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Villa 23058 Provence, France

Sleeps: 20

Chateau Ste Genevieve
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With 10 double bedrooms and more than 10 bathrooms to accommodate up to 20 guests in luxurious comfort, the Chateau even has separate staff quarters. The Chateau is available year round and the location offers an unrivalled range of activities during all the seasons.

One of Europe's oldest renovated chateaux is available for your family holiday or reunion! The Chateau is located in the Savoie region of France at the base of the French Alps. Originally built by French monks as a priory in 1032-1033, the property was transformed into a chateau by Barron Charles-Albert Favier du Noyer in 1828. The Chateau changed hands three times before being bought and completely restored by the current owners, who have brought modern charm to the chateau whilst maintaining an historical and architectural integrity. Cooking classes and wine tasting are available on request. Please enquire.

Interior and grounds

The 10 double bedrooms all have en-suite bathrooms and are truly unique. For maximum privacy there is also a separate staff apartment. The views of the Alps and Mt. Blanc are breathtaking and host a range of activities.

In addition to the bedrooms there is also a large, fully equipped kitchen for relaxed meals and a more formal dining room. Two outdoor terraces can be used for dining and relaxing. There is also a main reception room for socializing. The library is the ideal place to relax and escape with a good book. The salon is a great place for listening to music or enjoying a glass of wine and unwinding. There is a pool table, a bar and a stereo in a games room. The home theatre comes with over 550 films to watch and satellite television. There is also a fully equipped office with PC for internet access, phone and fax.

Outside there are 17 acres of private grounds to explore with 2 dining terraces and views of the Alps & Mont-Blanc. There is also plenty of parking.

Location and local information

Both Geneva & Lyon international airports are 130km away. The nearest town is St. Jean de la Porte 2km away.

The chateau is the ideal place to enjoy the typical French lifestyle and escape a hectic city life. With 3 local bakeries, a cheese shop and open-air markets that invite exploring you won’t go hungry! The nearby villages and towns have excellent shopping and dining opportunities. Children can entertain themselves in the huge private grounds.

Albertville hosted the 1992 winter Olympics and is less than 17 Miles (27km) away. Chambéry, the former capital of the independent state of Savoie is 14 miles (22km) away. Water activities and sightseeing are available at Lakes Bourget and Annecy and are less than 28 miles (45km) from the chateau. The Savoie and Haute-Savoie are perfect for walks in the forest or lazing in the sun and there is something here for all tastes and ages.

There is an incredible range of activities on offer in the area and that is one of the main reasons families enjoy their stay in this chateau. Where else could you go for a bike ride in the warm summer sun, trek glaciers, paraglide and taste local wines all in one day? Imagine the possibilities in a week or a month!

Cooking classes and wine tasting are available on request. Please enquire.

Catering and services

Catering is available at the chateau by local catering companies (traiteurs) - typically this will cost from 30 euros per person for a 4-course meal. Alternatively it is possible to hire a cook from the local village/town who can do any cooking that you wish during your stay – they are also usually happy to buy the food and clear up afterwards. Costs are typically between 10 and 15 euros per hour.

Maid service is available for between 10 and 15 euros per hour. Cooking classes and wine tasting are available on request. Please enquire.

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