Imagine a private wine safari on your own 300 acre estate, or how about a summer truffle hunt? Enjoy a glass of award-winning wine while an expert cheesemonger introduces you to local cheeses. This 17th century chateau is just 20 minutes from Aix en Provence and has been home to generations of Provençal dynasties.


Driving along sun-drenched vineyards punctuated by cypress trees and pines the road winds past quaint farmer stands and flourishing wine cellars. Suddenly a sublime architectural jewel appears on the horizon, an Italian style chateau, and takes your breath away. A heavy iron gate opens wide leading you past an elegant cour d'honneur and French gardens where the serene sound of trickling fountains sets the mood.

A long swimming pool awaits you in the French gardens. A hot Jacuzzi hidden on the terrace of one of the towers with 360° views of the valley. Breakfast is served in the orangerie (fresh fruit, honey and jam from the region, traditional biscuits, etc), afternoon tea with a choice of homemade cakes can be taken in the courtyard under the shade of the platane trees. Lounge in one of the salons or enjoy the smoking room with family photos lining the walls.

With its sheer authenticity between period details and modernity and it's refined décor, the Chateau Bel Esprit offers you 6 Prestige Rooms, 2 Junior Suites and 3 Suites to choose from. Each room bears a name of personalities linked to the history.

Each apartment, of 30 to 75m2, carefully decorated, respects the successive episodes of the history of the castle. If one flourishes in the purest 1850 English style, another displays a magnigicent Louis XIV style. Those who love the 18th century or Napolean III styles as well as the 1900, Spanish, Provençal or even Italian-Venetian styles will also find exactly what they are looking for. Each room has an exceptional view over the Alpilles and the estate, park and vineyards. Rooms are all equipped with Wi-Fi & I-Phone dock, AC, Satellite TV, mini-bar, & Nespresso machine, safe, telephone, hairdryer.



  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Smoking Room
  • Orangery
  • Music & Library Room
  • Seminar room equipped with wall mounted screen, video-projectors, computer connection, Wi-Fi, PA system and Nespresso machine


Every bedroom is equipped with:

  • A queen-size or king-size bed
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite television
  • I-phone dock & free Wi-Fi system
  • Mini-bar + Nespresso machine
  • Safe & Hairdryer

Bedroom 1:Junior Suite 'Augustin Pyrame de Candolle'

  • Furniture that belonged to the Countess of Candolle
  • Superb view over the park and the nymphaeum
  • King-size bed
  • Bathroom with shower and bath, separate toilet

Bedroom 2:Suite ' Pierre Robineau de Baulieu'

  • View over the French gardens and their 'Temple of Love'
  • Separate salon
  • Authentic décor with Louis XVI period wallpaper and furniture
  • Dressing room
  • En-suite bathroom with shower and bath, separate toilet


Bedroom 3:Prestige Room 'Pierre de Pontleroy'

  • Stunning view over lower courtyard and vines
  • Dressing room, king-size bed
  • En-suite bathroom and a separate toilet

Bedroom 4: Prestige Room 'Joseph-Pierre Pitton de Tournefort'

  • Decorated in the English style of the 1850's
  • View over the lower courtyard and the vines
  • Dressing Room, king-size bed
  • En-suite bathroom and a separate toilet

Bedroom 5:Prestige Room 'Horace-Benedit de Saussure'

  • With an authentic 1900's décor
  • View over the Alpilles and the main courtyard
  • Dressing room, king-size bed
  • En-suite bathroom with bath and shower, separate toilet

Bedroom 6:Prestige Room 'Alexandre Le Grande'

  • Decorated with Louis XIV period furniture
  • Outstanding view over the main courtyard of the Chateau Bel Esprit
  • Queen-size bed
  • En-suite bathroom with shower and bath and a separate toilet

Bedroom 7:Prestige Room 'Olivier de Serres'

  • Italian décor with 18th century furniture
  • Romantic view over the main courtyard and nymphaeum
  • Queen-size bed
  • Spacious en-suite bathroom with bath and large jet shower, separate toilet

Bedroom 8:Prestige Room 'Bérengère D'Alamanon'

  • Furnished with 18th century Provençal furniture
  • With a blue and yellow colour scheme, it enjoys a magnificent view over the gardens and the vines 
  • Queen-size bed
  • En-suite bathroom with shower and bath, separate toilet


Bedroom 9: Junior Suite ' Pierre D'Oraison'

  • Decorated in 18th century Italian style with period furniture
  • With a separate living area
  • Queen-size bed, dressing room
  • En-suite bathroom with bath and shower, separate toilet


Bedroom 10:Junior Suite 'Guillaume de Jullien'

  • 18th centuary Italian-Venetian atmosphere
  • Incredible view over the gardens through a 12th century Cistercian triple-lancet window
  • Separate study
  • King-size bed
  • En-suite bathroom with bath and shower, separate toilet


Bedroom 11:Suite 'Pierre D'Alamanon'

  • With authentic 17th century Spanish décor
  • Made up of two living areas
  • Mezzanine with a King-size bed
  • 2 living areas with a single bed
  • Bathroom with 'Azulejo' glazed tiles, shower and bath

Gardens: Impeccably maintained French gardens and an organic vegetable garden which serves the kitchen.

Views: Exceptional views over the Alpilles and the estate, park and vineyards.

Why we like it: A property with an amazing history, but with a contemporary elegance that allows you to feel ike a modern day King or Queen.



  • Private Pool
  • WiFi
  • Spa Facilities
  • A/C
  • A/C in Bedrooms
  • Satellite TV
  • Sound System
  • Helipad
  • Tennis Court
  • Boules
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
Villa Specialist Adam Coats

Adam Coats

Villa Specialist



Approximate location.


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    15 minute drive

  • Beaches

    50 minute drive

RATES - Per Week

High 01 Jan 2019
- 01 Jan 2019
- 01/01/19
£ 89,798 $ 118,457 € 95,185


  • Marseille airport icon
    Marseille airport

    45 minute drive

  • Avignon train station icon
    Avignon train station

    1 hour drive


  • Numerous bassins so children should be strictly supervised

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