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How to Rent a Castle in France

Looking to add a touch of royalty to your next vacation? Then you will definitely want to rent a castle in France! There are plenty of stunning castles located all across the country, so you’re sure to find one that suits your needs. Plus, what’s more romantic than spending your days in a real-life fairytale castle?

Rent Castle in France
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Be aware that most castles are only available for rent during certain months of the year. So if you have your heart set on a particular castle, make sure to check its availability first. These luxury properties also have a high property capacity of around 20 people, dining rooms, towers, and more!

So what are you waiting for? Start planning your dream vacation today by renting a castle in France!

Rent Castle in France

There are a surprising amount of castles for rent in France so here are the best ones that you can book today! Most of these properties have a property’s minimum nightly price and sometimes have additional fees or owner fees. Some also have a minimum number of nights like having a weekly stay.

1. Castle -Private Swimming Pool

How to Rent a Castle in France
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Average Nightly Price: $460

Number of Guests: 20+

Number of Bedrooms: 10

Guest Rating: 4.9/5 (100+ Reviews)

Location: Varenne-Saint-Germain, Burgundy, France

Amenities

  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Kitchen
  • Private Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Large Library
  • Washing machine
  • Parking

2. Historical Monument Between Bayeux and the Landing Beaches

Château rental France
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Average Nightly Price: $199

Number of Guests: 10

Number of Rooms: 4

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Guest Rating: 4.7/5 (70+ Reviews)

Location: Tour-en-Bessin, Calvados, France

Amenities

  • Linens provided
  • Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Wifi speed100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices)
  • Kitchen
  • Private pool
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Books
  • Washing machine
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking

3. Castle Nestled in the Forest of “Le Perche” Region – Lower Normandy

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Average Nightly Price: $535

Number of Guests: 14

Number of Rooms: 7

Guest Rating: 4.9/5 (60+ Reviews)

Location: La Saucelle, Eure-et-Loir, France

Amenities

  • Internet
  • Linens provided
  • Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking

4. Castle Near Puy du Fou, in the Heart of the Vendée Countryside

castle for rent France
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Average Nightly Price: $328

Number of Guests: 27

Number of Rooms: 11

Guest Rating: 4.8/5 (40+ Reviews)

Location: La Flocelliere, Sèvremont, Vendée, France

Amenities

  • Internet
  • Linens provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Private pool
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Tennis Court
  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking

5. Luxury Lakeside Castle, Island, Pool, 100 + Acre Park, Weddings, Reunions

private castle rental France
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Average Nightly Price: $2,223

Number of Guests: 38

Number of Rooms: 11

Guest Rating: 5/5 (40+ Reviews)

Location: Grez-Neuville, Maine-et-Loire, France

Amenities

  • Internet
  • Linens provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Kitchen
  • Private pool
  • Pool house
  • Tennis court
  • Boat
  • Games
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair accessible

6. Château de la Voûte

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Average Nightly Price: $1,070

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Number of Guests: 20

Number of Rooms: 9

Guest Rating: 4.5/5 (40+ Reviews)

Location: Troo, Loir-et-Cher, France

Amenities

  • Internet
  • Linens provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fitness Room/gym
  • Kitchen
  • Spa whirlpool
  • Indoor Heated Pool
  • Hammam
  • Bicycles
  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Game Room with pool table
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Elevator

7. Chateau du Perche on a Wooded Park

castle holiday rental france
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Average Nightly Price: $385

Number of Guests: 12

Number of Rooms: 6

Guest Rating: 4.8/5 (30+ Reviews)

Location: Courgeout, Orne, France

Amenities

  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Kitchen
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Fire pit
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking

8. Your Own Petit Chateau Near Sarlat, Private Pool and Turrets

medieval castle for rent france
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Average Nightly Price: $367

Number of Guests: 8

Number of Rooms: 4

Guest Rating: 5/5 (30+ Reviews)

Location: Saint-Andre-dʼAllas, Dordogne, France

Amenities

  • Internet
  • Linens provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Kitchen
  • Private pool
  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking

9. Large Fortress in Chateaux with Indoor Swimming Pool and Sauna

large castle for rent france
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Average Nightly Price: $909

Number of Guests: 19

Number of Rooms: 10

Guest Rating: 4.8/5 (30+ Reviews)

Location: Charbogne, Ardennes, France

Amenities

  • Internet
  • Linens provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Sauna
  • Indoor Pool
  • Bicycles
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Books
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
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10. French Castle – Majestic Historical House Near Paris

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Average Nightly Price: $1,283

Number of Guests: 35

Number of Rooms: 16

Guest Rating: 4.9/5 (20+ Reviews)

Location: Dangeau, Eure-et-Loir, France

Amenities

  • Internet
  • Linens provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Fireplace in salon
  • Wood stove
  • Kitchen
  • Private pool
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Bicycles
  • Games
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking

Why are Chateaux Cheap in France?

Chateaux are cheap in France because they are hard to maintain. Most French castles are in the French countryside, making them not very accessible. There is usually a small local village nearby, however, the manpower that it takes to maintain a castle is not available.

It is also very difficult to make any changes to a castle even after you buy it because they are so old (some are even from the middle ages!) You will have to get permission for every little change that you make to the building which requires a lot of time and money.

Can You Stay in a Château in France?

Yes, you can stay in a château in France. On VRBO there are over 300 castles and more than 1,000 on Airbnb in France. You can rent a whole castle in France from $200-$1,000+ per night.

So if you like any of these castles make sure to book them before it’s too late!

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