Château des Tourettes

Forcalquier, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
Self-catering


Impressive château on a quiet hilltop between Lure and Luberon – expect aristocratic interiors, beautiful tiled floors, a serene pool

Bed

7 beds

Bedroom

6 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 12

The
Experience

Bring a group to fill this imposing château and enjoy its restored grandeur all to yourselves. Built in the hamlet of Pierrerue by a local who made a fortune overseas more than a century ago, its exterior is solid and simple. Inside, it’s more Provencal and large windows flood the rooms with light. Gorgeous painted tiles pattern the floors and elaborate fireplaces sit in the high-ceilinged salon and dining room, with piano for musical guests. Bedrooms are mostly on the first floor, each with touches of colour – pick turquoise and green, red, or pink perhaps. Bathrooms have shiny white metro tiles, original porcelain sinks and baths, one or two with more modern showers. You can while away hours by the pool, stroll the splendid lawns, eat on the huge terrace and admire views of woods and distant Alps. Book the chef next door if you don’t want to cook in the big kitchen, or walk to the bistro in Pierrerue. Plenty more eateries in lively Forcalquier too, five minutes away by car through fields of sunflowers, plus a Monday market.  Go further for the splendours of the Verdon Gorge, Lure mountain or the lovely Luberon.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

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
4pm-8pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Parking on-site. High season rates (July & August): €4800 per week.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Restaurants 5-minute drive.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €530
Weekly price
from €3700
Damage deposit
€1500
Surcharges
Cot available.
1 Château for 12
From €5307 beds6 bedrooms

Reviews

We spent a week in august 2017 in le Château des Tourettes. 8 adults and 2 kids:What a great, but short ,moment. This house is ideally equiped for big families: big rooms, nice furniture, great pool…we loved this area: Forcalquier is a charming village and there is a lot of things to do in this part of le Luberon. We warmly recommend le Château des Tourettes: it is worth the price

Philippe, Bruxelles

Superb stay in a wonderful house We knew le Luberon before this 2 weeks holiday in les Tourettes. Nice area, splendid villages around, not too hot in summer period and nice walks around the house. But this time we discovered a splendid house ( they call it Le Château..) very spacious rooms, nicely furnished and fitted out with everything a family with children needs The pool is incredible with an amazing vue on the Alps A special thanks to Martine for her warm welcome we’ll certainly come back!

Fernando, Madrid

Extraordinary place to spend holidays with family and friends.You are sure after some days in this paradise to feel better and very soon, you want to come back. Every thing, every détail inside and outside the castle is beautiful and warmful. Aristocratic pieces of furniture, luxurious garden and great swimming pool make this place extraordinary. The village Forcaquier very near and many cultural activities ,music festivals, are also good reasons to come.

Jacques, Ivry-sur-seine

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Martine Thioly

  • The hamlet is at the end of a road, almost in the middle of nowhere! There are artists’ ateliers in the hamlet and they work in iron, sculpture and porcelain.
  • A classical music festival happens each year in the second two weeks of July: Festival de musique de Haute-Provence.
  • There is an equestrian centre nearby which means you can go on some beautiful rides in the surrounding hills.
  • You can set off from the château on lots of wonderful walks in the wild Luberon countryside without meeting a soul apart from the wildlife.
  • Don’t miss eating at the Resto de Pays in Pierrerue which is run by Maryvonne et Mark who serve the best beef followed by a delicious cheesecake.
  • Unmissable: Forcalquier's market every Monday!