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Edify your mind and expand your cultural horizons by sneaking away to one of Villas of Distinction's historic villas.

You won’t even have to hit the museums, as these properties boast their very own legends. With private estates dating back to the 13th Century, each of these homes is enveloped with personality and charm that will undoubtedly enhance your next vacation. Staying in a suite once enjoyed by an infamous king, renowned president or scandalous celebrity couple is sure to arm you with tales to tell upon your return home.

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Chateau de la Harpe

Chateau de la Harpe

Languedoc / Montelimar

25
Bedrooms
Sleeps
50
from 6,786+
per night

This 12th century fortress Chateau de la Harpe, located in the Côte du Rhône area, has been transformed into a luxury residence that can accommodate up to 50 guests in its 25 air-conditioned bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom.

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Machiavelli

Machiavelli

Tuscany / Florence Area

10
Bedrooms
Sleeps
20
from 6,600+
per night

Villa Machiavelli is a one-of-a-kind experience nestled in the legendary wine making “Chianti Classico” region, just outside of Florence.

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Chateau D'Anjou

Chateau D'Anjou

Loire Valley / Angers

17
Bedrooms
Sleeps
33
from 4,630+
per night

Ideally situated at the west end of the Châteaux of the Loire circuit this 18th century family château offers 16 double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom, 12 en-suite bathrooms, a heated swimming pool and tennis court.

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Chateau De La Sarthe

Chateau De La Sarthe

Loire Valley

13
Bedrooms
Sleeps
23
from 4,310+
per night

On a 100 acres domain, Chateau de la Sarthe offers 13 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. The chateau is entirely furnished with precious antiques, Versailles parquet floors and designer fabrics.

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Fustic House Private Estate

Fustic House Private Estate

Barbados / St. Lucy

7
Bedrooms
Sleeps
14
from $3,750+
per night

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Fustic House is a privately owned 11-acre estate, built in the early 18th century from local coral stone.

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Controni

Controni

Tuscany / Lucca Area

11
Bedrooms
Sleeps
22
from 3,643+
per night

Villa Controni is an elegant 19th-century aristocratic villa set in the heart of a vast estate of terraced hills and olive groves.

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Torre di Positano

Torre di Positano

Amalfi Coast / Positano Area

8
Bedrooms
Sleeps
13
from 3,383+
per night

Torre di Positano is a truly unique seaside property located at the edge of the Positano harbor and it has 1,000 years of history behind it.

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Chateau des Montpezat

Chateau des Montpezat

South West / Toulouse

10
Bedrooms
Sleeps
20
from 2,860+
per night

At the foot of Pyrenees mountains and South West of Toulouse, this chateau offers ten bedrooms and nine bathrooms and can accommodate twenty adults.

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Art Deco

Art Deco

South West / Biarritz

4
Bedrooms
Sleeps
8
from 2,760+
per night

Classified as a historic monument this magnificent Art Deco villa, overlooking the bay of Saint-Jean-de-Luz offers four high standard double bedrooms, each with its own character, a heated swimming pool and the sandy beach at its foot.

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Altera

Altera

Sicily / Catania

8
Bedrooms
Sleeps
16
from 2,300+
per night

A noble house belonging to one of the oldest aristocratic families of Sicily since 1200, Villa Altera was recently brought back to its ancient splendors by its owners.

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Mullins Mill

Mullins Mill

Barbados / Mullins Bay

8
Bedrooms
Sleeps
16
from $1,825+
per night

Mullins Mill is a home of unique character nestled on eight acres of landscaped grounds.

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Michela

Michela

Lazio / Viterbo Area

9
Bedrooms
Sleeps
20
from 1,700+
per night

Villa Michela is a 17th century country manor set in the splendid Lazio countryside.

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Chateau Yvetot

Chateau Yvetot

Normandy / Cherbourg

8
Bedrooms
Sleeps
15
from 1,370+
per night

Magnificent family historical 'château' in Normandy with a heated swimming pool, tennis court and all the comfort necessary to host up to 15 guests.

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Villa La Tosca

Villa La Tosca

South West / Lanton

8
Bedrooms
Sleeps
15
from 1,246+
per night

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Just west of Bordeaux, the tranquil Villa La Tosca, with her feet ‘tucked in the water’ is discretely situated in the heart of the serene Arcachon Bay.

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Montrachet

Montrachet

More France / Burgundy

3
Bedrooms
Sleeps
6
from 930+
per night

This XVIII century cottage is located in a small hamlet in the heart of the prestigious Burgundy “wine’s land" nestled in famous Puligny-Montrachet and “Meursault 1er cru” vineyard.

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Pavillon De La Paix

Pavillon De La Paix

Normandy / Cherbourg

5
Bedrooms
Sleeps
10
from 920+
per night

Pavillon de la Paix is joined to a historical chateau in "the Cotentin", the famous area of Normandy with five double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, one adapted to disabled access. There is also a tennis court and a lift.

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Estate Belvedere

Estate Belvedere

St. Croix

6
Bedrooms
Sleeps
14
from $860+
per night

An electronic gate ushers you into Estate Belvedere's magnificent four acres, past a fenced formal garden with a fountain, and back into a part of St. Croix's Danish history of centuries past.

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Scudo

Scudo

Tuscany / Florence Area

4
Bedrooms
Sleeps
8
from 643+
per night

This is a fashionable property in an exclusive location in the heart of Florence!

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Chateau de Villette

Chateau de Villette

Paris / Île-de-France

13
Bedrooms
Sleeps
26
from 18,000+
per night

Chateau de Villette is a magnificent private chateau, at 35 minutes northwest of Paris designed by Mansart around 1668. This magical estate is featured in Dan Brown’s best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code.

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Syrene

Syrene

Amalfi Coast / Sorrento City

6
Bedrooms
Sleeps
12
from 13,125+
per night

Located in the center of Sorrento, among the Lands of the Syrens, this property stands on the top of a promontory with a sheer drop into the sea.

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