Château de Cancerilles

AOP Coteaux Varois en Provence | IGP du Var


Type(s) of agriculture Responsible farming
Activities Tasting / Walking path/visit of the garden / Visit the field/the cellar
Services Holiday cottage / Catering on the spot


Located a few miles from the village of Signes, in the Gapeau valley and the heart of the forest of Montrieux, it’s a paradise in which to sleep, eat and drink. It took the Garcia family a lot of work and, one guesses, sacrifices to achieve their dream of reviving the Château de Cancerilles. Domain in organic conversion.


With its ancient cellars where lie the wines, its large vaulted room and stonewalls, the Garcia family home is what is called a "house of character." Luckily, it doesn’t solely welcome wine lovers; it also offers room and board. For accommodation: 3 guest rooms and two cottages (up to 4 people) are each available for one night or more. Stephanie (the daughter of Serge and Chantal) and her husband Yann have created La Table du Château, specialized in meals for groups (up to 130 people seated). Gourmet cuisine is served on the terrace or in the large reception hall inherited from the Carthusian monks of Montrieux.  

Original and unusual

The cellars and the great room of the mansion were built in the Middle Ages by the Carthusian monks of Montrieux. However, the property owes much to Jean Billon who gave it the appearance it has today. The Provençal was indeed ennobled by Louis XIV who was anxious to reward this great traveller for his services in the East, from Persia to China's borders. Thus was born the lineage of Billon de Cancerilles. Alas, it did not last long as it was extinguished with the death of his only heir a few decades later.