Chateau de Riveneuve

Chateau de Riveneuve

Château de Riveneuve is a seventeenth-century manor house available to rent by the week or weekend, winter or summer, for family holidays, weddings or major celebrations. Just 45 minutes south of Toulouse, in the Ariège region, the château offers a magnificent view of the Pyrenees mountain range. With its 22 spacious rooms spread over 800 m2, Riveneuve can accommodate 30 people in its two main buildings and 120 guests. Quiet, romantic and friendly, Riveneuve will be Your Family Château, entirely for you during your stay.

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The Domaine de Riveneuve is a great place to get together with family and friends, and has been renovated to provide a relaxing break for young and old alike. The 2.5 hectare park, with its secure swimming pool, offers plenty of space for children to play freely, while allowing adults to relax in the shade of the tall trees. For a wedding, everything has been thought of to ensure that the different moments of your celebration are a success: the aperitif in the park or under the courtyard pergola, the ceremony under the magnolia tree, the dinner in the main hall. In the evening, the illuminated park becomes a fairytale setting.
Are you looking for a wedding venue, a week-end away or holidays in France ?

Principal living and reception rooms

As the only masters of the house during your stay, you can organise your stay as you wish, prepare your party with your best friends, and entertain your guests in the elegant lounges on the ground floor. The grand salon is reminiscent of the splendours of yesteryear, with its carved stone fireplace and paintings by Jules de Lahondès, who owned the château in 1850. The dining room is bright and friendly, with refined wood panelling and a coffered ceiling. For a wedding, the large reception room, with its exposed stone walls and wrought iron pergola, is ideal for a festive dinner. This large room opens onto the Emmanuelle lounge on one side and the red lounge of the Tour du Pastel on the other.

Rent our château and experience a slice of authentic french country life

Our bedrooms

The château’s bedrooms have retained the romantic charm of the grand family homes of yesteryear, with their antique furniture, silk curtains and boutis bedspreads. Some overlook the park, while others have a magnificent view of the Pyrenees to the south. In the west wing, the rooms are decorated in a simpler, cosier style, inspired by pastel blues and Orientalist paintings. A sauna and cinema invite you to relax. Throughout the house, you’ll find bookcases filled with books. What could be more pleasant after a day’s skiing in the nearby Pyrenees or a gym session in the gym, to relax in the sauna before watching a good film in your private cinema?
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Guest house

The “Pyrénées tower” located at the entry of the courtyard has been renovated. It is connected to the “Grande salle” of the western wing of the castle. At the first floor, the “chamber pastel” with its beautiful pastel blue cement tiles. On the second floor, the sauna with a breath-taking view out on the Pyrénées. Nothing is more pleasant than relaxing in the sauna after skiing in the nearby Pyrénées, before enjoying a film in your private cinema room.

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Our Rates

The property is always rented in its entirety to a single family. You have access to the entire château with its reception rooms and bedrooms (accommodation for up to 30 people in two adjoining buildings), the grounds (2.5 ha) and the swimming pool. All running costs are included: heating, water, electricity, and maintenance of the garden and house (initial and final cleaning). Bed linen and towels are provided. Beds are made up on arrival. Tables and chairs for the reception are provided.

Deposit required: €2,500.

Season Stay With reception Without reception
Low season
11th November to Easter (except Christmas and New Year) WE 3 days 2 nights 3900 € 2900 €
Week 7 days 7 nights 4900 € 3900 €
Mid season
Easter to 30th June and 1st September to 11th November + Christmas WE 4 days 3 nights 4900 € 3900 €
Week 7 days 7 nights 5900 € 4900 €
High season
July and August    
Week 7 days 7 nights 6900 € 5900 €
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A seventeenth century manor,  Riveneuve once belonged to the Baron of Ornolac. It was enlarged and decorated by Jules Lahondès who inherited it in 1850. He was a painter, a student of Joseph Latour, renamed historian, archaeologist and President of the Academy Jeux Floraux in Toulouse.  On his return from a trip to Italy, he painted  scenes from Rome and Venice, especially the gardens of the Villa Doria Pamphili in Rome as mural paintings which decorate the living room. The canvas was restored with the help of VMF (Vieilles Maisons Françaises). He carved the fireplace with its coat of arms and those of the family of Exea for the wedding of his son Joseph to the daughter of the Marquise of Exea. One of his paintings represents his dog Linda in the foreground of  the castle was also restored.

Catherine and Hervé Gasiglia bought Riveneuve in 2000 and have lovingly restored into a large warm family home where they receive their children and friends. In their absence, they are happy to allow others to meet up with their families and friends.

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Château Lifestyle

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Activities around

Riveneuve is at the foot of the Pyrenees. It is a paradise for hiking, horseback riding, fishing, swimming in the waterfalls, hunting, cross country or track skiing. A few minutes from the chateau, you can kayak in the Ariege river.
Prehistory or history enthusiasts will enjoy the exceptional heritage of Ariege with it’s: medieval village of Mirepoix, picturesque artistic village of Carla-Bayle, Mas d’Azil caves,  Foix castle, and Cathar castle of Montsegur.
45 minutes from Riveneuve you will discover the city of Carcassonne, World Heritage Site, and the city of Toulouse, “the pink city” with plenty to see. Particularly aimed at families there is the  Pyrene’s Forges, the Prehistory Park or Space City.
You can try the fantastic local produce everyday just 5 minutes away in the Pamiers market or those of Foix and Mirpoix. If you like antiquing, one can’t miss is the flea market in Pamiers every Sunday morning in the Square.

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Practical information

How to get there : 45 minutes from Toulouse and Carcassonne Airport :

A66 motorway, direction Andorre
exit n°5 Pamiers centre
turn left, direction Belpech
Château de Riveneuve is after the first crossroads on the left..
1h30 from Andorra, Spain, and the Mediterrannean Sea.

Château de Riveneuve :  10 Bedrooms / 30 persons

  • Details of the rooms in the château and the west wing (10 bedrooms or suites, sleeps 30):
    To comply with current ERP safety standards, sleeping accommodation is spread over the two communicating buildings, the château and the west wing. Each building can accommodate 15 people.The Château :
    Ground floor:
    – Entrance hall
    – Dining room, table for 24 people
    – Salon Jules de Lahondès with sculpted fireplace and painted canvases
    – Kitchen, catering area
    – Blue mosaic children’s playroom
  • – Green mosaic room : A single bed 120 cm
  • – Mosaic shower room with WC
  • 1st floor:
    – Blue boudoir
    – Baldaquin room: 1 double bed 160 cm
    – En suite with the Baldaquin room, Toile de Jouy room: 1 double bed 180 cm (or 2 beds 90 cm)
    – Green garden lounge
    – Soie rose room: 1 double bed 140 cm, en suite bathroom with WC
    – Turquoise bathroom, bath and WC
    2nd floor:
    – Old Roses room : 1 double bed 180 cm (or 2 single beds 90 cm)
    – Marie’s room : 1 double bed 180 cm (or 2 single beds 90 cm) and 1 sofa bed
    – Sahara room: 1 double bed 180 (or 2 single beds 90) en suite with the Morocco room
    – Maroc room : 1 double bed 180 (or 2 single beds 90). En suite bathroom with bath.
    – Bathroom, bath and WCWest wing :
    Ground floor:
    – Emmanuelle lounge opening onto square pergola
    – Shower room with WC and separate WC
    – Large reception room of 120 m2
    – Salon du Pastel to the south, with a 90 cm single sofa bed.
    1st floor north-west :
    – Festival de Cannes room, a 140 cm double bed
    – Cinema Dormitory, with a 140 cm double sofa bed and one 90 cm single bed.
    1st floor South-West :
    – Pastel room, one 160 cm double bed, integrated bathroom with bath and WC
    – Small study with a 90 cm single bed
    – Sports room with double sofa bed
    – Shower room with washbasin and WC
    – Orientalistes room : a 140 cm double bed and a double sofa bed
  • Equipment details:2 fully equipped kitchens, cooking utensils provided.
    Television, hi-fi system, Wi-Fi internet access.
    Leisure facilities: private cinema, sauna, gym, table tennis, table football, board games, children’s games, boules, library.
    For babies: 3 cots, 2 high chairs, changing mat
    For receptions: 14 round tables 150cm in diameter, 10 rectangular tables, 200 chairs
    BBQ, garden furniture and pool loungers
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