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A Bucket List Experience In The French Countryside

Rather a family event, friendly gathering, a business retreat or a wedding, this magical location with over 500 years of history crafts in detail your time and experience in a private village that can hold up to 180 guests onsite.

The Castelnau is perched high on a hilltop, surrounded by countryside, in beautiful Gascony, South West France. It’s the perfect setting for a unique experience; 3 days minimum, of gathering, peace and/or celebrations within the walls of this historic stronghold. Here is a French venue that offers freedom to craft your experience, your way, where the only limits are your own imagination. Stroll the streets and wander between the houses in your very own village, where every inhabitant is your guest.

The Feeling Of “Once Upon A Time” Today, Everyday…

The Castelnau is a real fortified village dating from 1143 AC – sleeping 80 guests within 14 carefully renovated houses. This special place allows the possibility to bring all your friends and/or family together and leave the outside world behind for a few (or more) precious days. To do an event, get married, or just be in a relaxed mode, inside these ancient stone walls, promises to be the best time of your lives, making memories that will endure a lifetime.

Lifetime Experience

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Why not share your unforgettable day with all those that are nearest and dearest to your heart. At The Castelnau, we offer more than a beautiful setting for your stay, we offer a true sense of community. With 14 uniquely designed houses perfect for families large and small, groups of friends, there is more than enough space for all your guests to find comfort and community.

Eating As Never Experienced Before

Situated in gastronomic Gascony, the land of foie gras, Armagnac, all things duck, and everything that is truly delicious. At the village we work only with the very best caterers who can deliver a variety of styles and prices to suit every approach.
The emphasis is on seasonal, local produce, abundant in this rich area of France.

Match local wines with canapés and food stands dotted around the gardens. Champagne and cocktails as the sunsets… During your stay, immerse yourself in the delights of seasonal Gascon cuisine and let the onsite private chef, Anneli, help to organise your breakfasts, lunches, bespoke dinners, BBQs, brunches, picnics or buffets.

Indoor & Outdoors Spaces

The west side of the 17th century Monumental Stables (National Heritage) has been beautifully renovated into an incredible space for eating and entertaining. There is a large vaulted reception hall of 180sqm with a commercial kitchen attached for all catering possibilities. It can comfortably seat 150 guests. The reception room leads out through huge arched windows to a grassy terrace with stunning views which can also hold up to 200 seated.
Above the reception hall is a purpose built conference room of 100sqm with internet access and a capacity of 40, as well as a huge roof top terrace of 250sqm with incredible views of the surrounding countryside.

In the centre of The Castelnau is a 13th Century church, carefully renovated, with a seated capacity of up to 180. Religious ceremonies are allowed, permission must be sought from the local Parish and English and French speaking priests are possible.

Breathtaking Landscape

Ever heard about the magnificent summer nights of the land of the Musketeers? Or maybe about the outstanding beautiful Gascony landscapes that flourish through wonderful colors, designing that unique summer vacation dream that we only see in old movies? Well the good news is that it doesn’t only exist on screen, as The Castelnau has the pleasure to share with you our sunny Gascony days all year long.

Private Events

Host your next event at Castelnau des Fieumarcon, an entire village in the South of France

Nothing says ‘quality time’ better than being in your very own village in the French countryside, surrounded by great people, incredible views, and the comfort of knowing all of your neighbors. Whether you’re celebrating a family occasion or hosting a memorable corporate retreat, Castelnau des Fieumarcon will take your next gathering to a whole new level.

The Castelnau is the ideal location for yoga retreats, family gatherings, corporate retreats and much more. Much more than a place to stay, it’s the grounds on which you can build your vision, create something unique, and bring people together. Here at Castelnau, we want you to paint the picture and choose the details. Tell us your wildest visions and we’ll do everything we can to bring it to life. We’ll take care of all of the logistics to ensure you have a seamless and relaxing stay. Whatever the event, we’ll make sure it’s one to remember.

Holidays

An Exceptional Holiday Opportunity

As of Spring 2020, The Castelnau is delighted to open its doors once again to guests looking for a one of a kind holiday experience.

Choose from the 14 individual houses scattered within the village walls, each with it’s own garden, The Castelnau can offer you and your loved ones a peaceful retreat from the world to enjoy safely together.

By renting a house or two (or the whole village) to share amongst yourselves, you can reside within this historic private fortress with access to the beautiful countryside of Gascony, the gastronomy of this amazing region, with exceptional local wines and many activities to explore.
Within the village itself you can discover all the areas, feed the goats, lounge by the pool or play hide and seek in all the secret corners.
With a chef onsite, private dining is possible in numerous locations, pre-prepared meals can be ordered, breakfasts delivered to your door.

About The Castelnau

The Castelnau is an event venue unlike any other! The concept of taking over an entire fortified village for a special occasion is truly unique and offers our guests an enormous amount of freedom to create their event entirely their own way. The Castelnau is a place where people can be all together, sharing special moments but also find space and peace to relax and breathe in the countryside all around them. From it’s elevated location, Gascon scenery flows as far as the eye can see from every direction. And every corner of the village offers another place to explore, unwind and appreciate life.

What is Castelnau des Fieumarcon

It is a fortified stronghold over 800 years old. Functioning as a hotel but offering 14 individual houses for guests, multiple gardens and terraces, a banquet hall and an open air chateau. The village is a monument to Gascon architecture, filled with antiques and art. Once a thriving medieval village and now brought back to life for celebrating special moments in life with the people you love.
The owner will tell you in his own words some of the history of this ancient village and how it came to be still living, breathing and evolving still today.

Short History

 The origins of the Fieumarcon Stronghold can be traced back to the 12th and the 13th centuries. There was a Guillaume de Fieumarcon who died in 1231. He had a brother who was knighted by Richard the Lionheart (1157 – 1199). Othon 11 – 1250 – was a faithful vassal of the Kings of England, the legitimate sovereigns of Gascony and there was no Gascon gentleman more loyal to them than he was. Saint Simon and Catenat both praise the Military prowess of the Fieumarcons.