3 stars residence Lou Castel
3 stars residence Lou Castel
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3 stars residence Lou Castel

Your vacation residence in Ardèche


Outdoor pool
Wooded park of 10 hectares
Free parking
In short

Your vacation residence in Ardèche

In the heart of a green setting, a stone's throw from the river Chassezac and the typical Ardèche village of Casteljau, our team awaits you for a rejuvenating getaway in our residence, the ideal base for passionately savoring the Ardèche and its riches.

The little plus : the Château atmosphere offered by this splendid wooded domain, for a total disconnection.

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The perfect place to discover the jewels of the southern Ardèche

Are you looking for a rental in Ardeche ? Located in a magnificent garden with trees, between forest and scrubland, in a bucolic setting, mixing simplicity and sweetness of life... Lou Castel is in complete osmosis with the beauty of the surroundings. A stay out of time and far from all pollution awaits you, to simply enjoy the many riches that nature offers us during your vacations in Ardeche.

Oxygenated places & links to be made
In the south of the Ardèche, Berrias-et-Casteljau is located at the foot of the Cévennes National Park. In the center of a peninsula formed by a meander of the Chassezac river, the castle of Casteljau is the heart of life of this entirely pedestrian residence, which enjoys an incredible environment. Our vacation rental is an ideal starting point for your family walks in Ardeche.


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Zoom on :
The visits not to be missed :
  • Southern Ardèche, land of the olive tree, the vine and the chestnut tree.
  • The villages of character : Les Vans, Naves, Banne, Balazuc, Thines...
  • The Chauvet 2 cave.
  • The Cévennes, the Chassezac and Ardèche gorges, the Aven d'Orgnac and the Cocalière.
Activities and leisure activities in the vicinity :
  •  White water rafting, canoeing, kayaking, canyoning, swimming...
  • Via ferrata, climbing, caving, tree climbing... 
  • Paragliding, hang-gliding, climbing.
  •  Mountain biking and bicycle touring.
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Hiking in Ardeche and cycling to discover the region

To live here and nowhere else

Cycle tourism, or how to discover the Ardèche while preserving nature. For your comfort, the residence has two bicycle rooms, one of which has an electric connection (except during the summer school vacations).

The Ardèche, between rivers, woods and scrubland

What to do in Ardèche ? What if you discovered the region by bike ! Gentle family rides or a real sporting challenge on small country roads leading to formidable passes in a preserved nature... to each his own!


Your 3-star residence in the South of Ardèche

In total harmony with its preserved setting, all the apartments of the Lou Castel residence have a large bay window opening onto a private terrace on the ground floor or a balcony on the first floor. Choose between four types of fully-equipped, bright and comfortable accommodations in our vacation residence in Ardèche.

Residence formula

Our rental in Ardeche with swimming pool includes 94 apartments from 2 rooms for 2 people to 3 rooms for 6 people with balcony or terrace, located on the ground floor or second floor. Accommodation, bed linen and towels, outdoor parking are included in the price. To complete your experience with us: access to the swimming pool and the sports grounds as well as the animations during the summer school vacations are also included in the formula.

The + : towels and household linen, cleaning kit provided.

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Apartment 2 rooms 2 persons PRM
32 sq m
Room with two single beds or one double bed
Bathroom with shower and WC not separated
This flat  is adapted for people with reduced mobility
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Apartment 2 rooms cabin 4 persons
32 sq m
Room with a double bed or 2 single beds, alcove with two bunk beds
Bathroom with shower and WC not separated
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Apartment 3 rooms 4 persons
34 sq m
Room with a double bed or 2 single beds, cabin room with two bunk beds
Bathroom with shower and WC not separated
residence lou castelApartment 3 rooms cabin 6 persons
36 sq m
Room with a double bed or 2 single beds, room with two single beds, alcove with 2 bunk beds
Bathroom with shower and WC not separated

Service & Facilities included
Services :
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Vacuum cleaner and cleaning kit provided
  • Baby kit on request: bed, bathtub, high chair and deckchair
  • Free outdoor parking
Equipment :
  • Equipped kitchenette: 2 induction cookers, freezer, dishwasher, microwave oven, dishes and accessories
  • Fan
  • Flat screen TV
  • Wifi at the reception only
Services + with supplement
In option :
  • End of stay cleaning (except kitchen area) : 49€ to 77€.
  • They are welcome: pets (dogs and cats under 8 kg). 14€ per night and per animal
A deposit of 250€ will be required upon arrival.
The bunk beds are suitable for children aged 6 and over. They are not suitable for small children and adults.

residence lou castelA snack bar for your summer vacations in Ardèche

On vacation, it is even more important to eat well... If you can combine gourmet food and culinary discovery, it's even better!


Your vacations in Ardèche or the pleasure of eating

During your vacations, take advantage of your stay to treat yourself to local specialties from the Ardèche ! Local and seasonal products are honored in the recipes of the local restaurant owners. In summer, make your life easier, a snacking service is available directly on site!

Simplify your summer vacation

snack residence lou castelFrom July 9 to August 27, the residence's snacking service offers light recipes to take back to your apartments or to enjoy on the sunny terrace of our 12th century castle...
Two evenings a week, treat yourself to a moment of relaxation and tasting : a guinguette party and a barbecue night are organized during the summer vacations. Our chef honors local and seasonal products, for the greatest pleasure of his guests! (guinguette party with extra charge)

Forging links with the region

Because we work with producers located less than 150km from each of our locations, we want to introduce them to you.

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Every autumn the emblematic fruit of the Ardèche, the chestnut, makes its comeback.
10 villages in the Monts d'Ardèche Regional Natural Park live to the rhythm of the Castagnades festivals: festive gatherings in the village squares, "Castagnades" menus in restaurants and gourmet walks await you!!


Your Vacances Bleues Residence in Ardèche

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An exceptional natural site

What to visit in the Ardèche ? Thanks to its numerous natural sites and its rich architectural heritage, the south of the Ardèche abounds in leisure activities for all: hiking or mountain biking, white water sports, walks and discoveries of the "Villages de Caractère"...

The residence Lou Castel is the ideal place for vacations in Ardeche combining relaxation, conviviality and activities!


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Looking for a relaxing and multi-activity stay?

A 100% leisure program during the summer vacations

During the summer vacations, experience a 100% vitamin-packed holiday!
Our residence is transformed into a holiday club, for the pleasure of young and old.

All animations included in your stay from 02/07 to 27/08/22.

  • Daytime activities: sports tournaments, gym, aquagym, walks...
  • Yoga classes, at an extra cost.
  • Family outing with a visit to a producer: wine, goat farm...
  • Entertainment every evening: "Apéro by VB," musical evenings...

Bonus: a guinguette party and a barbecue evening are organised during the summer holidays. (guinguette party with extra charge)

Free access facilities for the whole family
  •  Outdoor heated swimming pool with paddling pool, open from 30/04 to 24/09.
  • 1 multisports field, 1 volleyball court, 1 petanque court.
  • 2 table tennis (rackets and balls on sale at the reception).
  • 1  table soccer (paying).
  • 1 playground for children
  • 1 game room with billiard room in the castle

gorges ardecheA river for white water sports just a few steps from the residence

The Chassezac and its gorges, the second largest river in the Ardèche, are only 20 minutes away from the residence for the more athletic, or 5 minutes by car for families with children. On the spot, a free parking is at your disposal. Ready for an invigorating dive? Here, a multitude of white water sports await you :

  • canoeing, kayaking, rafting, canyoning
  • white water swimming
  • via ferrata, climbing, speleolo
  • accrobranche course

In Ardèche there is no lack of activities ! Every summer Sunday at 7pm, a welcome drink is organized in the presence of our service providers: canoe rental, canyoning, caving, mountain bike rental... or even prehistory specialists... come and meet them and book your discovery activities.

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Hiking trails marked out from the residence

Hiking in Ardeche on the most beautiful paths

From the fast walk to the trail for the most efficient... to climb on the paths of the south Ardèche, it is to renew with a preserved nature, in the heart of landscapes of any beauty.

>> The region is full of easy, moderate or sporty hiking trails for all types of walkers.

There are many marked trails starting from the residence and the region is full of walks for all levels of ability.

  • The Casteljau peninsula and the Grotte du Renard, discovery of the Chassezac gorges with passages at river level.
  • The Necropolis of Granges and its dolmens.
  • The Païolive wood and the Granzon stream, enchanting landscapes, a mineral and vegetal chaos in a site classified as a Sensitive Natural Area.
Cycling in the Ardèche on approved routes…

The southern Ardèche offers several signposted mountain bike routes. An ecological way to visit the nuggets of the country of the olive tree, the vine and the chestnut tree. You can also try your hand at velorail, an unusual outdoor activity!

Mountain bikers, welcome to your home. Casteljau is the ideal playground, from the classic trail to the more athletic trial, you will be seduced by these exceptional and spectacular routes!
You will discover the emblematic landscapes of the south of the Ardèche, including the Païolive wood and its many natural and heritage treasures, and will hurtle down the slopes of the Cévennes mountains through a breathtaking landscape.

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The southern Ardèche, a region to explore

Between gorges, rivers, woods and garrigue
To go to the Ardèche is to discover a region with a rich history and natural sites that know how to amaze. Near your Lou Castel residence, there is a rich terroir to explore :
  • Villages of character : Les Vans, Naves, Banne, Balazuc, Thines...
  • Caves in the Ardèche such as the Chauvet 2 cave.
  • Antraiques-sur-Volane, the village of Jean Ferrat.
  • The Chassezac and Ardèche gorges.
  • The Monts d'Ardèche Natural Park and the Cévennes.
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Pssst !
Descend into the bowels of the earth... The Cocalière cave, also known as the diamond cave, is a real natural wonder for adventurers looking for an unusual experience, only 20 minutes from the residence!

A Vacances Bleues club designed for families

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Our children's clubs and Teen's world are free

Open during summer school holidays only

Our teams of professional activity leaders organise daily activities for your children and teenagers from 3 months to 17 years old, in fun and safe areas dedicated to each age.

  • Les P'tits Nosors 3 to 8 years
  • The Juniors 9 to 12 years 
  • Teen's world 13 to 17 years 
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Caring animators

And happy children !
Bloubi, the Vacances Bleues mascot, will meet you in our clubs for moments of sharing::
  • BLOUBI challenge : a collective game of skill.
  • VB FAMILY : A family activity that brings together young and old: olympiads, orienteering races…
  • BLOUBI  party : Every evening, meet on the dance floor with the animators !
  • BLOUBI awards : At the end of the stay, the graduation ceremony with a photo session and a dedication of Bloubi.
Useful Information

For an easy arrival

Our adress

Les Lauzasses


How to reach us

By road (recommended)

From Paris :
By A71 or A77 then A75 - Motorway exit: N°17 towards Montelimar nord then N102
By A6 then A7 - Motorway exit: N°16 towards Loriol towards Privas/La Voulte/Livron/Loriol then N104

By planeMontpellier airport at 140 km. Nîmes airport at 100 km.

By train

Montélimar station at 70 km.

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Reception opening hours :

Reception opened 5 hours a day
(depending on the season)

Arrivals: from 5pm

Departures: before 10am



Phone : +33(0)4 91 00 96 48


Phone : +33(0)4 75 35 68 50