Top 10 Grand Houses & Cool Chateaux in France

Published: 7th February 2017

We have teamed up with our lovely friends at Oliver's Travels to put together an absolutely stunning collection of French properties. Perfect if you are planning a multi gen holiday, or a big group getaway with friends.

Beautifully converted mills and chateaux, grand townhouses and villas the length of France. Group holiday perfection!

Moulin Du Pit

Moulin Du Pit

St Denis Catus - Lot

Restored 15th century mill in Midi-Pyrénées, with private pool, where your rural French fantasy can take flight.

Sleeps 12

From £221/night

The Millhouse

The Millhouse

Taillebourg - Saintes

Historic mill set in its own beautiful, secluded grounds. 5 star accommodation for 18 people in the heart of the Charente Maritime countryside.

Sleeps 22

From £697/night

Chateau Lignol

Chateau Lignol

Lignol - Brittany

Take a trip to this 14th century hunting lodge - a miniature castle in the middle of the Brittany countryside.

Sleeps 10

From £357/night

Maison Sebastien

Maison Sebastien

Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire - Provence

Hilltop chateau in Provence with 360-degree views of the surrounding forest and lush landscapes below, accommodating 13 travellers in comfort and style.

Sleeps 13

From £567/night

L'Oustal des Fleurs

L'Oustal des Fleurs

Olonzac - Herault

19th century period house with secluded walled garden and indoor swimming pool, in the middle of Olonzac village, in the heart of the Languedoc.

Sleeps 8

From £346/night

Chateau Gaillac

Chateau Gaillac

Gaillac - Tarn

On the banks of the Tarn river, Ch√Ęteau Gaillac is a late Napoleonic, belle √©poque style extravaganza of opulence.

Sleeps 16

From £581/night

Bastide Bellegarde

Bastide Bellegarde

Bellegarde-du-Razès - Languedoc

Country-style luxury villa in the south of France with private pool and stunning views of the surrounding vineyards and Pyrenees mountains.

Sleeps 12

From £310/night

Manoir Altheas

Manoir Altheas

Lanquais - Bergerac

Manoir Altheas is a sophisticated Dordogne holiday villa, in the middle of the village of Lanquais, built in 1800 and restored to the height of elegance.

Sleeps 8

From £187/night

Chateau De La Cheine

Chateau De La Cheine

Bergerac - Dordoyne

Stunning French Chateau just 5 minutes from Bergerac - Perfect for family holidays, celebrations and reunions for up to 20 guests.

Sleeps 20

From £300/night

Chateau Chamborigaud

Chateau Chamborigaud

La Vernarède - Languedoc

A fairytale 14th century French Chateau, set in park-style grounds, within the Cevennes national park.

Sleeps 18

From £827/night

Author:
Claire Wills
Claire is the International Editor for CoolStays. It's her mission to scout the globe for new amazing places to show you. You can follow her on Twitter, @clairelewills

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