Chateau Dans Le Temps

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Fall under the spell of this picture-perfect pink château in southern France which has been in the same loving family for eighteen generations. Set in six hectares of vast parkland featuring ancient trees, and a short stroll from a gastronomic restaurant, this is a wonderful base for visiting the Montagne Noire, the Canal du Midi and the great historic city of Carcassonne.

Take a step back in time at Château Dans Le Temps and immerse yourself in the French way of life as you stay in the third-floor guest quarters of this enchanting 15th-century castle. Its hospitable owners, who live in their own château quarters, will be able to tell you many stories from their family history and even show you the special ceremonial rooms downstairs together with the castle’s rare 19th-century panoramic wallpapers, the perfect backdrop to a special event or wedding.

Follow the curved staircase up to the very top of the château where up to 14 guests can stay across five pretty bedrooms, each one with characterful furnishings and its own private bathroom. Alongside a little blue kitchen, spend quality time with family or friends in the charming living-dining room, soaking up the historic ambience and admiring the superb garden views around you.

The parkland is simply glorious as well as extensive, not just its swimming pool and terraces, but also its century-old trees including a 500-year-old oak, officially classified as a ‘remarkable tree’. Find the little children’s play area, sit on a bench by the river or take a stroll through the six hectares of parkland. The grounds also border an upmarket hotel with a spa, indoor heated swimming pool and gastronomic restaurant – book ahead with the hotel for spa treatments and special meals.   

As well as romantic weddings and celebrations, the château owners can also arrange 19th-century themed costumed events across its parkland and ceremonial rooms as well as cookery lessons and wine courses so you can truly experience the French ‘art de vivre’. Hire a cook to create delicious family feasts and arrange tours of this beautiful region.  

In nearby Revel, 7km by car, don’t miss the bustling Saturday morning in the town’s historic square and market hall, perhaps followed by a summer swim at Bassin de Saint-Ferréol, a gorgeous place for woodland walks, seasonal watersports and even tree-top adventures.

Cycle or sail along the Canal du Midi, stopping off to try cassoulet in Castelnaudary, and drive into the heart of the Montagne Noire with its streams, forests, castles and characterful villages. Admire the gorgeous riverside houses in Castres, experience the lovely market in Mirepoix and visit Cathar castles scattered across the landscapes. If you can, find time to spend the day in Albi or Carcassonne, two of France’s UNESCO World Heritage sites in this remarkable part of southern France.

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What you should know…

  • Guests stay in the top floor of this beautiful château (third floor, no lift).
  • Please note some of the photos feature the château’s ceremonial rooms which are closed off to guests. You can of course request to view them during your stay and they can be made available for weddings/events.
  • As is often the case with large châteaux, there are other parts of the château which are not accessible to guests, including family private  living quarters.
  • The hospitable owners also use the vast gardens and the swimming pool.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Heating Parking Space

Château Guest Quarters Interiors (190m2, all on 3rd floor, no lift)

-    Lounge with sofa-bed and dining area
-    Kitchen, well-equipped
-    Bedroom with double bed, single bed and bathroom with bath, sink and WC
-    Bedroom with double bed (can be made into twins) and bathroom with bath, sink and WC
-    Bedroom with three single beds and bathroom with bath, sink and WC
-    Bedroom with four-poster bed and bathroom with bath, sink and WC
-    Bedroom with two double beds and bathroom with bath, sink and WC

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (6x11m, depth: 1.1-2.8m) with diving board
-    Pool house with fridge
-    Barbecue
-    Children's play area (swing, slide, outdoor house)
-    Trampoline and zip line
-    Badminton and balls
-    Parkland including ancient trees and river 

 The owners also have access to the swimming pool and grounds

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Children’s games, books and toys
-    Access to laundry room

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Dans Le Temps
Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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In the Tarn department of southern France, around an hour by car from Toulouse and Carcassonne’s airports, in the foothills of the Montagne Noire, Château Dans Le Temps is set within six hectares of glorious parkland.

Wander down the driveway and within a couple of minutes you will reach a gastronomic restaurant and spa, part of an upmarket hotel in the same little hamlet bordering the back of the château (their grounds are separated by a moat). The spa, usually open Monday to Saturday, offers treatments, massages and a heated indoor swimming pool (you can purchase special passes for multiple use) whilst the restaurant specialises in modern regional cuisine – reservations for both services are required directly with the hotel.

Crossing the border into Haute-Garonne, it's just over a 10-minute drive to the 14th century bastide town of Revel (7km). The town is home to a characterful medieval market hall and central square with arcaded houses and cafes, home to one of the best markets in southern France on a Saturday morning. There are also many charming restaurants, shops and other useful amenities including supermarkets.

One of the great highlights of this area is the wonderful Bassin de Saint-Ferréol (10km) with summer holiday activities such as swimming, canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding and pedaloes. It’s a beautiful spot for walking, horse-riding, biking and lakeside picnics. In July and August there’s also a tree-top activity centre and mini-golf by the lake. If visiting the fascinating Canal du Midi Museum, stop off in the picturesque Jardin de Saint-Ferréol.

Heading into La Montagne Noire, discover incredible areas of woodland, streams, vineyards, caves and historic castles. Bassin de Lampy is another gorgeous lake for walking and summer swimming whilst there are pretty villages to visit in the mountains and beyond such as Sorèze, Durfort, Lacombe, Saissac and Montolieu, the latter known for its bookshops.

The Canal du Midi passes through Castelnaudary (25km), a lovely town in the Aude department with a pretty bassin, attractive walks and cycle rides, boat trips as well as traditional restaurants serving cassoulet, a regional speciality.

Spend time admiring the colourful riverside houses of Castres (30km), soak up the ambience of the delightful market in Mirepoix (58km) and appreciate the charm of Limoux (66km). This region is also known for vide-greniers markets taking place in local villages over the weekend as well as summer festivities and ample opportunities for wine-tasting.

Other day trips include famous Carcassonne (55km) and Albi (64km), both UNESCO World Heritage sites, and the pink-hued city of Toulouse (58km), known as ‘La Ville Rose’.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Carcassonne Airport

(60km)

Nearest Airport 2 Toulouse-Blagnac Airport

(64km)

Nearest Train Station Gare de Castelnaudary

(25km)

Nearest Restaurant Gastronomic hotel restaurant

(Short walk )

Nearest Town Revel

(7km)

Nearest Supermarket Revel

(7km)

Nearest Golf Golf de Castres-Gourjade

(35km)

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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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

A 15th century château that has been in the family for 18 generations, there is plenty across the region for all ages to enjoy.

Château Dans Le Temps is only 10km from the very beautiful Bassin de Saint-Ferréol, an ideal spot for walking, horse-riding, cycling, biking and seasonal watersports such as canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding and supervised swimming in the height of the summer. In July and August look out for tree-top adventures and mini-golf next to the lake. Also visit the fascinating Canal du Midi Museum.

Walking, cycling and boating is another popular pursuit along the Canal du Midi – stop off in Castelnaudary for lunch in picturesque surroundings.

There are further outdoor adventures to be enjoyed in the Montagne Noire with its forests, streams, lakes, little villages and castles. Older teens can look out for zip lines and via ferrata whilst there are several hikes of varying abilities. Bassin de Lampy is another great spot for supervised swimming in the summer and picturesque woodland walks.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Swings
  • Slide
  • Children's books
  • Badminton
  • Board games

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Period Costumed Events and Photo Shoots Available
  • Photo shoot 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):

- Chef
- Fridge pre-stocking
- Wine workshops
- Cookery classes
- Period costume events
- Photoshoot in château's ceremonial rooms
- Tours
- Transfers and/or limousine
- Babysitting

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

Embrace the romance of this pink château in southern France which has remained in the same family for eighteen generations, set in six hectares of beautiful parkland with century-old trees.

Its hospitable and professional owners have been hosting weddings and special events for several years and have earned a fine reputation for creating atmospheric occasions where guests can truly immerse themselves in the French ‘art de vivre’.

With historic ceremonial rooms and glorious gardens, take a step back in time by celebrating your special day at this unique and wonderful 15th century French castle.

Indoor Capacity - 60

Outdoor Capacity - 120+

Wedding Ceremony
There are various options across the beautiful parkland whether you choose to host your ceremony by the river, beneath the 500-year-old oak tree or, in the case of poor weather, in one of the ceremonial lounges inside the castle.

An English-speaking celebrant can be provided or you may bring your own. Choose a religious or non-denominational ceremony.

Discuss with the wedding planner about decorations and musicians (harpists, pianists, violinists, accordionists etc).

For wedding parties of more than 70 guests, it may be possible to hire tents in case of poor weather (with high side openings to make the most of the surroundings). The castle’s salons can be opened up for cocktails, dancing and more, depending on guest numbers.

Wedding Reception
Inside the castle, up to 120 guests can be seated for a sit-down meal or 270 guests for cocktails across the connecting ceremonial rooms. The formal dining room downstairs has seating for a more intimate meal for 26 people.

Additional Fees for Events
Pricing is created on request, please enquire for details.

Wedding Planning
The venue can help on request with all event needs.

Catering
There are various catering options that can be discussed with the owners. If you choose to bring your own alcohol, there is no corkage charge. Brunches, dinners and other catering services can be arranged before and after the event.

Wedding Packages
Day before and after events are permitted and an extra cost may apply.

Where To Stay
Up to 14 guests can stay at Château Dans Le Temps across five bedrooms in the third-floor self-catering apartment. There is complimentary parking on-site.

There is also a neighbouring spa hotel with fourteen bedrooms which may have further availability – there is the option to hire it out exclusively with enough notice.

There are other accommodation possibilities in the surrounding area and shuttle buses can be pre-arranged.

Venue Accessibility 
There is limited accessibility via public transportation, guests may need rideshares or taxis. There is complimentary parking on-site. There is limited wheelchair accessibility, please enquire for details.

Venue Back-Up
Tents can be set up outdoors for rain.

Wedding Suppliers
The venue has a range of suppliers for clients to use, but clients are also able to bring their own suppliers.

Flexibility on Duration
Yes, please enquire for details.

Children
Children are welcome, and the venue offers childcare services.

Noise Restrictions 
Noise should be minimized after 1:00am to respect neighbours.

Other
There are no specific restrictions on decorations and themes - bring your creative ideas!

There are limited security measures in place (as always, guests are responsible for their belongings).

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 via bank transfer to the owner one week before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 12.00 p.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? No. If required, guests can request pool towels but they will be subject to availability and should be requested in advance.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay cleaning for stays of 7+ nights also included. 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.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Changeover day Flexible.
Minimum stay 2 nights.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs Please note some of the photos feature the château’s ceremonial rooms which are closed off to guests. You can of course request to view them during your stay and they can be made available for weddings/events (all on request).
Other Ts and Cs There are other parts of the château which are not accessible to guests, including family living quarters. The hospitable owners also use the vast gardens and swimming pool.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Other Ts and Cs A highchair is provided and a cot is available on request.
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.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - May 1st 2024 £1,324 £1,987 £2,649 £3,311 £4,634
May 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £1,186 £1,779 £2,372 £2,965 £4,150
Oct 1st 2024 - Apr 30th 2025 £1,324 £1,987 £2,649 £3,311 £4,634
Apr 30th 2025 - Aug 26th 2025 £1,186 £1,779 £2,372 £2,965 £4,150

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - May 1st 2024 €1,441 €2,161 €2,882 €3,602 €5,042
May 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €1,290 €1,936 €2,581 €3,226 €4,515
Oct 1st 2024 - Apr 30th 2025 €1,441 €2,161 €2,882 €3,602 €5,042
Apr 30th 2025 - Aug 26th 2025 €1,290 €1,936 €2,581 €3,226 €4,515

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - May 1st 2024 $1,559 $2,339 $3,119 $3,898 $5,457
May 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $1,397 $2,095 $2,793 $3,491 $4,887
Oct 1st 2024 - Apr 30th 2025 $1,559 $2,339 $3,119 $3,898 $5,457
Apr 30th 2025 - Aug 26th 2025 $1,397 $2,095 $2,793 $3,491 $4,887

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 homeowner?

When I was born! I am the 17th generation of the family to look after this chateau.

- What made you fall in love with the property?

It is a story of love and transmission, I know the history of each object, each tree... and I am already passing on this knowledge to my children

- Are there any interesting stories in its history?

As a Protestant high place, our private archives retrace the history of the castle and the family since the 15th century, which is mixed with the French wars of religion, the American revolution, the second world war... This house is a history book!

- Have you ever had any famous guests?

Yes, many famous actors and singers in France like Audrey Tautou, Marc Lavoine, Francois Cluzet, Emmanuelle Beart, Jean-Louis Aubert...

- For anyone who comes to stay, is there anything you suggest they should really...

Must do? Visit Carcassonne and Albi (UNESCO World Heritage)

Must eat? Eat a Cassoulet and our speciality duck dishes.

I am in love with the region and its history, I often welcome visitors and while showing them around the chateau and presenting its history, I suggest a variety of activities to the traveller depending on their interests and age: Cathar castles, golf, Limoux and Gaillac wine cellars, Toulouse-Lautrec museum, boat trips along the Canal du Midi...

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Reviews

  • Charming!

    on 03/08/2022

    A magnificent and magical place for an exceptional day! All our guests were charmed by this castle.

  • Magnificent and unforgettable!

    on 29/07/2022

    We had an unforgettable weekend at the Château Dans Le Temps for my wife's birthday! Caroline (the owner) helped me to organise this weekend in the best possible way. Her kindness and availability were a real help. The castle is magnificent, out of time. The change of scenery is total! The welcome is wonderful. In short, a place out of time where the welcome and kindness are at the heart of what we will return to for sure!

  • I would happily go back!

    on 05/07/2022

    The castle is incredibly special. We had the most wonderful stay and can’t fault the place. The host was kind to us and gave us lots of tips for the local area and Toulouse. We were a large group and had plenty of room in the apartment and the grounds.

  • An enchanting wedding

    on 04/07/2022

    We had an excellent wedding and celebration weekend at Chateau Dans Le Temps. The setting is charming, historic and idyllic for an unforgettable time. Caroline (the owner) will organise the reception you have always dreamed of. The welcome and hospitality of the chateau's owners is warm and welcoming. I can only recommend this enchanting place.

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