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  • Enjoy a stay at Château de Pondres, a 12th century castle that has been renovated to showcase modern comforts and amenities while showcasing its opulent history.
  • Discover the pink, flamboyant flamingos of Camargue, the awe-inspiring Arena of Nimes, the inspiring Pont du Gard and more from this central location - close to Nimes and Montpellier!
  • Enjoy a stay in an elegant Signature Room at this 10-room boutique on a bed and breakfast basis.

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Your Destination

Located in tiny and idyllic Villevieille and surrounded by 15 hectares of gardens, the Château De Pondres is the ideal place to get away from every day toil and struggle and quietly rediscover the sublime. The Château is perched on a park populated with cypresses from Provence, Aleppo pines, laurestines and Great White Oak trees that are over 2 centuries old. The flowered banks of the Aygalade River act as a border to the spellbinding wildland, where you can delightfully lose yourself day after day during your stay. Amble down the forest paths thick with ivy and laurels as you reconvene with nature in this Languedoc-Roussillon escape.

 

The castle gardens put the charming chaos of the park into an appealing 18th century order: orange groves, rose buds and flowering shrubs bloom in captivating patterns. Perfect for a mid-morning walk or sunset stroll, the gardens are sure to captivate with their colours and unique plants.

If you wish to leave the castle grounds, Sommieres is less than 10 minute drive away. Discover this historical medieval town where you can visit the ruins of a castle, a Roman bridge built under Emperor Tiberius and a fortified gate. Spend the day exploring the cafes and shops that have made their home among the vaults, arches and arcades that make up this Gallo-Roman village.
The Camargue is another enticing location: the second largest delta in the Mediterranean basin after the Nile, where you can discover a vast wetland of about 100,000 hectares, the largest in France. Over 400 species of bird call this unique location home, and Camargue horses are known to cool off in the waters.
Make use of the car hire option and take a day trip to Nimes or Montpellier. Roman heritage still looms over Nimes, where the Maison Carrée, Roman amphitheatre, Castellum Divisorium and the vestiges of the city walls are still preserved and attract visitors.

Meanwhile, Montpellier and its range of cultural attractions are also within driving distance. Fall in love with the city’s labyrinth of trams, leafy boulevards, and cobblestoned, medieval streets. Founded in the 10th century by the counts of Toulouse, Montpellier has managed to retain a regal character while remaining firmly unpretentious.

Château de Pondres 4*

Château de Pondres comes with over 700 years of history: Fall in love with its mesmerising combination of gargoyles and boxwood, gourmet food and beautifully adorned rooms. The castle was built in the 12th century, though records suggest a Roman presence in the area even centuries before that. The Château was renovated in the mid-17th century only to be ravished by the Revolution – documents bragged of the jewel theft and burning of archives that happened in the front court, destroying any papers that could now help us decipher the lineage and history of this unique location.

 

After careful renovation and reconstruction – a feat that has taken work from Joseph Isidor de Montlaur in 1818 to present day – the castle is now equipped with modern amenities while continuing to honour its historic, decadent past. Visit the range of architectural wonders that adorn the hotel: the tower, cannons, grand fireplaces, a renaissance staircase and a painted chapel.  

 

Spend the sunny days swimming in the outdoor pool or lazing on the sun terrace. The restaurant and bar are also open for your enjoyment during your stay: let yourself fall in love with the way the hotel has shaped its traditional exterior to contemporary needs.

  • 10 Rooms
  • Included Suite
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Bar
  • Gourmet restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Room Service

Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.

Your Room

This offer is based on a stay in a Signature Room
Just for you: Welcome drink upon arrival.

Signature Room

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
Take the grand renaissance staircase to your Signature Room, where you can enjoy 25 sqm of space. These rooms overlook the Pic Saint-Loup, a stunning mountain in the area, as well as local vineyards.

  • 25 m²
  • Private shower
  • Secure safe
  • HD flat-screen tv
  • Wifi and ethernet connection
  • Hairdryer
  • Heated towel rack
  • Mirror
  • Welcome pack
  • Bathrobes
  • Double bed (160cm)

Your Board Basis

This offer is based on a bed and breakfast stay.

Enjoy your breakfast in the original kitchen of the building, where the monumental fireplace and stone vault have been preserved. The Château focuses on details when it comes to the cuisine, making sure ingredients are fresh and local when possible, and emphasising traditional flavours in their dishes. Open for dinner on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and lunch on Sunday, the restaurant is an unmissable facet of this château stay.

Be sure to visit the bar or sip wine on the terrace, where the majestic courtyard and foundation greet you with their grandeur. Overlook the breathtaking gardens and castle park as you enjoy a nibble or cocktail.

Your Journey to Château de Pondres 4*

Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Transfers can be added at the next stage of booking process for an additional fee (flight inclusive offers only).

Car Hire: Car hire can be added at the next stage of booking process for an additional fee (flight inclusive offers only).

Distance from Montpellier airport to Château de Pondres 4*: 36 km / 31 minutes

Weather

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Jun
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Jul
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Aug
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Sep
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Oct
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Nov
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Dec
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Travel Advice

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Please note that the advice can change and consumers should continue to check it until they travel.

Car Hire

Please note you cannot be guaranteed a specific make of car within a certain group.
The minimum age for driving a hire car in France is 21 and drivers must have held a full driving licence for a least 1 year.

The lead name on the booking will be confirmed as the named driver.  The named driver must present a credit card in their name when collecting the car (credit cards in other names will not be accepted).

The named driver must also present a full valid driving licence on collection of the vehicle and in some cases a credit card or cash deposit will be required.

Please ensure that you check your car hire documents carefully once received as this will advise if there are any taxes/charges to be paid locally as well as potential mileage restrictions.

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Travel Documents

Flight Inclusive Offers
You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.

Please check all details on this confirmation are correct. If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

The airline is ticketless and therefore, you will not receive any hard copy documents. You will however, receive an email from us detailing your flight information and reference number to enable you to manage your booking online via the airline website.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

If you have booked transfers, Meet & Greet, car hire or airport lounges, you will receive a separate voucher for each of these services. Please note that transfer vouchers are sent directly from the transfer supplier.

Please do make sure that you either add Voyage Privé to your Safe Senders list or check your Junk mail regularly for your travel documents.

We will send all documents out as early as possible (subject to full payment being received) but you should receive all your documentation at least 10 days prior to departure.

If by any chance you have not received all the above by this time, please contact us at customer.relations@voyageprive.com

Accommodation Only
You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.

Please check all details on this confirmation are correct. If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

Important Information

Our price does not include a city tax of 1.50EUR payable locally (Prices subject to change without prior notification.)

For further information on passport & visa requirements click here

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel

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