French Chateaux to rent

Chateaux are magical – they look like they’ve been plucked straight out of a fairytale, with lots of character, history and beauty. Staying in a luxury chateau while on holiday is a unique experience, which is why we sent our destination experts to find the best French chateaux for rent.  

You’ll feel like royalty; with opulent interiors, spacious rooms, private pools and luscious gardens, this type of holiday is perfect for the whole family. They come in all shapes and sizes, with private chateaux sleeping anywhere between 6-80 people.

The chateau-dotted landscape of France is vast, and whether you decide to stay in one of the many chateaux in northern France or the south of France, you’re in for a treat. Kids can play princes and princesses or knights and dragons, parents can relax in the grounds or the whole family can take a trip to one of the charming local French villages. Chateau stays in France give you memories that'll last a lifetime!

Dreaming of a French chateau wedding? Live out your very own fairytale in one of our private, luxury properties. And if you need help planning the big day, our wedding consultants are here for you.

Get in touch with our sales team to find the ideal chateau for you and your family (or wedding party!).

Read More About Our Chateaux

  • We have over 190 extraordinary chateaux in our collection
  • Our destination experts handpick every French chateau
  • Our collection of French chateaux for rent are quirky and full of character
  • A French chateau holiday is ideal for families – large gardens, private pools, spacious rooms and nearby activities is great for groups of all ages. 
  • We have wedding consultants that can help you plan your French chateau wedding
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Luxury Chateaux in France: Our Top Picks

Where to rent a chateau

Just like our collection of chateaux, the regions of France have their own unique points; whether you’re a traveller who enjoys basking in the sunshine on a golden beach, a wine connoisseur who loves a bit of vineyard-hopping, or an outdoor explorer who’s obsessed with hiking/walking, you’ll be able to find your ideal holiday in France.

Chateaux in northern France are a great base to explore the wild and rugged coastline, while a chateau to rent in the south of France offers up a world of stunning nature and chic lifestyles. And with most of our chateaux being within walking distance to a local village, you’ll truly be able to live like a local.

Where better to stay in a medieval chateau than in the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site? With stunning landscapes that are draped in history, glamorous cities and incredible vineyards, Loire Valley is an idyllic French retreat.

Boasting a dramatic coastline, lush green interiors, picturesque pockets (like Normandy) and a rich history, Northern France is authentic, beautiful and unlike any other region.

From the glittering French Riviera to the cobbled streets of Languedoc, this sun-soaked region of France caters to every taste – whether you’re a laid-back beach dweller, upmarket city slicker or simply a wanderer.

Who doesn’t love South West France? Foodies flock to Aquitaine, outdoor explorers head to Midi-Pyrenees and those who are looking for a slow-paced quintessential French break visit Languedoc. The region ticks all the boxes!

If you’re all about the wining and dining, look no further than historic Burgundy, the world’s best destination for wine lovers. Its vineyards have been given UNESCO World Heritage status, with its food scene being a great match.

The Dordogne offers breathtaking landscapes, from its lush valleys to its quaint medieval villages. Immerse yourself in rich history and indulge in exquisite gastronomy, making every moment in the Dordogne an unforgettable experience.

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