Beautiful châteaus you can rent for holidays

Whether you're planning your next holiday or just need a daydream, look no further.

Everyone dreams of living in a castle at some stage in their life, and this is your chance. Thanks to Booking.com, you can experience life in a French château in regions across the country. Dine in a grand hall where Lords and Ladies once ate, and sleep in a four-poster bed where royalty once awoke. Whether you stay for one night or one week (lucky thing), here are a collection of châteaus you can stay in.

Château de Fleury la Fôret, Fleury-la-Forêt

The Château de Fleury la Fôret features antique furnishings and beautiful parklands surrounding the property. Located 30 km outside of Rouen, the property is perfect for couples who want a fun weekend away from the busy city. An antique doll museum sits inside the château, which guests can explore for free on their visit. Make sure to wake up early for the complementary continental breakfast served every morning in the property’s original kitchen, featuring beautiful high ceilings and an antique stove.

Château de la Folie, Trie-Château

Just an hour outside Paris, the recently renovated Château de la Folie offers a relaxing trip to the countryside. The property offers guests a terrace and shared lounge area on the ground floor, with four unique private rooms found on the second floor. The château even has a children’s playground to entertain the little ones.

Château De Marçay, Marçay

The 15th century Château De Marçay offers a variety of fun activities found right on the property, which is located two hours outside Nantes.

Take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool, walk around its extensive gardens, play a game of tennis, or enjoy a gourmet meal from their restaurant. Guests can also tour the château’s 12,000 bottle wine cellar and sample fine wines.

Château de Villersexel, Villersexel

The Château de Villersexel is a picture perfect holiday situated just 40 minutes outside Belfort. The property is known to host weddings and large events, but guests can stay in any of the château’s rooms any time of the year. The property has antique furnishing, and if you're staying in the warmer months, you can access the outdoor swimming pool.

Château de Valmer, La Croix-Valmer

The Château de Valmer is the perfect spot for a romantic getaway in the south of France. Located just a 20-minute drive from Saint-Tropez, the beautiful property grounds are home to breathtaking gardens, a stunning vineyard, as well as a relaxing spa and health centre.

While staying at the château, guests have access to a private beach just a short walk away.

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