Incredible châteaux in France that you can actually rent holiday cottages


Incredible châteaux in France that you can actually rent

Kate W 03 September 2019

If you’re searching for a large family holiday or the ideal French château to rent for your wedding, you’ll be blown away by the remarkable holiday escapes we’ve discovered. With an exciting range of large group accommodation and luxury villas in France, you can keep perusing luxurious big escapes in our collection of French châteaux for rent.  

Uncover everything from luxe châteaux in the south of France to French château holidays in the north of this stylish country. Nous sommes amoureux

If you simply can’t get enough of this stunning country, uncover more beautiful villas in France with pools and let us inspire your next big holiday to France.

You could escape to an ancient castle in the Loire Valley, a French villa with a pool in Brittany, or a stylish, contemporary villa in Normandy. Where would you rather spend your big weekend or week-long excursion?

Awe-inspiring views, private swimming pools, and décor and design that will inspire you; these breathtaking châteaux actually exist and you can rent them for your next trip to France.

Pick a château to stay in Loire Valley…

Château Le Mans | Loire Valley, France

Pick a château to stay in Loire Valley…

The elegant Loire Valley is one of the most sought-after destinations in the country and, as this exquisite country manor attests, it’s home to some of the best real-estate and most incredible gardens.

Pick a château to stay in Loire Valley - Chateau Le Mans

The château is near Le Mans, providing a simple and exciting retreat for ten guests, the perfect place for a hen party or birthday party getaway. Celebrate in style with mornings spent in the pool, afternoons in the city and pamper evenings in the spa and treatment room.

Escape to this Loire Valley château rental near Le Mans with ten guests for the ultimate weekend getaway.

Or select a French château holiday in Brittany…

Château Breton | Brittany, France (sleeps 35)

French chateau holiday in Brittany...

If that luxe country cottage doesn’t suit you, why not rent a castle in Brittany in the North of France? A sleek and commanding gothic exterior hides a variety of warm, light and sunlit rooms including the piano room with sparkling chandelier and tall, elegant windows.

Château Breton in Brittany, France

You could choose to get married at this fine wedding venue in Brittany as there is a lodge for a big wedding dinner, a caterer is available, and there’s the opportunity to add a bar and marquee to the grounds. This villa in Brittany is all about keeping guests entertained with endless wonderful activities and workshops you can offer to your guests such as clay pigeon shooting, cookery workshops, canoeing, rafting, rock climbing, horse riding and karting – everything you could wish for an incredible château holiday in Brittany.

Stay and have fun at this wedding venue in Brittany which welcomes an incredible 35 guests.

Travel to Dordogne to stay at this large villa rental…

Château Perigord | Dordogne, France (sleeps 20)

Travel to Dordogne to stay at this large villa rental…

A grand Renaissance-style castle with fairytale turrets and manicured greenery that has been curated to form a grand and elegant country escape, this French château for rent welcomes 20 guests across its splendid bedrooms. Rich, opulent furnishings spoil guests while in the grounds you can sink into a swimming pool, relax on the loungers or dine on the lawn. 

Travel to Dordogne to stay at this large villa rental…

Altogether, there are 130 acres of rolling parkland and beautiful ground for you and your guests to explore; go walking or cycling at this breathtaking countryside estate. If there’s a maestro in the group, gather around the grand piano while they play or you could move into the light and bright conservatory for afternoon tea.

See inside this elegant country castle, waiting for you and your guests to enjoy a wonderful getaway inside a grand French château for rent.

Or explore the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region from this luxury villa in France…

Château Les Landes | Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

Or explore the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region from this luxury villa in France…

Step foot inside this grand 19th-century manor for a break to remember with sumptuous furnishings providing cosy living spaces for lazy days and a warm atmosphere for evening soirées. A games room keeps everyone entertained well into the night while a dining table surrounded by pretty greenery and stylish patio flooring is the ideal spot for morning brunch or an evening nightcap.

Or explore the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region from this luxury villa in France…

The truly luxurious touches are the spa facilities that can be found in the beautiful grounds. During the early hours, head down before anyone else awakes and take a dip in the heated swimming pool while the sun rises. The jacuzzi welcomes tired bodies and you can even relax in a private sauna; enjoy your own personal spa day without leaving the grounds. A tennis court, children’s play area and selection of equipment mean that there’s also plenty of opportunities to stay active.

How about a stay in a château in Normandy?

Château Normand | Normandy, France (sleeps 36)

How about a stay in a château in Normandy?

All about style; we have a French château for rent in Normandy that elegantly mixes its own historical features with contemporary touches to create a relaxed vibe. Complete with charming communal garden with a BBQ and just next door, the famed Turgot stud farm that you can visit by appointment, featuring a barnyard housing a variety of poultry, it’s a wonderful getaway for a wedding, special event or large family holiday.

How about a stay in a château in Normandy?

As this château in Normandy for a stay is actually made up of five luxury apartments with space for plenty of guests, you can rest assured you will enjoy complete privacy when you’re ready to hide away from the rest of the large group. This is an exquisite château to rent for your wedding in Normandy, so get your date booked and begin preparations for your stylish and truly luxe escape.

Escape to this French château for rent in Normandy that sleeps 36 guests for your wedding or large family event.


Every one of these beautiful large holiday homes and castles in France would make a wonderful getaway. Whether seeking a spectacular wedding venue, a hen party house or simply a large family villa in France with private pool, you’ll find your perfect escape with us. The breathtaking châteaux we’ve put together are only a small selection of our collection of luxury big holiday homes throughout France and Europe.

Explore our collection and uncover your perfect French château for rent.

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