Magnificent 18th century château

Authentic & Modern

Two external swimming pools

A peaceful and idyllic setting

Guest rooms are available for individual guests from May to October

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The “Small Versailles” in Hérault

Gites & Guest rooms in Languedoc Roussillon

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

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

You will enjoy the pools, taste exceptional wines and share the table with the owners and other guests for sumptuous table d’hôtes dinners & breakfasts. Enjoy the beautiful setting in a haven of peace where you will arrive as a stranger 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 a luxurious environment in a relaxed atmosphere.

Four suites and one double room offer you exceptional accommodation in the château. 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 view 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 are newly refurbished and have a safe. Suites have mini bars and some are airconditioned.

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

Each gîte has been recently refurbished and has a fully equipped kitchen, dining space and living area (with TVs and music system). All have bathrooms with showers but some gîtes also have 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 a dream wedding in the south of France. It is a superb place for a mile stone birthday party or to organise a family reunion. It is splendid for a luxurious hen or stag party.

For special events like this and those below we would normally “privatise” the property. This way you do not need to be concerned by other guests and individual guests of Rieutort will not be disturbed by your event.

Equally, the chateau hosts corporate events, banquets, cocktails and dinners, as well as small conferences, seminars, offsite team building and brainstorming.

Whenever you need a chic place with down to earth prices and a team which will go the second mile for you, Château Rieutort is the jackpot choice.

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Wine Cellar, Vineyards, wine tasting & BOUTIQUE

Since 1997, exceptional wines have been made at the winery of the château by the family Nivollet, owners of Blanville Vignobles & Vins. They are multiple award winners for the production of one of some of best wines in Languedoc.

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

You may take a bit of Languedoc home with you by buying the wine you will taste in the on site wine boutique.

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Spa “Campagne CHIC”

SPA Campagne CHIC was created to guarantee guests of the chateau full relaxation and luxury during their stay.

Sessions in the giant jacuzzi, full size sauna and massages with essential oils and hot stones is only a small selection of the available services.

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Château Rieutort (Saint Pargoire, Hérault, France)

History of the 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 its former glory.

Driven by a love for history and a passion for conservation, Karina and Peter Astleford have taken up the torch and continue of the restoration of Rieutort for another six years to sympathetically restore the excitement and grandeur 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  the 18th century wine estate Rieutort to offer their guests the splendor and luxury of the aristocrats of the time at a rather modest 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