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From behind the foliage comes a first glimpse of the long facade surmounted by an emblazoned pediment and set in a crown of balusters. In this region filled with sunshine, the carefully orchestrated interplay of shadow and light dances between majestic groves of trees, fresh lawns, and pools of clear water. A stroll becomes so inviting as you search for ways to be utterly enveloped by the Provençal spirit whose purest and most classical self can be fully expressed here. Inside, recent renovations have brought splendour to the lounges and bedrooms that showcase a variety of refined decors. Lavish ceremonies and parties will be nothing short of original, but can guests can equally enjoy a stay with friends or family and simply explore the infinite treasures of Provence.
The beauty of the place won us over immediately! Nestled in the Aix countryside, in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, the Château de Valmousse is both a heritage site and a space dedicated to the joy of living. This happy blend allows for everyone to enjoy a magical experience in Lambesc. Anchored in nature, we live life in this large, charming house and every day is perfumed with the authentic scents of Provence!
The Château de Valmousse, whose architecture is typically 18th century, has a classic facade adorned with twelve mascarons that represent the seasons. The chateau also has a charming chapel from the beginning of the 19th century that overlooks the main courtyard. The building has a total surface area of 2,500m2 with several period lounges, a music room and a billiards room.
Located in the heart of Provence, the Château de Valmousse is an exceptional place and one of the most beautiful properties the south of France has to offer. Built in 1704, the chateau is now a private property surrounded by a twenty-four hectare park that features an equestrian centre, a French garden with a fountain, a greenhouse, a large pond and a swimming pool. Valmousse is a prime cultural site featuring a painted décor by François Marius Granet (neoclassical painter and student of Jacques-Louis David) at the entrance. Following a complete refurbishment of the Chateau in 2020, Valmousse is now a beautifully polished site. The decoration was completely redesigned by introducing furniture and art objects found in Provence, and wallpapers and curtains by Pierre Frey. The care taken when hosting extends to our open-air theatre which is used for music concerts and theatre evenings.
Being able to sleep on site is a real plus. The chateau has around thirty rooms divided into four spaces that can be separated or grouped together. It can be completely privatised by the week. In addition to an exceptional accommodation capacity, a covered space of more than 200m2 allows all guests to be sheltered in inclement weather and nonetheless enjoy a breathtaking view of the terrace and French garden - another plus that will allow you to leave any worries about summer storms behind! A stay at Valmousse is characterised by elegance, and a variety of spots, ranging from gardens and tree-lined terraces to classic lounges, offer different atmospheres to play with. The property has many surprises, both inside and out, intimate and large spaces, and views of the surrounding nature, to accommodate encounters.
The Valmousse estate has an equestrian centre that can accommodate horses all year round, with show jumping and dressage arenas, in the heart of a twenty-four hectare park that is ideal for outings. As for gastronomy, we would recommend Le Mas Bottero, a Michelin-starred restaurant on the road to Aix-en-Provence in Saint-Cannat. Their specialty, lamb cooked in hay with organic chickpeas and savory, is delightful! In terms of natural heritage, the Sainte-Victoire mountain is visible from the heights of the Valmousse estate. It was a refuge and inspiration to Cézanne, and is quite a sight to behold under the orange sky when the sun it setting.
With the exception of a few private apartments, guests have access to the entire property. Outside, two large terraces can each accommodate up to four hundred people. With 220m2 of space, the orange grove can accommodate a dance floor or up to three hundred people for drinks. The pool area can accommodate up to one hundred and fifty people in its garden, over an area of ??400m2. The lawn of the Grand Bassin has a capacity of four hundred people. The consecrated chapel can accommodate religious ceremonies for twenty people. Two car parks can accommodate nearly one hundred and fifty vehicles. Indoors, the lounges on the ground floor can can be used instead of the orange grove in inclement weather, i.e. four lounges that can accommodate a total of sixty people seated or two hundred people each for drinks. Various relaxation activities are also on offer: a swimming pool and hikes around the twenty-four hectares of the Valmousse estate, horse-riding or, for the more experienced, training at the equestrian centre in the jumping and dressage arenas.
Located in Lambesc, the Saint Georges stables of the Château de Valmousse welcomes horses for competitions, work or retirement. It is equipped with around forty stables with surface areas over 12m2, automatic drinkers and permanent supervision. The horses spend every day out in the paddock and receive constant attention. Spread over more than two hectares, the facilities at your disposal include a 40×20m working arena, an Olympic-sized dressage arena (60×20m) and a large 80×50m show jumping arena. These are all equipped by Bord Sol. A club house in the Château de Valmousse is open to owners. Lessons, coaching and support for competitions are available with several qualified instructors who ensure optimal safety and discipline.
The Château de Valmousse offers refresher courses over six days that combine tutoring and horse riding. They focus on school learning and sports practice. They encourage the experience of community life and promote autonomy. On more than two hectares of new facilities, residents will improve their level of riding and may eventually get up to a gallop. The lessons are supervised by a qualified instructor who ensures optimal safety and discipline.