La Régie de Courances

Courances, Essonne
+33 (0)1 47 03 66 42
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Two beautiful apartments (or one special house for eight) in the grounds of Courances - one of France's finest private châteaux with gardens


2 places


Each sleep 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Both spaces, one downstairs, one up, have high ceilings, huge windows and views of the park and surrounding countryside – take both floors, or just one depending on the size of your group. The decoration is simple, relaxed and traditional with big comfy sofas, pretty fabrics, good artwork and lots of light. Beds and linen are superb, bathrooms have antiques, rugs, retro sinks and lovely organic soaps.

Cook in good-sized kitchens with all the basics left for you plus a bottle of wine. A cobblestone terrace in front has wrought iron tables and chairs for a sundowner, or nip through the hornbeam hedge for a shared lawn and some sunbeds. The gardens are open to the public on weekend afternoons, or you can ask for a private visit.

The nearest shop is at the château garden where you can buy organic food and which also has a salon de thé. Drive 10 minutes to Fontainebleau Forest for gentle and more robust trails or hike through the famous rocks in the Gorges de Franchard.

La Régie de Courances - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Taking both apartments and expanding your party
  • Staying in such a beautiful property and touring the gardens
  • Exploring this more secret (from tourists) part of France with Paris only 45 minutes away by train
La Régie de Courances - Gallery

You should know

  • There is a road behind the house so you may hear traffic noise, mainly during the day
  • The château itself is not open to the public, or you


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 11am Monday-Saturday, By 1pm Sunday
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. Pets by arrangement. Both apartments taken for larger groups, €377 - €740 p/n, €3143 - €3698 p/w.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from €182
Weekly price
from €1517
1 Apartment for 4
From €1822 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 4
From €1952 bedrooms



The gardens of Courances feature in every book ever written on French gardens. The château is breathtaking and it's a huge treat to wake up in a handsome house in the grounds of such an estate and contemplate what adventure one might go on that day. Some of France's finest châteaux are nearby, including Fontainebleau, and its forest beloved of the impressionists. Hidden France at its best.

Nicky, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Once you've exhausted the estate you can walk (15 mins) to the village of Barbizon for excellent restaurants, shops and art galleries. The château at Fontainebleau was the royal residence before Versailles was built and takes at least half a day to explore. Milly-la-Forêt, 7 mins in the car, has Jean Cocteau frescoes on the walls of the chapel, and in the village some 20th-century sculptures.

Local points of interest from Pierres d’Histoire

  • Chateau de Courances and its magnificient park
  • The Natural Park of le Gâtinais, for walking or boking escapades trough the flourishing French countryside.
  • Cute city of Milly-la-Forêt and painters' village of Barbizon, who became a famous place of pilgrimage for painters all around the world.
  • The Castle of Fontainebleau, both classical and Renaissance style, a very big part in Frances history.
  • Golf of Fontainebleau
  • Château de Vaux-Le-Vicomte, will astonish you ! The largest private estate listed as a Historic monument in France, the founding French Formal Garden and inspiration of Versailles


Pierres d’Histoire

Picture the wilds of Scotland and a beautifully-restored Landmark Trust house surrounded by wild moors and hardy sheep. It was while staying here that the seed of the idea for Pierres d’Histoire was sown for its founder, Dominique Imbert. Passionate about the preservation of ancient heritage, he restores or re-builds abandoned historical houses in France, not only breathing new life into them but making them comfortable holiday homes.