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Private pool
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Tennis court on site
Party House (Ideal for celebrations!)
Indoor games
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Working fireplace
Heating
Conference facilities
Chapel on site
Caretaker/owner lives on site

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Rural Location
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Golf course nearby
Wine tasting
Walking/Hiking paths
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
The village is a breathtakingly beautiful location for a wedding. The views are spectacular and the entire village has an effortless grace and class that complimented the romantic mood we were hoping to create. We were also able to design the wedding we wanted in terms of decorations and timings,…

Nick & Michelle
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Overview of Castelnau De Fezensac

What Oliver loves…

  • Every dreamed about renting a whole village? Well this is your chance! This medieval stronghold has 14 houses plus plenty of common areas and gardens.
  • 180m² banquet room with a 200m² terrace
  • This is the ideal wedding venue, particularly because it has a 12th Century church with 120 sitting capacity

What you should know…

  • Unfortunately there are no TV's, but that means guests can truly feel they are living in a 12th Century village and get in touch with nature - and the animals around!

Altogether, a great place to be... and what better place than your very own 13th Century village. Situated in the heart of Gascony, this enchanting fortified settlement offers wonderful valley views over lush, unspoiled and ever changing countryside.

Castelnau de Fezensac boasts 14 delightful houses comfortably accommodating up to 80 guests, a church of its own and private gardens.  Beneath the village walls, among a handful of pine trees, lies an alluring private pool and a tennis court nearby for those with more energy. The village also has an impressive vaulted 180m² reception room, perfect for large functions.

As you enter the village you will notice only the sounds of the bees in the blossoms, birds singing in the fruit trees and occasionally the sound of church bells, evoking the feeling of stepping back in time. The individual houses have been tastefully decorated and furnished with antiques and fabrics from the original era, so much so that they have been featured in articles in Vogue, ELLE Décor and Conde Nast Traveller, among other publications.

In 2001 Castelnau de Fezensac was granted the highly acclaimed International Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Award (RICS), prize handed by HRH, the Prince of Wales. The Castelnau de Fezensac welcomes all types of events. Open all year round, a visit can be arranged on simple request. No time restriction - Wi-Fi access - Nightly Lighting – Total privacy.

Please note that the weekly price is a guide price only. Please enquire for the full weekly price.

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Interior & Grounds

Houses
Honeyed limestone walls adorned with vines and nestling fruit trees follow paths to brightly painted doors which open to houses of different capacities, elegantly furnished with Gascon antiques and fabrics, both old and contemporary art and clean-lined modern bathrooms.
Together, the 14 houses provide the perfect accommodation for up to 80 guests. Versatility is the key here and the winding village streets and gardens have plenty of places for all. Each house is totally original, exemplifying a flair for design, which is not kept just for the interiors, the whole village is heavily scented with the fruit and herbs of the region which were all locally sourced and carefully planted. 

Function Spaces
One enters the Castle through a large Renaissance porch, part of a classified 17th century monumental stable block. The spacious vaulted hall of 180m² offers a comfortable seating capacity for 150 guests. This opens on to an expansive lawn terrace with valley views, allowing a further seating capacity of 150, ideal for late afternoon aperitifs, outdoor eating or anything you may wish to conceive.

Outside Grounds
There is no through road in the village so guests are able to walk the cobbled streets undisturbed. The beauty of the stronghold is the ability to have en entire world of your own where can enjoy precious moments with family and friends. There are a number of large communal areas to eat, sit or play in with a multitude of outdoor games available. 
Beneath the walls, the outdoor pool offers magnificent valley views. Just outside the entrance to the property there is also a tennis court and parking available.

Map, Location & Local Information

Set in the heart of the historic land of Gascony (land of the famed D'Artagnan) in the south west of France, the Castelnau de Fezensac is built on a rocky spur and dominates beautiful country side.

The nearest airport is Toulouse (100km) and trains are available from Agen (35km). Other airports to be found in Bordeaux, Pau, Tarbes and Agen.

Superb natural thermal springs where visitors can enjoy the spa steam rooms, sauna and pools are close at hand. In addition, the nearby La Romieu is a UNESCO world heritage site which offers the perfect surroundings for a walk and picnic.

A taste of Gascony
 
The Gers department is the most rural of the country. It offers a visual serenity which seems effortlessly matched by the even temperedness of its inhabitants. Over the years, the Gers has maintained a solid reputation for its gastronomy. Numerous local markets display a large variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, cheeses and farm poultry. Of course the unmissible foie gras, confits and magrets of duck are simply first rate. It is no wonder so many chefs find a continuous inspiration to nurture and develop a food tradition that proposes constant delights.

A sip of tradition

Another source of pride is obviously wine. From the round and fruity Côtes de Gascogne and Côtes de Saint-Mont to the more powerful Madiran, not forgetting wine and Armagnac-based aperitifs like Pousse Rapière and Floc de Gascogne, the Gers represents an ideal for wine aficionados and the management of the Castelnau will be all too happy to organise tastings for you and your guests.

A land untouched

The Gers is a rural department turned towards agriculture and the preservation of nature. This environmental bond has kept villages alive over time, and local heritage has also been maintained. There are a multitude of exceptional sites to visit such as châteaux, market towns and bastides, museums, and a noteworthy botanical garden a few minutes away, just to name a few.

Golf courses, riding and cycling are all available in the local area and for those who prefer something special, champagne balloon rides can be arranged. In  Condom you will find excellent restaurants whereas the cultural hotspot of Toulouse an hour away.

Organised tours, wine tasting, stargazing and cooking lessons can all be organised (please contact Oliver's VIP concierge to arrange).

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Toulouse International

(91-100 km)

Nearest Restaurant

(4 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(5 km)

Nearest Golf Fleurance

(10 km)

The Region

A relatively new addition to France, the Midi-Pyrénées was created to surround the cultural capital of Toulouse in the late 1970s. You might think that its relative youth would mean the Midi-Pyrénées is short on character or identity, but remember, this is France we’re talking about – the whole country is steeped in history and tradition. Encompassing parts of Gascony, Languedoc, the Gers and several others, you’ll get a varied slice of the whole French experience here, not least if you stay at one of our beautiful chateaux in the Midi-Pyrénées! And if you want to discover the best of what the region has to offer, our Midi-Pyrénées travel guide is here to show you where to go, what to eat and how you can make the best of your break with some amazing activities.

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Catering & Services

At Oliver's Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests.  If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact Oliver's VIP Concierge Team who will be happy to help.

We can organise your breakfasts, lazy lunches, bespoke dinner menus, BBQ’s, picnics or buffets - all is possible at various enchanting locations around the village. We are available to help you to indulge in relaxed dining throughout your holiday and we can design menus to suit special occasions and varying budgets.

Interested to discover the meaning of “terroir” ? Cooking lessons can also be arranged to help you discover the intricacies and delights of local cuisine and traditions.

Coordination of workshops, courses, tours, lectures and transport is all available and bilingual event planning can also be offered.

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.

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit A security deposit of 35% is required on reservation and will be refunded in full a week after departure subject to damage inspection. Arrival time 4 pm onwards.
Departure time 10 am. Energy costs included? Included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Linen, towels & toiletries are included in the rental price. Pets welcome? No pets allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outdoors Only. End of stay cleaning included? Included. Please leave the property in the state that you found it.
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. Heating costs included? 10% extra charge for heating and fire wood in cold season.
Minimum stay Three nights minimum stay Other Ts and Cs Please note that the weekly price is a guide price only. Please enquire for the full weekly price.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages

Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
High chair(s)
Walkable Village/Town
Cot(s)
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Onsite Facilities
Services Available
High chair(s)
Walkable Village/Town
Tennis court on site
Cot(s)
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Indoor games
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages

Event information

Take the idea of a dream venue to the next level and hire yourself a whole village exclusively!  What makes it so special, apart from the fact that it is the only independent and private medieval village in France, is the incredible versatility of the place where a multitude of open and closed spaces can be tailored to your needs. In times of formulaic packages, the Castelnau represents a return to choice and imagination.

Event Reception

The 180m² monumental vaulted stable block comfortably takes 150 seated diners. It opens onto a grassy terrace with stunning views which can allow a further seating capacity of 180, a perfect aperitif, buffet, spit roast or anything you may wish to conceive. At your disposal is the Castel’s Church.

Accommodation

With 12 delightful unique houses to share amongst your guests. Between the 12 houses which can sleep 80 guests, there are: 10 drawing rooms, 7 dining rooms, 22 bedrooms with queen or king size beds, 11 bedrooms with 23 single beds, 28 bathrooms & 15 gardens, a delightfully varied assembly to satisfy all needs.

If you have more than 80 people you wish to accommodate over night at the Castel, we can help rent you chambre d’hotes or gites in the surrounding area, there are also Hotels in Lectoure, Marsolan and Condom. Prices range from €80 - €250.

The Grounds & Facilities

Each house boasts it’s own garden with furniture and BBQ equipment. Throughout the stronghold there are a multitude of enchanting areas to eat, play or simply relax. Beneath the village walls, the outdoor pool is surrounded by wooden decking and stunning valley views and just outside the entrance to the property there is also a tennis court and parking available.

Wedding Ceremonies

The exclusive use of an entire village provides a truly unique setting for a magical wedding. Use the Castel’s church or an outside terrace with a breathtaking backdrop of Gascon countryside. Toast the day with champagne and canapés from within the walls of this romantic, historic venue.

The Best of French Cuisine

Michelin starred chef Fabrice Biasiolo is available to cater your wedding or large function, he is very experienced and happy to provide the perfect menu for your special day. We also have a Private Chef who can tantalize you with authentic local cuisine for relaxed meals, picnics or barbecues. The possibilities are limitless but rest assured, you will eat and drink well in this gastronomic corner of the world.

Entertainment

Whether you dream of violins or harps or acoustic guitars or you would prefer to kick off your shoes and dance the night away, a wealth of quality acts and musicians can be arranged to provide you with the ideal entertainment to suit your special occasion.

Services

The price of the Castel is only for accommodation and the use of the monumental stables. All others services i.e. catering, music, and marquee’s are billed directly to you by the contractors you choose. The Castel does not take any commission on any of the ancillary services we recommend.
Our bilingual team can fully organize an event for you, catering, flowers, photographer, entertainment, menu’s, order of service on the Castel’s headed stationary, fireworks, picnics, guided tours of the area etc, for a fee.

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.

Reviews for Castelnau De Fezensac

Castelnau De Fezensac Reviews


  • Thank you for the best wedding imaginable !

    Posted by Anonymous on 11/08/2014

    We are writing to convey our heartfelt gratitude to both of you for making our wedding such a wonderful occasion. Without your enthusiastic support and effort, it would never have been such a success. No amount of planning would have been a match for your spontaneous, unconditional and continuous help. We often wondered how you managed to cope with so many demands from your guests, never showing any sign of the pressures that you were under. Everybody enjoyed your kind hospitality, your warm and friendly company. We ourselves enjoyed every aspect of the celebration in your unique environment. We are much indebted to you for all your help. We returned home with overwhelming memories about the wedding and our stay at the Castelnau. Thank you very much!

  • Beautiful location for a wedding

    Posted by Nick & Michelle on 08/12/2011

    The village is a breathtakingly beautiful location for a wedding. The views are spectacular and the entire village has an effortless grace and class that complimented the romantic mood we were hoping to create. We were also able to design the wedding we wanted in terms of decorations and timings, even down to the details of how the room was decorated. We had an unforgettable week leading up to the wedding, a perfect ceremony and a spectacular dinner and party. We had guests from all over the world who were universally complimentary about the natural beauty of the place. One of the guests gave us a hydrangea plant which has since been planted on the grounds, and we look forward to visiting it to see it grow.

  • We can't recommend it enough

    Posted by Kym and Funsho on 08/12/2011

    Our wedding was, simply, more than we ever hoped for. We got everything we wanted from our venue and we got it all to ourselves our guests loved the fact that nobody locked their front doors the kids ran freely and the adults explored every nook and cranny of the character-filled houses and streets. It was impossible not to feel relaxed. All the logistics of the wedding took place seamlessly, with amazingly efficient service providers and a complete lack of hassle. It was super important to us that we found somewhere which provided a lot of support, but was still flexible enough that we could tailor our time there exactly the way we wanted it. Several of our guests stated that it was the best wedding they had ever been to (and we believed them!) We can't recommend it enough, and only wish that we could do it all again.

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 50 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
June 23rd 2017 - December 25th 2018 - £21,667.36 £42,392.68

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 50 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
June 23rd 2017 - December 25th 2018 - €23,690.00 €46,350.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 50 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
June 23rd 2017 - December 25th 2018 - $26,413.76 $51,679.09

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