

What you should know…

  • Sometimes in Autumn there's a distant sound of the farmers harvesting the grapes
  • Arriving on Saturday, the guests might miss the weekly Saturday market in the local village

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Internet Ideal for Parties Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating Chapel on Site Caretaker/Owner on Site

Entrance Hall
Entering Chateau du Capitaine immediately gives you a feeling of luxury. At the entrance, the vast hall is dominated by a huge staircase.

The Kitchen
You will have, at your disposal, a large kitchen fully equipped with American refrigerator, microwave, a Godin gas cooker, dishwasher, all within a central aisle. For your comfort, there is also a laundry room with a washing machine and an iron.

The Living Rooms
The two large living rooms open on to the park. The red living room possesses a grand fireplace and this room is also equipped with Satellite TV, CD, DVD and has connection Wi-Fi. The music room comes to life, for music lovers, around the grand piano. For marriages, anniversaries and fetes etc., the room is sufficiently large for dancing.

The Dining Room
In the elegant dining room  has an ornamental fireplace centre-piece and an 18th century hand-basin in Caunes marble where dinner can be eaten facing the park.

Yellow Bedroom
The former library has been transformed into a double room with light, yellow colours. There is an en suite bathroom including WC, bathtub and hand basin.

The Tower Bedroom
Situated on the ground floor in the north-east tower, this bedroom is furnished with a double bed, a bathroom with a shower and wash basin, a toilet and bidet.

First Floor
On the first floor there is a large landing giving access to the bedrooms.

Bedroom La Coloniale
Fitted out in the Colonial style, this bedroom is furnished with a double bed plus a bathroom with shower, hand-basin and toilet.

Bedroom La Marocaine
This large bedroom is furnished with a double bed and a bathroom decorated in charming, oriental, style together with a bathtub, shower, hand-basin and toilet.

Bedroom L'Abricot
Decorated in the warm colours of the languedocien summer, this room is furnished with a double bed, a bathroom with a bathtub, two hand-basins, a shower and toilet.

Bedroom Le Baldaquin
This bedroom is furnished with a four-poster double bed and is connected to the bedroom L'Abricot.

Bedroom Les Fleurs
Decorated with floral motifs, this bedroom is furnished with two single beds and a bathroom with shower, hand-basin and toilet.

Bedroom Blue
French style double room decorated in different shades of blue.

Bedroom Alcove
This large bedroom is a pass-through room to the Bedroom Mauve. It is furnished as a living room with sofa, armchairs and table. The double bed is placed behind a curtain in an alcove.

Bedroom Mauve
Situated in the south-west tower, this small bedroom is furnished with a double bed in French style with shades of blue.

Bathroom
Large Bathroom with WC, bathtub, shower and hand basin. This can be shared by the blue, alcove and mauve bedroom. There is also a separate WC along the corridor.

Outside Grounds
The Garden and the Park
A vast shaded park is embellished with a lawn and an orangery, a well and fountains. There is a large parking area for you and any guests that you invite. For marriages and receptions, there is a supplementary parking area within the confines of the property.

The Terrace
There is a terrace, fitted with a large table, wrought iron chairs and a barbecue which will make your outside meals very agreeable.

The Chapel
Marriages and baptisms the domaine disposes of a chapel.

The Orangery
In the middle of the park, the orangery is a welcoming place which can serve as a ballroom with a dance floor for your guests. It can also be used for other activities (workshops, dance, courses, seminars...).

The Pool
A large, heated pool (13 x 5 meters) is at your disposal for your holiday stay, for complete relaxation.

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau du Capitaine
Coastal Walkable Village Walking/Hiking Paths Rural Location Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Chateau du Capitaine is situated in the valley of the Hérault in Languedoc-Roussillon, ideally placed 2 km from the closest village and 20 minutes from Béziers and the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea.

Activities and tourism in the surrounding areas
The town of Molière offers you a great choice of boutiques, restaurants, cafes, craft shops, as well as, on every Saturday, its grand market. In high season, twice weekly, all the small shops stay open until midnight.

There are numerous tourist attractions and leisure activities within easy reach: the Cité de Carcassonne, Montpellier, Nîmes and it's famous arenas, Aigues-Mortes, the Canal du Midi, the Lac du Salagou, the Port and the Canals of Sète Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, the Grotte des Demoiselles, the Grotte de Clamouse, Lamalou-les-Bains, the caves of the Wine producers, several golf courses, many festivals of music (Jazz festival at Sète, festival de la Cité), as well as wonderful walks, cycle rides, kayaking, canoeing and horse-riding.

By Train
- Agde station 15 minutes by car
- Béziers station 20 minutes by car
- Montpellier station 45 minutes by car
- Bédarieux station 30 minutes by car

By Car
- Montpellier 45 minutes
- Marseille 2 hours
- Carcassonne 1 hour
- Toulouse 2 hours
- Barcelone 3 hours

By Airplane
There are several airports near Pézenas:
- Béziers / Cap d'Agde airport 20 minutes by car
- Montpellier airport 45 minutes by car
- Nîmes airport 1 hour by car
- Carcassonne airport 1 hour 15 minutes by car
- Perpignan airport 1 hour 30 minutes by car
- Toulouse / Blagnac airport 2 hours by car
- Marseille Provence airport 2 hours by car
- Girona airport 2 hours by car
- Barcelona airport 3 hours by car

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Beziers/Cap d'Agde

(21-25 km)

Nearest Ferry port Sète

(36-40 km)

Nearest Village

(2 km)

Nearest Town/City

(2 km)

Nearest Restaurant

(2 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(2 km)

Nearest Beach Vias Plage

(15 km)

Nearest Golf Golf St. Thomas

(21-25 km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Child-Safe Pool Cot(s) High Chair(s) Toys Fenced Grounds

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • If guests have questions, the owner is on site to help. Ute is really accommodating and great hostess. You will truly feel spoilt!

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 www.oliverstravels.com/chefs.

Event information


Wedding Reception & Event Information

Capacity 110 (300 seated) Guests Indoors & 300 Guests Outside.

The Château du Capitaine, formally known as Capitaine-Châtelain de Pézenas during the 17th Century, was once the home of the Boudoul Family.

The expansive grounds are ideal for a prestigious event and include a 17th Century Chapel, perfect for concerts and celebration. The six-hectare walled park, has been cultivated with trees that are over 100 years old, creating an enchanting mini woodland which you and your guests can enjoy from the luxurious Marquee. For your private (marriage, anniversary, baptism, fete...) or professional events (seminars, presentations, receptions, trainings...), the Château can accommodate you inside, in the living rooms, and outside on the lawn. Your guests can enjoy an aperitif on the terrace facing the park. Within these walled grounds there is a covered reception area of 420m2, with 300 seated capacity and a dance floor – for larger groups. Leading on from here is a fashionably styled Orangery and 285m2 Marquee. The exterior grounds can be lit at night, to assist with the catering & WC area.

A parking lot can also be prearranged, which has space for 300 vehicles. Renting can be for a day or for a week-end, and is not included in the renting price for a week.

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

Security deposit €3000 paid to the owner prior to arrival
Arrival time 5 pm onwards.
Departure time Before 10 am.
Energy costs included? Included in summer.
> If not included, what are they? Winter heating oil and electricity charged by use.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
Pets welcome? No pets allowed.
Changeover day Saturday.
End of stay cleaning included? €500 for 1 week/€600 for 2 weeks
Insurance It is recommended that guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during their stay at the property.
Other Ts and Cs All prices include electricity, water, bed-linen and towels.
Pool heating charge? Charged by usage.
Minimum stay 1 week

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 20 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
December 11th 2017 - December 23rd 2017 - - £6,568.00
December 23rd 2017 - January 6th 2018 - - £8,083.69
January 6th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - £10,078.34
January 5th 2019 - June 14th 2019 - - £10,078.34

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 20 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
December 11th 2017 - December 23rd 2017 - - €7,184.20
December 23rd 2017 - January 6th 2018 - - €8,842.10
January 6th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - €11,023.88
January 5th 2019 - June 14th 2019 - - €11,023.88

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 20 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
December 11th 2017 - December 23rd 2017 - - $8,457.15
December 23rd 2017 - January 6th 2018 - - $10,408.80
January 6th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - $12,977.18
January 5th 2019 - June 14th 2019 - - $12,977.18

Owner Profile

Property Owner
Ute

How long have you owned the property?
12 years

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
I was driving down the chestnut avenue when saw the entry hall with the monumental staircase, it was love at first sight!

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Yes, we received Mary Wilson from the Supremes and a cousin of Nikolas Sarkozy.

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

Visiting the huge and lively Saturday market in Pezenas.

Really eat?
Fresh oysters in Bouzigues which are just being unloaded from the boat it is a must!

Really see?
Visite Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, considered a jewel of Romanesque Art.

 

 

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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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Reviews

  • The chateau was more than our expectations!

    Posted by Alain Gaudet on 08/08/2014

    We have had a very nice stay at Chateau du Capitaine. The website description of the chateau was one the factors for our choice. The owner of the property was very gracious and helpful. We would recommend it to anyone who is looking for similar accommodation. Its location in southern France is well located for being in the area of vineyards. In the nearby village there were local markets selling lots of fresh seafood and vegetables. The markets were very good and close to the chateau. The short drive to the beach was very enjoyable. The Chateau pool offered a very private place to relax and enjoy the day.We had an excellent and enjoyable holiday.

     

  • So much to see and do!

    Posted by on 02/09/2013

    Fabulous stay in magnificent surroundings. Ute really accommodating and great hostess. Truly felt spoilt. Wish my family would have let me chill out more! But no, alas rafting, canoe, beach, tree jumping and many historical visits later have left me exhausted! May stay another week! So much to see and do locally, will definately be back. Alison & Brian, Dublin

  • Wonderful memorable stay

    Posted by on 02/09/2013

    Dear Ute, Thank you for fantastic 10 days, party was amazing! We are back soon!!! With love, Jane and Leeuwhart, Brusells

  • Perfect Chateau holiday for all ages

    Posted by on 02/09/2013

    Dear Ute, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Chateau du Capitaine. The kids loved the pool, the grounds, the table tennis and the secret passageway. The adults loved the pool, the sun and the relaxation. Thank you. P.S: Thanks for the jog!Sharon, Mark, Carolyn, Chris, Kery, Matt

  • Look forward to returning!

    Posted by on 02/09/2013

    Thank you for an exquisite stay in the Languedoc. Your maison is perfect, the gardens, the all night birds! Lovely. Hope we can return some day again when the lavender is in bloom again. A most glorious week. Judy & Stuart, New York

  • Thank you for the perfect wedding!

    Posted by on 02/09/2013

    June 2013. Our wedding. Three perfect days in the most beautiful of settings, pool, beds, house, everything exceeded our expectations. Thank you Ute! Susan & Peter, San Francisco

  • Unforgettable stay

    Posted by on 02/09/2013

    Thank you for such a lovely stay at the Chateau du Capitaine. I had an amazing 2 weeks with friends and family. Loved our bike ride together. Thank you for making such a lovely home and bringing life back to Chateau du Capitaine. Harriet, London/Melbourne

  • Outstanding holiday

    Posted by on 02/09/2013

    Fantastic french holiday with great company. The chateau was amazing. Emily & Alex, Melbourne

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