Château de Castel Novel

Varetz, France

up to -46% today On selected offers.

Standard room

Enchanting medieval château in the Dordogne countryside

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Accommodation in a Standard room, including breakfast.

This offer also includes a house cocktail per person per stay.

Please note that a city tax of €1.60 per person, per night, is payable directly to the hotel.

Complimentary parking is available.

This hotel is pet-friendly. A pet can be brought along on request. Charges may apply. Please contact the hotel directly prior to you arrival to arrange.

Check-in is at 2.30pm and check-out at 12pm.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 46% off. Our discount is calculated by reference to the hotel's own prices or by reference to an appropriate source reflective of the hotel's own prices.

The discount above was checked on 29/05/2019.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

Homely stay in the middle of the Dordogne countryside in a medieval château with a Michelin-starred restaurant – including breakfast and a house cocktail

  • Be enchanted by Château de Castel Novel, which was originally built in the 13th and 15th centuries and is situated in the middle of France’s Dordogne region. Now a luxurious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner, it was once the home of the late politician Henry de Jouvenel and his novel-writing wife, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette.

  • With a Michelin-starred restaurant, it’s no surprise that dining at the restaurant at Château de Castel Novel is a refined, luxurious experience. Head chef Nicolas Soulie presides over three, intimate dining rooms as well as a terrace area in the summer, while the cuisine is strictly sourced from local, seasonal ingredients. 

  • Set in a 16-acre park, there's plenty of space to enjoy the hotel’s wellness and sports facilities – take a dip in the refreshing outdoor pool, play a game or two of tennis, play boules on the lawn or hire a bike and explore the nearby towns and villages in this historic, French heartland.


- Outdoor pool
- Tennis court
- Restaurant
- Bar
- Parking
- WiFi
- Air conditioning

How to get there

Bordeaux Airport is 130 miles from the hotel, about a two-hour drive.

Good to know

A city tax of €1.60 per person per day is payable directly to the hotel.
Château de Castel Novel, 19240 Varetz

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Only 10 minutes away from the bustling market town of Brive-la-Gaillard, Château de Castel Novel sits on the borders of the Limousin, Périgord and Quercy regions and is close by to some stunning, historic towns and villages: Domme is reckoned to be one of the prettiest villages in France and often called the ‘Akropolis des Périgord’, while the Musée de l'Automate is dedicated to mechanical toys. 

Then there’s the stunning Les Jardins du Collette contemporary flower garden, and the famed Lascaux cave museum, which features what’s referred to as the ‘Sistine Chapel of Prehistory’ – a dizzying array of 20,000-year-old cave drawings. Throw in some typically first-class local cuisine and kayaking trips along the River Dordogne, and the region is bursting with cultural hot spots and fun ways to explore them.

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