A magnificently renovated Medieval Chateau in the South of France, close to Mirepoix, sitting in 10 acres of parkland with a private pool and sleeping up to 29 people in 14 bedrooms. Perfect for weddings and events. Prices shown are for 29 guests and wedding event. Please enquire for weekends and holiday rates.
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Chateau du Chevalier sits in Cathar Castle County and so offers a historical back drop to your wedding in the South of France.
Prices shown are for the rental for 29 people plus an event. Please enquire for prices for holidays and large group accommodation
Guillaume de Plaigne was a Cathar Lord who built the Chateau in the 13th century. It then passed through the hands of the Knights of Malta when it became a military headquarters, or Commandery.
Today, imposing as it still stands, the artist-owner has created a family home with modern comforts and contemporary touches, all within the Chateau's Medieval walls.
The accommodation is shared between the Chateau itself and an independent cottage: the chateau boasting 10 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms and the cottage 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Each bedroom has been beautifully decorated. Thought has gone into furnishings and artwork to create a special environment in which guests can rest. The cottage is very private with its own driveway and gates.
Alongside the bedrooms sit 4 reception rooms including the Knights Hall on the first floor, an 86m2 reception room with a splendid floor to ceiling fire place, chandeliers and library area. It is a magical space for an autumn or winter wedding ceremony (not available for use outside weddings/events).
Leading out of the entrance hall, two sets of stairs lead down to the front of the Chateau and onto the lawns.
Prices quoted are inclusive of the wedding fee for up to 150 guests, and for both chateau and cottage accommodation. 3 night wedding packages are also available. Should you be interested in renting this South of France Chateau for a different event or simply for a wonderful family holiday, please contact us for details.
The Owner has a Marquee Company contact who offer Chateau Guests discount.
A Magnificent Chateau to rent in the South of France
The accommodation at Chateau du Chevalier comprises the Chateau itself and an independent cottage, sleeping up to 29 guests in the 2 properties.
A large entrance hall, complete with wooden floors and panelling, takes you past an independent WC through to a hallway from which leads the pretty summer drawing room of 34m2 with double doors leading onto the lawns.
The Woad Dining room, 44m2, is adorned with murals and tapestries with a table to sit 20 people. It has a working fireplace. A door takes you into the kitchen, with a working fireplace and very well equipped with 2 ovens and 2 dishwashers. From the kitchen there are stairs leading to the garden.
Bedroom 1 - Sphynge bedroom 35m2
140cm double bed with en suite bathroom with shower, washbasin and separate wc with washbasin
Bedroom 2 - Parisian bedroom 24m2
2 single beds with en suite bathroom, with bath, washbasin and wc. This leads into the tower which houses,
Bedroom 3 - Leleu bedroom 15m2
Double bed, 140cm
Bedrooms 2 and 3 are perfect for families.
Bedroom 4 - Yellow bedroom 21m2
2 single beds
Bedroom 5 - Arlequin bedroom 16m2
2 single beds
Bedrooms 4 and 5 share a bathroom with bath, shower, washbasin and wc. The shower sits in the 16th century tower!
There is a second independent wc on this floor.
A grand staircase leads to the
The Knights' Hall - an 86m2 with a dominating floor to ceiling 16th century fire place and bookcases all around. This magnificent hall can seat up to 130 people (not available for use outside weddings/events).
The Billiard Room 45m2 leads off the Knights' hall and can accommodate 3 or 4 extra tables for events. An Upstairs Dining room lies off the Knights' Hall. Off this dining room there are back stairs, perfect for caterers to use.
A small chapel can be found in the tower.
Also on this floor are 5 bedrooms and a separate wc leading from the corridor.
Bedroom 6 - Commander bedroom 25m2
with a 140cm double bed
Bedroom 7 - Pink bedroom - the Master Suite 45m2
with a raised level with a queen size bed and striking wooden furnishings, an en suite bathroom with shower, washbasin and wc
Bedroom 8 - Blue bedroom 45m2
with queen size bed and 1 single bed (suitable for a child) and an ensuite bathroom with shower, washbasin and wc
Bedroom 9 - Venitian bedroom 28m2
has a double bed and an en suite bathroom with shower, washbasin and wc which leads through to
Bedroom 10 - American bedroom 15m2
A round bedroom in the tower with a double bed.
Bedrooms 9 and 10 can be used as a family suite.
The Cottage (can be rented independently of the Chateau - please ask for details - if the Chateau is empty the pool can be made available to Cottage Guests at a supplementary charge).
A well equipped kitchen, dining room, lounge and independent wc.
Bedroom 1 - Chardin bedroom 14m2
Double bed with en suite shower and washbasin
Bedroom 2 - Soleil bedroom 16m2
Two single beds
Bedroom 3 - Shaker bedroom 14m2
Two single beds
Bedroom 4 - Boston bedroom 14m2
Two single beds
The three bedrooms share a bathroom with bath, washbasin and separate wc.
All you will need for your holiday in the South of France
In the Chateau
Large American Fridge
A second Fridge and Freezer
Iron & board
6 x hairdryers (1 in each bathroom)
2 x cots
Possibility of extra folding beds on request
Laundry room in the cellar
Billiard Room with French Billiard Table
In the Cottage
Fridge and freezer
Electric oven & hob
Iron and Board
2 x hairdryers
There is ample garden furniture for both properties and car parking for 50 cars
Enjoy A Private Pool and Gardens at this South of France Castle
The Chateau and Cottage sit in 10 acres of parkland. With its trees and shrubs, lawns and avenues, it offers the freedom and space to choose the perfect place in which to celebrate a wedding, a gathering of friends or a family event. There is plenty of space for a marquee.
To the side of the Chateau, the swimming pool, 10m x 6m and 1.6m deep, sits on the manicured lawns which spill over into the fields beyond. There is a little stream that runs through the grounds.
There is parking for 50 cars.
Near to this magnificent Chateau near Carcassonne you will find
Essential shops and a bakery just 6km from the Chateau
Mirepoix, a lovely town with a quintessential South of France market held on every Monday and Thursday.
The famed city of Carcassonne is approximately 50kms away linking the Cathar history to Chateau du Chevalier. As an all year round destination, it really does have so much to offer visitors, old and young! Carcassonne has annual arts and music festivals and the firework displays, especially on the 14th July, Bastille day, are incredible.
The Pyrenees Ariegeoises Natural Regional Park to walk, cycle, horse ride and take in the flora and fauna of the countryside - approx 80km
For more information about this region, please refer to our Languedoc Regional Guide
For information on reaching Languedoc, please refer to our South France Travel Information Guide
Carcassonne airport: approx 44km
Toulouse International Airport: approx 85km
Perpignan airport: approx 163km
Girona airport, Spain: approx 260 km
Train links to the South of France:
Carcassonne SNCF station: approx 49km
Car rental at Carcassonne station.
South of France by Road:
Chateau du Chevalier is approximately a 10h drive (non-stop) from Calais and under 9h (non-stop) from the ports of Caen and Le Havre.
A Wedding Chateau in the South of France
The Chateau sits in lovely countryside in the Aude department of the Languedoc.
Just 6km away you will find the essential boulangerie, grocers, café-bar, and pharmacy.
The historical, and very pretty of Mirepoix is approximately 16km from the Chateau and has a selection of shops, bars and restaurants. The market is on a Monday and Thursday morning. Two restaurants worth noting are Le Relais de Mirepoix and L'Autre Jardin.
For the sporty (distances are approximate):
Tennis courts: 6km
Canoe hire: 6km
Cycle hire: 14km
Lac de la Cavayere - under an hour in the direction of Carcassonne. You'll find picnic areas, acrobranch, lake activities such as pedalos, huge inflatable slides and obstacles, crazy golf and a children's play park. All within a stunning setting.
There is a Paragliding centre in Mirepoix for those who'd like to see the Occitanie from the air!
Prices for dates outside of the current year are subject to confirmation.
|From||Until||Rate Type||Weekly Rate||Minimum Stay|
|2nd Sep 2023||16th Dec 2023||Low||€10,535||7 nights|
|16th Dec 2023||6th Jan 2024||High||€11,700||7 nights|
|6th Jan 2024||29th Jun 2024||Low||€11,012||7 nights|
|29th Jun 2024||31st Aug 2024||High||€12,176||7 nights|
|31st Aug 2024||14th Dec 2024||Low||€11,012||7 nights|
|14th Dec 2024||31st Dec 2024||High||€12,176||7 nights|