Chateau Des Joyaux

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Sleeps: 50 Bedrooms: 21 Bathrooms: 19


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Fully Catered
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids Walk to Village Ideal for Parties

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This magnificent château 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 or beautiful rooms and can have daily meals prepared if you wish. 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 château'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 château 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 châteaux- 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!

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What you should know…

  • You can hear the town church bells in the morning from the front bedrooms... but this adds to the charm!
  • Please note the chateau is not self-catered and the kitchen is not available to guests. Housekeeping and a chef are provided. The private chef can prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner for guests, payable locally - please enquire.
  • There are eight suites and one bedroom in the main château, ten bedrooms in the Coach House and two further bedrooms in the Gate House
  • The trophies in the hunting room may not be to everyone’s taste

Property Features

Fully Catered Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Games Room Indoor Games Heating Chapel on Site

At the Château Des Joyaux the accommodation has been refurbished to the highest standards, offering guests 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 of the eight suites in the main château includes robes, slippers, a hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities. Experience historic luxury as you sip champagne, read poetry, and soak in a giant claw foot bath tub, surrounded by fresh flowers.
There are ten further ensuite bedrooms in the newly renovated Coach House which has rooms decorated with individual style from vibrant and contemporary to more classical and elegant, as well as a dance hall and bar perfect for events.

Finally, there is a separate two-level apartment called the Gate House which has two bedrooms for up to five guests

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

Please note the chateau is not self-catered and the kitchen is not available to guests. The private chef can prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner for guests, payable locally - please contact us for prices. There is also cold storage available for snacks and drinks should you need it and plastic plates if you wish to use the BBQ.

Château Interiors

Ground Floor

- Entrance hall
- Grand Salon living room
- Music Salon
- Grand dining room
- Billiard room
- Chapel
- Suite (for up to 6 guests) with four poster king-size double bed. Annexed with a tower bedroom with one double bed and two single four poster beds. Bathroom with bath and Italian shower

First Floor

- Suite with four poster king-size double bed and ensuite shower room
- Suite (for up to 3 guests) with four poster king-size double bed and adjoining room with four-poster single day bed. Has use of separate shower room in the north-east tower
- Suite (for up to 4 guests) with queen-size canopy double bed and bath tub. Ensuite shower room and adjoining bedroom with double bed
- Suite (for up to 3 guests) with four poster double bed and adjoining single room with day bed. Has use of separate shower room in the north-east tower
- Suite with four poster king-size bed and spacious ensuite bathroom with rolltop bath and walk-in shower
- Suite (for up to 3 guests) with four poster king-size bed and adjacent room with single bed.  Shower room with WC
- Suite with tall four poster king-size double bed, ensuite shower room
- Additional bedroom if needed (no bathroom)

Coach House Interiors

- Dance hall and bar
- Double bedroom with queen-size bed and ensuite shower room
- Double bedroom with king-size bed and ensuite shower room
- Double bedroom with king-size bed and ensuite shower room
- Double bedroom with king-size bed and ensuite shower room
- Family room (4 guests) with king-size double bed and two twin beds plus ensuite shower room
- Double bedroom with king-size double bed and ensuite shower room
- Double room (3 guests) with queen-size double bed and day bed. Ensuite shower room
- Double room with queen-size bed and ensuite shower room
- Double room with king-size bed and ensuite shower room
- Double room (3 guests) with queen-size bed, sofa-bed and ensuite shower room 

Gate House Interiors (for up to 5 guests)

Ground Floor

- Kitchen and living room
- Bathroom

First Floor

- Large double bedroom with king-size double bed and single bed
- Small double bedroom


About the surrounding area of Chateau Des Joyaux
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The château 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


Nearest Bar/Pub In local village


Nearest Beach La Boule

(Over 100 km)


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 Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Toys

Services Available

  • Fully Catered
  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Included
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available


Oliver's Extras

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

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 included at this property:

- Housekeeping
- Private chef services (meals payable locally)

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Continental Breakfast
- Full breakfast
- Brunch
- Lunch
- Dinner
- Drinks

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.

Please note the chateau is not self-catered.

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!

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Event information

This epitome of a fairy-tale castle has hosted many truly grand and high-end celebrations as well as being the perfect venue for a more intimate and romantic affair.  Whatever your preference, this 19C jewel with twelve charming turrets provides a magical backdrop to both celebrations and wedding photographs. Splendour and opulence abound throughout the château interiors and even a marquee in the grounds has parquet flooring. The attractive large lake at the edge of the sweeping lawns is just right for a calming walk before the excitement of the day begins. Add even more pizzazz to the whole event by hiring a horse and carriage or organising a firework display for when the sun goes down.

Wedding Reception
Two rooms inside the château can be used for the reception, one seating 72 people, the other 50.

The reception could also be held outdoors either in the open-air or beneath a marquee for a virtually unlimited number of guests.

Dancing for up to 120 people can take place inside the château entry hall, in the open-air or beneath a marquee – dancefloor hire is recommended.

The music is able to continue outside until 1am or inside without any time restrictions.

Wedding Ceremony
A ceremony for a virtually unlimited number of guests can take place in the grounds and gardens of the château. Alternatively, there is a Catholic Church next door to the château which holds up to 600 people.

The venue can provide details of an English-speaking planner.

Where to Stay
50 people can sleep at the château. A further 48 people can be accommodated within a 10-minute drive of the property and 150 more people within a 20-minute drive.

The venue can supply details of local transport firms.

Wedding Planning 
The venue carries out all planning and there are set event/wedding packages to choose from. On request they will arrange all aspects of the day with you.

You may request to bring your own planner – this involves an extra fee. All suppliers are to be approved by the in-house château planning team.

All catering is carried out by a professional catering team – there is no self-catering. The venue takes care of all food and drink requests.

Other information
Marquee is required for parties of over 120 people dining outside.

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 €1000 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 12.00 p.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Extra 15% surcharge on the rental price for heating in winter, paid locally.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Changeover day Flexible.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
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. 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.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that this is not a self-catered chateau. A private chef is available to prepare meals, payable locally. Please contact us for further information and pricing.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings and other celebrations are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 50 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 25th 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 £19,094 £26,888 £34,682 £40,252 £40,252
Jan 1st 2022 - Mar 29th 2023 £19,094 £26,888 £34,682 £40,252 £40,252

Prices based on an occupancy of 50 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 25th 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 €20,935 €28,728 €36,522 €44,132 €44,132
Jan 1st 2022 - Mar 29th 2023 €20,935 €28,728 €36,522 €44,132 €44,132

Prices based on an occupancy of 50 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 25th 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 $24,536 $32,329 $40,123 $47,917 $51,723
Jan 1st 2022 - Mar 29th 2023 $24,536 $32,329 $40,123 $47,917 $51,723

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.


  • 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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