Mazelles Castle - MAZ105OL

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The foothills of the Cévennes mountains positively embrace this stone chateau in Languedoc. Sitting at the top of the 19th century tower with a 360 degree view, you’ll feel like a king or queen of the forest below. The three reception halls and yoga/seminar room make this a clever choice for a company retreat or family reunion.

Property Description

The wide, wonderful private pool is the centerpiece of outdoor life at this holiday chateau. No less stunning are the mountain views from the dining terrace, or from the many nooks and crannies in the chateau itself. The 11 bedrooms are all furnished simply, letting hills outside adorn the space. The kitchen is a special treat - it has been beautifully updated, yet it's still in harmony with the old stone ceiling above.

Tucked on the edge of the Cevennes National Park, there are unlimited outdoor adventures to be had from your holiday chateau. Be ready to retreat from the world - the nearest tiny town (Banne) is a 25 minute walk away. Not just avid hikers be in heaven, there are natural wonders nearby everyone will love; in particular you'll want to visit the caves and grottoes of la Cocalière.

  • Featured
  • WiFi Internet
  • Heated Pool
  • Winter Heating
  • Games Room
  • Private Pool


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Arrival after 4pm, Departure by 10am. Times may be flexible out of high season.
The main house offers a rustic elegance and comfort on a grand scale including three reception rooms, a yoga/seminar hall, two fully-equipped kitchens, 11 double bedrooms (9 doubles & 2 twins) and 5 bathrooms & WCs. A floor plan can be seen in the last 2 photos of the selection.

Outside there are dining terraces and a 21m private, secure swimming pool. Dine out on the terrace overlooking your own private valley or climb the tower and marvel at the 360 degree view.
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The nearest airport is Nimes (1hour 15mins) and the nearest town is Banne. Banne hosts an art festival during the summer and is a meeting point for various guided hikes. The nearest train station is Nimes, but for certain trains Valance TGV or Avignon are sometimes preferable.

Grab a map from the living room and set off into nature. Here on the edge of the Cevennes national park there’s so much to explore, including forests, rivers and viaducts. Take a 25 minute walk downhill to the medieval village of Banne. Nearby are the deep caves and grottes of la Cocalliere. Swim in our new 21 metre pool or take a short drive to an idyllic swimming hole, complete with enormous rocks and a waterfall.

There are tennis courts in St. Paul le Jeune and les Vans. Biking in the cevennes means miles of unspoiled scenery, wildflowers, wildlife, and few human encounters. The Ardèche river with its famous Pont d'Arc is a short drive away. It is easy to rent canoes and you can spend the day floating down the river or sun bathing on the shores.

The Pont du Gard was built shortly before the Christian era to allow the aqueduct of Nîmes (which is almost 50 km long) to cross the Gard river. The Roman architects and hydraulic engineers who designed this bridge, which stands almost 50m high, created a technical and artistic masterpiece.

Uzes is a popular market town. Between Nimes and Avignon, this discreet but elegant town is a rare find. Market day is Saturday. Don’t miss it!

Visit the beautiful walled city of Avignon, where you can learn about the history of the Papacy in France or explore its elegant shops. For lunch head north to Chateauneuf-du-Pape, home to the finest wines of the Rhone valley.

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