Sublime secluded château in South West France



Cradled in the beautiful rolling French countryside, the 15th century Chateau de Lerse is a chateau like no other.

Cradled in the beautiful rolling French countryside, the 15th-century Chateau de Lerse is everything you’ve been searching for. Located in the rural Charente, Lerse offers unrivalled tranquillity and calm, but is easily accessible being just 30 minutes from Angouleme and a short drive from Bordeaux. Whether you are looking to book your dream wedding or the perfect location for a private event, we’ve got everything to make your experience a memorable one. The chateau can accommodate up to 40 people (including glamping) and our talented chefs can provide spectacular meals and banquets for up to 250 guests. As you approach the estate up the 800 metre tree-lined drive, you are beginning an experience that will remain with you for ever. Chateau de Lerse is more than a venue, more than a destination, it is a rare discovery, one that will make memories, and create stories that will be told and retold for generations to come.

"We chose Chateau de Lerse as a venue for our wedding this summer and we couldn't have been luckier to celebrate our special day there. The place is perfect: breathtaking views, very chic but also casual, making everyone comfortable! To us, Lerse perfectly embodied the Charente region, the French culture at its best and our love of the contryside. It is hard to explain but the place really has a soul. We felt welcomed at all times, almost as if the place was ours... Recent works (including a pool area, barn & glamping) were very tastefully carried out. We are the luckiest couple to have hosted our wedding at Lerse and it will stay in our hearts for ever! Thank you! "
Florence and Guillaume

Located in the heart of the Cognac vineyard

The chateau was built in 1410 by the Lord of Lerse, in a square like a small stronghold, and remained owned by the same family for centuries. The scallop shells, carved on both sides of the door, testify that the castle was on the road to Santiago de Compostela and welcomed pilgrims. The chateau is located in the middle of 120 hectares, including forests, and farmland, with a herd of Belted Galloway cattle.


"Merci Beaucoup. Joss and Team, you were incredible and we cannot thank you enough. Everyone said how wonderful you were and all the little things didn't go unnoticed. We love You. "
Elleah and Ollie

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