Châteaux holidays in France

Enjoy a luxurious, elegant escape in a French castle


Najac castle in the Aveyron

If the word château conjures up epic battles and soaring ramparts in your imagination, Najac Castle in the Aveyron is a must-visit site. Situated in the west of the department, the fortified castle of Najac overlooks the town that shares its name.

The heritage of Cathar country

Cathar Country is an historical region in the South of France that roughly corresponds to the Aude department today. Here we’ve picked some highlights from its host of historical sites.

The Best Chalet for a Hot Tub

Four of the Best Luxury French Ski Chalets

Naturally, a skiing holiday in France will mostly be taken up by one thing – rapidly making your way down a mountainside with your feet strapped to a bit of wood. Exhilarating, exhausting but ultimately edifying (especially when you nail

Holiday in a Luxurious Château

Many châteaux, manor houses, and country mansions also offer bed and breakfast accommodation where you can enjoy the personal hospitality of the owners, some of whom are French nobility. FrenchEntrée have a great selection…

Calm At The Castle

“Colette & Agnès” You may have cringed and admired along with millions of others, at the Channel 4 series, ‘Chaos At The Castle’. Patrick and Colette jacked in high-powered city jobs in favour of renovating a crumbling château in rural France, and turning it into a hotel…which they were going to run. Now established, with (most of) the chaos behind them, Patrick and Colette talk to us about how they are getting on, and tell us what makes château holidays so special…

Château Hall of Fame

If it’s prestige you’re after, you can’t beat Château Castel Novel’s list of famous guests. This 4 star château is near the historic city of Brive-la-Gaillarde, Corrèze, and boasts glowing reviews from Jacques Chirac and the very French pop star, Johnny Halliday…

Château Le Mas de Montet, Petit-Bersac

“Le Mas de Montet”Antony Mair, Dordogne resident, visits a local hotel and restaurant at Château Le Mas de Montet.

“The other week Paul and I discovered by chance that a purse in which we normally keep foreign currency had a large stash of euros in it, and since neither of us knew who they belonged to we decided to have an outing…”