Thinking of staying in a hotel when you visit France? Think again.
AirBnB has the advantage of allowing tourists a home from home. Access to a working kitchen helps visitors host dinners, or simply make the most of fresh local produce. The friendly neighborhood vibe is often more welcoming than hotels in business districts.
AirBnB is also a fabulous way for travelers looking for a unique housing experience. Never lived in a castle? Now’s your chance. Here are 5 of Frenchly’s favorite French châteaux for your next fairytale trip of a lifetime:
1. Le Château de Plantey– $125/Night
If you’re heading to the south of France, be sure to check out the Château de Plantey. Located in Labastide-Castel-Amouroux in the Lot-et-Garonne department, this chateau offers proximity to the historic caves of Domme, the town of Issigeac, and medieval Belves, listed as the most beautiful village in France.
2. Le Château d’Arc-en-Barrois– $59/Night
If you’re a champagne lover, consider staying at the Château d’Arc-en-Barrois- it’s located in France’s Champagne region! This château also features proximity to the charming village of Arc-en-Barrois. The town is known for its nearby forest, which is one of the largest in France, and is perfect for hiking.
3. Le Château de Lalande– $68/Night
Located in Crozon-sur-Vauvre, Centre, France, this beautiful 16th century château sits near George Sand’s home in her “vallée noire.” Nearby, tourists can visit the locations mentioned in Sand’s novels. The property also includes 60 acres of land, and the home features 18th century-style decor.
4. Le Château Marojallia– $274/Night
This stately château is located in the vineyards of Margaux in Aquitaine, one of the most respected wine areas of the world. If you’re a wine-lover, it’s the perfect place to stay. Be sure to also visit the village of Margaux, known for its wine outlets and surrounding castles.
5. Le Château Sainte Colombe– $112
Just ten minutes from Montpellier, this luxurious property includes a pool, sauna, hammam, gym, pool table, and free bicycle use. Montpellier is located on the Mediterranean Sea on the south coast of France, so this château offers proximity to the city and the beach for a well-rounded vacation.
Feeling inspired? Check out Airbnb for its full listing of châteaux for rent in France, and get ready for an unforgettable vacation.