Privatising a château in Provence


Château de Berne, a vineyard in the heart of Provence at Lorgues in the Var, offers a wide range of options for organising your events. In the heart of an exceptional estate, offer your guests a professional or private experience that will leave a lasting impression.

Provence, land of castles

Between history, art and heritage, visits to the châteaux of Provence continue unabated. People come for the beauty of the sites and for the pleasure of strolling through their parks and gardens.

A few châteaux in Provence

From the best-known, such as the Château des Baux de Provence, a monumental fortress from which you can enjoy an exceptional panoramic view over the Baux valley, to the Château de Vins-sur-Caramy, first abandoned and now restored, which takes us back to medieval times and the delicacy of the Renaissance, the Provencal region is bursting with buildings, each more beautiful than the last.
The village of Entrecasteaux is built around a fortress. Its private château, built in the XIᵉ century but restored in the Renaissance, features gardens inspired by the style of Le Nôtre. Many others will take you back in time, such as :
Valbelle Castlewhose remains bear witness to a history worthy of fairy tales
- The Château de Pontevès, with its exceptional views over the surrounding plain.
- At Château Saint Martin de Pallière, you'll discover an architectural gem, unique in the region, with its underground cathedralThis architectural curiosity dates from 1747 and was designed to meet the water needs of the château's gardens.
- Château de la Verdière, an ancient fortress dating back to the year 1000 that was modified in the 18ᵉ century into a Florentine-style palace.
- The Château Ducal d'Uzès, also known as the "Duchy", was built on an ancient Roman camp. This exceptional castle will take you through the ages, from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.

Château in Provence or wine estate in Provence?

A wine estate is not necessarily a château in the sense that we understand it. In other words, ramparts, imposing gates and other towers.
"Bottled at the château" is an appellation of origin (AOP or AOC) which sets out clearly defined criteria to protect the name of certain products in France.

So why a château on the label of a wine from Provence?

In France, a law regulates the terminology used on the labels of bottles of wine and in order for the words "Château" to be indicated, a number of criteria must be met:
- The wine must be AOP or AOC. Appellation d'origine contrôlée (term used in France) and appellation d'origine protégée (term used at European level).
- The grapes used to make the wine must have been grown and harvested on the estate, not bought. A wine made from purchased grapes is a vin de négoce.
- Vinification must be carried out at the heart of the estate.

Book a château in Provence at Domaine de Berne

Situated in Provence, Château de Berne offers you its wine-growing estate covering more than 1000 hectares. It's an ideal destination for wine tourism, but also an exceptional place in the heart of nature, offering a five-star Relais & Châteaux hotel, excursions in the heart of unspoilt nature, and unique experiences in terms of both gastronomy and well-being.
Château de Berne is also :
- A vineyard in Provence
- Bed and breakfast, luxury hotel, villas with private pool
- 3 restaurants, including 1 with a Michelin star
- Bars
- A cookery school
- An 800 m2 Spa with 2 jacuzzis, a sauna and 1 steam room
- A fitness area
- Swimming pools
- ...
For more information on our infrastructure, see our brochure.

Privatising the château

For your seminars or other events, why not rent out the Château de Berne en Provence. The cicadas, azure skies and unspoilt nature of the estate make it an exceptional venue for your events.
A real bastide has been fitted out with a meeting room, a bar, an office area and a library, giving you the opportunity to organise your seminars in fabulous surroundings. What better way to make a lasting impression!
Book Château de Berne for your seminars and incentives.

Château de Berne, a Provencal wine estate in Lorgues in the Var, offers you a wide range of options for organising your events. In the heart of exceptional Provencal landscapes, offer your guests a professional or private experience that will leave them breathless.