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Château Talaud
1110, Route de Monteux / D 107
84870 Loriol du Comtat
Hein & Conny Deiters-Kommer
Email: inquiry@au-chateau.com

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Languages:   Dutch, English, German, Spanish and
                        Russian

Credit cards: Major credit cards accepted, except AMEX, as well as US dollars, euros, bank transfers or checks.

Département: Vaucluse (84)
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Château Talaud



 
  Sparkling in the warm sunlight of Provence, the elegant Château Talaud dates from 1732 and was the estate home of the Marquis Grille l'Estoublen. The château is an excellent example of classic 18th century architecture and ideally situated in the heart of the Comtat Venaissin, an historic region bounded by the Rhône and Durance Rivers and Mont Ventoux. 

It has been renovated and restored with great care and attention to detail, and today the château owners, Hein and Conny Deiters-Kommer,  warmly welcome guests to share their lovely home and provide them with a welcome apéritif.   The château devotes fifteen hectares of its thirty-hectare parc (about 74 acres)  to Côtes du Ventoux  vineyards and boasts an exceptional wine cellar.  Guests will thoroughly enjoy the well-tended grounds including a two-tiered spring-fed swimming pool, and they can relax on a chaise-longue in the garden with an apéritif or cup of tea to experience the peace, tranquility and warmth of Provence. 

Your host and hostess are a Dutch couple who have lived in many countries and have created a refined atmosphere with international overtones;  they speak six languages, enabling guests from the world over to be instantly at ease at the château.  Guest rooms are truly beautiful, tastefully decorated in rich fabrics, fine antiques and comfortable but classical furniture.  Despite the spaciousness of all the rooms, they remain cozy and inviting. 

While M. Deiters-Kommer tends to the vineyards, Madame manages the bed and breakfast and is responsible for the elegant décor.  One immediately senses that this property is one in which the owners have invested a great deal of love and effort, and guests reap the benefits of this dedication.   In addition to the three double bedrooms, Verte, Bleue, and Cerise, there are two two-room suites, La Chambre Rouge and La Chambre Jaune, two apartments and the Cottage Petit Talaud, built in 1770.   The larger quarters are ideal for extended stays, and the cottage is especially suited to families with children or for a small group of friends, as it provides a large sitting room with fireplace and a well-equipped kitchen. 

Unlike other regions of France, châteaux in the southeast are not at all common, making this exceptional find all the more special.  When you add to that the proximity of so many attractions, the relaxed pace of the Provençal lifestyle, and the irresistible regional cuisine, you may just have found the place for a perfect vacation!

 

Rooms:   3 doubles: the Chambre Cerise € 275, Chambre Verte € 265, Chambre Bleue € 285.
Suites:    Chambre Rouge € 295; Chambre Jaune € 285
Breakfast is included. Children until 12 free.
All beds in rooms and weekly rentals are king size. Additional bed €50 including breakfast.
Check in 5PM or later/Check out 10AM.  Please notify us if you will arrive 7PM or later.
Three Weekly Rentals:   Two Apartments (Talaud Apartment, modern with terrace, € 1750; Talaud Orangerie, modern with garden € 1850, both for 2 guests and possibly one child;  Cottage "Petit Talaud", country style € 1950 for five guests, two bathrooms with showers).   Weekly rentals exclude breakfast   However, complimentary breakfast morning after arrival and day of departure. 
Deposit for weekly rentals:  50% at time of reservation, and 50% 6 weeks prior to arrival.  Check in 4PM or later/Check out 10AM.
Off-Season: all five rooms/suites special off-season pricing.  Please inquire. Includes bufffet breakfast for 2. 
Dinner:  Occasionally available au château, € 40 per person including wine.  Good restaurants nearby at Carpentras, Avignon and within a half hour drive in countryside.
Deposits / Cancellation Policy:  Deposit of one night room rate by credit card. One-night bookings are only accepted 96 hours before arrival, depending upon availability.   In case of B&B cancellation 2 weeks prior to arrival 25% of deposit will be held, within 1 week 50% will be held, within 3 days 75% will be held and nothing reimbursed if canceled within 24 hours. 
Two nights minimum stay between May 1 and October 30.  No shows:  full reservation amount is due. No refund for early departure.   
Weekly rental policy:  Saturday start 5 PM or later and check out by 10 AM.   50% deposit upon reservation and 50% six weeks prior to arrival.  In July and August, Cottage is two-week minimum rental.  Cancellation before 6 weeks prior deposit is refunded less 25%; after 6 weeks entire reservation amount will be charged to your credit card.
Reserve a room for 4 nights and receive a complimentary bottle of wine.
Telephone, Television, free WiFi and Non-Smoking rooms available
No Pets,  please

Open all year, except February.
On the grounds:  30 hectare grounds include 15 hectare vineyard, park, swimming pool in an old two-level pond fed by a spring. 
Vicinity:  Tennis, horseback riding, bicycling and hiking, excellent golf courses, the wild Camargue.  Ideally located to visit all the historic and interesting towns and small cities of Provence, you are within an easy drive of Avignon, Carpentras, Arles, Nîmes Aix-en-Provence, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Wednesday market), Les Baux de Provence, Marseille, Orange, Gordes, Vaison-la-Romaine, Isle sur la Sorgue (famous antique markets and fairs at Easter and in August), and Châteauneuf-du-Pape (vineyards, wine tastings).  Roman ruins are abundant in this region, including the arenas at Orange, Arles and Nîmes, the dramatic Pont du Gard,  Glanum near Saint-Rémy de Provence and others.  Vintners in the region produce Côtes du Ventoux, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Beaumes de Venise and Côtes du Luberon appellations and offer tastings of their exceptional wines.

  Directions:

From Paris:  The A6 / A7  to exit 22, the N7 direction Avignon to the D950 direction Carpentras.  After Sarrians at the traffic circle go in the direction of Monteux (D107).  After 500 meters, look for a small sign, "Château Talaud, Propriete Privée" on the right.

From Carpentras:   Take the D950 direction Orange about 8.5 kilometers.  Look for the D107 on your left, turn left.  Château is signposted on the right.

From Marseille:  Take the A7 direction Avignon.  Exit at 23 (Avignon Nord/Le Pontet).  Then proceed from Avignon as indicated below.

From Avignon:   Take the D942 direction Carpentras to the D107. At traffic circle, turn left onto the D107 and drive about 1.8 kilometers.  Château Talaud is signposted on the left.

Airport:  Marseille-Nice (80 kilometers)
Railway Station:  Avignon (TGV from Paris) ten-minute drive

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