Chateau Eydoux

 

The Chateau

Chateau Eydoux sits in a park with an area of 7 hectares. When you take a walk on the grounds there are views overlooking Les Dentelles de Montmiraille as well as the slopes of the Mont Ventoux. On the south side, there is a park with its own swimming pool and pool house with a summer kitchen feature where you can prepare small dishes. Drinks are available in the refrigerator. The garden and the area around the pool offers enough room for those who just want to retire in peace. Personally, we find the hammock in the large cedar quite pleasant.

There is ample parking space for our guests within the fence of the domain that is exclusive to the residents with the assurance of an gated entrance for your security. The Chateau is 5km from Carpentras and barely 20km from Avignon, Loriol du Comtat is easily accessible and strategically located to plan your excursions in the region. With ideas such as hiking or visiting the local market on Saturday morning in Lorial du Comtat, we can assure that you will not be stuck for activities to enjoy.

In each room you will find a king sized double with an en-suite availability, all the bedrooms have been furnished to a high standard to make your stay comfier.

Le Capitaine: there is a beautiful view of the Chateau courtyard for you to enjoy from this side
Le Lieutenant
Le Sergeant: This is a provides a view over the courtyard and the pathway to the pool
Le Colonel: in this room, there is a small tower which has been converted into a peaceful reading room!

Dining 

It is possible to join us at a table d’hôte several times a week, but there is no obligation. A three-course meal, including drinks, which will cost around € 35. For an in-house experience, chef Guido is happy at the stove and when the wines are concerned, we have already visited many caves in our well-known wine region. For those who want some pointers so please do not hesitate to ask us! Avignon holds an annual music festival, this year it will take place between the 4th – 23rd of June 2019. This is very popular event during the holidays and we recommend fitting it into your schedule if you can.

The History

Joseph-Paul Eydoux, to whom the castle is named after, was born in 1852 in Carpentras in a prominent family of notaries and consuls. Eydoux chose a career in the army and volunteered in 1870 at the start of the Franco-Prussian War. At the height of his career in 1911 he became the general of his own division.

In that capacity, he was summoned to lead the French mission in Greece where he took the place of the vaunted General Foch. Eydoux restructured the Greek army completely, from rifles to artillery and also the healthcare strategy. The successes of the Greek army subsequently attributed to the insight and organizational talent of Eydoux.

The beginning of WWI calls Eydoux back to France where he competed in Belgian Luxembourg during the Maissin battle. In attempts to stop the German raids in August 1914, he even booked a few tactical victories.

At the age of 65, Joseph-Paul Eydoux retires in 1917 from his active military service. In 1918, he settled in a castle in Loriol du Comtat, which was given to him for services rendered – though not for long. On November 4th, he had an unfortunate accident and died in that same year.

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