Château de Palayson

AOP Côtes de Provence dénomination Fréjus


Type(s) of agriculture Organic Farming
Activities Tasting / Visit the field/the cellar / Visit the field/the cellar by appointment
Services Holiday cottage


It’s a place where you can taste beautiful and atypical reds under Gothic arches, near Roman ruins. This domain of Roquebrune-sur-Argens is steeped in History, with Romans, the Knights of the Order of Malta, monks and a princess. It’s rich in stories too, one of which tells of the strokes of heart of Alan and Christine von Eggers Rudd, the masters of the place.


The Knights of the Order of Malta erected a church on the domain in the Middle Ages. Today, only a beautiful painted chapel remains. Dedicated to St. John Bosco since 1937, it regularly hosts weddings for sixty to seventy people maximum.

Original and unusual

While fitting out their tasting room, Alan and Christine von Eggers Rudd discovered the remains of a Roman mausoleum. Immediately notified of this discovery, fourteen archaeologists from Toulon landed on the property. Their excavations have uncovered engraved stones, numerous objects and thirty graves.