Château de Vénéjan

Vénéjan, Gard
Self-catering
+33 (0)4 66 79 25 50


Beautifully restored 14th century château with delightful grounds. Explore the markets, countryside and wild swimming spots

Bed

9 beds

Bedroom

4 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 11

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

This historic château is formidable, its walls impregnable and the views are wide. It has been in Odile’s family since the 1950s so she knows the region inside-out too: set off on walks from the doorstep and explore Vaucluse, Drôme, Ardèche and Gard. Drive to the famous underground caves of Aven d’Orgnac and Grotte de la Cocalière in 30 minutes.

Sprawl out in the huge living room, bathed in sunlight with exposed stone walls, comfy sofas and Odile’s sculptures. Pick up organic produce from the market on Saturdays and gather everyone to cook in the well-equipped, country-style kitchen.

For wild swimming and canoeing head to the Gorge d’Ardèche (30-minute drive), Barjac (35 minutes) for antiques and markets, and Nîmes (one hour) for fascinating Roman remains. Return to a picnic in the pretty walled Italian garden, shade yourself under the mulberry trees, walk among the flowerbeds.

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We think you'll love

  • Strolling into the village for your morning croissants, dinner or the Saturday market
  • The 180-degree views of the Rhône Valley from your tower
  • Setting out for the day from your historic château and easily exploring the area
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You should know

  • Not all of the bedrooms are en suite

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
5pm
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 5 nights.
Closed
October - May.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Restaurant within walking distance.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €285
Weekly price
from €2000
1 Château for 11
From €2859 beds4 bedrooms

Reviews

A room with a view: from the vast terrace of your hilltop chateau enjoy wide scenery. Magic. While looking down over old village roofs, contemplate past battles and religious conflicts from this fortified setting and marvel at the calm beauty of the present day where sun umbrellas, and the owner's sculptures replace canons and soldiers. Odile will assure a warm welcome and comfortable stay.

Rosie, Sawday's Inspector

What a blissful week! This is a beautiful place with a formidable host, and an ingenious base for exploring Provence. We have fond memories of our stay and would warmly recommend! Merci chère Odile.

Oswald, Basel

A most original stay in a medieval fortress overlooking a very pretty village, between the sky and the Provencal garrigue. This place, in addition to its historic character, owes everything to the creativity of its owner, a sculptor whose artistic talents can be found everywhere. The space, the (exceptional) terrace, the gardens allow a group of friends to experience rare moments, so very different to the more stereotypical welcome setups. Bravo

Anne Marie, PARIS

A magical place, at the top of a small village. From the large terrace a spectacular view of the countryside..and those sunsets enjoyed whilst sipping our evening aperitifs. The owners were very kind and discreet. We'd really like to go back.

Raffaele, Milan

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Location

The neighbourhood

You're well placed for a fantastic day out in any direction. On Saturdays, head down the hill to the village and pick up some organic produce from the market - for more choice there's weekly markets in Pont-Saint-Esprit and Banyols-sur-Cèze too. After spending your days exploring the medieval villages, historic caves and vineyards surrounding you, head for dinner at Lou Caleou (5-minute walk). It doesn't get much better.

Local points of interest from Odile de Frayssinet

  • The 14th century restored family château de Vénéjan, a medieval village in the Gard, has sweeping views to the hills of the Ardêche, Cevennes and Uzès valley.
  • The Chateau is located in the village of Vénéjan in the Gard, Languedoc Roussillon - the very heart of Provence – with all the magic that the name evokes. Blessed with three major rivers nearby, the area is verdant and mainly given over to vineyards .
  • My distinctive choice of décor is a huge asset that gives a personal yet creative touch to each room, and includes oriental carpets, original works of art and a grand piano.
  • The immense terrace dominating the valley is unique. Stand and gaze into infinity. At night under the stars it is pure magic.
  • There are myriads of wine domains with excellent wine to be tasted, and local markets, including the beautiful Duchy town of Uzès, sell a quantity of cheeses, patés, vegetables and fruit.
  • Canoeing through the gorges of the Ardêche and Cèze rivers is a major summer activity as are visits to the spectacular grottos and caves - all within half an hour’s drive. For golf enthusiasts there are courses in Avignon - 45 mins or Uzès in 30 mins.

Introducing

Odile de Frayssinet

Born in Chile, multilingual Odile takes pride in demonstrating the famous hospitality from the country - she is warm, welcoming and hospitable. With a great love of travel and different cultures, she tours the world as often as possible - ask her for some stories! She lives here with her cat, and her brother and sister live in the other side of the building but you'd rarely bump into them.