Chemin du Long Serre
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in the lovely landscape of Provence's Vaucluse département,
between the Dentelles de Montmirail and Mont Ventoux, the stately and
19th century Château Juvenal is a peaceful retreat and an ideal
destination. At the foot of the Graveyron hill, the château
is surrounded by oak and pine trees and guests can gaze from their
at the vineyards and olive groves that are an important part of the
In springtime, the hills are covered in yellow wild broom and blue
and the almond trees are bursting with pink flowers. There are
places shaded by grand old trees where guests can truly relax such as
lily pond and the secluded swimming pool.
The warmth of Provence is augmented by the warm hospitality of Monsieur and Madame Forestier who put their guests' comfort and enjoyment at the forefront. The three spacious double bedrooms and one suite, all with private bathrooms, are in colors and décor in keeping with the Provençal character and authenticity of the château. The apartments, recently completed, are delightful places for week-long vacations in Provence.
Dinner can be enjoyed at the château as well ~ experience the delicious regional cuisine accompanied by the château's own wines. The grapes of the vineyard are Grenaches, Syrah and Carignan, harvested by hand and producing a full-bodied aromatic wine. The 250 olive trees, some of which are three hundred years old, produce Verdale de Carpentras or Aglandau olives from which a wonderful oil is extracted, the flavor reminiscent of artichokes. The Forestiers believe in being good stewards of the environment, carefully cultivating and preserving the natural beauty of the land.
Guests can take pleasant walks on and around the estate with views to the distant Lubéron and Alpilles mountains. Outdoor activities in the area include hiking, mountain biking and climbing in the Dentelles or at the base of Mont Ventoux. The market at Carpentras and the Truffle Festival are not to be missed. Tours of local vineyards are popular and, when in season, the region is filled with the color and fragrance of lavender in bloom. For those who like to golf or horseback ride, facilities for both are nearby.
Monsieur and Madame Forestier are very proud of the quality wines they are producing in their vineyards. On the route of the Côtes du Rhône and quite near Châteauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Beaumes de Venise, and Ventoux, they are an up and coming producer in this popular wine region. They have a winery just down the road from the château where the wines are aged and which is open to the public for tastings and purchases. See our Wine Châteaux page for more!
At the château, the Forestiers offer guests the opportunity to participate in painting or cooking courses, tango lessons, cheese and wine tasting and, in January, truffle tasting! Your next visit to Provence will only be enhanced by a stay at Château Juvenal, and we hope you will not miss this incredible opportunity!
4 doubles/twins (Mistral, Iris, Raisin, Cerise) and 1 suite
Prices per night for two people: Prices May to October. Mistral, Iris, Cerise & Raisin € 150 and € 130 for 5 nights or more. Suite Genêt € 160 and € 140 for 5 nights or more. Deposit: 30% of one day's rate minimum. Four-night stay or longer deposit: 30% of total rate.
Extra bed for child in Suite Genêt only, per night: € 30 for 1 to 4 nights and € 20 for 5+ nights
Farmhouse Apartments (2): Les Romarins and Amandiers Apartment (3 bedrooms) - Weekly rental (Saturday to Saturday) of this newly-restored, air-conditioned, 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom farmhouse gîte with a huge modern, fully-equipped kitchen, salon with fireplace, hot tub and barbecue in private courtyard, ample parking, and use of château swimming pool - € 1300 to € 1700 depending upon dates of stay. Six person maxiumum. Les Amandiers - apartment 2 bedrooms, all en suite, lounge and kitchen. Saturday to Saturday bookings € 1100 - € 1500 per week 4 people maximum. One bedroom possible at € 900 but not in July and August. Nightly prices (4 night minimum) are available from €230 to €260 high season, and €150 (one bedroom), €170 and €190 other months . Breakfasts not included, but can be taken at château guest table for € 15 per person. Includes weekly cleaning, linens, pool towels, free WiFi, AC and heating when needed.
Dinner: on Wednesday evenings only. 48 hour notice, please. Fine cuisine offered by a minimum of two days advanced reservation is € 45 per person, includes aperitif, main course, local cheeses, homemade dessert, coffee, wine of the property & local wine. Half price for children under 12. Also, several very nice restaurants in the vicinity of the château.
Reiki Massage available upon request. Wellness program, spa, hammam, outdoor Jacuzzi.
Non-smoking rooms available. All rooms are air-conditioned.
No pets, please. No exceptions.
to All Saints Day
From Paris & the north: autoroute A 7 to exit at Orange Sud direction Carpentras. In Carpentras follow signs direction Vaison la Romaine on the D938. After 8 kms, take the D21 on the left direction Beaumes de Venise. Go for another 700 meters, leave the D21 and follow 'le chemin du long Serre' for 100 meters. You will see a sign for the château on your right. Follow the track between the grounds and the vines, facing the farmhouse. Turn left and you have arrived!
From the South: take the A 7 and exit at Avignon Nord, direction Carpentras. When in Carpentras, follow directions above.
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Chambres Cerise & Iris
Parc and Groves