Château de Gignac

  • Location Rustrel Villa - Luberon - Provence, France
  • Sleeps 14
  • Bedrooms 8
  • Baths 7

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From the moment you enter the grounds of this historic castle, you are truly transported by its alluring charm. And as a part of French National Heritage, it is a very special experience to stay here in this magical location.

Recently sold to new owners in 2020, Château de Gignac has begun a new life and revival with its recent renovations. No detail has been left untouched, yet every bit of charm and history has also remained intact. This is not an easy feat when renovating such an historic space, and the work has been done extremely well here.

The gardens are also being revived quite beautifully, and walks through the green fields following the old stone walls are simply entrancing. A long 20-meter heated pool is nestled within the stone and cypress of the lower terrace, with the large main terrace above. This larger terrace space is ideal for meals throughout the day, shaded beneath the impressive trees, with comfortable seating for all.

This authentic and regal pastoral ambiance continues as you continue through the main entrance of the home, and are immediately welcomed by the impressive grand stairwell and warm stones.

The history of the space is felt throughout - from genuine tile work, original woods, stunning fireplaces, stones, and comfortable antique furnishings. High ceilings and open rooms offer ample space to both relax individually, and join together as a group.

The ground floor welcomes all to the large vaulted kitchen, opening onto the main outdoor terrace, as well as a breakfast room, dining room, library, and salon.

On the second floor, in addition to the two King bedrooms, guests enjoy additional communal spaces within the office, sitting room, and both a billiard and music room. The terrace of the Master bedroom here on this level is second to none as well.

In terms of location, the castle is set in the middle of a charming village of the Luberon Mountains, which lends itself well to anyone wishing to explore the region either by car, bicycle or foot. Hiking and cycling through these gorgeous hills is breathtaking, and with expansive lavender in the neighboring fields, the local paths are ideal for explorers of all ages.

Guests are certain to enjoy an unforgettable and truly authentic, luxurious experience when staying here at Chateau de Gignac.



8 bedroom/ 7 bathrooms sleeps 14

Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 1 - King bed (200 x 210) with en-suite bathroom (Tub, sink, WC).
  • Bedroom 2 - Master bedroom with King bed (200 x 200) and en suite bathroom (Tub, 2 sinks, WC). A second bathroom with Shower, sink, WC as well. Terrace with lounge area.

Third Story (2e étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 3 - Double bed (140 x 200) with separate shower room, sink and WC.
  • Suite with 2 adjacent bedrooms:
  • Bedroom 4 and 5 - King bed (200 x 200) and two singles beds (or one King) sharing a separate bathroom with Shower, sink, WC.
  • Bedroom 6 - Double bed with a separate bathroom (Shower, sink, separate WC).
  • Bedroom 7 - King bed (200 x 200) with en-suite bathroom (Tub, shower, 2 sinks, WC).
  • Bedroom 8 - Two single beds (90 x 200) uses bathroom available from second story (Shower, sink, WC).


  • Broadband Internet/ WiFi works throughout entire property
  • Library with large collection of books
  • Music Room and Piano on second story
  • TV with English channels
  • Printer, Scan, Fax
  • Fans if necessary
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen, 2 Dishwashers, 2 Fridges,
  • Back Kitchen
  • Cave à vins
  • Thermomix
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hair dryers
  • Indoor Dining for 14 people
  • Outdoor Dining for 14 people
  • Wood Burning Fireplaces
  • English-speaking House Manager
  • Baby Crib/ Cot and High Chair if requested
  • All linens provided
  • Pool towels


  • Sun Loungers
  • Pool House
  • Outdoor Terraces
  • Outdoor Dining for 14 People
  • Gas plancha on main terrace
  • Beautiful Park
  • Shaded and Grassy areas
  • Summer Kitchen in the pool house
  • Ping Pong table
  • Private Parking one car in front of main entrance
  • Many private parking places near the pool area down the Park.
  • Beautiful views on the coloured Colorado hills

Pool Information

Dimensions/ Depth: 20m x 5m

Security (Fence, Alarm): Alarm

Salt water System: No

Heated?: Yes, upon request. Additional charges may apply.

Please note that pool heating is dependent on outdoor weather conditions and specific temperatures cannot be guaranteed

Note: The long heated swimming pool has been set in a dream-like space, on a terrace below the Castle's main landing. It has an equipped summer kitchen, a shower, sink, WC and changing room.
Pool heating is possible for a supplement of €300/week.

Maid Service

End of stay cleaning and intermediate cleaning is included in the rental fees.

Please inquire for more maid hours

Please inquire for Chef / cook services. Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise. Maids not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.


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The Village

Nearest Villages

Closest Village Rustrel 4 KM 2.48 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Apt 8 KM 4.96 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Gordes 20 KM 12.4 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Bonnieux 20 KM 12.4 mi Map Village Info



Located near the quaint and quiet village of Rustrel, near Apt in the Luberon Mountains. Within a tiny charming authentic hamlet, among olive groves and lavender fields, sight seeing, hiking and cycling are the most popular activities.

Getting here:
The easiest way to get to Inland Provence from the US is to fly to Marseilles International Airport (MRS). If you would like to see Paris, fly to Charles de Gaulle Airport then connect directly to the TGV(high speed train) from CDG TGV2 to Avignon TGV(3 hours direct) and rent a car. You would plan to see Paris on the way back, taking the TGV from Avignon TGV to Gare de Lyon, getting a cab to your hotel in the city.

Things to do

Local Attractions
The "Colorado of Provence"

Hiking in the colorful Ochre Hills

the Luberon Mountain Villages

Lavender fields

Local Markets
Morning Outdoor Markets:

Monday: Goult

Tuesday: Gordes, Saint Saturnin lès Apt

Wednesday: Apt, Rustrel

Thursday: Roussillon

Friday: Bonnieux

Saturday: Apt

Local Restaurants
Aix en Provence
Fontaine de Vaucluse
L'Isle sur la Sorgue

Within Walking distance
Hiking trails, cycling roads

Local shops within 5 mn drive.

Larger grocery stores in Apt 8 miles away.


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Note: Maps show approximate location


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Terms and Conditions Overview

Arrival: Saturday (arrival date subject to availability)

Minimum Stay: 1 week - please inquire about exceptions outside the summer months.

Services Included: Final cleaning and any additional maid service listed on the web page

Making your reservation: These properties are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, before you reserve, you are required to review and sign a rental agreement for the villa (the “Rental Agreement”). We will send you the Rental Agreement by email. The Rental Agreement explains in detail all of terms and conditions regarding rental and use of the property in detail. We shall have no obligation to accept any reservations, unless the Rental Agreement is fully executed.

Payment: After you have signed the Rental Agreement and filled out the appropriate information, as approved by us, a nonrefundable payment of the one-half (50%) of the Rental Fee (which price is defined in your Rental Agreement) must be received by us within seven (7) days to confirm the reservation. The remaining one-half (50%) of the Rental Fee is due 60 days before the arrival date, and is also non-refundable. If reservations are made less than 60 days prior to the arrival date, then 100% of the Rental Fee must be paid upon the signing of the Rental Agreement. Please know that a failure to pay any portion of the Rental Fee as set forth above and in Rental Agreement can result in loss of the reservation of the villa and a termination of the Rental Agreement. We will confirm receipt of each payment and note any outstanding balance and due date(s).

Cancellation: We have a no refund cancellation policy, but usually succeed in rescheduling cancelled reservations to the Spring or Fall or re-booking the cancelled period to another group and refunding the party that cancelled. Failure to pay the final balance (which is due 60 days before arrival) or provide required information for the security deposit may be deemed a cancellation with no refund due. Clients are advised to consider Trip Cancellation Insurance with the carrier of their choice at the time of confirmation.

For more information about how you can reserve this villa for your vacation, please contact us:
+1 (404) 806-2278


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