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au Château is proud to present very special private châteaus in France where you can be an honored guest for one or more nights.  Share in the charm and ambiance of stately manor houses, medieval castles, Renaissance châteaus and aristocratic family homes while you vacation in this rich and beautiful country. We offer a wide selection of properties throughout France, from unique small castles and country manors offering understated elegance to opulent and stylishly-decorated luxury châteaus.  A dream weekend getaway or short break to enjoy swimming, golf or tennis becomes a reality when you stay at a French château in the countryside.  Weekly rentals of an entire château are ideal for a family holiday or to spend with friends to celebrate a special occasion, enjoy a unique vacation or as the location for a destination wedding!

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Château Rhodes Château Rhodes  has recently returned to the proprietorship of David and Hiroko Sindell, the owners of the château when it first joined our site.  They offer guests a 15-bedroom, self-catering property, perfect for large groups of friends and family.  And, it is an excellent wedding venue with a lovely small chapel.  Set on twenty acres of parkland, guests can enjoy the tennis courts or the swimming pool or take leisurely walks along the river and stream than meander through the estate.  Near the Pyrénées mountains and enjoying a temperate climate nearly all year long, your stay at Château Rhodes will be enjoyable with fond memories to take home.  Easily accessible from Toulouse, day trips can include visits to Albi, Aix-les-Thermes and Foix as well as playing a round of golf at a nearby course, white water rafting or horseback ridiing.  Contact us today for more information.

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Although each property on this site is different from the others, the similarities include a warm welcome and comfortable lodging for guests, interesting architecture (view the châteaus on our Château Photos page), the owners' eagerness to share their homes' history through tours and fascinating stories, and a standard of excellence required of successful bed and breakfast lodging in France. 

Romantic guest rooms await you on beautiful estates, many with swimming pools and tennis courts.  Château guest rooms are spacious and luxurious with en suite modern bathrooms and views over the countryside.  Many châteaus provide romantic candlelight dinners just for their guests, giving one an opportunity for immersion in French culture.  The personal attention offered at châteaus and country manors will make your holiday in France just perfect.

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Perhaps your interests lie in cooking, painting or French language classes while a guest at a bed and breakfast.  Visit our Château List page to find a château offering that special activity you are seeking.  And, if you want to vacation in a particular area of France, a click on our Maps page will help you pinpoint the perfect château. Our Links page will take you to some web sites that will be helpful when planning your trip to France.  Looking for a special discount or a unique travel package?  Don't miss our Special Offers page that provides the most recent château packages, guest reviews, and access to all of our past newsletters!

You can book directly with many of the owners ~ please read how easy it is on our Booking page ~ or complete our convenient Booking Form, and we'll help you make your reservations. Many of our members offer wine tours and tastings, some have their own vineyards producing wine or Champagne, and others have olive groves and produce their own pure olive oils.  To learn more about these properties, please visit our Wine Estates page. 

Rent a château or self-catering gîte for a week or an apartment in a château for a few days. Whatever you choose, your experiences will create memories to last a lifetime.  And, if you are looking for that perfect venue or elegant location for a special family celebration, anniversary, birthday or wedding  ~ a château is the perfect place for a memorable marriage ceremony  ~ au Château offers you many from which to choose. Catering can be arranged in addition to such entertainment as live music and hot air balloon rides.

Occasionally, a château is for sale, and our web site provides information on some of the best. Perhaps you are seeking a charming country manor house or an historic and elegant castle ~ look at our Châteaux for Sale page first to see what we can offer. 

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