Discover Château Mas de Pradié

Welcome to Château Mas de Pradié, an enchanting Château set in beautiful woodland and endless greenery. We offer a secluded and magical place for your weddings and special celebrations and also cater for group holidays and romantic couples’ retreats.

We invite you to discover everything this beautiful and unique Château has to offer, from weddings and private events to its B&B and workshops, there is something for everyone here. Find your new favourite spot in the south of France; a true haven of peace and tranquillity, a place to experience escapism from the modern world.

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History

Château Mas de Pradié was built in the mid eighteenth century and its large barn, which today has been converted into an impressive Event Hall, once served as a royal relay station for horses, meaning that royalty often stopped here on their way north. It was also home to an old mill that operated when the lake flooded seasonally into the ancient cave system below.

Château Mas de Pradié was taken over by current owner, Julia, in 2019 and has since undergone an intense period of renovation to bring its character back to life. Julia has sought to find that perfect balance between maintaining the property’s original charm and making it an enviable location for events and luxury stays; breathing new life into old stones while successfully maintaining an authentic and rustic appeal and staying true to the nature and historic of this special place.

Artists have sought out the south of France for centuries for its mesmerising scenery and special quality of light, which at sunset, floods the land with a beautiful golden shimmer. The previous owner of the Château was an artist who put his own stamp on the estate and this tradition has continued with current owner, Julia.
 

A Message from your Host...

"A step to the side has led me down this path to Mas de Pradié and my new home in France. A decision made that life from here on will only be filled with beauty, nature and truth.  A wish to hear birds sing, watch flowers bloom and smell delicacies bake. A desire for a slower life, but a fuller life. A haven where all my life skills as an artist, ceramicist, interior designer and author, can come together in this place. This will be my ultimate organic masterpiece, buildings and barns in stone and wood, with walled gardens, a grotto and woodlands. This magical place has secrets to reveal! I invite you on this journey with me."

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The Château Sisters
As Seen on Château DIY

Julia's home in France was discovered with the help of her two sisters, Melissa and Sarah. The trio traveled from Australia to view beautiful French Chateaux for their exciting project - finally settling on the stunning Château Mas de Pradié. The "Château Sisters"' journey has been chronicled by Channel 4’s hugely successful series Château DIY (formally Escape to the Château DIY), which follows intrepid new Château owners realising their dreams of renovating their beautiful properties back to their former glory.

 

Château Mas de Pradié is featured in episodes:

Escape to the Château DIY: Series 2, episodes: 2, 11 and 12, Series 5, episodes: 3, 4 and 5

Château DIY:Series 1, episodes: 3, 19, 20 and 30, Christmas special: episode 1

 

You can watch all the episodes on All4. Find about more about Château Mas de Pradié’s appearances on Château DIY in our blog and don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for a taste of Château life.

Where to Find Us

Located in the gorgeous Aveyron countryside, in the south of rural France, the Château is a delight to discover. We are secluded but well-connected by road and rail.

Nearby Airports

 

Toulouse: 2 hour drive
Brive: 1 hour 10 minute drive
Rodez: 50 minute drive

 

Nearby Train Stations

 

Figeac: 20 minute drive
Villefranche-de-Rouergue: 20 minute drive