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    Room facilities:Air conditioning, Basic items for cooking (salt & pepper, oil, spices), Bathtub, Blender, Coffee & Tea, Coffee Machine, Complimentary toiletries, Dining area, Dishwasher (tablets, salt and rinse aid provided), Dryer, DVD player, Flat Screen TV, Gowns and slippers, Hairdryer, Heating, Ipod dock, Iron & ironing board, Kettle, Kitchenette, Microwave oven, Music system, Oven, Refrigerator, Safety Deposit Box, Seating area, Telephone, Toaster, Towels, Vacuum cleaner, Washing machine, WiFi

    36 luxurious self-catering properties with private gardens and barbecues located right next to the Chateau. All are individually styled, have 1 or up to 4 bedrooms and sleep between 2 and 8. Some houses feature private pools (some are fenced for children security). Please contact us for a precise quote with different options.

General

The French Château

is a wine growing estate with family friendly self-catering properties and hotel rooms.

Total capacity:

  • 8 hotel rooms in the chateau
  • 36 self-catering properties with private gardens and barbecues

Useful things to know:

  • 220 acres of vines, woodland and olive groves to explore
  • Kids Club runs in July and August
  • 30 metre heated outdoor pool
  • Spa with indoor pool, sauna, hammam and small gym
  • Complimentary bikes and sports equipment
  • Restaurant on site with kids menu
  • BBQ packs and pizzas can be pre-booked
  • Stair gates, baby equipment and pre-arrival shopping available
  • Babysitters can be arranged
  • Rental car is recommended
  • Closest airports are Beziers (25 mins), Montpellier (60 mins) and Perpignan (75 mins)
  • Plenty of family-friendly days out in the area

This wine estate in southern France has been beautifully restored and turned into a superb destination for families, offering luxury accommodation in a laid back ambience.

Covering over 200 acres, the grounds feature beautiful gardens, parkland, olive groves and vineyards that are criss-crossed by trails, which can be explored by bike or on foot. Guests also have access to a tennis court, boules, a large outdoor pool, barbecue area, spa and casual restaurant.

A chateau at the heart of the estate features eight luxury rooms for couples, while the various outbuildings have been transformed into chic self-catering retreats for families. Sleeping 2 to 10, the self-catering properties are spacious, stylish and elegant. All but one has a private garden and terrace and most have private pools that are either fenced or fitted with an alarm. Kitchens are fully equipped with top of the line appliances to make cooking a pleasure and all properties have a TV, DVD and Bluetooth speakers. Bedrooms are all en suite and can be made up with two singles or one double bed for maximum flexibility.

In July and August there is an excellent outdoor Kids Club for 4 to 12 year olds where activities are wholesome and free of digital devices: think building dens, foraging, scavenger hunts and water games. In the evenings movie nights and barbecues for kids may be arranged.

In the surrounding area families will find numerous things to do, from exploring authentic villages and boating on the Canal du Midi to theme parks and trips to the beach.

Check-in time

16:00

Check-out time

11:00

Minimum Stay

Please note there is a 7 night minimum stay during peak season for all self-catering accommodation.

LOW SEASON DATES:

November 2018 - March 2019

MEDIUM SEASON DATES:

April, May and October 2019

HIGH SEASON DATES:

June and September 2019

PEAK SEASON DATES:

July and August 2019

Prices from

Self-catering accommodation 2019 prices:

1 bedroom house FROM €195 per night in low season, from €245 per night (7 night minimum stay) in July or August

2 bedroom apartment or house: FROM €255 per night in low season, from €505 per night (7 night minimum stay) in July or August

2 bedroom house with pool: FROM €335 per night in low season, from €710 per night (7 night minimum stay) in July or August

3 bedroom apartment or house: FROM €315 per night in low season, from €610 per night (7 night minimum stay) in July or August

3 bedroom house with pool: FROM €350 per night in low season, from €749 per night (7 night minimum stay) in July or August

4 bedroom house: FROM €390 per night in low season, from €675 per night (7 night minimum stay) in July or August

4 bedroom house with pool: FROM €435 per night in low season, €915 per night (7 night minimum stay) in July or August

Tourist tax is 1,50€ per adult/per night is not included.

Starter pack: Salt, pepper, oil, vinegar, teabags and coffee capsules, sugar, dishwasher tabs, washing machine tabs, washing-up liquid, toilet roll, bin bag, cleaning sponge available at the house.

Please note in the self-catering accommodation linen is changed every 3-4 days and guests are required to empty their own bins and to leave the accommodation as they found it on arrival. Additional housekeeping services are available on request.

Deposits / Cancellations

SELF-CATERING PROPERTIES: A deposit of 25% of the total fee is payable upon confirmation. The balance is due within 60 days of the check-in date.

CANCELLATION POLICY FOR SELF-CATERING PROPERTIES:

In the event of cancellation, payment will be refunded as follows:
• More than 60 days prior to the check-in date: the 25% deposit will be refunded.
• Within 60 days of the check-in date: no refund - 100% of the rental amount will be retained..
No refund will be given for early departure.

Pets

Pets are allowed.

Supplement per animal is 15€ per night.

Facilities

  • Bar service
  • Barbecue
  • Barbecue area
  • Boules
  • Complimentary bikes
  • Fitness
  • Heated and fenced outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa with heated indoor pool
  • Spacious gardens
  • Tennis
  • Wellness
  • WiFi

Room 1

SELF CATERING ACCOMMODATION

House example:

The French Chateau Terrace with The Little Voyager

The French Chateau Living Room with The Little Voyager

The French Chateau's house with The Little Voyager

The French Chateau's Kitchen with The Little Voyager

36 luxurious self-catering properties with private gardens and barbecues located right next to the Chateau. All are individually styled, have 1 or up to 4 bedrooms and sleep between 2 and 8. Some houses feature private pools (some are fenced for children security). Please contact us for a precise quote with different options.

sleeptime

  • Travel cots
  • Blankets/sheets
  • Baby monitor
  • Room darkening curtains/blinds
  • Security bed rail

bathtime

  • Baby bath
  • Bath tub

on the raod

  • Bikes with children seats available at the hotel
  • Children bikes

feeding time

  • High chair
  • Baby cutlery & tableware
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher

play time

  • Indoor toys &books
  • Fenced and heated outdoor pool
  • Indoor pool (located in the spa)*
  • Kids Club running during school holidays
  • Playground nearby

*Access for families with children is only available during the winter school holidays, October, Christmas and February and is between 10h00 – 12h00 and subject to availability. Children must be supervised at all times to respect other guests using the spa.

pooh time

  • Potty
  • Diaper changing table

protection

  • Stair gates
  • Fenced pools in most of the villas
  • Socket covers

other

  • Washing machine
  • Babysitting available on request
  • Doctor on call
  • Shopping possibilities close by
  • Pre-arrival shopping service available
  • Plastic toddler steps
  • Cleaning service
  • Laundry service
  • Room service

Activities for kids

Kids are both welcome and well looked after at The French Château.

Kids Club

French Chateau Kids Club with The Little Voyager

The Kids Club runs throughout the school holidays and the sessions are designed for the kids to have good old-fashioned fun at a wide range of activities focusing on nature, arts & crafts, sports, games and new experiences like the archeological dig. The club welcomes kids five days a week from Mondays to Fridays and is run by qualified, friendly, bilingual staff (French and English). The Kids Club is open to children aged 4 to 12 years. Please note it is not included in the price of the accommodation and places are limited so it is recommended to book in advance.

Archeological Dig

The property was originally the site of a Roman villa and next door to the kitchen garden you'll find large sand pits where if they are lucky, kids might find some real Roman pottery that has been found on the estate. Rakes and spades are provided beside the dig.

Toys & Games

Toys and games are available on request from Reception (subject to availability).

Bike hire

The French Chateau Bikes with The Little Voyager

On site they have lots of adult and children’s bikes which are free for guests to use on a first reserved, first served basis. Pick up a bike and explore the area, there is a lot to experience and see!

Kids dinner

Monday to Friday evenings in July and August they host a supervised kids dinner party. With a menu that is both healthy and fun to eat, the dinner party lets kids get to know each other and allows parents to take time over a leisurely meal later in the evening. Kids dinner is is served from 6pm and needs to be booked in advance.

Kids parties

There are also regular evening activities for children during school holidays, which are advertised on the blackboard. Bookings can be made during the day for the same evening, so you don’t have to make your plans too far in advance.

Beach day

The French Chateau places for kids to play with The Little Voyager

There are many beaches in the region so why not pack a picnic and some beach gear and spend the day building sandcastles, jumping in the waves and relaxing in the sun? Just west of Sérignan, Valras (about a 35 minute drive) is a traditional beach town, quite built up with lots of restaurants and shops. Very child friendly – with a good playground on the sands, a drop-in childrens club and a port to wander around. The beach itself stretches for 4km and has plenty of water sports and leisure facilities. It’s very safe for swimming too.

Train to Beziers and beyond

Just a 25 minute walk across the vineyards will bring you to the village of Magalas where there is a small train station with daily connections to the main line at Béziers. Trains are infrequent but there are generally two in the morning and two in the afternoon to return you to Magalas, tickets cost just 1€ per way and the journey takes 13 minutes!

More activities

  • Karting track 15 minutes away
  • Paint ball park 15 minutes away
  • Dinosaur park 40 minutes away
  • Indoor trampoline park 25 minutes away
  • Lazer games 25 minutes away
  • Lego museum 35 minutes away
  • Trampoline park in Montpellier 1 hour away
  • High wire adventure climbing park in the trees 40 minutes away

Activities for adults

The grounds

The French Chateau Grounds with The Little Voyager

The Château estate occupies an elevated 200-acre site with uninterrupted views of rolling vineyards, olive groves and woodlands, perfect for a gentle stroll, bike ride or a run along one of the trails. Around the Château there are several tiered terraces set in beautifully manicured, aromatic gardens, all equipped with comfortable seating so that you can relax and admire the views.

Le Spa

French Chateau Spa with The Little Voyager

Choose from the range of massages, scrubs and wraps, hammam rituals, facials, and beauty treatments available, or have your nails and make-up done. The spa is open to guests over the age of 16. Teenagers between 16 and 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. Children are not allowed in the spa except during winter school holidays from 10am-12pm. Facilities include a sun-filled indoor/outdoor solarium featuring a 12m heated swimming pool, aromatherapy hammam and sauna, relaxation area, jacuzzi, fitness area and four treatment rooms (including one for couples). Outside, the generous terrace and aromatic gardens have secluded double loungers positioned to make the most of the views over the vineyards.

Vineyard trails

The French Chateau and Truffles with The Little Voyager

Discover the vineyards surrounding the estate and learn about the different grape varietals grown on the property following the red or blue markings. Access to the walks are free, a map is available at reception. Every Monday from May to September, a guided wine walk with a specialist is available to give more insight into wine making in the Languedoc. The walk culminates with a visit to the winery and a tasting in the cellar room.

Truffle walks

After the discovery of truffles on the estate during the renovation, the owners decided to embark on developing a plantation and have created a guided walk for guests. From the main car park you just turn right in front of the vines and you will find the start approximately 100 meters on your left hand side.

Tennis

The property features a masterclay championship-sized court which is free to use for guests. They also provide good quality rackets and balls, free of charge.

Hire a vintage Citroën

Enjoy a ride in a classic vintage Citroën 2CV, there is no better way to explore the area than in this classic car! The hotel can prepare a picnic which you can take with you. The car is located at the sister property about 40 minutes away from the chateau where you can also enjoy a nice lunch or dinner.

Caveau

The French Chateau Caveau with The Little Voyager

The cellars and vines at the Château were fully restored between 2013 and 2016 and are the fruit of a collaboration between Vignobles Bonfils and Domaine & Demeure. Located behind the château, the winery and tasting room offer our guests the opportunity to taste and purchase wines from our different estates at cellar door prices.

The Area

The Hérault region of the Languedoc offers an altogether more tranquil and authentic version of southern France than one finds at the seaside resorts. Here, medieval castles perch on rocky crags and rivers meander gently through lush valleys.

Undulating vines and farmland surround sleepy villages, where family bakeries turn out fabulous breads and afternoon activities may be limited to a game of boules under the shade of a plane tree.

There are plenty of historic towns and villages – most notably the market towns of Pézenas and Béziers and the citadel of Carcassone – and the pretty Canal du Midi winds its way peacefully through the area.

The stunning Haut Languedoc Parc is located 25 minutes North of the Château, with mountains, rivers, gorges, valleys and lakes, the scenery is spectacularly varied and begs to be discovered, and winery tours are always a popular way to spend a day or two when in the area.

The coast is about 30 minutes away with beautiful sandy beaches and inland lagoons which are used to farm delicious oysters.