Chateau De St Louis Keep

Sleeps: 16 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 5
Sleeps: 16 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 5


Wedding Venue All Bedrooms En-Suite

Exuding a regal elegance from a bygone era, this majestic and historic chateau in Charente makes for an exclusive holiday retreat and unforgettable wedding venue in the southern Loire Valley.

A stay in this eight-bedroom masterpiece will feel as if you’re living among the imperial elite, with medieval furnishings, rich tapestries, antique art, and sophisticated décor. Grand, stately rooms allow for both socializing and relaxing, including multiple reception rooms, one with a gorgeous fireplace, for dining or hosting groups.

Each of the luxury bedroom suites is uniquely and thoughtfully designed and includes en suite bathrooms and cozy fireplaces. While the Chateau De St. Louis Keep can accommodate up to 16 guests, it can be rented in tandem with the main Chateau De St. Louis to host a total of 40 guests.

The grounds are equally as impressive as the interior, with vast gardens, fruit trees, vineyards, a lake for fishing and parklands to explore, all surrounded by an impressive moat. There are also excellent bird watching opportunities!

Nestled between Parthenay and Thouars, guests will be within close distance to the famous Loire Valley chateaux and, of course, the renowned wine and cuisine that attracts visitors far and wide.

For larger groups it is possible to rent the keep in conjunction with the chateau to sleep groups of up to 40 guests.

Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

Yey! Wait… what is that?
It’s the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel.

What’s included?
Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the Extras tab for all the details.

Oliver Approved

What Oliver loves…

  • This chateau in Charente could not be a better wedding venue, with luxury accommodations and impressive exterior grounds ready to host an enchanting large-scale event
  • The on site fishing lake and the moat surrounding this fairytale castle
  • All the bedrooms have fireplaces!

What you should know…

  • During the winter months, heating is charged on expenditure
  • A car is recommended to make the most of the region

Property Features

Internet All Bedrooms En-Suite

The keep has 8 bedroom suites to sleep 16 guests. Each of the luxury bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom. There are 2 bedrooms on each of the 4 upper floors. Each of the bedrooms has its own character; large fireplaces, stained glassed windows, four poster beds and classic medieval furniture.  

On the ground floor of the keep there is a fantastic living room, dining room and kitchen. The keep is rented on a self catering basis. However, you are able to take meals in the grand hall of the main chateau.

The keep and castle are surrounded by a dramatic moat, a lake where one can fish, and the superbly maintained gardens. There are also excellent bird watching opportunities within the estate.


About the surrounding area of Chateau De St Louis Keep
Walking/Hiking Paths Rural Location Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Fishing Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
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Le Chateau de Saint Louis is located in the most southern part of the Loire Valley in the region of Poitou-Charentes between the cities of Parthenay and Thouars. The castle is a 3 hour drive from Paris. By high-speed TGV train from Paris the travel time is 1.5 hours to Poitiers, which is a 45 minute drive to the castle.


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens


Oliver's Extras

  • Owner lives on site
Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

With a vill’otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:

- Daily breakfast
- Daily maid service
- Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
- Welcome drinks for your group
- Fridge-stocking service
- Private chef service

If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on for a tailor-made quote! Typical costs range between £100-£250 per person per week dependent on requirements.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.

A continental breakfast is served upon request in the dining room for €15 per person per day (eggs and bacon are available for €5). Also, the Chateau will gladly provide you with dinner served in the dining room for €75 per person and a half bottle of red Chinon wine per person. Aperitifs and coffees are additional. There are plenty of fantastic local restaurants.

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.

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

Event information

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

Security deposit €1000. The security deposit is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
Arrival time 16.00
Departure time 10.00
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price. During the winter heating is charged to expenditure. To heat fully for a week costs in the region of €800.
Linen & towels included? All linen and towels are included in the rental price.
Pets welcome? Please enquire.
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking in the property.
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.

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 16 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
April 25th 2018 - October 27th 2019 £1,946.00 £3,011.00 £4,865.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 16 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
April 25th 2018 - October 27th 2019 €2,130.00 €3,195.00 €5,325.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 16 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
April 25th 2018 - October 27th 2019 $2,605.00 $3,670.00 $6,513.00


With so much on offer, it’s a wonder the departments of Vendée and Charente aren’t bursting with tourists throughout the year. With Paris not too far off (so travel and a day trip to the City of Light are a breeze) you can still experience the quaint rhythm of the French countryside – especially if you’re thinking of staying in one of our holiday villas in Vendée and Charente. To tempt you to visit and give you some inspiration, we’ve put together this handy Vendée & Charente travel guide so you can make the most of your trip.

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