Château hôtel Carcassonne

Press coverage

A selection of press stories taken from over 2,000 English and French-language magazines and newspapers over the past ten years. Simply click on any story to open it as a PDF.

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Riva PR
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La vie en rose, les pieds dans l'eau

"Quand le luxe rencontre l'authenticité cela donne naissance au projet La Baraquette, le premiere Seafront Vineyard Resort***** dans le monde, situé entre le port de Marseillan et son vignoble."

Airlife, April 2017

In search of the black diamond

"Luxury property developers Propriétés & Co provide truffle hunts through their château and vineyard estate located on the beautiful Canal du Midi."

Haut Life, April 2017

Glass explores the wonders of Château de La Redorte, in Carcassonne, France

"Its fully renovated interior boasts true style with a grand staircase leading guests up to the rooms, surrpunded by ornate porticos"

Glass Magazine, January 2017

Black Diamonds Vin Rouge

"Our cookery session took place at the Seigneurie de Peyrat, near Pézenas, where we also sampled some of the estate's wonderful wines - red and white, but also a wonderful rosé, all presented to us by the château's Cécile Espada."

French Property News, January 2017

Château de La Redorte & Spa

"Le Château de La Redorte vous propose 25 Suites & Villas pour un séjour idyllique dans un cadre exceptionnel.", January 2017

Dark star: Hunting the black truffle

Article on the truffle hunting experience offered at Propriétés & Co's Château de La Redorte.

The Week, January 2017

Self-catering for two in southern France

"Alternatively you could book one of the suites at the new Château de La Redorte vineyard estate, neat the Canal du Midi and Carcassonne."

The Times, December 2016

Where in the world to buy a home in 2017?

"La Baraquette is a new luxury resort which is an extension of a lively port-village in the Languedoc."

The Resident, December 2016

Le luxe face à l'étang de Thau

“Il s'agit aujourd'hui de l'un des plus importants projets immobiliers grand standing de Languedoc-Roussillon.”

Midi Libre Newspaper, November 2016

Château de la Redorte

“The beauty of this destination is not only the appeal of a quintessential French château, but the warm and friendly welcome that comes with it.”

Magpie Magazine, November 2016

A road trip in Languedoc

“The Seigneurie de Peyrat was a French summer's dream.”

Peony Lim Blug, November 2016

A new life in Languedoc

“La Baraquette offers buyers the chance to live the high life in the glamorous south of France.”

International Prime Properties, October 2016

The Hotel Wizard

“Just opened in Languedoc: restored 19th century Château de La Redorte is set in the middle of a family-owned vineyard bordering the Canal du Midi. Wine tasting and truffle hunting are de rigueur. Doubles from £94.”

Country & Town House Magazine, August 2016

La Baraquette, Marseillan

“Having acquired an exceptional elevated site on the shores of a beautiful Mediterranean lagoon, Propriétés & Co has announced the launch of La Baraquettte, which will include a 40-room luxury hotel among luxury apartments, shopping centre, bars and restaurants.”

Space Magazine, July 2016

A year in France

“A new development in the village of Marseillan on the edge of the Étang de Thau, will be the first seafront vineyard resort in France.”

Country Life Magazine, June 2016

Château de La Redorte Opens

“One of the grandest examples of a 19th century château built during Languedoc's first 'wine rush'.”

Space International Hotel Design Magazine, June 2016

Château de La Redorte

“A 25-suite boutique hotel located just 30km from Carcassonne Town in France's Languedoc region.”

Departures International Magazine, May 2016

Languedoc deluxe

“In Marseillan, the most ambitious of all Mediterranean holiday developments (La Baraquette) is taking shape.”

The Sunday Times, May 2016

The hidden Riviera

“Languedoc's authenticity is a very great part of its appeal”

Country Life Magazine, May 2016

How thinking big pays dividens in luxury French leisure projects

“...a wealth of experience in Southern European developments, transforming historic plots into world-class projects.”

Opp Today Magazine, April 2016

The outlook's rosé

“Charles Weston Baker, head of international developments at Savills estate agency, describes it as "the best new project in France in 20 years." That's high praise from a man who has marketed many of the world's most luxurious resorts.”

The Sunday Times, January 2016

Raise a glass to life among the vines

This month Propriétés & Co launches La Baraquette, a seafront vineyard estate with villas and apartments not far from Béziers.

The Sunday Times, September 2015

A place in the sun

“Or Propriétés & Co has seafront estates such as Domaine de La Mandoune where homes start at £181,739 and buyers can be part of an integrated, sustainable resort.”

Grand Designs Magazine, August 2015

Adopt the Languedoc lifestyle for just £151,000

“Seaside ports in Languedoc are like St Tropez used to be before Brigitte Bardot arrived” says Miguel Espada of Propriétés & Co with only a hint of exaggeration. Several upmarket hotel chains agree. Banyan Tree and Six Senses are among five star brands said to be eyeing up locations in the Languedoc.”

Evening Standard Magazine, March 2015

Serial entrepreneur

“Passionée d'architecture, de vieilles pierres, de resorts & spa mais encore de vignes, Miguel ESPADA est un entrepreneur dans l'âme, et un opportuniste au sens positif du term.”

ESCP Magazine, April 2014

Mas Terra Incognita, South of France

“Passionné d'architecture”

Palace Property magazine Asia, January, 2013

Pézenas, between sea and vineyards

“This charming country property offers 700m2 of living space including 4 bedrooms.”

Sotheby's International Realty, 2013

The Magic of Languedoc

“With a vision to provide a little piece of their enviable French lifestyle to investors and visitors alike, they set out to build and restore boutique developments that would remain authentic and classy, yet not pretentious.”

London Homes & Property, December 2012

Propriétés & Co. crée des lieux de villégiature authentiques et raffinés

“Nous en faisons des lieux de villégiature différents, raffinés sans être luxueux, chaleureux sans être pompeux, avec l'ambition d'y développer l'art de vivre du Sud.”

Entreprendre, May 2012

La Distillerie, boutique-hôtel de charactère

“Une offre résidentielle de charactère, dans les lieux ancrés dans l'histoire et terroir.”

L'Hôtellerie Restauration, April 2012

Le Couvent d'Hérépian

“There's something about the spirit of this former 17th century convent that makes it instantly relaxing.”

Elle Magazine, February 2012

A French Charmer

“Les Jardins de St Benoît is effectively a smart hotel in a 20-acre site with houses instead of rooms. The houses are well-equipped for self-catering with modern interiors.”

Daily Mail, February 2012

A little taste of heaven

“Despite cosy luxury, something of the reverential still languishes. Perhaps it's the majestic stone staircase leading back to your room.”

Country Town House Magazine, August 2011

Le temps de vivre

“Ni village-vacances ni résidence hôtelière, un lieu en dehors des codes touristiques. Affichant numéros de maisons et noms de rues, les Jardins de Saint-Benoît se revendiquent extension naturelle et Piétonnière du village de Saint-Laurent-de-Cabrerisse.”

Hôtel & Lodge, August 2011

Propriétés & Co. donne une nouvelle vie aux édifices remarquables

“Le groupe héraultais a créé un concept d'agritourisme mêlant patrimoine historique et nature préservée.”

Midi Libre, August 2011

French paradise you hear about on the grapevine

“Local developer Propriétés & Co were the first to start building and managing luxury developments in the area. Its approach is unique.”

The Sunday Express, July 2011

French treasure

“The estate is designed to ensure that it is part of - rather than apart from - the village. And with its own vineyard and renovated 12th century gardens and views of the olive groves and mountains, it's a lovely place for a relaxed weekend getaway.”

Food & Travel Magazine, July 2011

Soldes de dernière minute

Quote to be chosen...

The Daily Telegraph, July 2011

Propriétés & Co élargit son offre séminaires avec l'Abbaye de Sainte Croix

“On connaît le flair du groupe languedocien Propriétés & Co. pour dénicher les sites le plus exceptionnels.”

Réunir Magazine, May 2011

Wine, food & peace of southern France is to die for

“Being in Port Rive Gauche was like stepping back in time. The feeling is of a time gone by. Yes the 21st century life is there but it's calm and restful, not showy or brash.”

The Daily Telegraph, April 2011

Holiday homes that pay their way

“They are building a portfolio of beautiful and unusual properties appealing to an international clientele. The company DNA profile can be summed up as authenticity, quality architectural renovation, viticulture and 'art de vivre'.”

The Daily Telegraph, April 2011

A place in Languedoc made easy

“Propriétés & Co's portfolio includes a renovated couvent mixing an authentic exterior with an elegant, art deco interior.”

London Metro, February 2011

The 50 best hotels in the world

“...the former convent has been converted into lovely contemporary suites, without losing the winding, stone-built integrity. Warm informality infuses the place...”

The Daily Telegraph, January 2011

Vineyards, vintage property and guaranteed returns

“ award-winning company that has earned an enviable reputation for tasteful renovation and the creation of boutique resorts that are sympathetic to both surroundings and heritage.”

Premiere Magazine, 2011

The Top 100 honeymoon destinations in the world

“This is the authentic south of France: you have the wine, the heritage, close proximity to skiing in the Pyrénées, and the beaches of the Mediterranean.”

The Independent on Sunday, December 2010

La retour à la nature et à l'authenticité

“Situés dans le sud de la France, ces domaines de charactère invitent à découvrir un nouvel art de vivre où le bien-être est à l'honneur sous toutes ses formes.”

Univers Luxe Magazine, December 2010

The Top 100 honeymoon destinations in the world

“This 13-room hotel in Languedoc, converted from a 17th Century convent, is the epitome of a romantic bolthole. It has lots of rustic charm but also the mod-cons you'd expect.”

Condé Nast Brides, November 2010

Anthentick genot in de Languedoc

“Quote to come...”

Talkies Magazine (Netherlands), November 2010

Exciting tips on places to go

“Across the channel, Les Jardins de Saint Benoît is a charming rendezvous for a family get-together. In the unspoilt Corbières region in the south of France, its 171 traditional Mediterranean houses are set within 20 acres of vineyards, olive groves and gardens.”

House & Garden Magazine, October 2009

Sun-drenched style in the south of France

“Port Rive Gauche is the latest addition to the portfolio of the award-winning Propriétés & Co. It's a stylish renovation of what was once the port's wine store. The building has been fashioned into 11 chic self-catering apartments.”

Independent on Sunday, August 2009

Un nouvel art de vivre dans le Sud de la France

“Propriétés & Co lance un concept hôtelier et immobilier haut de gamme. Une combinaison magique de patrimoine, de terroir et de nature préservée.”

Paris Match, August 2009

Un jardin d'Eden dans le vignoble

“Quote to be chosen...”

L'Express, June 2009

Southern beles

“The residents will be part of the community: they can go truffle and wild-boar hunting, and there'll be a spa using local plant extracts.”

Country Life magazine, Spring 2009

A to Z of Wellbeing

“Escape into eclesiastical tranquility - with all the luxuries of a boutique hotel - at Le Couvent d'Hérépian.”

British Airways First Class magazine, February 2009

Selling like hot cakes

“Propriétés & Co is an award-winning French developer that specialises in renovating historic buildings in the South of France. Those that bear their quality hallmark include a 17th-century convent that is now a boutique hotel residence and a 16th century abbey.”

The Sunday Express, November 2008

Wine and spa at heart of concept

“Owners are encouraged to integrate into the local community. This is being promoted by participation in grape and olive harvests, cookery classes and regional festivities, to preserve the local customs and traditional way of life.”

Irish Examiner, November 2008

Le confort du medern dans le charme des vieilles pierres

“Fondée en 2003, Propriétés & Co s'est specialisé dans la réhabilitation de bâtiments anciens que les propriétaires ne peuvent plus entretenir - couvents, propriétés viticoles, châteaux, abbaues, distilleries - et les transforme en lieux de villégiature.”

Le Monde, October 2008

Out from the château

“The château's exterior will remain the same, as will interior features such as the cast-iron staircases.”

The Scotsman, October 2008

Reach for the spas

“Enjoy the facials and massages on offer in the spa rooms in the development's grounds, which use fruit, flowers, beeswax, olive oil, grapeseed and camomile, all produced organically in the region.”

The Sunday Times, September 2008

Track down a new life

“Château de la Redorte in Langueodc is being restored to provide 38 one- and two-bedroom flats in two new wings.”

London Evening Standard, August 2008

Walking it off in France

“Once you've checked in to Le Couvent d'Hérépian, a 17th-century convent that's been transformed into a luxury boutique hotel, it's pretty hard to drag yourself out again.”

Zest magazine, August 2008

Get thee to a cool, calm nunnery

“The sympathetic restoration of this 17th century convent has resulted in a rural retreat characterised by cool, calm chic.”

The Independent, May 2008

Our French Connection

“Propriétés & Co, that operates throughout the south of France and the Alps, has found a way to soften the effects of the stronger euro.”

The Sunday Times, April 2008

To the château born

“Propriétés & Co is making a name for itself locally for its sensitive redevelopment of historic buildings.”

The Independent, April 2008

Get thee to a nunnery

“ intimate and surprisingly affordable 13-suite boutique hotel. Each suite has a small kitchen, and guests are encouraged to explore nearby food markets.”

Condé Nast Traveler, April 2008

It's a corker!

“If you like the idea of living in a magnificent 18th century château, French developer Propriétés & Co has a unique project offering furnished apartments.”

The Daily Mail, February 2008

Get thee to this nunnery

“This is the finest, friendliest small hotel in France and I want to go back there right now.”

The Sunday Times, January 2008

A corking good deal for a house

“ 'We're not interested in building gated communities' says Espada, of Propriétés & Co. 'Integration for this project is key.' ”

The Observer, July 2007

Religious conversion

“The gift these buildings bring is a unique sense of peace.”

The Sunday Times, June 2007

Regional Overview: France

“What really makes this Propriétés & Co property noteworthy is its contemporary detailing (parquet and flagstone floors, underfloor air-conditioning and heating, flat-screen TVs and DVD players, WiFi access) and its location overlooking the Mediterranean.”

Homes Overseas magazine, May 2007

L'Art de Vivre

“...blending modern comfort with classic 'Cote Sud' design in textures and shades to complement and respect the building's religious origins.”

The White Book