Castle jewel glimmering in the rolling hills of the French Countryside welcoming guests with its luscious gardens, fresh dining and star-studded past.
Set in a 17th century castle, Château de la Ballue is listed as a historic monument due to the fact the land has been fortified since ancient times. Today, the Château de la Ballue is best known for its ornately styled gardens that have inspired contemporary artists such as Niki de Saint Phalle, Robert Rauschenberg and Antoni Tapies. With topiaries, old trees, and fountains, there is a unique combination of shade and sun that make the gardens such an enticing spot.
Along with wandering the grounds, guests can also enjoy use of the outdoor spa and sauna, the heated outdoor pool, or relax on the deckchairs by the pond. In an effort to retains its authentic historical characteristics, the Château de la Ballue has been carefully renovated and decorated with period furnishings yet still has all the modern amenities and fixtures required. With its stunning gardens, royal-inspired lodgings, it’s no wonder that literary celebrities have enjoyed a trip to Château de la Ballue.
Château de la Ballue is ideal if you’re looking for an elegant base to explore the Emerald Coast.
Open Year Round
Double rooms start from 210 € per night. Use the calendar to find the rate and availability on a specific date and to book online.
Free access to the gardens. Normally costing €9.50 per person for a tour, guests of the Château de la Ballue can explore for free. The gardens include a maze called the Labyrinth, inspired by drawings by Le Corbusier, which challenges all that enter. There is so much history and beauty contained in the gardens you’ll find them completely mesmerizing.
Bar: There is a bar at Château de la Ballue and a piano room.
Restaurant: A breakfast buffet with a local selection of breakfast treats is available in the mornings. The nearby town of Bazouges-La-Pérouse has options for dining during other meal times. Breakfast price is 20EUR for an adult, 10 EUR for children between 10 and 15 and free for children under 10.
Cultural exploration, Family holidays, Honeymoons, Luxury stay
Countryside, Hills, Remote location