Chateau Des Lucioles
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What Oliver loves…
- A fantastic countryside location in the heart of Normandy, yet just 1.5 away from Paris
- The property can be rented for holidays, weddings and other special celebrations!
- Elegance, comfort and tradition perfectly blend in this outstanding venue
- Outdoor/Indoor games, baby equipment and plenty of fun activities available in the surrounding area make for a family-friendly destination!
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Built in the 18th century, Chateau Des Lucioles is a majestic holiday and wedding venue strategically located in a peaceful and quiet environment only 9 km away from Bernay, in the beautiful south Normandy region.
Surrounded by a 5 acres wooded park, the main Chateau occupies an area of 1200m² and offers accommodation for up to 38 guests. With its annex buildings, the whole estate covers a total area of 2500m² offering accommodation for up to 92 guests.
The ground floor of more than 300m² features 4 spacious lounges and a large kitchen, whereas bedrooms, bathrooms and additional dining and receptions room are spread over the first and second floors. There is also a large basement with splendid cellars converted into a games room and a museum dedicated to Bookend.
Steeped in history, the property was built at the end of the reign of Louis XV by Philippe of Faÿ. It combines the charm of a rural location with the nobility of a brick and stone building of the mid 18th century. A cute chapel and side pavilions are also available.
Until 2009, the property used to host a teenager rehabilitation centre. It was then fully restored adding charming parquet floor and fireplaces. As a result, it has preserved its traditional and authentic touch, while offering modern comforts to its lucky guests.
Please note that the advertised prices are for up to 38 guests only, not including the cottages or marquee. Additional guests can be accommodated in the château’s four cottages at an additional cost, in order to accommodate up to 92 guests. Please see the ‘Features’ and T&Cs' tabs for details.
What you should know…
- The advertised prices are for up to 38 guests only, not including the cottages or marquee. Additional guests can be accommodated in the château’s four cottages at an additional cost, in order to accommodate up to 92 guests. Please see the ‘Features’ and T&Cs' tabs for details.
Please note that the advertised prices are for up to 38 guests only, not including the cottages or marquee. Additional guests can be accommodated in the château’s four cottages at an additional cost, in order to accommodate up to 92 guests.
Whole Estate (Chateau and Cottages)
Accommodates 92 guests in 40 bedrooms and 34 bathrooms.
Accommodates 38 guests in 20 bedrooms and 19 bathrooms.
The 20 bedrooms of the chateau were refurbished in 2009 (18 double bedrooms, 2 singles rooms). Each has been decorated with great care and tastefully furnished with antiques. The decor remains faithful to the 18th century with wood paneling, tapestries and paintings. Each double room has a king or queen size bed and comes equipped with a modern private bathroom or shower room. On the first floor there are 9 bedrooms with views over the park. Another 10 rooms are located on the second floor. Two bedrooms communicate with each other for families wishing to stay nearby their children. There is also a disabled accessible room and bathroom on the ground floor. There is also an elevator.
Reception & Dining Rooms
For your relaxation, 4 lounges are available in the chateau. Spread over 220m2, they are located on the ground floor. Our lounges offer you a charming decoration and antique 18th century. Each with a different style, though they remain true to the building's architecture.
The rooms have been fully restored in the purest respect for tradition with wood paneling and period moldings. Each with its own fireplace, they are defined as warm, bright and calm. Wi-Fi and all necessary equipment for business meetings (projector, tables, chairs) are also available.
You can find a kitchen on the ground floor of the chateau and a large professional one, which is attached to the mirror room.
Banquet Halls and Marquee*
Depending on the number of your guests, you can fill the lounges of the chateau or the Hall of Mirrors (114 m²). This is detached from the main house together with the marquee (capacity: 300). This is also detached and located in the lawns in front of the chateau. Heating and air-conditioning are included for the Marquee. Heating is also included for the Hall of the Mirror.
*Marquee rental is not included in the price. It can be rented only from May to October and during Christmas and New Year for an additional charge of €1.000/24 hours.
“L’École” (sleeps 24 in 8 studios)
Weekly supplement: €3.100,00 (please enquire for a quote for shorter stays)
- Studio 1 with 2 double beds, one single bed, kitchenette, shower room and mezzanine (sleeps 5)
- Studio 2 with 1 double bed, one single bed, kitchenette and bathroom (sleeps 3)
- Studio 3 with 1 double bed, kitchenette and bathroom (sleeps 2)
- Studio 4 with 1 double bed, kitchenette and shower room (sleeps 2)
- Studio 5 with 2 double beds, kitchenette, shower room and mezzanine (sleeps 4)
- Studio 6 with 1 double bed, kitchenette, shower room and separate WC (sleeps 2)
- Studio 7 with 2 interconnected double bedrooms, kitchenette, shower room and balcony (sleeps 4)
- Studio 8 with 1 double bed, kitchenette and shower room (sleeps 2)
"La Bergerie" (sleeps 20 in 2 bedrooms and 5 studios)
Weekly supplement: €2.510,00 (please enquire for a quote for shorter stays)
- Bedroom 1 with 2 double beds, kitchenette, shower room and separate WC (sleeps 4)
- Bedroom 2 1 with 2 double beds, kitchenette, shower room (sleeps 4)
- Studio 3 with 1 double bed and shower room (sleeps 2)
- Studio 4 with 1 double bed and shower room (sleeps 2)
- Studio 5 with 1 double bed and shower room (sleeps 2)
- Studio 6 with 1 double bed and shower room (sleeps 2)
- Studio 7 with 2 double beds and shower room (sleeps 4)
"La Maison de Blanche" (sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms)
Weekly supplement: €980,00 (please enquire for a quote for shorter stays)
- Bedroom 1 with king size bed (sleeps 2)
- Bedroom 2 with bunk bed (sleeps 2 children)
- Bedroom 3 with single bed (sleeps 1)
- 2 Living rooms
- Decorative fireplace
- Shower room
"La Maison de Rose" (sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms)
Weekly supplement: €915,00 (please enquire for a quote for shorter stays)
- Bedroom 1 with double bed
- Bedroom 2 with double bed
- Bedroom 3 with single bed
Park & Gardens
During your stay you can enjoy the quietness of this house, surrounded by a beautiful 5 hectares wooded park that will delight your guests.
The park also houses a chapel, ideal to take pretty pictures.
- Ping-pong table
- Pool table
This 18th Château is located in the department of Eure in Upper Normandy and is considered one of the three most beautiful antique buildings in the area.
Several famous châteaux can also be explored in this unique corner of the Loire Valley. The Battlefield Château is just an example. Here you can also find Battlefield a golf course.
The whole region is a haven for nature and sport lovers. A lake and a swimming pool, as well as a tennis court can be found in the near by village. Hiking, fishing and horseback riding are also available in the surroundings of the chateau.
For a fun family day out head to the Cerza Safari Zoological Park (about 30 km).
|Nearest Airport||Paris Airports|
|Nearest Ferry port||Caen/Le Havre|
|Nearest Train Station||
(1 km )
(9 km )
History and gastronomy go hand-in-hand in Normandy, making it a great choice if culture and fine dining are what you’re looking for in a holiday! There’s still plenty on offer besides the food and tales of yesteryear, however – you can take a tour around some of the beautiful inland towns and villages or head to the coast, where you’ll find a mixture of wide sandy beaches and rugged, romantic cliffs. If you’re not already convinced to head to one of our villas in Normandy (or maybe if you’ve already booked) you’ll find a wealth of great things to do, see and eat in our ultimate Normandy travel guide!
Baby and Toddler Equipment
- Changing mat
- Baby bath
- High Chair(s)
Kids Activities Close-by
- Horse Riding
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Games Room
- Indoor Games
- Outdoor Games
- Table Tennis
- Table Football
- Chef/Cook Available
- Chef/Cook 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
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
Congratulations! We are delighted that you chose our Chateau to celebrate your special day.
Our dedicated team will work exclusively for you to make this event an unforgettable dream holiday.
Wedding Planning Packages
Your wedding day is one of the best days of your life: we are here to support you throughout this in a unique way.
We make every wedding a unique experience and we make sure that your day runs smoothly through our meticulous attention, commitment and professionalism.
Some couples come to us with a very clear idea of what should be their wedding, others just dream of celebrating their union but do not know where to start. For this reason, we are delighted to offer various wedding planning packages to respond precisely to your needs and your budget!
Whether you dream of romance, chic natural or wedding in winter: we are here to make that dream comes true.
Depending on the number of your guests, you can enjoy large areas of the venue to organise your wedding party. Our lounges span 220 m² and offer all the comfort and space needed. Snacks, breakfasts, cocktails and dinners can be served in these rooms. Parties and ceremonies are also possible.
If you want to gather all the guests in the same area around the bride and the groom, a marquee "orangerie", welcoming up to 280 guests can be placed at the back of the chateau, on request.
In addition, the hall of mirrors will also be offered for this unique day. It has an area of 114m² complemented by a professional kitchen.
Catering Our list of good professional caterers are experienced with working at the chateau. They offer set menus at set prices or meals can be customized. Prices are agreed in advance and there are no hidden charges. We can also propose to you a private Chef, barbecue or Hog/pig roast party!
Wine is usually supplied by our local wine expert who maintains a tasting room and handles a wide variety of wines in a full range of prices. You can also provide your own wine. No corkage fees!
Tables and Chairs
The chateau has 5 rectangular tables (6 to 8 people), ready to use. 25 round tables for 8/9 guests, 220 white napoleon chairs. For outdoors: we have 50 chairs & 25 tables available at no extra cost.
Depending on your tastes and desires, you can rent tables & chairs with service providers in the region.
Photographers Music DJ's or performers of a variety of musical genres, Flowers, wedding cakes & cup-cakes, fireworks, hairdressers, carriages, etc... are readily available in the area.
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Energy costs included?||Electricity and water costs included.|
|Heating costs included?||Yes.|
|Linen & towels included?||Yes.|
|Minimum stay||3 nights. Shorter stays of 1 one or 2 nights are also possible on request at the 3-night prices.|
|End of stay cleaning included?||€350 (chateau only - cottages not included).|
|Arrival time||5.00 p.m. (flexible)|
|Departure time||11.00 a.m. (flexible)|
|Security deposit||€2000 paid by bank transfer or credit card 1 month before the arrival.|
|Smoking Allowed?||Outside only.|
|Other Ts and Cs||Please note that the advertised prices are for up to 38 guests only, not including the cottages or marquee. Additional guests can be accommodated in the château’s four cottages at an additional cost, in order to accommodate up to 92 guests. Please see the ‘Features’ and T&Cs' tabs for details.|
|Tax||Tourist tax of €0.50 per person per night, payable locally.|
|Other Ts and Cs||Marquee supplement: €1000/24 hours, payable to the owner.|
Magnifique château avec possibilité de loger plus de 90 invités. Les chambres sont pleines de charme. Nous avons pu organiser la cérémonie et le cocktail dans le parc et le dîner sous le chapiteau. Tout était parfait, nous avons passé un week-end magique ! Nous recommandons grandement!
I still cannot believe how lucky we were to be able to get married here. This is a venue that will live in my happiest memories forever, made all the happier by the heavenly setting. This is such a special house.
An Absolute Pleasure
Living in San Francisco and planning our wedding at Chateau 6,000 miles away was no easy endeavor but once we arrived any fear was abated. The Chateau and its managers, were an absolute pleasure to work with and made everything so easy for us. We highly recommend the Chateau for any fun weekend event you might be throwing - its the perfect setting and a really wonderful mix of rustic charm and modern elegance. Such a beautiful Chateau! And the kids and adults loved it. Our only wish now is to make it back there again!
One of the Best Decisions we've made!
Getting married at Chateau was one of the best decisions we've ever made. Everything about our wedding weekend was perfect. We rented the Chateau from Friday - Monday. On the Friday evening we had a lovely meal for family & wedding party. The wedding day itself was fantastic - when you're building up to an event like that, where so much organisation goes into it beforehand, you expect a few things to go wrong - nothing did, at all. Tiphaine and her team were superb, they made sure everything ran seamlessly. The party we had the day after the wedding was the perfect end to the best weekend of our lives. I hope one of our friends decides to get married there so we can go back!
A truly exceptional stay
As part of an internship, we had a truly exceptional stay as the entire castle (lounges and rooms) is very comfortable, well heated, well equipped, and spacious. Although it has been completely restored and in perfect condition, this place has kept its soul, its paintings, an authentic style and everything is decorated with care. This was not the purpose of the stay, but we were able to enjoy the game rooms for relaxation and a large park for ballads. And to top it all the welcome was very warm. Thank you for everything !
It is a great place. A perfectly maintained 18th century castle, what better dream for its wedding? Having the opportunity to sleep 90 people on the site is a real plus. We loved the Chateau, the rooms are beautiful, the lounges exceptional, and the staff is very attentive. I highly recommend it for a magical weekend.
What a magical weekend
We had a delightful time and hope to return in the future. The area was wonderful and the chateau was magniﬁcent. The chef menu was truly one of our best meals in France!
Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience...once in a lifetime.... But I hope not!!! You made if one of the most memorable times of our lives ..... Everyone Thank you for your kindness, caring, knowledge .... and most importantly patience. You are the ultimate professional ... till we meet again...Thank you!
Thank you for a wonderful weekend
Sophie and I want to thank you and the team for a wonderful weekend at the Chateau. It was beautifully organised and suited our group perfectly. The house was spotlessly clean and all the facilities in good working order! The food was delicious, service excellent and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Once again, many thanks for a great weekend.
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