Seven Starry NIghts

June 22nd - June 29th 2019

During our seven starry nights and eight summer days together we will explore not only the Château and her history but also the local culture and cuisine of France.

The following itinerary is just an example of some of the things which we will share together.



Saturday | Arrival and Welcome

  • Let's meet at the Capitole Square in Toulouse at 10am

  • Then we will have a short historical tour of the city

  • Afterward, it's off to the Château we go!

  • Welcome lunch and aperitifs upon arrival

  • A historical tour of the Château

  • Dinner together 


Sunday | Get to know the Château and her Surroundings

  • Petit-déjeuner at your leisure

  • Stroll to the Sunday morning markets in the nearby village of Les Cabannes

  • Ain't No Mountain High Enough - an optional guided hike and picnic to the crystal clear lakes hidden deep in the mountains just above the Château

  • Or, you may choose to relax by the pool

  • Or, to quickly jump in the van with Karina and drive to the local village attic sales to discover some antique treasures!

  • BBQ dinner of local specialities on the front terrace of the Château


Monday | Out and About Châteaux Day

  • Petit-déjeuner at your leisure

  • Depart at 9am to visit the markets and antique stores in the Medieval village of Mirepoix

  • Lunch at Relais de Mirepoix

  • Visit another Château in the region

  • Arrive back at the Château in the late afternoon to delicious delicacies baked by the Château patisserie chefs

  • Dinner together


Tuesday | Restore Away Day!

  • Petit-déjeuner at your leisure

  • Morning yoga session in the Château atrium

  • Join in the restoration for the remainder of the morning - restoring the 18th Century frescoes in Le Salon de Printemps 

  • A casual lunch together

  • In the afternoon you may choose to take a guided walk winding through the local villages, to relax by the pool, to play some tennis, or to continue restoring away. It is as you wish!

  • Late afternoon guided aperitif tasting

  • Dinner together in the Château Dining Room


Wednesday | We are off to Saint Lizier

  • Petit-déjeuner at your leisure

  • A morning of restoration or relaxation

  • A half day excursion to Saint Lizier where we will visit an 18th Century Pharmacy and stop at a brocante along the way.  We will also visit the enchanting gardens of the Abbaye de Combelongue on our way home to the Château

  • Casual dinner together, and then walk to the local village for an evening of pétanque 


Thursday | Caves and Cooking 

  • Petit-déjeuner at your leisure

  • Optional guided visit to the prehistoric cave of Niaux - the local area is known world-wide for its Mesolithic rock-art

  • An afternoon of French cooking and patisserie lessons

  • Dinner together in the Château Dining Room

  • Dark, Darker & Darkest - ghost stories by candlelight in the Medieval kitchen...


Friday | Friday in Foix

  • Petit-déjeuner at your leisure

  • Followed by a morning invasion to the nearby Château of Foix and markets

  • Let's go down in the woods for a picnic lunch in the Château parc

  • Dinner together


Saturday | Au Revoir Mes Amis

  • Petit-déjeuner at your leisure

  • Arrival in Toulouse at 1pm


Your shared bedroom will be furnished with finds from local brocantes, and decorated with freshly picked flowers from the Château gardens...

2019 Dates:

June 22nd to June 29th

Cost - €3,950 per person


This includes:

  • daily breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by international and local chefs at the Château and all dining throughout the region, 

  • unlimited beverages - house wine, house spirits (the drinking kind!), house beer and other various non-alcoholic drinks,

  • dual occupancy accommodation and shared bathroom facilities,

  • all organised activities,

  • use of the Château's facilities including tennis court, pool, bicycles and wifi in selected areas,

  • complimentary laundry facilities for your own use,

  • transfers to and from Toulouse. 

Excludes your flights to and from Toulouse, personal spending money and personal insurance. 

To book into the Experience a 25% non-refundable deposit is required. The balance is required at least 30 days before your Experience. To view the Terms and Conditions of the Experience please click here.



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