Experience the Glitz and Glamour of the French Riviera Downton Abbey-style
For those looking to live out a Downton Abbey lifestyle this year in the South of France, The Ulitmate Downton Abbey Experience is the perfect regal summer holiday. This is an exclusive opportunity to holiday like the Crawley’s in the actual property filmed for the second motion picture based on the series – ‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’ released this April, surrounded by the stunning settings of the French Riviera.
Besides being able to stay at Palais De L’Ocean, as seen in the film, engulfed in the picturesque South of France, the exclusive experience boasts a number of opulent extras for a Downton extravaganza full of special touches fit for a Lord and Lady. From clay pigeon shooting to horse riding, casino night, and an extravagant ball, guests will be able to holiday in true regal style this summer, inspired by the Crawley’s.
The Ultimate Downton Abbey Experience
Accommodation at Palais De L’Ocean, French Riviera – sleeps 24 guests in 12 bedrooms
For a taste of style and luxury in an architectural gem, guests stay at the actual property used for the film! With strolls past the swimming pool and down various terraced levels in the bucolic parkland to find a rocky cove and azure sea. Everything here is grand and beautiful, bringing the Downton dream to life from the welcoming palm tree salute and palatial hallway with marble staircase to the vast ornately decorated living areas, dining room, and library all interspersed with seating areas, tables, sculptures, and works of art. Fans will also be provided with private chef and butler service throughout to fully feel a part of the Grantham crowd.
Villa Bizet, Cannes – Sleeps 12 guests in six bedrooms
Those looking for the same grandeur and elegance that Downton Abbey embodies can do so in this magnificent maison, dating back to the early 1900s that remains still today of great historic importance. Complete with spacious living areas and impressive chandeliers, guests will truly feel like they have stepped into a scene from the film. Arched windows lead out to the elegant terrace, making it the perfect spot to indulge in croissants and coffee, delivered each morning. Outside, superb gardens featuring a 16m long swimming pool as well as gigantic pines and palm trees await. Complete with private paths leading straight to the promenade and beach for the ultimate air of exclusivity- perfect for those to enjoy all the splendour that the South of France has to offer in true Downton style.
Chateau De La Victoire, French Riviera – Sleeps 16 guests in seven bedrooms
Built in the 19th century by an esteemed perfumier as a private palace in Grasse, the world capital of perfume, Chateau de la Victoire is a truly outstanding gem even amongst the glitz and glamour of the French Riviera. Settled within a glorious three-hectare park lined with ancient palm trees and was a beloved holiday destination of Queen Victoria, the home is perfect for a fully-fledged regal Downton family affair. Featuring refined furniture and exquisite interiors, as well as a large indoor heated pool room reminiscent of a Roman spa, every inch of the home is synergistic with timeless luxury.
Chateau Poesie, Provence – Sleeps 15 to 29 in 16 bedrooms
Those looking to explore the Downton life a little further from the sea can do so at Château Poesie, a beautiful 18th-century château in idyllic surroundings. Offering up vast enclosed grounds with streams, orchards, mature parkland, formal gardens as well as squash, tennis, basketball, and pool for family pursuits to entertain all – from the energetic to the elegant and more leisurely. The expansive and hugely decadent property is ideal for a lavish holiday full of rooms perfectly dancing the night away or toasting glasses of Côtes du Ventoux wine to embrace the full highlights the package has to offer for memories adorned with movie magic.
Prices for ‘The Ultimate Downton Abbey Experience’ Package start from £1,083pp for a 3-night stay based on 12 people sharing, not including villa rates. Larger groups will need to enquire.
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