This magnificent 17th century chateau, originally belonging to Cardinal Jerome de Grimaldi who held court here from 1655 to 1685, is situated in its own park-like grounds on the outskirts of the small town of Puyricard, only 4 miles (7 kms) north of Aix en Provence. The 12 acre grounds consist of formal gardens with statues, lawns, fountains, a 15th century tower and the ruins of the Cardinalís Palace.
The extensive gardens and spacious terraces, with beautiful views of Mt. Saint Victoire and the nearby villages, are perfect for outdoor entertaining and functions, and the 1800 square ft. Cardinalís chapel, is an ideal location for weddings, dinner parties and concerts. A tennis court and swimming pool (11 x 7 metres) were built in 1998 in the magnificent setting of the 17th century ruins of the Cardinalís Palace, within the grounds.
The interiors of the chateau are beautifully furnished, in keeping with the period, but with all modern comforts. The living room and library are in warm ProvenÁal yellows and furnished with beautiful antiques, mirrors, paintings and fireplaces. The dining room has 18th century hand painted walls. There are also two gamesí rooms and a cellar wine bar and disco. The property is available for rent for family holidays, weddings, seminars, fashion shoots or filming.
Entrance hall. Living room with open fireplace and a grand piano. Dining room. Both living room and dining room open to a spacious side terrace with outdoor dining area, with a fountain and magnificent views, floodlit in the evenings. Library with panelled walls and wall to wall bookcases, fireplace and desk. Kitchen with large fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, and opening to back terrace. Small sitting room with games table, also opening to back terrace. Cloakroom. Laundry room.
Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (bath, shower and separate WC). Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with separate shower and WC. Double bedroom with large bathroom with separate shower, WC and dressing area. Twin bedroom with shower bathroom with WC. 2 smaller double bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms.
Double bedroom, sharing a bathroom with a twin bedroom. Large games room with billiard table, card table, large satellite TV, stereo, sofas and gym equipment.
Lower Ground Floor
Wine Bar with small discotheque, with stereo and strobe lighting.
Puyricard within ľ mile
Aix en Provence 4 miles
Marseille Airport 30 mins.