Historic Tower Suites Chateau du Puy priv terrace

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Castle hosted by Kika & Pete

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1.5 baths
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Fast wifi at 562 Mbps, plus a dedicated workspace in a private room.
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Mysterious 19th-century castle (Chateau du Puy) on the top of the hills of Tourrettes in the midst of the stunning Pays de Fayence region of Provence, close to the Côte d’Azur.

You will be staying in the historic top-floor apartment of the Chateau, renovated in 2021 in Wabi Sabi style!

With its 20 wooden windows, no place in the whole region enjoys better views over Fayence valley, with direct views of the Terre Blache Golf resort and the glider airfield.. Welcome in heaven - chateaudupuy

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Château du Puy in Tourrettes, in the Pays de Fayence region.

In the beginning we looked around but couldn’t find the apartment we dreamt of, so we decided to build it ourselves. Each project represents a philosophy of transformation: embracing the passage of time to give old architecture a new life.

This early 19th century French Château was built by General Fabre, a military engineer who served under Napoleon. The French emperor sent him to Russia where he spent most of his military career as a civil engineer, building major military buildings throughout the country. After he retired, he returned to his native village Tourrettes in the Fayence region. As a notorious Russian art collector, he built this castle on the top of the hills of Tourrettes to have enough space for his Russian art. After he passed away some 200 years ago with his castle almost finished, the place became a ruin. In the 1960’s, a Belgian and Waterloo-based lawyer, Georges Hermans, learned about the unfinished story of the Château du Puy. He became so fascinated by it, that he finished the work of the early 19th century General by the early 1970s.

There is nowadays even an informative website of chateaudupuy in development launched by the co-owners Pete Sodermans and Krista Touquet, explaining what you can expect of staying at this French castle

This chateau is about the beauty of age and imperfection. Time itself becomes the artist because it can transform things. What’s missing in the new is often a story. There are no cuts, no traces of use, no damage. But time oxidizes things and gives the material a new skin. That makes staying with us such a unique experience.

The castle is nowadays a privately owned condominium, often passed on from generation to generation. Only a couple of the apartments in the castle have got a private and fully secluded terrace, like this apartment.
What makes this historic 100 square meters top-floor duplex historic apartment so attractive is that it comes with an additional private 15 square meters southern exposed sunroof deck in the castle's Western Tower.

This whole top-floor apartment ( like a true Eagles Nest) offers absolutely stunning and unparalled views of the whole Pays de Fayence. The apartment is very bright. You’ll see the sun coming up in the morning and can enjoy the sunset as well. Truly 360 degrees views - perfect spot for photography.

Some medieval castles' had secret passages were designed to enable the inhabitants to escape from an enemy siege. Here it is not different. We restored such a unique secret passage in our apartment, details shared when you check in.

This historic apartment you will be staying in is fully renovated and upscaled in 2021 . We turned into a 5-star luxury accommodation in a complete overhaul project, whilst preciously respecting the historic character. These extensive renovation works bring all modern 21st-century comfort to the apartment one can expect when staying in a castle, whilst carefully respecting the spirit of the ancient.

The newly designed interior design of the apartment comes with Wabi Sabi elements. Wabi-Sabi doesn’t look for perfection, contrary to the world we live in right now. The word ‘wabi’ means rustic simplicity and quietness, while ‘sabi’ alludes to the beauty and serenity that comes with time and age. This ancient Japanese philosophy, established in Zen Buddhism, encourages you to accept and enjoy life as it is.

We are looking forward to welcoming you.

We are paying for the Airbnb service fees, so that you don't have an extra charge to pay.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

What this place offers

City skyline view
Courtyard view
Kitchen
Fast wifi – 562 Mbps
Dedicated workspace
Free driveway parking on premises – 20 spaces
Shared outdoor pool
32" HDTV with premium cable, standard cable
Free washer – In unit
Free dryer – In unit

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Where you’ll be

Tourrettes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

The Pays de Fayence is where the Provence and French Riviera (Côte d'Azur) are meeting.

It is mostly protected by the nearby mountains of the sometimes harsh Mistral wind.

Meet local artisans, stroll the narrow, cobbled streets of traditional Provençal villages as Fayence and Tourrettes ( walking distance) and be bewitched by the bucolic landscapes for which Provence is famous. There are a thousand and one ways to discover the treasures of Provence and we are here to let you in on all its secrets.

The castle comes with a great history and lofe style, which goes back to the Napoleon era of the early 19th era. There is now also a website dedicated. to chateaudupuy explaining the history of the castle and what is about

Hosted by Kika & Pete

  1. Joined in April 2020
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We fell in love with the Pays de Fayence in our youth and although living abroad, we were often coming to Tourrettes. This region has so much to offer, a hidden gem in the true sense of the word. We realized our dream to renovate the historic Tower Suites of the Chateau du Puy - a luxury apartment offering unparalleled "Eagles Nest" views over the whole valley is the result. Welcome to our place !
We fell in love with the Pays de Fayence in our youth and although living abroad, we were often coming to Tourrettes. This region has so much to offer, a hidden gem in the true sen…

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Check-in: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Smoke alarm

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