Chateau de la Barben
Chateau de la Barben
The château of la Barben, that is a real jewel of the patrimony of Provence, will welcome you in its magical setting and you will be accommodated in its magnificent bedrooms and suites : Breakfasts and table d’hôte dinners are served in the big dining-room, the medieval kitchen or on the terrace.
Description of Chambres D'Hotes:1) The “Granet suite”
It is composed of a blue roomy bedroom decorated with white gypsum sculptures dating back to the 18th century.
The furniture is genuine 18th Century.
In the bedroom, you will appreciate a double bed (1,8 m. wide / 6 ft wide) topped by a canopy in authentic 18th Century Liberty print.
The room next door is a small sitting-room, in which you will enjoy the same white blue atmosphere and will rest on a genuine 18th Century bed (1,2 m. wide / 3.5 ft-wide).
The bathroom, that is in harmony with the other rooms composing the suite, is made of marble and equipped with a bath and shower. Separated toilets. Facing both south and west, the room is very sunny and its different aspects will enable you to have a magnificent view of the Salon de Provence countryside. It is also possible to rent the big sitting room next door in which you will enjoy the same atmosphere.
2) The “Loves suite”
It is situated in the Palamede tower, the big circular tower in the western part of the château. It is composed of a big large bedroom with a living area in which you will admire a majestic stone fireplace.
The canopied fourposter bed is 1.8 meter wide (5,5 ft wide) and dates back to the Renaissance. The furniture is genuine 18th century. Stone coloured linen soft furnishings. The bathroom is huge with a central bathtub designed for two people. From the Italian shower, you will enjoy a view of the river and hundred year old plane trees. Separated toilets.
From the private south-facing terrace of this suite, you will have a magnificent view of the landscape.
3) Augustus’s bedroom
This room is decorated in light brown, yellow colours. The furniture is genuine Empire. You will enjoy a double bed (1,8 m wide / 5,5 ft wide) or two twin beds (0,9 m wide / 2,75 ft wide), topped by a silk canopy.
The roomy bathroom is designed in the Empire style. Separated toilets. From this suite facing north east, you will have a wonderful view of the river and the roofs of the castle.
4) Elisa’s bedroom
The walls are covered with Liberty print and the furniture is authentic Louis XVth. Big double bed (1,8 meter wide / 5,5 ft wide) topped with a silk canopy. You may also have twin beds. The big bathroom with two windows is equipped with a retro style bathtub, and a shower. Separated toilets.
In this room facing east, you will have a view of the rising sun and hills of scrubland.
“Table d’hôte” (Dinners served for residents).
Attractions:1) At the château - Walks and hikes, pony treks, mountain bike on the 300 hectare property. - Tours of the château - Treasure hunts for children around the château - Walks in the French style gardens - Zoo of La Barben (300 yards away) - Hunting (when it is the open season) - Fishing - Massage on booking 2) Leisure activities in the region - First flights at the air base of Salon de Provence - Tennis in the village of la Barben (a 5 minutes’ drive from the Château) - Several golf courses - The sea (a 20 minutes’ drive) - Quad bike. 3) Places that are worth visiting : Salon de provence Aix en provence Avignon Les Alpilles Le Var Le Luberon
DirectionsSalon : 6km
Aix : 20km
Arles : 31km
Avignon : 37km
Marseille : 47km
Nîmes : 80km
Toulon : 100km
Montpellier : 126km