Getting married on a Domain the South of France… many people dream about it, but what does it actually mean? We tell you more in this article


What is a Domain in the South of France?

First of all, what do we mean by a domain? It’s true that it’s a word that’s used a lot, but what’s really behind it? According to the Larousse dictionary, an estate is “landed property; property, land”. So we can understand Domaine as a property that contains a building and/or land.


So it’s true that in the south of France, we have a huge variety of “domaines” Some will have a large building. Its style may be different, whether it’s a farmhouse, a mas or a château, for example. Of course, some estates will be associated with agricultural land, particularly vineyards. For example, our family’s wine-producing estate and associated vineyard is called Domaine des Oullières. The homes remain private, but that doesn’t stop us from being a winegrowing estate on the hillsides of Aix-en-Provence.

Château la Beaumetane

Château la Beaumetane can also be considered an estate in the south of France, even if the property no longer farms. However, this has not always been the case. Quite the contrary, in fact. In the days of Edmond Théry, who had the Château built at the end of the 19th century, his property included all the surrounding land, making an estate of 800 hectares! Which, let’s face it, is an enormous estate.


A quick question to finish off this article…. What is the south of France? I confess I don’t have an official answer for you…. You can imagine how much this attribute can make people dream and thus how many people claim it…

It’s true that, if the people in my part of France are to be believed, there are very few of us who can claim it 😊 . Here’s one of the illustrations you can find on the web:





Alors si nous considérons que comme même sur celle-ci nous sommes bien dans le sud de la France au Château la Beaumetane, nous y sommes quelque soit la définition que vous pouvez utiliser 😊


A bientôt !