Chateau Du Capitaine

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Sleeps: 22 Bedrooms: 10 Bathrooms: 10

Overview

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Welcome to Château Du Capitaine, a spectacular home set in the beautiful valley of the Hérault in Languedoc-Roussillon, close to the historic village of Pézenas and only 20 minutes from the glorious sandy beaches of the Mediterranean coastline.

The château can comfortably accommodate up to 22 guests across 8 comfortable and sophisticated bedrooms in the château and two luxury-style eco tent lodges within the grounds. As well as the château's dining room overlooking the picture-perfect grounds, guests can relax in the inviting lounge with its grand fireplace or socialise with loved ones by the grand piano in the music room.

Wander around the magnificent gardens and parkland which includes an orangery, pond and fountains, then spend the afternoon by the superb swimming pool which can be heated on request. The château's excellent in-house chef can prepare wonderful meals whether it's breakfast, a picnic basket for a day at the beach or an a la carte evening feast, or you may prefer to pre-arrange half-board and full-board options for your stay. The team is passionate about ensuring that guests have a memorable stay and can even organise local activities.

With such elegant château interiors and spacious grounds, this is the perfect place to enjoy a memorable holiday with family and friends, appreciating the tranquil and wonderful nature of this estate. Beyond the château, explore the enchanting lanes of Pézenas, an exquisite town known for its associations with Molière, its little antique shops and its fantastic Saturday morning market, one of the best in the region.

The vibrant city of Béziers is under half an hour away or head to Mèze for oysters and white wine overlooking the Étang de Thau. It’s also just 20 minutes to reach the sandy shores of the Mediterranean at Vias Plage or there is a great range of beachside activities close to Agde and Marseillan Plage.

Closer to home, wine-lovers will adore the many charming wine villages and vineyards of this captivating part of the Languedoc countryside. 

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What you should know…

  • This is a catered venue and the château's kitchen is not available to guests - there is an excellent in-house chef for either pre-arranged meals (breakfast, lunch, picnic baskets, evening meals) or pre-book half-board or full-board - please see the 'Extras' tab for full details and pricing.
  • In July and August, half-board or full-board (or pre-arranged la carte meals with the chef) are compulsory - please see the 'Extras' tab for full details and pricing.
  • The property sleeps up to 18 guests in the main château (8 bedrooms) and 4 people in two beautiful eco lodge tents set within the grounds - please see the "Features" tab for more details.
  • The property manager and gardien lives on site and are on hand with anything you may need.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

Château Interiors (up to 18 guests)

Please note that this is a catered venue and the château's kitchen is not available to guests - there is an excellent in-house chef for either pre-arranged meals (breakfast, lunch, picnic baskets, evening meals) or pre-book half-board or full-board - please see the 'Extras' tab for full details and pricing.

Ground Floor

-    Large entrance hall with huge staircase
-    Living room with grand fireplace and satellite TV
-    Music room with grand piano
-    Dining room with ornamental fireplace and views of park
-    Bedroom (22m2) with king-size double bed, garden view and separate bathroom with bath and WC

First Floor

-    Bedroom (15m2) with queen-size bed, garden/pond view and large en suite bathroom with bath/shower and WC
-    Family bedroom (50m2) with king-size double bed, living area with queen-size double bed and park view. En suite bathroom with shower and WC
-    Bedroom (20m2) with king-size double bed, park view and en suite bathroom with shower and WC
-    Bedroom (24m2) with king-size double bed, garden view and large en suite bathroom with bath/shower and WC
-    Bedroom/Bridal Suite (40m2) with king-size double bed, open living area and large en suite bathroom with bath/shower and WC
-    Bedroom (30m2) with king-size double bed, garden/pond view and en suite bathroom with shower and WC
-    Bedroom (22m2) with king-size double bed, garden/pond view and en suite bathroom with shower and WC

Eco Lodge Tents (up to 4 guests, set within the grounds)

-    Lodge 1 (25m2) with king-size double bed, air-conditioning, kitchenette with fridge, tent doors opening up to decked terrace (10m2), shower room and WC (composting toilet)
-    Lodge 2 (25m2) with king-size double bed, air-conditioning, kitchenette with fridge, tent doors opening up to decked terrace (10m2), shower room and WC (composting toilet)

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (15x5m, depth: up to 2.15m) with hard safety cover and within a closed/locked area. Can be heated on request. Open 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
-    Barbecue (on request, under chef's supervision)
-    Ponds and fountains
-    Private parking

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi (excluding eco lodge tents)
-    Heating
-    Air-conditioning (château bedrooms and eco lodge tents)
-    Satellite TV (living room)
-    TVs (château bedrooms)
-    Grand piano
-    Table tennis
-    Tea and coffee machines (bedrooms and dining room)
-    Hairdryers
-    Bathrobes
-    Children’s board games
-    Washing machine
-    Iron
-    Orangerie & marquee, both for event rentals only

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Du Capitaine
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Château Du Capitaine is situated in the valley of the Hérault in Languedoc-Roussillon, ideally placed close to the historic town of Pézenas and within half an hour of Béziers and the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea.

Pézenas, the town of Molière, offers you a great choice of boutiques, restaurants, cafes, craft shops, as well as, on every Saturday morning, its grand market which is known to be one of the best in the region. In high season, twice weekly, all the small shops stay open until midnight and look out for Friday evening night markets with food, wine and music in July and August.

Close by, there is a wealth of little wine villages as well as beautiful local vineyards - after all, this is the Languedoc wine region and in the autumn you can sometimes hear the distant sound of farmers harvesting their grapes from the château. Keen walkers can follow trails through the garrigue, admiring the glorious landscapes of the Languedoc countryside, whilst there are cycling and horse-riding opportunities too.

Head to the Étang de Thau for a boat trip out to the Bouzigues oyster beds or simply enjoy them with a chilled glass of white wine in an atmospheric café in Mèze, a picturesque town which is worthy of a visit with its narrow lanes and fishing ports – travel on a Sunday morning to experience the vibrant market!

The long stretches of sandy coastline around Plage de Vias are around a 20-minute drive away or head a little further to Agde with its blue-flagged beaches and wealth of summer activities such as watersports, ball games and amusement parks. The pine forests and coastline around La Tamarissière are especially beautiful and wonderful for nature lovers.

Other attractions across the area include the Canal du Midi, fantastic for boat lovers and cyclists, the Lac du Salagou with its lakeside watersports and hiking trails as well as the exciting city of Béziers. Sète is another brilliant place to explore with its canals and seaside setting.

Further afield, spend the day in Carcassonne, just over 100km away, or visit other UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, Nîmes’ Roman remains and the incredible Pont du Gard.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport

(28km)

Nearest Airport 2 Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport

(58km)

Nearest Airport 3 Perpignan/Carcassonne Airport

(120km)

Nearest Town Pézenas

(2.5km)

Nearest Restaurant Pézenas

(2.5km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Pézenas

(2.5km)

Nearest Supermarket Nr Pézenas

(3km)

Nearest Beach Vias Plage

(23km)

Nearest Golf Golf Saint Thomas

(18km)

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 Kids Ideal for Teens

As well as spending time exploring the delightful town of Pézenas, it is fantastic to be within easy driving distance of many superb beaches of the Mediterranean coastline.

Cap d’Agade and Marseillan Plage are both popular with families with a wealth of summer activities such as beach volleyball, watersports, water parks, mini-golf, trampolines and other family-friendly attractions. Sète is also much loved for its beaches and boat trips along its canals.

There are canoeing opportunities in both Béziers and Cessenon-sur-Orb or look out for more water based activities around Lac du Salagou, a wonderful place for hikes and mountain biking as well.

The Musée des Dinosaures near Montagnac is another popular spot for youngsters or spend time exploring the famous Canal du Midi with its boat trips and tow paths ideal for cycling and walking.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD

Services Available

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

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Half or Full-Board Options Available
  • Tailor-made Adventure or Wellness Breaks 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

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

Please note that a minimum of half-board or full-board (or pre-arranged la carte meals with the chef) are obligatory in July and August, subject to the extra charges below (children's and a la carte prices on request). We recommend requesting any meal options in advance in order to ensure their availability. 

- Half-board at €70 per person per day (breakfast and evening meal, excluding alcohol)
- Full-board at €90 per person per day (breakfast, lunch and evening meal, excluding alcohol)
- Private chef (a la carte services for breakfast, lunch, picnics and/or evening meal)
- Extra maid service
- Extra bed-linen/towels
- Turn-down service
- Babysitting
- Tailor-made adventures
- Wellness services (yoga classes, various types of massages, QI Gong classes)

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

 

In the Languedoc countryside, close to the exquisite town of Pézenas, you will be sure of a warm welcome at Château Du Capitaine, a beautiful house which hosts romantic French weddings across its glorious parkland and event spaces.

There’s an intimate yet professional feeling across this château where the chef can create wonderful meals throughout your wedding experience. In warm summer months, celebrate in style across the elegant lawns, seek shade by the ancient cedar trees or sip champagne beside the bassin and antique fountain, all the time with the magnificent façade of the château in the background.

As well as making the most of the château’s parkland, the venue can serve your wedding feast beneath the vast and shaded ‘chapiteau’, then dance the evening away in the adjacent Orangerie before retiring to your charming quarters.

Wedding Reception
Set within the chateau’s grounds, the ‘chapiteau’ is a large shaded tent/covering (300m2) with open sides, romantically lit and perfect for wedding feasts, situated close to the lawn. Meals can also be served outside on the beautiful parkland with the backdrop of the château, overlooking the antique fountain and bassin.

Adjacent to the ‘chapiteau’ is the Orangerie, a 130m2 events space which is bathed in natural light. It acts as a perfect dance hall in the evening (especially as all music outside must end by 10.00 p.m. according to local restrictions).

For all events, there should be no more than 80 people in total.

Where to Stay
Château Du Capitaine itself sleeps a maximum of 22 guests across its eight château bedrooms and two beautiful eco-lodges.

Catering
Sample wedding menus are available to view on request. The venue offers two choices per type of meal and they can add more dishes if required – they aim to be flexible according to your needs. In due course, a wine list will also be available for your event.  

They can also provide wedding brunches and other options, all tailormade and on request.

Other Information
The venue can recommend local suppliers who are able to help with services such as DJs, florists, music and sound, wedding cake etc.

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €3000 paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 11.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes (excluding heating).
Heating costs included? Extra cost, payable locally.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes (and mid-stay clean for stays of more than a week). 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 rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only in designated areas.
Pool heating charge? Extra €200 per week, payable locally. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Pool opening dates? Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming. Please also note the pool is open from 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Minimum stay 4 nights. Stays of 2 and 3 nights are also available on request.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings and special events/celebrations are on request only and subject to prior permission/arrangement with the owner and additional charges. Stag/hen parties are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Barbecues are only permitted on request, for château guests only and under supervision of the chef.
Linen & towels included? Yes including mid-stay change for stays of 2 weeks.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Other Ts and Cs The property sleeps 18 guests in the main château (8 bedrooms) and 4 guests in two eco tent lodges, set within the grounds.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Internet access? Wi-Fi access is not available in the eco lodge tents.
Other Ts and Cs This is a catered venue so no kitchen facilities are available to guests. Guests can either arrange meals with the chef or book a half or full-board option. Please enquire for all catering prices. A minimum of half or full-board is obligatory for July and August - see below.
Other Ts and Cs Only château guests can use the facilities and rooms of the château and grounds. You may be permitted limited guests for a brief visit but only with the owner's prior permission in order to maintain the protected and quiet nature of the château and its grounds.
Other Ts and Cs Half-board or Full-board (or pre-arranged la carte meals with the chef) is obligatory for July and August, payable in advance to Oliver's Travels. Please see the 'Extras' tab for pricing.
Other Ts and Cs Air-conditioning is featured in all château bedrooms and eco lodge tents.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 22 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - May 30th 2024 £15,839 £16,829 £18,809
May 30th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 £16,829 £17,819 £19,799
Aug 30th 2024 - Oct 30th 2024 £15,839 £16,829 £18,809
Oct 30th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 £12,869 £13,859 £15,839
Mar 29th 2025 - May 29th 2025 £15,839 £16,829 £18,809
May 29th 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 £16,829 £17,819 £19,799
Aug 29th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 £15,839 £16,829 £18,809

Prices based on an occupancy of 22 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - May 30th 2024 €17,200 €18,275 €20,425
May 30th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 €18,275 €19,350 €21,500
Aug 30th 2024 - Oct 30th 2024 €17,200 €18,275 €20,425
Oct 30th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 €13,975 €15,050 €17,200
Mar 29th 2025 - May 29th 2025 €17,200 €18,275 €20,425
May 29th 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 €18,275 €19,350 €21,500
Aug 29th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 €17,200 €18,275 €20,425

Prices based on an occupancy of 22 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - May 30th 2024 $18,450 $19,603 $21,909
May 30th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 $19,603 $20,756 $23,062
Aug 30th 2024 - Oct 30th 2024 $18,450 $19,603 $21,909
Oct 30th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 $14,991 $16,144 $18,450
Mar 29th 2025 - May 29th 2025 $18,450 $19,603 $21,909
May 29th 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 $19,603 $20,756 $23,062
Aug 29th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 $18,450 $19,603 $21,909

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

When did you become the owner?

February 2021.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?

When we acquired this property in February 2021, we fell in love immediately: the protected park with bicentennial trees, its shaded paths lined with boxwood, its listed horse fountain, its small pond to the east and the large pond to the west with its boat built by Eiffel.

Also its majestic lawn, improbable in the south of France and finally the castle with its coral-coloured lime plaster which recalls, like the surrounding countryside, a slight air of Tuscany!

The vast reception hall, monumental staircase, all different rooms,…….in summary the word that is on all the lips of our customers is: CHARM.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?

The history of Pézenas (or Pézenas) is truly fascinating!

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?

Some French actors and casting team stayed few days while they were filming a new movie around the area, in the summer of 2022.

For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really…

- Must do?

Exploring the area around here: Pézenas (cultural and historic village with its theatres, church, old alleyways, architecture, culture and art galleries), Montpellier, Agde, Beziers... The area offers plenty activities for tourists such as horseback riding, vineyards, wine tasting, canyoning, kayaking, cycling, paddleboading, museums, beaches, lakes…

- Must eat?

We have a restaurants list in Pézenas to give to the guests, that we tried and recommend (around 9).

- Must see?

Pézenas village and our castle.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?

To rest and have a peaceful walk in our park. To wander around the beautiful greenery and nature we are surrounding by and offer. 

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Reviews

  • What more could you want?

    on 28/08/2017

    A fantastic location for a wedding, just beautiful and so relaxing. I feel very lucky to have attended. Day 2 was spent relaxing by the pool.

  • Dreamy

    on 04/07/2017

    This venue was perfect for our dream wedding that we will remember always! We will definitely be back one day.

  • The chateau was more than our expectations!

    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!

    Created 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

    Created 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

    Created 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!

    Created 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!

    Created 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

    Created 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

    Created on 02/09/2013

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

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