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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We tour Europe a LOT by car each year. Luc and Florence's place is by far the best small hotel/B&B we have ever stopped in. It has a fantastic location, the VERY old building is tastefully decorated and furnished with a modern twist. The Breakfast is very very good and massive! They are excellent hosts, always ready to help without... More 

Thank mikeyskay
Florence-et-Luc, Propriétaire at Chateau de Balazuc, responded to this review

Dear Mike and Kay, Thank you so much for your kind review ! These eight days spent with you were a great experience for us and we had the feeling of being with longtime friends. We hope that you will come back next year ! More 

Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
270 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Chateau du Balazuc: any B&B that has toilet paper of this quality - has to be the best! Florence and Luc would be the best B&B hosts that we have ever come across in all of our travels over the past 10 years or so. They made us feel so welcome and genuine in wanting to share their 11-13th century... More 

Thank Takapuna
Florence-et-Luc, Propriétaire at Chateau de Balazuc, responded to this review

Dear Jan and Kerry, thank you so much for this lovey review ! We are always very happy to receive guests coming from the end of the world to discover our beautiful region. And especially when they are from New Zealand. We enjoyed this country very much when we went there ten years ago. Come back to see us! More 

Grenoble, France
1 review
Reviewed 18 September 2016

The Chateau de Balazuc is absolutely stunning, everything about it was superb. The hosts, Luc and Florence were such wonderful hosts, very accommodating, charming and really took their time to get to know their guests. My mother has celiac disease and can not eat wheat or gluten and Florence prepared her special foods that she could eat during breakfast and... More 

Thank tamarthree
Florence-et-Luc, Propriétaire at Chateau de Balazuc, responded to this review

Dear Tamar, Those days we spent with you were very nice and we were pleased to present our beautiful region to your parents. Like me, they have experienced difficult times and their empathy really touched me... I hope we will have the opportunity to see you all again. More 

London, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We stayed in July in this beautiful property, the hosts were charming and most welcoming. They really make you feel at home in this enchanting place. The room was very confortable although it was a very hot summer, there is a small unexpected pool on the castle ground, which is perfect to cool down after walks in this beautiful region.... More 

Thank ptatworld
Florence-et-Luc, Propriétaire at Chateau de Balazuc, responded to this review

Thank you very much, Patrice, for your nice review. We were very happy to welcome you both and hope you will visit us soon again. Kind regards. More 

Green Valley, California
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330 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best places we've stayed at in France. Luc and Florence are wonderful hosts who take the time to get to know their guests at both the 7pm wine tastings and breakfast. Their small chateau / castle is an eclectic blend of 12th/13th century architecture and modern amenities. A spa and small lap pool step it... More 

Thank WineEng
Florence-et-Luc, Propriétaire at Chateau de Balazuc, responded to this review

Thanks very much, Sue and Glenn, for your nice review. It was a real pleasure to meet you, and we learned a lot about wine and beer in our conversations during the aperitif. We don't know if you'll come again. Of course, California is not to close to the Ardèche, but we would be very happy to meet you again... More 

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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Balazuc is an absolutely charming village perched up high with a commanding view over the valley below. The river Ardeche at the bottom is very popular for swimming and canoeing in summer. However, the real treat is to stay at the Chateau de Balazuc with Florence and Luc, the most welcoming of hosts we have ever encountered. They are enthusiastic... More 

Thank Rivez
Florence-et-Luc, Propriétaire at Chateau de Balazuc, responded to this review

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Chateau de Balazuc ! We enjoyed our discussions at the aperitif and at breakfasts. We like to share our love for our country and especially for our medieval village. And meeting guests such as you is a very rewarding experience. Thank you for choosing our home for your vacation... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
Reviewed 28 August 2016

This bed and breakfast place has it all : 10th to 12th century classified fortress buiding, breathtaking views and super friendly and attentive owners. I am 66 years old and I have visited places around the world for both business and leisure. Without hesitation I give Chateau de Balazuc my top rating in the bed and breakfast category.

Thank 34jpo
Florence-et-Luc, Propriétaire at Chateau de Balazuc, responded to this review

It is rare that we receive guests from Thailand, so your compliments we are very precious for us. Thank you for having choosed our castle for a few days, and come back whenever you want with your family, you will be always welcome. More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We spent several extremely enjoyable days at the chateau. Luc and Florence are wonderful hosts and our room and the facilities were first class. Our room the Chambre des Buis had a lot of character, having been tastefully converted from a vaulted ceilinged room under the main chateau, and was comfortable and well appointed. The small pool was a godsend... More 

Thank Simon B
Florence-et-Luc, Propriétaire at Chateau de Balazuc, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. It was a real pleasure to meet you. Unfortunately, the Yorkshire Tea arrived one day after you leaved, but we promise, you will have it served the next time you come ! More 

Level Contributor
61 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

The location, incredible and thoughtful renovation to this wonderful castle is of course part of why you would visit this place, but after having done so - I can say that it wouldn't have the same atmosphere at all if it wasn't for the owner / hosts, Luc & Florence, whom make you feel like you've stepped into their home... More 

Thank GypsyGirl27
Florence-et-Luc, Propriétaire at Chateau de Balazuc, responded to this review

We don't know if we are charming hosts, but it's sure that you are charming guests ! Thanks a lot for your nice review. And come back whenever you want, il will be a pleasure... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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82 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Not much to add to previous reviews, we echo everything that has been said, this place is amazing, as are the hosts Luc and Flo. They are the warmest and most thoughtful hosts you could wish for. Our room Boxwood (Buis) was well thought out everything worked well. Breakfast was delicious Flo is a wonderful cook, everyday the breakfast was... More 

Thank Winelover55
Florence-et-Luc, Propriétaire at Chateau de Balazuc, responded to this review

Dear Jean Ann and Jerry, Thank you ! We were happy to welcome you to the castle of Balazuc and to share these few days with you :)) More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At 10 miles from Vallon Pont d'Arc, the famous gorges of the Ardeche and the Grotte Chauvet, in the heart of the village of Balazuc - labeled as "one of the most beautiful villages in France" and "village of character", Luc and Florence Lemaire open the doors of their castle, built in XI and XIII centuries, clinging to the rock with an overview of the Ardeche.In this property, saved from destruction a few years ago, and with its resolutely contemporary decor, you will be our welcome guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chateau de Balazuc

Address: Le Chateau | Le Village, 07120 Balazuc, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Ardeche > Balazuc
Price Range: $240 - $298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Only the "Ramparts" has a bath, the other rooms have showers”
 of 5 bubbles mikeyskay, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I believe they are all amazing. Each with beautiful views.”
 of 5 bubbles tamarthree, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“There are only 4 rooms and they are all great”
 of 5 bubbles 34jpo, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All of the rooms are fantastic. The Ramparts Room has great views with it's outdoor terrace.”
  • View from the terrace looking at The Ramparts Room and the rest of the chateau.
  • View to the Stone bridge from the terrace in the Ramparts Room
 of 5 bubbles Rancher_10, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Stayed in the Boxwoods - lots of stonework and the chainmail curtain was a nice added touch to the castle feel!”
 of 5 bubbles KellyPetrie, 29 Aug 2015 | Read review
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