5 Beautiful Chateux in France

There’s something charming, compelling, and romantic about castles, and probably you’ve dreamed of going to one or living in one. While owning one is a possibility, it comes with a ton of other responsibilities – namely, how to maintain a castle, among other things. If, however, you’ve always wanted to sleep in castles, even just for a night, that’s a much more manageable dream to realize.

Here, we’ll take a look at some of the most beautiful chateux (castle hotels) in France.

1. Chateau les Oliviers de Salettes

The Château Les Oliviers de Salettes was constructed at the beginning of the 16th century. Its origins are even older since it was constructed around a squared middle age tower today integrated into the castle. Being a former dependency of the Commandery of the Saint John Order of Jerusalem, the castle was once at the center of a vast vineyard.
– from the hotel’s website

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All images belong to the Chateau les Oliviers de Salettes website

Contact and address:

Château les Oliviers de Salettes
1205 route du Château – 26450 Charols
Tel. : (0033) (0)4 75 00 19 30

2. Chateau des Brottieres

The Château des Briottières with its 4 star rating invites you to the heart of the Loire Valley.
Ideally situated at the west end of the Châteaux of the Loire circuit this 18th century family château is one of the most beautiful in the region.

Situated in Anjou near Angers, only 2h30 from Paris, the Château des Briottières is at the gates of Brittany, of Normandy and the Loire Valley and is an ideal base for visiting the Châteaux de la Loire, heart of French history.
– from the hotel’s website

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François & Hedwige de VALBRAY
Tel : +33 (0)2 41 42 00 02
Email : briottieres@gmail.com

3. Chateau de Tanay

Tanay Castle, a building with a strong personality and a true place in history, over a thousand years old, welcomes you to its Bed and Breakfast rooms to offer you one of the most authentic journeys possible back in time.
– from the hotel’s website

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All images belong to Chateau de Tanay


Château de Tanay Chemin de Tanay | 01600 Saint Didier de formans
Tel. : 09 53 36 87 42 | 06 63 94 70 27 | info@chateau-tanay.com

4. Chateau de Jallanges

The imposing Château de Jallanges was built in the 15th century by King Louis X1 for his bankers and is situated in the heart of the beautiful Loire valley, only 8 miles form the historical town of Tours. Surrounded by the famous vineyards of Vouvray and 60 acres of forest, it is the ideal place for visiting the Loire Valley and staying in an authentic historic building which bears witness to centuries of beautiful architecture and gracious living à la Français.
– from the hotel’s website

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Image credit: Touraine Loire Valley

5. Hotel de la Cite

As the evening draws near and the last daytime visitors wander away, a magical atmosphere settles over the Citadel of Carcassonne.  As your footsteps echo on the cobblestones, you will soon discover why Hôtel de la Cité is the ideal place to start exploring this fairytale citadel. Nestled within the ramparts of the citadel and amidst its romantic gardens, the hotel offers a unique experience to each of its guests.   Whether sipping wine under the towering trees or tasting some of the region’s most exciting cuisine at  La Barbacane, Hôtel de la Cité offers a marvellous blend of the medieval and the contemporary.
– from the hotel’s website

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All photos belong to Hotel de La Cite’s website


Hôtel de La Cité – Place Auguste-Pierre Pont – 11000 Carcassonne, France – Tel: +33 4 68 71 98 71 – Fax: +33 4 68 71 50 15


Aren’t these places beautiful? Consider visiting them when you’re around the area. They’re not just wonderful places to go to – each also has its own history.

About the author

A college student and frustrated writer who loves to drink a lot of coffee, play video games, read speculative fiction, and dream about castles.

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