Chateau Des Nuits Blanches Estate

Sleeps: 50 Bedrooms: 13 Bathrooms: 15
Sleeps: 50 Bedrooms: 13 Bathrooms: 15

Overview

Wedding Venue Recommended

Nowadays “the luxury of all luxuries” is silence and space in an exceptional environment, off the beaten track. Built during the 12th century, this family château is not a hotel, it's a "home away from home", overlooking the Gascogne hillside in the south west of France. 

In the country of the Armagnac, foie-gras, d'Artagnan & the Three Musketeers, it is halfway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean sea and one and a half hours away from Spain and the Pyrenees.

Surrounded by a 4 acre park with secular trees (and squirrels!), it overlooks the Gascony region known as the “French Tuscany” due to the beauty of its vineyards and hillsides. Bathed in the warmth of this unique property that has been in the same family for four generations, you will enjoy numerous antiques and heirlooms as well as a guarantee of privacy and discretion. 

The chateau is the perfect backdrop for family reunions and holidays and offers accommodation for up to 50 guests (24 in a unique dormitory). It can also host private wedding parties. The excellent acoustics of its reception area created in the former 'chais' (once the cradle of a renowned Armagnac producer) can comfortably welcome up to 500 guests. This is a unique find in this region.

*Chateau Des Nuits Blanches is available for smaller groups of 27 guests. This option does not include the White Night Space and reception areas rental.

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Oliver Approved

What Oliver loves…

  • The Château offers wonderful tailor made itineraries to immerse into the full Armagnac experience! See ‘Extras’ for further information
  • This very elegant and classic chateau is ideal for fans of classical music, art and gastronomy.
  • Incredibly beautiful reception room fitting 500 people.
  • Ideal for teens or for emergency accommodation for after the party, there is a unique dormitory which accommodates 24 people.
  • There is a gym with massage table and a library with over 3000 books!

What you should know…

  • Its elegant decor might not be suitable for young kids
  • 1h30 from international airports

Property Features

Internet Ideal for Parties Stag/Hen Allowed Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Bicycles Provided Sauna/Steam Gym/Fitness Room Games Room Indoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating Conference Facilities Caretaker/Owner on Site

Interior: chateau + 2 apartments + 1 dormitory 

The Château offers 1 “Suite du propriétaire”, 6 en-suite bedrooms, 2 separate independent fully equipped apartments with own private gardens and a dormitory.

Chateau

- Dining room with seats up to 30 people adjacent to the Petit Séjour seating extra 15 people (there are sofas and armchairs available for use at tea time)
- Library and TV room: 3,000 books and800 movies (in French and in English) available on big screen.
- Bar with table football
- "Le Petit Jardin": a peaceful and quiet area, perfect for lunch in a sunny day.
- "Le Grand Salon": comfortable, warm and spacious room with a piano, a bar, games and large fireplace.
- Gym with training equipment
- Sauna seating 5 people, electric massage table, shower.

First Floor

- The South-West Gite (32m2): king-size bed, ensuite bath/shower room (35m2), walk-in dressing room (27m2), park views, direct access to solarium and pool.
- The Grise Suite (21m2) with king-size bed/single beds, decorative marble fireplace, ensuite shower room (5m2) and adjacent study and boudoir (8m2).
- The Blanche Suite (25m2) with king-size bed, open plan bath and shower, separate toilet.
- The Cachemire Suite (25m2) with king-size, ensuite bathroom and private toilet.
- The Bleue Suite (35m2) with Luise XVI style king-size bed, one single bed, decorative marble fireplace, private bath/shower, separate WC.
- The Abricote Suite (22m2) with king-size bed/2 single beds, ensuite bath and shower, separate WC, decorative fireplace.

Apartments

- The Triplex Gite (sleeps 4-5, with private garden, garden furniture and barbecue)

Ground Floor: open plan living/dining area, open plan fully equipped kitchen, sofa bed (sleeps 2), working fireplace,TNT TV, DVD player and music centre

Mezzanine: king-size bed/2 single beds (ideal for kids) - bathroom shared with Triplex Bedroom

First Floor

- Triplex Bedroom with king-size bed/2 single beds with ensuite bath/shower room and WC
- Porche Bedroom with Louis XVI style bed, ensuite shower room, WC and balcony

- The North-East Gite (private garden, garden furniture and barbecue)

North Suite (ground floor): king-size double bed, living room with double sofa bed, working fireplace, TNT TV, DVD player and music centre, ensuite bathroom and toilet.

East Suite (first floor): 1 double bed/2 single beds, additional 140x200 bed, fully equipped kitchenette, living room, ensuite bathroom.

South Bedroom (ground floor): with king-size/2 single beds, TNT TV, bath/shower room, separate WC.

The White Night Space - pax 24
This surprisingly unusual dormitory has been especially created for our young guests. It is a unique space which can accommodate 24 people (6 double beds and 12 single beds. It includes 2 double showers, WCs as well as a nursery space for babies and young children with toys, a TV, a playpen, cots and a highchair.

Facilities
- Satellite TVs
- DVD players
- Table tennis
- Table football
- Board games
- Hi-Fi
- Guitars and grand pianos
- 4 wood burning fireplaces (ground floor)
- Roller skating in the chais, soccer in South.
- 15 mountain/all terrain bikes available.

Outside Grounds
- Heated Swimming pool: 12mx6m with power jet, lit at night, covered but no surveillance.
- Solarium
- Vegetable garden
- Rose garden
- Orchard
- Petanque area (lit at night)
- Courtyards
- Parkland

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Des Nuits Blanches Estate
Walkable Village Walkable Restaurant Walking/Hiking Paths Rural Location Golf Nearby Stalking/Hunting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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For more than eight centuries the history of Gascony and the founder of the Chateau have been linked. It is situated in the south of beautiful Dordogne where the founder and his descendants, having settled in the southwest of France in the 12th century, left an indelible mark on the region throughout the four succeeding centuries. They were notably Crusaders or Consuls and actively participated in the construction of the villages’ fortified manor (the oldest in Gascony). They are among key figures locally to whom we have to thank for today’s legacy of fortified castles, cathedrals and colourful legends.

Later, in the 16th century, one of the descendants initiated his entourage into the rituals of Armagnac, one of the first eau-de-vie in France. At the beginning of the 20th century, the family of the present owner bought this domain and developed its own brand of Armagnac, which became a landmark in French gastronomy.

Around the Château, there is a range of outdoor activities, visits and excursions that include:
- Castelnau de Fourcès.
- Fortified villages of Larressingle.
- Collegiale de La Romieu.
- The Séviac gallo-roman villa (The most famous one in Europe). 
- The numerous cathedrals and cloisters of the neighbouring towns. 
- The Landes forest (the largest in Europe, created by Napoleon the 3rd). 
- The Pyrenees, 1hr 30 by car. 
- The Atlantic Ocean, with Biarritz, the Basque country and some of the world’s best surfing spots (2hr). 
- Bordeaux and Toulouse, cities (1hr 30). 
- Foie gras markets (in season).
- Walks along signposted paths (St Jacques de Compostelle pilgrim route). 
- Antique and flea markets.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Toulouse

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Ferry port Bordeaux

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Village Condom

(12 km)

Nearest Town/City Condom

(12 km)

Nearest Restaurant At the village

(2 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Bar

(2 km)

Nearest Beach Mimizan

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Golf Guinlet

(7 km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Child-Safe Pool Cot(s) High Chair(s) Fenced Grounds

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Butler Available
  • Security guard

Le Château des Nuits Blanches offers you a rare opportunity to truly experience an authentic stay in the very heart of the Armagnac, A.O.C. and learn all about the noble spirit, with Amanda Garnham, their very own bi-lingual connoisseur, who has 13 years of experience working for the
Bureau National Interprofessionnel de l’Armagnac.

The Château will tailor make itineraries to clients’ wishes in order to offer them the most amazing experience based on the season and timing. Itineraries include Armagnac masterclasses and tastings, visits of the most beautiful villages and historical sites in Gascony and meals including local specialities.

Other activities can also be included, such as cookery lessons, private concerts and hot-air ballooning.

Please enquire for full details.

On request, the following services can be arranged:

- Daily maid service (at extra cost)
- Baby sitting service (at extra cost).
- Catering available using the services of the local chefs and cooks who can come to the chateau anytime you need them.
- Wine tasting and various workshops are available on demand.
- Floodlighting of the Château and parkland on request.

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

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.

Event information

For all your receptions, the chateau has two ancient chais that have been transformed into a huge reception hall that can welcome 50 to 500 guests.

The outbuildings are beautiful and will make your stay truly magical. The chateau offers peaceful areas where your friends and guests can gather. Organise an appetiser on the east round lawn overlooking the homestead or under the secular umbrella pine tree. The 18th century "Cour d'Honneur" is a great place to hold a cocktail party. Why not turn your stay into an unforgettable moment by strolling in the 4 acres of ground which surround the beautiful chateau.

Extra dwellings and catering can be organised in the surrounding areas. There are several comfortable and pleasant B&B's and hotel rooms close to the chateau which can accommodate your other guests.

Thanks to its vineyard, the chateau produces its own white and red wine in limited quantity that can be labelled especially for your event making your day as special as possible.

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit €12,000
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? yes
Linen & towels included? yes
Pets welcome? No
Changeover day Any day of the week
Minimum stay 3 nights
Tax Local tax: €1 per night per person.
Other Ts and Cs Guests have exclusive use of the chateau, White Night Space and reception areas.

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 50 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
November 20th 2017 - December 31st 2017 - £10,054.41 £19,096.84
December 31st 2017 - May 24th 2019 - £10,054.41 £19,096.84

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 50 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
November 20th 2017 - December 31st 2017 - €10,871.36 €20,648.52
December 31st 2017 - May 24th 2019 - €10,871.36 €20,648.52

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 50 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
November 20th 2017 - December 31st 2017 - $12,767.22 $24,249.41
December 31st 2017 - May 24th 2019 - $12,767.22 $24,249.41

Owner Profile

Property Owner
Jacques

How long have you owned the property?
More than 20 years.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
I cannot pretend today that I have any long lasting, or even conscious memories of the first time I set foot in Gascony. I was no more than a few months old, the second world war was about to start and my mother brought me down from Paris by car for us to take refuge with my father and his parents in this Gascony château, which has been my ancestors' family home since the beginning of the last century.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
The history of this family and that of Gascony have been linked for over eight centuries. Jehan de M the first, settled in the village in the XII century, and founded the famous château. Over the next four hundred years, he and his descendants left an indelible mark on the region. They were Crusaders, local Consuls and were instrumental in building the ramparts, fortified castles and cathedrals of this ancient city. This passion for adventure, building and the finest things in life, was inherited by a later descendant, also named Jehan de Malliac. It was this XVI century heir who is believed to have first served Armagnac to his entourage in the great hall of the Château. Armagnac was first mentioned existing in the region in the XV century, thanks to the combined cask manufacturing knowledge of the Gauls, the viticultural skills of the Romans and the distillation artistry of the Moors. Finally, at the beginning of the XX century, our family acquired the Château and developed the Armagnac brand: J. De Malliac, one of the oldest in the region (1855), and gave it a top level status in french gastronomy. Still today, the heritage, reputation, and prestige of the house remain associated in Gascony, France and abroad. But things have changed; “Les Vignes de Victoire” have followed and produce for the property a superb gascon white wine (varieties ugni blanc and colombard, known at the origin of the best Armagnacs ). Today, it can be discovered in our ancient “chais” transformed into marvellous and huge reception halls, offering a reputed site for festivities in a comfortable and original setting.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
The tranquility and the discretion of the place oblige us to not reveal such information. Nevertheless, we could ad that the Armagnac produced here at the Chateau was sold in exclusivity on the Concorde plane and is also mentioned into the World Guinness Book of Records as the most expensive Armagnac ever sold.

What’s the strangest or most difficult guest request you’ve ever received?
All guest are unique, as their wishes.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?
Introduction into the Musketeers Company.

Really eat?
Foie gras with Armagnac.

Really see?
Armagnac Distillation into a private chai.

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
This exceptional domain offers one instant respite from the world outside.  Its a universe straddling eras, a backdrop of greenery, a living artwork, a haven of peace where time suspends its flight. Just as the breeze brings us the murmur of bygone centuries, so is one transported to the very centre of a world in which the passage of time stands still. From the pictures on the walls to the fountains burbling, from the rose gardens to the old stone-walled pigeonnier, one's sense come together in harmony in a symphony of scents, sounds and colours. If your feet lead you to us one day, I will tell you the story of Gascony, Armagnac, and the musketeers.

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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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Reviews

  • It feels as if love grew there

    Posted by A. Sureau on 03/09/2009

    Your house is a wonder, a marvel of a thousand attentions, a marvel of precision, served by men as by nature. It feels as if love grew there, along the walls with ivy. Thank you.

  • It's a magical place

    Posted by Anon K on 02/09/2009

    It's a magical place. Beautiful. Let's keep this corner of paradise for connoisseurs. 

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