The chateau has 8 bedrooms (upstairs) and living and dinning areas downstairs.
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About Property Manager
The Chateau of Equals is not a hotel. It is our home. We feel fortunate to live here and feel a responsibility to maintain and improve the Chateau for future generations. The beauty of the building and the fairytale-like surroundings made our dream come true. If you also have such a dream and would like to experience life in a castle please consider a stay in our home. Your contribution will be invested back to the building to ensure its preservation and sustainability.The castle is very well preserved including original paneling, floors, and fireplaces. We have a very strong interest in sustainability, i.e. ensuring that the Chateau has a low environment impact, e.g. zero carbon footprint, and that the Chateau remains well preserved for generations to come.
Property Manager purchased this Castle in 2015
Why Property Manager chose Les Billanges
The Chateau is built on the foundations of the old castle, which dates back to the 12th century when the castle included 11 towers. The current Chateau includes 4 tours: one of the towers from the 12th century and last tower probably dates back to the 19th century when the Chateau was modernised. Some parts such as the chapel and the grand fireplace date back to the 16th century, when two French royal families married and made the Chateau their home.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 19
Truely wonderful holiday
We had a truely fabulous 12 night stay in Chateau des Egaux. We were 3 families comprising of 6 adults and 8 children (from 3 to 9 years old). The Chateau and it’s grounds including the large gated pool are extremely well maintained and everything you could want. The owners were very nice people and extremely welcoming. Thoroughly enjoyable holiday...we’d all highly recommend it.
A hidden gem
Our family of four (kids age 4 and 7) had a wonderful week in Chateau des Egaux. The charming castle is beautifully located in the hilly landscape, covered by forest. It has an extremely calming and soothing atmosphere. The foggy horizon in the morning would be broken by some rays of sun and beautiful garden with a little fountain outside of the window would take you to the state of mind, where stress and rushing is unimaginable. We went for long walks in the forest, explored the area, visited the city of Limoges, went to explore village of Oradour-sur-Glane, which today is a WWII memorial to the cruelty of the Nazi occupation, drove around to enjoy the beauty of the Haute-Vienne region or just played with the kids outside in the fresh air. We foraged in the woods and found lots of edible mushrooms and chestnuts, which we cooked for dinner, went to nearby village of La Jonchere-Saint- Maurice for freshly baked bread and treated ourselves with locally produced limousine beef and lamb. In the evenings, after kids were put in bed, we were sipping local wines looking at the stars, having long conversations or just listening to the silence. It was magic. It was a perfect way for our family to spend a week together and reboot our energy. The chateaux dates back to mediaeval times and is preserved and decorated in a very tasteful and authentic manner. The hosts are very warm, helpful, friendly and caring. We will be back.
Relaxing and unforgettable
The castle is incredible: authentic and almost fairy-tale like, set in wonderful surroundings. The garden and the pool are huge and very private. Our smallest and teenage children really enjoyed the vacation with small trips to charming markets in the surrounding towns and a bit of shopping in Limoges.
Most romantic and memorable holidays in my life
Our stay at the Chateau des Egaux exceeded all our expectations. It was the first time we were staying in a real authentic castle. The atmosphere, the hosts, the surroundings, absolutely everything were very special and charming. But the biggest surprise for me was – my partner of 5 years unexpectedly proposed to me during a dinner by dropping a huge poster from the tower of the Chateau. I thought that he was under the spell of the Chateau des Egaux, happily, the spell still didn’t evaporate and we are getting married this year. Thanks to Chateau des Engaux!
Chateau des Egaux is situated in the Monts d’Ambazac at a height of 400m. The Ambazac mountains are low mountains on the western foothills of the Massif Central ranging in height upto 700m. The area is mainly woodland with some agriculture. There are many picturesque views of the surroundings.
The Chateau, parts of which date back to the 12th Century is located on 21 hectares of private grounds, with private pool, a small lake, 2 hectares of park land and 19 hectares of private forest.
The surrounding area has as much history as the chateau itself and includes sites such as:
(i) the prehistoric sites in the Vézère valley in Dordogne ( 2 hours away)
(ii) historical sites such as Route of Richard the Lionheart ( 1 hour away) or
(iii) One of the prettiest towns of Limousin, Uzerche is known as the "Pearl of Limousin" because of its serene setting, beautiful buildings, and historic value. Many of the buildings are architectural treasures protected in a heritage zone, which was created to ensure the preservation of the city. Uzerche stands on a rocky outcrop overlooking the rushing Vézère Riv.
The closest city is Limoges with restaurants museums an international airport with direct flights to London, Manchester, Southampton and Liverpool. There is a direct train connection from Paris (about 3 hours) and Toulouse (about 3 hours).
Designated a "Ville d'Art et d'Histoire" ("City of Art and History"), the capital city of Limousin has a rich cultural heritage. The Cathédrale Saint-Etienne is the most important monument in Limoges and its only Gothic building. Begun in 1273, the cathedral's construction continued throughout the centuries and was finally completed in the second half of the 19th century. In the north transept is the Portail de Saint-Jean, with intricately carved 16th-century doors depicting the legends of Saint-Martial and Saint-Stephen. The cathedral's 62-meter-high tower is an interesting blend of Romanesque and Gothic architectural styles. The interior features three monuments of church dignitaries from the 14th and 16th centuries, a richly decorated rood screen in Italian Renaissance style, and exquisite stained-glass windows. Behind the cathedral are the lovely Jardins de l'Evêché (Gardens of the Bishop), and to the east is the eight-arched Pont Saint-Etienne bridge built in the 13th century. (http://www.planetware.com/tourist-attractions-/limousin-f-lim-lim.htm)
The renting a car is advisable.