Chateau Des Joyaux

Sleeps: 50 Bedrooms: 14 Bathrooms: 10


Wedding Venue Recommended Ideal for Kids Walk to Village

This magnificent chateau in the Loire Valley is known as “Petit Chambord”, for its resemblance to the royal palace in Loir-et-Cher. Built in 1854, it’s now the site of truly grand weddings, where guests stay in luxurious suites, and enjoy breakfast provided by the chef each morning. Your on-site concierge, Cynthia, will welcome you warmly - ask her about arranging horseback rides or spa services (or both!)

Whether you hold your nuptials in the private chapel or in the gardens, this chateau's French Renaissance architectural details will make your wedding photos unforgettable. The splendour continues inside, where masterfully carved wood panelling and hand-painted ceilings bring you back in time. Opulence pervades not only every room, but also the grounds, where the private lake is a romantic spot for a walk.

This holiday chateau is located only 30 minutes from the town of Angers, where you should tour the famous Cointreau factory. A ride on the TGV will bring guests to or from Paris in 1.5 hours. The Loire Valley is famous for wine and chateaux - since you have one already, set off in search of the vineyards. The wineries surrounding Saumur produce excellent sparkling wine...a toast is in order!

Oliver Approved

What Oliver loves…

  • This chateau in Loire Valley is built to impress: the 45m limestone walls contain 365 windows and 12 turrets.
  • The suites are each unique - we especially love the Romance Suite.
  • Loire Valley is known for its crisp, fruity white wines - be sure to visit the vineyards in Saumur.
  • Cynthia always offers Oliver's Travels bookers a very warm reception!

What you should know…

  • You can hear the town church bells in the morning from the front bedrooms... but this adds to the charm!
  • The trophies in the hunting room may not be to everyone’s taste.

Property Features

Internet Ground Floor Bed & Bath Games Room Indoor Games Heating Chapel on Site

At the Chateau Des Joyaux our accommodation has been refurbished to the highest standards, offering you both the grand design of the nineteenth century and the luxury of today's technology. Every convenience is available during your stay at the chateau. Each suite includes robes, slippers, a hairdryer, private w/c, bath and tea & coffee making facilities. We aim to make your holidays in France truly memorable. Experience historic luxury as you sip champagne, read poetry, and soak in a giant claw foot bath tub, surrounded by fresh flowers.

The Kings Suite consists of a double bedroom & a twin. This original master bedroom is available with authentic furnishing. The canopy bed is made from hand carved oak standing fourteen feet tall. The second bedroom with twin beds is connected by a dressing room and bathroom. The Romance Suite includes a grand double silk bed, full bathroom, and separate salon. The Mme Rochefoucauld Suite has a double bed, a connecting single and an en suite bathroom. The view outside the grand window is of the south lawn and 2 hectare lake. The adjoining single room has a beautiful sled bed filled with pillows. The Tower Suite has a king size bed and a connecting single bedroom. The bathroom is aged marble.

In addition there is a mezzanine apartment to sleep 5 guests. This comprises a double bed in one room and 2 singles in the other with a pullout for a single. There is also a bathroom, a TV Salon (with queen bed available). There is an additional queen size bedroom on this level that shares the bathroom with the mezzanine apartment.

The Empress Suite & Toile Suite both have a king size bed with en suite shower room. The Napoleon Chamber consists of a double room and a single room and the Amboise Chamber is the same but with a cot available.

The beautifully laid park has a very large and attractive lake for delightful walks.


About the surrounding area of Chateau Des Joyaux
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Walking/Hiking Paths Rural Location Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The chateau is 30 Minutes from Angers, 40 Minutes from Nantes and 90 Minutes from Paris via TGV. The nearest airports are Nantes International and Paris CDG.

Local activities include wine tasting, gastronomy, and exploring the beautiful chateaux of the Loire Valley. The chateau is only 20 minutes from Chateaubriand.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Nantes

(81-90 km)

Nearest Ferry port St Malo

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Town/City Cande

(8 km)

Nearest Restaurant Auberge La Diligence

(5 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Chez Guy
Nearest Beach La Boule

(Over 100 km)


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Cot(s) High Chair(s) Toys


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Included
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Breakfast Included

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:

Housekeeping, breakfast and a private chef are included in the rental.

Guests marvel at the cuisine that the Chateau has to offer. With an on-site chef, a full wine cellar, and fresh regional produce, every meal is a new opportunity to savor the best tastes of the Loire Valley.

Overnight guests wake up to a full breakfast each morning, served from 7-10 am. Luncheons must be reserved the previous day, dinner with four hours notice.

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

Event information

At Chateau des Joyaux it is possible to arrange fairy-tale castle weddings from low-key and romantic to large-scale, high-end celebrations. The wedding coordinator will work with you to create unique packages tailored to your needs to ensure you have a wedding you will never forget.

Wedding receptions can be for up to 120 guests indoors (across two adjoining rooms) or over 120 guests including marquee hire. There are various packages available or a wedding can be tailored to your exact needs.

Some of the services that can be offered include:

- Overnight accommodation for guests including welcome meals and daily breakfast
- Ceremony in church, garden, grounds or memorial tower
- Marquee hire with parquet flooring   
- Wedding reception catering and drinks
- Canapes and cocktails
- Bar service
- Wedding cake
- Flowers including floral displays
- Wedding photography and videos including drones
- Horse and carriage or unicorn
- Live harpist and guitarists during ceremony and dinner
- DJ and lights
- Pianist/Jazz band/Singers/Quartet/Choir
- Magician
- Fireworks display
- Heating in winter
- Children's lawn games and drinks

Please contact Oliver’s Travels for further information and prices.

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



Security deposit €1000. This is paid prior to arrival by and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
Arrival time from 4.00 p.m.
Departure time before 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes
Heating costs included? There is a 15% surcharge for heating in Winter on the price of day guests stay.
Linen & towels included? All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price.
Pets welcome? no
Changeover day Any day of the week.
Smoking Allowed? No
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.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 50 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
May 25th 2018 - January 5th 2019 £18,994.00 £26,715.00 £40,041.00
January 5th 2019 - November 26th 2019 £18,994.00 £26,715.00 £40,041.00

Prices based on an occupancy of 50 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
May 25th 2018 - January 5th 2019 €20,740.00 €28,461.00 €43,722.00
January 5th 2019 - November 26th 2019 €20,740.00 €28,461.00 €43,722.00

Prices based on an occupancy of 50 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
May 25th 2018 - January 5th 2019 $24,303.00 $32,024.00 $51,233.00
January 5th 2019 - November 26th 2019 $24,303.00 $32,024.00 $51,233.00


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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  • We fell in love with it as soon as we saw it

    Posted by Jill and Alan on 26/05/2010

    We have not been back long from our short break in the chateau, what a beautiful place, we fell in love with it as soon as we saw it, we were looked after from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. The meals were superb and very well presented, nothing was too much trouble. It really felt very homely and very relaxing (we even got used to the church bells ringing). Zeus was always there to greet us when we got back from our day out, usually with a stick in his mouth. The surrounding area was beautiful too. On our wedding anniversary we even managed to get our photo taken in a field of sunflowers, something we have wanted to do since we got married. When we walked into the chapel for are wedding Blessing ceremony, I could have cried it was so beautiful, Fabian had done a lovely job decorating it with flowers and candles, everything went perfectly and it was a day to remember. I even managed to get the bouquet home to put on my fathers grave in Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire. I cannot praise the chateau and staff enough. Many thanks for sharing your home with us

  • Our wedding day

    Posted by Newlyweds, Nancy & Joe Tuohey on 21/05/2010

    Joe and I cherish our wedding day memories made possible by your impeccable attention to detail. Chateau des Joyaux's romantic ambiance cannot be duplicated. Our only regret is that we did not schedule more to spend with you and your enchanting chateau.

  • Another memorable weekend at the Chateau

    Posted by Zeus and James on 14/05/2010

    Thank you so much once again for another memorable weekend at the Chateau it was so relaxing and we were made to feel so much at home? The dinner at Simon's Saturday night was simply fabulous? James and Zeus were like long lost friends and they were very content Sunday evening curled up in front of the fire with us in the kitchen.

  • Thank you for giving us the most wonderful time

    Posted by Susanna Szemerei on 07/05/2010

    I'd like to thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful castle. My husband I have spent the night of October 2nd. We had a marvelous time in your chateau. Everything is absolutely beautiful there, the style, every little touch. We felt like a king & queen staying in a palace. Our children (we have two boys, both married) and all our friends who saw the pictures we took, making a plan to go there sometime. Thank you again for giving us the wonderful opportunity to experience chateau living.

  • Our magnificent wedding

    Posted by Liz and Eric on 23/04/2010

    I would also like to take the opportunity to say an enormous thank you for our magnificent wedding at your Chateau. Our friends just can't stop talking about it. I guess we'll just have to do the same over again each year! Not to mention the weekends in between. No but seriously, it was wonderful to have all the stress of organizing a wedding eliminated - for once. I only had to concentrate on myself. All taken care of by you personally and we were all made to feel incredibly welcome and as for the buffet it was simply second to none and with those fabulous table settings and decoration everything looked a million dollars. I had to pinch myself that it was all real! And as for the elegant sumptuous bedrooms - wow! In short there are no words good enough to describe the whole day, other than to say that you, Cynthia and you fairytale Chateau are the ultimate. It was a dream that we will treasure for the rest of our lives. It would be impossible to better this venue for a wedding, as I am sure all of your couples would no doubt agree? It really is possible to be a princess for the day. Will be in touch very soon. Take care, Love.

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