Le Hameau de Courances

Courances, Essonne
+33 (0)1 47 03 66 42
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A privilege to be able to stay within the famous gardens of magnificent Château de Courances. The painter's village of Barbizon is nearby


3 places


Sleeping from 2 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

In the land of grand châteaux is the Château de Courances. In the ‘hamlet’ of Courances is a pretty row of outbuildings: a restored mill, a pump room and an atelier. Magnificent trees tower behind and the château lies beyond. Ninety minutes from Paris, the setting is historic and rural. You drive through the outer château wall, pass the whooshing spring that feeds the mill, and enter your chosen home. Find warmth, comfort and simple style – and a welcome basket of produce. If you come as a group, the houses interlink – discreetly; the beautiful lawns are shared and the terraces are private. Living spaces are lofty but have a cosy feel, so sink into sofas and play games by the log-burners. Bedrooms feel soothing, and rustic. The single in Le Moulin has a window through which you see the water rushing past; two bathrooms have original tubs from the 17th-century château. But best of all are the views of the Jardin Japonais – one of the most famous gardens in France. From here, a short walk brings you to impressive lakes and avenues. For real, wild nature, borrow the bikes and pedal to the Forest of Fontainebleau.


  • 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.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 15-minute drive. Chef by arrangement.


Nightly price
from €179
Weekly price
from €1488
Damage deposit
Le Moulin: 750€ La Pompe: 750€L'Atelier: 1.000€
Singles €165-€529.
1 House for 4
From €2303 beds2 bedrooms
1 House for 3
From €2142 beds2 bedrooms
1 House for 2
From €1791 bed1 bedroom



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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Pierres d’Histoire

  • Château de Fontainebleau - visit one of the most iconic château of french History and discover the royal apartments of kings and emperors who lived there.
  • Wander in the charming village of Barbizon, the school of landscape, made famous by the masters of impressionist movement.
  • Enjoy wonderful walks in Fontainebleau Forest and discover the Gorges de Franchard, amazing rocks in the heart of the forest.


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.