Chateau de Montcaud, Provence, France 23rd April - 30th April 2025

Our Top Tip

Popular venue - this year was a sell-out - don't delay!

Western Provence

Western Provence is known for its stunning natural landscapes, warm climate, excellent cuisine, historic towns and a rich cultural heritage. We spent two weeks at the Chateau in April 2024 and our guests adored it! From our feedback forms we had the highest score ever for hotel quality/service (96%) and food (95%). Click HERE to see our photos.

One of the highlights of our stay this year was the wonderful cuisine, always beautifully presented, fresh and totally delicious. Head chef Matthieu Hervé has won many culinary awards and gained a Michelin star in March 2024 for the fine dining restaurant in the Chateau. Click HERE to read about him. For next year guests will be able to upgrade to the gourmet restaurant for one evening (subject to availability).

Chateau de Montcaud

Built in 1843 by silk merchant Alexandre Collain in the fertile vineyards and pretty hilltop villages of the unspoilt Cèze Valley, 5-star Chateau de Montcaud is both an opulent country hide-away and welcoming family home. Like many large estates, it fell into disrepair at one point, but new ownership in 2016 by a charming Swiss family and an extensive renovation have seen Collain’s legacy restored to its former glory.

With its sweeping central staircase, beautiful tiled floors and high frescoed ceilings adorned with antique chandeliers, the Chateau is undeniably grand. Yet the 29 rooms and suites are elegant in their simplicity with tall windows looking out over 12 acres of manicured gardens, complete with grotto, lake and ancient trees. There is also a heated swimming pool and a well-maintained tennis court. Twenty metres from the Chateau, the former stables (the Mas) have been converted into the stylish restaurant and light-filled meeting room - both on the ground floor and accessible.

For more information about Chateau de Montcaud and to see their photo gallery, please visit their website by clicking HERE. 

Excursions and Activities 

Stroll through the Chateau’s leafy grounds to find the hidden grotto or go exploring further afield - there are some wonderful walks on the doorstep. Take one of the hotel’s bikes (or e-bikes) and cycle along the Cèze River to the Sautadet waterfalls. Stop for a drink in one of the lovely local villages such as La Roque- sur-Cèze. A bit more pedalling could take you to charming Lussan, one of the ‘most beautiful villages’ in France. From its ramparts, breathtaking views stretch for miles in every direction.

The beautiful, bustling and historic town of Uzès (30 minutes drive) has some fabulous boutique shops as well as one of the best markets in Provence. Every Wednesday and Saturday, by the arches of its magnificent central square, Place-aux-Herbes, you’ll find smiling locals offering mouthwatering, regional produce. Cheeses, garlic, wine, flowers, lavender, olive oil...Provence’s most famous towns are within easy reach by car with superb historic sites to visit. These include Avignon’s Palais des Papes; Nîmes for some of the finest Roman monuments outside Italy; and Arles, where Vincent Van Gogh cut off his left ear. The spectacular Roman amphitheatres of Arles and Orange are well worth the trip alone.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Pont du Gard aqueduct is one of the best-preserved Roman sites in the world. Built in the first century to carry water to Nîmes, it remains the only example of a three-story antique bridge still standing. Gaze in wonder at its beauty - don’t miss the fascinating museum! We will be organising two wonderful optional excursions and we will contact you nearer the time with full details.

For More Information

Price from £2151* includes:

  • 7 nights' stay in this stunning 5-star luxury hotel 
  • Half board every day including selected wines at dinner
  • Reception with aperitif and canapés on the first evening 
  • Transfers from Marseille Airport for a specific BA flight from London 
  • All bridge tuition, course notes and prizes

For prices and more information, please click HERE to download the brochure

*with 10% loyalty discount (if booked before 31st July 2024)

Prices per person NT
Full price, twin occupancy £2390 £2490 £2790 £2990
Twin occ with 10% discount £2151 £2241 £2511 £2691
Full price, single occupancy £2650 £2850 £3300
Single occ with 10% discount £2385 £2565 £2970

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Bistro de Montcaud

Talented head chef, Matthieu Hervé, has won many prestigious awards including a Michelin star in March 2024 for the fine dining restaurant at the Chateau. He delivers a superb range of dishes from seasonal fare, which will be a highlight of your stay. He focuses on regional terre et mer cuisine with fish and shellfish from the south coast and high-quality meat sourced locally. Expect excellent food with friendly and welcoming service.