Chateau De St Louis

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Sleeps: 24 Bedrooms: 10 Bathrooms: 10


Wedding Venue All Bedrooms En-Suite

This magnificent chateau in Charente offers guests a luxury, catered holiday retreat in a medieval castle. Set on a 50 hectare estate in the southern Loire Valley, it also makes for an enchanting wedding venue.

Ten stately bedrooms situated across two floors include en suite bathrooms and are gorgeously fitted with 17th and 18th century furnishings, four-poster beds and fireplaces. Additional beds are available to accommodate up to 24 guests. Or, rent the chateau’s keep alongside the main chateau and sleep a total of 40.

The grand salon, formal dining room, elegant living room, and library are all adorned with sophisticated décor, antique art, and period furnishings that feel as if you’re living in a distant era. Aside from the impressive architecture, the castle boasts historical significance: The Black Prince once imprisoned the French King, Jean le Bon, in the castle’s keep after the battle of Poitiers in 1356.

The extraordinary grounds will charm anyone, with its fruit trees, gardens, valley views, and vineyards, plus a fishing lake and a dramatic moat surrounding the property. You’ll be within three hours of Paris for day trips, and close by renowned wine and the Loire Valley Chateaux for an unforgettable French holiday.

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What you should know…

  • All prices (weekly and short stay bookings) are on request - please contact us for more details and a tailor-made quotation
  • The Chateau does not include the rental of the Chateau Keep, which shares the grounds
  • The chateau's keep is also available to book either separately or together with the main chateau (for up to 40 guests in total)
  • Heating costs are charged at expenditure during the winter months
  • The chateau is typically a catered rental, though upon request a kitchen is available for self-cooked meals at the Orangerie
  • Please note that the owner lives on site

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite

The chateau has 10 bedroom suites to sleep up to 24 guests. Each of the luxury bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom. 5 of the bedrooms are to be found on the 1st floor and 5 on the 2nd floor of the chateau. There are 4/5 extra comfortable beds in the chateau should they be required. Each of the bedrooms has its own unique character; there are wonderful fireplaces, four poster beds and classic 17th and 18th century furnishings.

On the ground floor of the chateau there is a dramatic salon, dining room and library. The chateau is usually rented on a catered basis, however there are 2 kitchens in the chateau that can be used on request.

Within the castle grounds there is an enchanting moat, a lake where one can fish, and the superbly maintained gardens with a Weber gas BBQ. There are also excellent bird watching opportunities in the chateau estate.


About the surrounding area of Chateau De St Louis
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Fishing Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
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Le Chateau de Saint Louis is located in the most southern part of the Loire Valley in the region of Poitou-Charentes between the cities of Parthenay and Thouars.

The castle is a 3 hour drive from Paris. By high-speed TGV train from Paris the travel time is 1.5 hours to Poitiers, which is a 45 minute drive to the castle.

Read more about Loire Valley


A region doesn’t get to be called “The Garden of France” without being pretty special, and the Loire Valley is just as luscious and beautiful as its nickname would suggest. There’s countless acres of beautiful woods, vineyards and farmland that produce some of France’s revered ingredients and delicacies, and a wealth of history and beautiful architecture that demands and rewards exploration. Whether you’re heading off with the family, friends, or both, our fantastic portfolio of Loire Valley villas and chateaux means you’ll find fantastic, comfortable and quirky accommodation no matter your preferences.

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities


- A continental breakfast is served upon request in the dining room for €15 per person per day (eggs and bacon are available for €5). Also, the Chateau will gladly provide you with dinner served in the dining room for €75 per person and a half bottle of red Chinon wine per person. Aperitifs and coffees are additional. There are plenty of fantastic local restaurants.
- There is a kitchen in the chateau so it is possible to self cater.

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.

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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

Event information

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 Enquire directly with the owner as to how much, and how it is paid. The security deposit is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
Arrival time 16.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
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 rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Heating costs included? No, extra cost on consumption.
Other Ts and Cs All prices (weekly and short stay bookings) are on request - please contact us for more details and a tailor-made quotation.


  • Incroyable !

    on 19/09/2023

    Petit déjeuner varié, pour tout les goûts. Le site est magnifique, l'accès au château et ses jardins vraiment WOW. Juste l'idée de dormir dans un tel endroit était en soi impressionnant pour nous des québécois en vacances. Les propriétaires étaient vraiment très gentil et à l'écoute de nos besoins. Rien a redire, 12/10 !

  • Highly recommended

    on 01/09/2023

    A fantastic chateau, castle keep and grounds in a wonderful location. The owners couldn't have been more welcoming, wonderful hosts, wonderful property, wonderful rooms and breakfast. I didn't want to leave.

  • Je recommande vivement ! La magie opère...

    on 14/08/2023

    Un lieu magnifique, magique, nous sommes transportés dans un autre temps, notemment avec la chambre gothique où nous étions .
    Les hôtes sont charmants, passionnés et attentionnés .
    Nous avons adoré .

  • Exceptional

    on 04/06/2023

    Accommodations were like stepping back in time! Truly charming, yet comfortable. Breakfast was wonderful! Our family really enjoys breakfast and this one was wonderful and beautifully presented with the best espresso I've had in France! Our host was so lovely to chat with and invited us to explore the grounds which were just as beautiful as the Chateau! We could not have been more pleased with our visit. Thank you.

  • Celebration at the Chateau!

    on 16/08/2019

    We were invited as guests to celebrate our dear friends' 25th wedding anniversary. There were over 20 of us and the grounds and chateau were perfectly suited for a spectacular weekend in August. Some of us stayed in the 17th century Chateau and some in the 11th century Keep which is a castle tower. We stayed in the Keep in the yellow room and loved the charm of the 4 poster bed and decor. The room was very quiet and cool which was a great relief when travelling in summer. The hosts/owners were very friendly and accessible including providing us our tour of the grounds on our first day with some interesting history and background of the chateau and castle. I am hoping to have an opportunity to return soon!

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