5 European Castles Perfect For A Disney-inspired Family Holiday!

June 4th, 2017

If you’ve already brought your kids out to catch Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty & The Beast, chances are, it’s got them all excited to be princes and princesses. Want to make their dreams come true? Global travel search engine Skyscanner has analysed thousands of flights to find the cheapest months for a family vacation to these enchanting castles, châteaux and towers in France and Italy. Tale as old as time, flights that (figuratively) cost a dime!

1. La Cure, Beaujolais, France

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Nearest airport: Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport (45km away)
Cheapest month to fly from Singapore: August*

With picturesque towers, set in the glorious French countryside, this historic villa dates back to the thirteenth century. Its exposed stone walls, four-poster beds and all-round ‘rustic feel’ would certainly fit right into any classic, romantic Disney movie. You could even take the little ones out for some good ol’ dragon-hunting!

2. Le Château Aubenas, Provence, France

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Nearest airport: Marseille Provence Airport (90km away)
Cheapest month to fly from Singapore: July*

Grand entrance? Check. Impressive galleries and reception rooms? Check. Private olive grove? Of course! The sheer magnitude of this place makes it perfect for a game of hide-and-seek. Know what else adds to this place’s regal charm? The villa comes with its own private chef. No more worrying about where to go or what to cook for your family next. Kick back and relax—now that’s what we call a holiday!

3. Villa Cetinale, south of Siena, Italy

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Nearest airport: Florence Airport (90 km away)
Cheapest month to fly from Singapore: September*

With four-poster beds in all of the bedrooms, frescos in the dining room and an impressive entrance through the landscaped gardens, this beautiful villa looks like something straight out of a Disney film and is fit for any Belle. With room for up to 23 people, it’s the perfect location for you to enjoy a truly magical trip with family and friends.

4. Renato’s Tower, Umbria-Tuscany border, Italy

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Nearest airport: Florence airport (150km away)
Cheapest month to fly from Singapore: September*

A tower with breath-taking views over rolling hills and woodlands, you might just fancy recreating that other Disney blockbuster, Tangled, with your children here. Nestled in a medieval hamlet, it’s over 1000 years old. But don’t worry, it comes with all mod-cons, including a luxurious private hot tub on the roof terrace—perfect after exploring the region’s enchanting forests and olive groves the entire day.

5. Villa Dell’ Aurora, northern Lazio, Italy

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Nearest airport: Rome Fiumicino Airport (130km away)
Cheapest month to fly from Singapore: June*

What could be more Disney-inspired than a villa with your very own Beauty & the Beast style ballroom? When you’re not practising your ballroom dancing, read the children a book or two in the private library (just don’t swing from the shelves please!), or take a stroll with them in the manicured gardens. Talking tea cups and furniture not included—but you could always play-pretend.

For further cost savings on family trips to Europe, Skyscanner’s Cheapest Month feature lets you search for the cheapest time of year to fly to any country.

*Note: Cheapest Months are months only at the time of publication and are subject to change and/or availability.


About Skyscanner:

  • Skyscanner is a leading global travel search company, providing free search of flights, hotels and car hire around the world
  • Founded in 2003, Skyscanner helps over 50 million people each month to find their travel options
  • Skyscanner is available in 30 languages
  • Skyscanner’s highly-rated free mobile app has been downloaded over 60 million times
  • Skyscanner employs over 800 staff and has 10 offices across the world: Barcelona, Beijing, Budapest, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Miami, Shenzhen, Singapore and Sofia
  • Skyscanner is part of the Ctrip Group

For more information, please visit https://www.skyscanner.com.sg/


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