House Tour: a French Château Near St-Rémy-de-Provence

You may know I am smitten with the vacation rental properties offered by Haven In. We rented a luxurious Paris apartment near Notre Dame through them and were delighted with the experience of living as locals. Ever dreamed of traveling to the South of France? Today’s House Tour: a French Château Near St-Rémy-de-Provence spotlights breathtaking Château Mireille with its French gardens and elegant Old World interiors.

House Tour: a French Château Near St-Rémy-de-Provence

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

Where is this Château?

This traditional and elegant 18th-century Provence manor (or bastide) is an luxury villa to lease through Haven In.

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Chateau Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

Just a 10 minute stroll from the charming village of St-Rémy-de-Provence, this historical French chateau transports us to a different era!

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Property Overview

Inside and out, find French tradition and style. With seven breathtaking bedrooms, three floors, extensive grounds, and a live-in housekeeper, Château Mireille is destined to inspire with its Old World and timeless Provençal charm in the South of France.

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

What is the village of St-Rémy-de-Provence like?

This Provençal home is situated within easy access to St-Rémy-de-Provence, a historic village in the heart of Provence.

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The village offers all of the charm of a typically Provençal way of life with friendly inhabitants, daily markets, and its many festivals and celebrations.

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It is easy to fall for this charming town at the foot of the Massif des Alpilles.

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

Insider Tip for Where to Go in the Village

Here’s a bonus bit of advice from the author of Taste of France who resides in the South of France:

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“Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is such a sweet town. If you go, be sure to check out the table d’hôte (so not quite a restaurant–there’s no menu to choose from; you take what’s served) at a house built into a cave in a former Roman quarry, just past the asylum where Van Gogh stayed.”  Read about it RIGHT HERE.

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The area is home to many cafés, restaurants, and historic sites, all within a setting of cobblestone streets and authentic architecture.

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A stay at the Château Mireille makes it possible to explore the magnificent landscape offered by the mountains, now classified as the Parc Naturel Régional des Alpilles (Alpilles Region Natural Park).

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

If French wine is your passion, rejoice. The chateau’s location is near many famed French wine producers.

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Antique French Fountain & Statuary

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.
Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.
Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.
Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

Can you describe this bastide’s setting?

Château Mireille has a breathtaking setting with professionally landscaped grounds.

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

Find a formal garden with topiary, a beautiful pool with terrace overlooking the gardens, tennis court, and multiple outdoor seating and dining areas.

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

There is plentiful outdoor space to enjoy the perfect Provençal weather. Just beyond this charming property? French countryside bliss with lavender fields, wineries, rolling hills, and charming villages.

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.
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Go Inside This French Country Dining Room

Each room within Château Mireille is truly one of a kind! Unique antiques, original artwork, and lovely architectural features and personality you would expect from a historic French country home.

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

Stucco exterior with terracotta tiles, wood beams and floors, crown molding, high ceilings, and much more.

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

On the ground floor are two comfortable living rooms/seating areas, a fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances (including double ovens), and a formal dining room with large fireplace. Each morning, the housekeeper prepares breakfast for guests – truly a luxury getaway.

Enchanting Painted Murals

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.
Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.
Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.
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Heavenly Plaster Walls

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

Château Mireille’s French Country Kitchen

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.
Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

Old World Terracotta Tiles

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.
Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

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Rustic Elegance & French Inspiration

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.
Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

Old World French Country Bedrooms

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Floorplan Details

On the first floor, find a grand staircase, office, Master Bedroom with its own en suite full bathroom and powder room, and a spacious guest bedroom.

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

The second floor contains a full bathroom (the second floor is a half floor, accessed through the stairwell).

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

The third floor has five lovely bedrooms with varied bed configurations and a full bathroom available in the hallway. Three  of these bedrooms have their own ensuite full bathroom.

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

All bedrooms offer high quality linens, and all bathrooms have been updated to modern standards while retaining historic charm.

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

A Grand Master Suite

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.
Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.
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Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

Classic & Traditional French Country Decor Inspiration

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.
Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.
Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

Art at the Chateau

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

Beautiful French Country Bathrooms

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.
Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.
Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.
Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.
Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.
Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Château Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

That Shade of Green on the Shutters!

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Chateau Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

If you are smitten with the shade of green on the chateau’s shutters, you are not alone. It can be tricky to try to pin down the exact shade since lighting and photography edits convey the color differently. However, on a recent house tour of a French farmhouse near Bordeaux, we learned the homeowner painted her custom shutters a green which is quite popular in France. The color is known as:

Paint Color: TOLLENS Vert Olivier

This is a traditional French exterior paint color very popular in France, and I wonder if the shutters at Chateau Mireille are a similar green?

French farmhouse green shutters paint color: Vert Olivier.
French farmhouse shutters light medium green paint color: TOLLENS Vert Olivier.

More Glimpses of the Shutters!

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Chateau Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

See more of this bastide HERE.

Rustic and elegant: Provençal home, European farmhouse, French farmhouse, and French country design inspiration from Chateau Mireille. Photo: Haven In. South of France 18th century Provence Villa luxury vacation rental near St-Rémy-de-Provence.

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4 Comments

  1. Connie
    February 29, 2020 / 9:38 am

    Ooooh what a lovely tour to be taking on this beautiful Saturday morning! 🙂

    I love this from your text: table d’hôte (so not quite a restaurant–there’s no menu to choose from; you take what’s served). My hubby and I said if we ever started a restaurant we’d name it “Tioli”….which is an acronym for “Take It Or Leave It”….Hahahha! No menus…just eat it or not. 😉

    • Michele
      Author
      February 29, 2020 / 8:06 pm

      Such a smart idea – do you suppose Americans would be flexible enough to go for that!?! I have dined with folks who request so many modifications to the dish that the chefs must be driven to drink!!! 🙂

      • Connie
        March 1, 2020 / 8:47 am

        Haha…chefs driven to drink! I believe that could very possibly happen with some diners! 😉

        Could Americans be that flexible? Probably not. However I think it could possibly be a “go” if the ambiance/atmosphere of the place was so gorgeous they’d be thinking more about that than the food! 😉

        Some of my favorite restaurants are remembered (and still attended) not so much because the food is fabulous but more so because of the beautiful atmosphere.

        Wouldn’t it be fun to see what would happen with Tioli! 🙂 (By the way we’d pronounce it Tee-oh-li so it would sound Italian. )

        • Michele
          Author
          March 1, 2020 / 12:41 pm

          I would definitely show up to Tioli, and I so agree about atmosphere. It’s how I feel about the shopping experience as well. When entering a shop feels like entering another world – a peaceful space – a mood and energy you want to take home with you – well then, that is what will bring customers back. xox

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