Magnificent Fortress in the Aveyron region
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250 guests
Sleeps 15
Rodez, 20 minutes
From 2,000

A royal experience in a magnificent medieval fortress

This amazing historic monument offers an unforgettable experience. Feel immersed in the authentic ambiance, with ancient spiral staircases, secret gardens, and discover a labyrinth of rooms for sitting, dining and dancing. Modern amenities include a romantic tower suite for the newlyweds, a private pool, and a commercial kitchen. Spectacular views of the landscape and one of France's official "Most Beautiful" villages below will take your breath away.


A unique opportunity awaits those who book their special day at this Château. The venue provides an unforgettable experience for a special occasion, and many options are available to create a one-of-a-kind event. Our wonderful bi-lingual staff can help to make your dreams come true.
Your ceremony can be held in the open air or in the château’s 11th century Lord’s chapel. Or, you can get married in the church in the village, and afterward lead the wedding party up to the castle. It is possible to have an exterior event or book the chateau's inner spaces for your guests as well.

Receptions held on the great lawn in front of the moat offer a superb view of the castle. On the other side of the drawbridge, within fortified walls, an open-air courtyard can accommodate an aperitif or buffet for 80 or a sit-down dinner for up to 60 guests.

Throughout the château, you can set up music, food, and bar stations. For intimate dinner parties, guests will be invited to sit down in the Lord’s dining room for a fantasy come true. Yes, there are thrones from the 15th-century table in front of the enormous fireplace. Yes, there are crowns for the couple on the thrones to wear and a massive medieval chandelier and armor in the corner. This room can accommodate up to 40 people for a buffet, and 30 for a formal dinner. In 2023 the front lawn can accommodate 200 guests for a reception or an aperitif.

The village boasts beautiful pastoral landscapes along the Aveyron river with wonderful views of the château from its historic bridge, just across from a Michelin-starred restaurant. The château is primarily a venue only, and with the exception of the tower suite, accommodations for guests are available at many gites and B&B's in the village.

The Château is a historic landmark normally open to the public. More than 20,000 visitors every season enjoy a self-guided tour throughout the fortress and discover the history, architecture, and exhibition spaces of contemporary art within it. People are often overwhelmed because they feel so much life within the ancient stones. Your guests will be invited to take a complimentary guided tour or follow their feet to explore on their own. The château’s rich history begins in the 8th-century pre-Romanesque chapel.

On the day of your event part of the property is privatized for your wedding party at 13:00h. Our lovely upper garden area is the perfect place for an “inner circle” luncheon. This area has a cool, medieval gazebo, plenty of courtyard seating, space for a buffet, (for 40), and convenient access to the wedding parties' private rooms. The private space within the castle for the wedding party includes a huge bathroom, a kitchen, and a sitting room with a large dining table. There is wifi and a crib area. The pool area is yours for a spectacular photoshoot. It is also an extremely fun place for a pool party the day after. Swimming in the pool next to the vaulting tower with a view of the landscape is a guaranteed precious memory.

Prices start in low season at €2,000HT for an open-air reception from 7 PM-12 PM, (with additional set-up time starting at 1 PM), and accommodate up to 100 people or €3,000HT to add the interior spaces use of the castle. Included is access to private areas on the day of the event for the wedding party and a large commercial kitchen for the caterer. Guest restrooms are located near the prison. The principal exterior reception areas are on the main lawn, in front of the moat, and within the main courtyard, an upper garden courtyard, and on a bridge above the main courtyard with its panoramic view. Bar and buffet stations may be set up within the château as well, and there is plenty of room to have the whole party inside. The couple of honor receives a special price (-20%) for one night in the romantic tower suite with complimentary champagne and breakfast. A château operations manager will act as a liaison with your wedding planner, and for an additional fee, we can provide a lovely aperitif, servers to set up and clean up and pass hor d'oeuvres.

Also included, is an excellent sound system and microphone, tables & chairs, trays, ice buckets, and twinkle lights. We are happy to recommend caterers for food, florists, and photographers, too.

Nearest airport Rodez- 20 minutes.
Free parking for suite guests and everyone in the municipal lot after 6 PM.
We are vegetarian, child and dog-friendly.
Deposit and suite booking are required to hold your date(s).

Intimate reception and sit-down dinner in the Lord’s Dining room for up to 12 people, catered by us priced per person. (Please enquire).

If you're looking for a unique experience, this Château is like none other!
If you are interested in booking your special event with us, please get in touch for more information.



Occitanie Wedding VenuesThe region of Occitanie is a mixture of Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées. Languedoc-Roussillon is known for their Mediterranean cuisine and it stretches from the famous Rhone River to the Spanish border.

This region can offer a great climate with an absolutely stunning coastline. You will also find that Carcassonne is here, and the Canal Du Midi is the perfect place for you to spend your first moments as husband and wife. The other region here is Midi-Pyrénées. This takes its name from The Pyrénées, which is the mountain which runs right through it. It is actually the largest region in France when you look at the size, and the rivers there are phenomenal. This alone makes it a sublime wedding location, so if you want to take some spectacular photos by the river or if you want the best, city-scenic backdrop then this is certainly the right location for you.

Getting there is very easy, and for the coastal properties there are often boat rides available if you wanted to treat your guests to something really special. This is just one of the many reasons why so many people choose this location as their number one wedding destination, and the natural scenery is not to be missed.



  • 2023 bookings : Receive as a souvineer for each guest

    With more than 50 pages of rich history and 65 full color photographs, this is wonderful keepsake is available in French or English. Value, 8 Euros.


  • Our wedding at a French Chateau felt like a fantasy straight out of a fairytale. There’s some kind of magic and beauty in this Fortress, in both the castle and village itself that not only is it felt there but comes through beautifully in our wedding photos. Both I and my husband look back on that special day and we’re transported back, the smells and all the feels come rushing through. The grounds are fantastic, well manicured and there are several great spots to get married at. The staff and especially Heidi were so helpful in every aspect of our planning. Since we were communicating from abroad, NYC, we were dependent on them to help us find a caterer and also someone to do our flowers. We decided on a Spanish chef, who Heidi suggested, to make paella and create an appetizer spread that was sublime! Everyone was well fed and just having the chef there making the food in front of us was another level of wonderful. For our flowers we asked based on something we liked online and using lots of lavender and flowers from the local area. They were simply breathtaking and the shop that did them truly took our breath away with their presentation. It was exactly what we wanted and they even threw in some edible flowers to spread over our croquembouche tower wedding cake. My husband and I also stayed two nights in one of the towers. The staff kept everything fully stocked and they provided a breakfast each morning overlooking the village. Heidi and her staff were so knowledgeable about things for our wedding guests to do outside of the village and helped them with where to go and set up certain visits. I had one friend who wanted to go horseback riding and they knew just the right ranch to go to. Our wedding was done and we had stayed at the Fortress for a solid week and not only did we feel like family with everyone at the Chateau but so did our wedding guests. I cannot express more how beautiful, magical and accommodating this was for us.
    Mark Badum , July 23, 2018
  • I had the most incredible time here. The castle really is magical. As an American, we are rarely surrounded by two things that the Chateau provides in abundance: quiet beautiful vistas and deep historical respect and understanding. While touring the chateau I couldn't stop losing my breath from the sheer beauty out of every window while learning about the efforts to learn more about the historical site. We were lucky enough to have the Chateau owner herself give us a tour. Hearing about the restoration efforts, the curating of the chataeu's large-scale art pieces, and learning about what life in the castle would have been like was all beyond fascinating. I cannot recommend this visit enough.
    As a side note, if you are able to spend a couple days in the gîtes (large houses for rent) in town, you should! Waking up to the view of the castle, then walking into the charming town made for one of the most restful and beautiful trips I have taken in awhile. You can't go wrong with this chateau as a destination for a break or an event.
    Drew Robinson, July 2019
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For further information please contact Heidi .

You can speak to us in: English, French, Spanish & German


  • Medium seasonApril- June 14 & Sept 16th -OctoberFrom €2,000
  • High seasonJune 15-Sept 15From €3,000


  • Internet access

  • Baby friendly (cots, changing facilities)

  • Pet friendly

  • Maid service

  • Swimming pool

  • Hotel recommendation list

  • Garden games

  • Marquee available on site

  • Chapel on site

  • Recommended suppliers list available

  • Recommended caterer

  • Camping

  • Nearest Airport

  • Breakfast included

  • All Inclusive Option


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