La ForteresseFrance, Paris

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  • 13th century Medieval Fortress
  • Private Theatre & Cinema
  • Historical Landscaped Gardens

This castle dating from the 13th century is located in a 250-hectare private park. It has kept its medieval era features but is equipped with all the latest technology and amenities. Completely renovated, each room of the property retraces the history of France from the Middle Ages to the Revolution. Located only 45 minutes from Paris, this estate is the ideal location to celebrate an intimate and unique wedding, have a party or an out of the ordinary seminar.

The tree-lined drive that leads to the entrance of the castle does not prepare you for the spectacle that awaits. "Considérable", as announced by an inscription still visible on its 17th-century door, this fortress emerges like a mirage. The entirety of the Middle Ages suddenly stands before your eyes. The walls, which are reminiscent of the Palace of the Popes in Avignon, exude such power and authority that you can almost hear the wars of religion raging in the distance. But the biggest surprise is yet to come. A complete reversal of sensations takes place when one steps inside.

The castle has 20 bedrooms including 9 suites, a listed chapel, a bakery, a large 600m2 restaurant/reception room, 12 lounges (each seats 16 people), a 1930's style bar, 3 kitchens including one professional, a medieval tea room, a wine/tasting cellar, a 10 hectare landscaped garden, a theatre/cinema with a stage and a giant screen (seats 25)

A ten hectare French-style garden and two hundred hectares of forest including a hunting ground and a panoramic lookout. 

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  • Chef
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Pool
  • Private Tennis Court
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa
  • Jacuzzi
  • Home Cinema
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • TV
  • Home Office
  • Alarm
  • Weddings Permitted
  • Events Permitted
  • Castle

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In-Depth Villa Details


- 20 bedrooms including 9 suites each with their own bathroom, shower and bathtub




Air Conditioned

Open Fireplaces

Central Heating

Professional Kitchen

x2 Fully Equipped Kitchen

Large Dining Hall

Medieval Tea Room

Spa Facilities (5 massage rooms, a gym, a meditation room, a tea room, a spa, a hammam)

The theatre: 25 seats with dressing room and cloakroom, giant cinema screen and professional sound system.

1930's bar: fully equipped with sound system, toilets

Indoor Swimming Pool

Listed Chapel


Wine Cellar

Satellite TV & DVD Player


Moated Castle

The Orangery: seats 450 people - 1000 standing

Renaissance Garden

Herbal Garden


Tennis Court





Daily Housekeeping

Activities (spa, cooking/bread making classes, tennis, hiking, horseback riding, cycling/mountain biking, petanque, escape game in the castle)


Nearest Airport: Paris-Orly Airport (ORY) Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG)

Nearest City: Paris

Nearest Town: Essone

Additional Information

Seminar: All-inclusive package (minimum 8 people). Quote upon request.

Event/Reception: 450 people seated, 1000 people standing maximum. Quote upon request.

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