The Keep has been in our family for nearly 30 years.
My Hungarian grandparents were uncomfortable with the idea of me and my brother growing up in London and wanted us to be able to roam free, learn a new language and play in the sunshine. Bargemon Château had been owned by my godmother’s aunt and, having discovered that it had been divided into apartments, my family headed out to France to check it out. We immediately fell in love with the village, and my parents knew that they could turn The Keep into something really special.
Growing up, we spent all our holidays in Bargemon and they were more perfect than we could ever have imagined: games of sardines in the olive grove; hours of Marco Polo in the swimming pool; diving contests; tennis matches; and tons of water sports only a short drive away. The village has always felt super safe and it was amazing for us to have the freedom to head off to the boulangerie to pick up the bread, or down to the garden to gather fruit and vegetables.
Holidays in Bargemon have played a huge part in our lives, and and we absolutely love introducing our friends to our little corner of Provence. I'm now married and my husband, Toby, and I feel so fortunate that we are now able to share it with our young children, Isabella, Guy and baby girl, Cressida. As the next generation of our family now starts to enjoy all that The Keep has to offer, we have also decided to offer guests the chance to go there too. We hope that you will make your own special memories in Bargemon and that you will love it as much as we do!
Amelia, Toby, Isabella, Guy & Cressida xx
getting to Bargemon
Getting to Bargemon is pretty simple. The village is within easy reach (approx. 75 min drive) of both Nice and Toulon airports, from where you can rent a car from one of the many rental companies. Make your way onto the A8 motorway (direction Aix-en-Provence if you’re coming from Nice; Nice if you land in Toulon) and turn off at Exit 36 Le Muy. Join the D25 in Le Muy, pass through Callas and the next village you come to will be Bargemon. If you'd rather not rent a car, then you can also get to the village by taking the train to Les Arcs and then a 30min taxi ride to the village.
Once you're in Bargemon, you can easily park up and forget your car for the first few days of your stay as there is so much to do within easy walking distance of The Keep. But once you've had your fill of exploring the ancient city streets and enjoying the swimming pool and tennis court in the chateau garden, you will find lots to do just a short drive from the village - find out more.
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