Escape to the Chateau in Southern France

Escape to a French country Chateau...perfect for a intimate wedding or family gathering. The Chateau de Balsac, a designated historic landmark, has been renovated  to welcome guests from around the world.

A 16th century Chateau with a square tower (castle keep) dating from the 11th Century.   You'll be transported to the past via spiral staircases made of stone, mullion windows and 'meurtriers', from which defenders peered. And you'll enjoy the comforts of  home.

The park hosts friendly animals and shade trees.  The chateau is open to guests all year. 

 

Accommodations

The Chateau de Balsac has with accommodations to suit all needs:  A large guest house that accommodates 8 adults; or 2 luxury suites that accommodate up to 3 people with views over the park and beyond; or the entire chateau, which sleeps up to 18 adults.

We love old buildings, so we've taken great care to upgrade the facilities while keeping the charm.

 

Amenities & Services

Table d'Hote

The host table: enjoy local  cuisine in the comfort of our home.  We strive to use local ingredients and produce from our garden.

Tours/Concierge

We can assist you with your plans for your visit.  Let us know what you are interested in and we can help with all the details. Also, we are happy to recommend and book local restaurants for you.

Garden
Enjoy a day or evening in our large private park.  We have a traditional french garden and  plenty of  special places to get away from it all
Free Bicycles

We have loaner bicycles for our guests to use to explore the area. Borrow them for a few hours and visit an ancient priory or ride to a local winery.   

Pool & Hot Tub

Enjoy a refreshing swim on a hot day in our 'petite' salt-water pool.  Or, after a day of hiking or sightseeing, soak in our hot tub under the stars.

Events

We have large event space available for your conference, wedding or family reunion.  Enjoy a unique  location for your event.

 

PHOTO GALLERY

Chateau Dining Room
Chateau Dining Room

A vaulted room from the 15th Century houses the Chateau's dining room. A large wood burning fireplace completes the space.

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Dining Room Fireplace
Dining Room Fireplace

Spend an evening enjoying our 15th Century fireplace.

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Chateau Living Room
Chateau Living Room

Relax in our comfortable living room after a day of sight seeing.

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Activities While You Visit

 
Step Back in Time
Visit the well preserved chateaus in the area, starting with the  Chateau de Balsac. There are numerous chateaux open for visits within the area including Belcastel and  Bournazel.

Float Through History

Spend the day or just the afternoon on the Lot River, traveling past medieval villages and castles. Enjoy a picnic prepared by the Chateau or enjoy one of local restaurants for lunch or dinner.
Enjoy Local Wines 
 
The Aveyron is an up and coming wine region, unique due to the confluence of Mediterranean, Atlantic and Massif Central mountain climates.   The local area, known as the Rouergue, is hilly and full of plateaus and valleys; single variety grapes are cultivated extensively in the deep red soils.  Local winemakers welcome us to visit and taste, so ask us for a map, or to arrange a trip for you.
Visit our Friendly Animals

 

Relax in our park and visit with our pet goats, sheep and chickens  -- they love attention from guests and will eat right out of your hands.

Explore the Most Beautiful Villages in France
Drive, hike or bicycle to one of 10 local villages designated as the most beautiful in France.  Visit Conques, Peyre, Najac, Estaing and enjoy the peace and tranquility of these places that time forgot.

Guest Review

"Even though temperatures were nippy outdoors during our winter stay, the rooms were always toasty with radiator heat.  I was impressed with the lighting and internet accessibility throughout this ancient building.  The showers had good water pressure and plenty of hot water.  For supper we enjoyed a quiche made from fresh eggs from the chateau chickens, and a beautiful variety of local cheeses and Marcillac wines. "

 

-- Stella and Dave