Magnificent 18th century château

Authentic & Modern

Two external swimming pools

A peaceful and idyllic setting

The “Small Versailles” in Hérault
Gites & Guest rooms in Languedoc Roussillon


Discover Château Rieutort, 18th century, elegant wine domain, situated on the borders of the river Hérault in Languedoc Roussillon. 

Plan your dream wedding in the south of France, organise your mile stone birthday party, pamper yourself or offer somebody else a gift voucher for a romantic gateaway. Book the unforgettable stay in a château nestled in the heart of a 200 years old park & surrounded by immense vineyards. 

You will enjoy the pools, taste exceptional wines, share the table with the owners and other guests for the sumptuous table d’hôtes dinners & breakfasts. See the beautiful setting and a heaven of peace where you will arrive as a strager but leave as a friend.


Guest rooms

Château Rieutort is not a hotel. It will be your home away from home, a place where you will feel welcome. The charming setting is a haven of intimacy and serenity offering luxurious environment but with a relaxed atmosphere.

Four suites and one double room offer you exceptional accommodation. Each room is different but all of them are decorated in a neo Barroque style corresponding with the time when the château was built.

Each room has a vue of the park, private bathroom with a shower and a separate toilet. In each room there is a double bed (European King Size) and in suites there are also sofa beds. All rooms have a safe, suites have mini bars and some of them are airconditioned.

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Six quality gîtes are ideal for families and groups from 2 to 11 guests. Sublime, rustic and elegant accommodation is airconditioned and furnished with modern  furniture.

Each cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, dining space, living area (with TVs and music system). All have bathrooms with showers but some gîtes have also a bathtub. Each cottage has an outdoor area with a BBQ, table and chairs. 

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your Event at the Château

Château Rieutort is ideal for the romantic proposal or for a dream wedding ceremony. It is a superbe place make a mile stone birthday party ororganise a family reunion.  ,

The chateau also hosts corporate events, banquets, cocktails, dinners, just as well as small conferences, seminars, offsite team building and brainstorming.

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Wine Cellar, Vineyards, wine tasting & shop


From 1997, exceptional wines are being made at the winery of the château by the family Nivollet, owners of Blanville Vignobles & Vins – multiple medalist honored with awards for the production of one of the best wines in Languedoc.

The team of Château Rieutort invites you to discover the fascinating range of wines made by Blanville during the visit of the winery & wine cellar followed by a complimentary wine tasting.  This is an outstnding opportunity to learn how the wine is being made and stored just as well as how different grape variety can make very different wines. 

You may take a bit of Languedoc home with you buying the wiens you will taste in the on site wine shop

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Château Rieutort (Saint Pargoire, Hérault, France)

Histoire du Château

It was in the 17th century that the construction of the Château Rieutort began. In the 18th century it was a summer residence of one of Napoleon’s generals. It was then that the northern part of the building was transformed into a wine cellar.

Acquired in 2002 by Béatrice and Bernard Nivollet the château went through a major renovation which restored it’s volume.

Driven by the love for history and passion for conservation of the heritage, Karina and Peter Astelford have taken up the torch and continue the restoration of Rieutort for another six years to restore the glam of the château. It was a deliberate choice to redecorate, at least a part of the property, in the Barroque style to bring back to life the ancient spirit of the house.  

Karina’s and Peter’s intention from the very start was to share this enchanting setting with their guests who often become friends.

Karina Tomczyk & Peter Astelford

Karina & Peter

A rather unique Polish-English couple, Karina & Peter decided to find a fascinating house in the south of France and share it, in the form of suites and holiday homes, with people animated by the same ideas and desires.

Together they created a friendly and relaxing place with a touch of elegance.

Their passion for history and architecture led them to the crazy project of renovating  18th century wine estate Rieutort to offer their guests the splendor and luxury of the aristocrats of the time at a very mundane prices.

You may have been a guest of many hotels around the world, but at Karina & Peter’s Château Rieutort you will not be simply a client but a guest at home. And certainly a regular guest!

Château Rieutort in pictures