"I stayed at the chateau in 1999 and just returned...both times were outstanding! Klaus and Nicole are superb hosts and go out of their way to welcome you and make your stay memorable. The chateau has all the amenities of home, and the setting is absolutely gorgeous. I've done the cooking tour twice, and learnt so much each time, both in the kitchen with Nicole and on the country-side tours with Klaus. And the meals...well, words can't express how wonderful they are. I'm already planning my next trip...I wouldn't even consider staying anywhere else."
Karen Stoff Marlton, NJ

"We were privileged to stay for eight nights in late July at the Château de Quarante near Béziers and Narbonne in southern France. We opted for the cooking classes and touring the Languedoc region, which is just west of Provence and equally beautiful and varied, but less crowded with tourists. Nicole and Klaus Neukirch are wonderfully attentive and helpful hosts and they had arranged a full and thoroughly enjoyable program of instruction in French cuisine in their homey kitchen, fascinating tours some of the historic towns and beautiful countryside, and delicious and innovative dinners, elegantly served to us at the Château. Nicole and Klaus speak perfect American English and are full of enthusiasm for the cuisine and culture of France and are especially welcoming to Americans, since they spent 30 years in the US. The Château de Quarante itself is well appointed and most comfortable, matching the warmth and welcome we received from Nicole and Klaus. A enthusiastic '10' for this very special experience."
Bruce Pray and Richard Baltz

"Our stay in the South of France at the Chateau de Quarante was perfect, from the outstanding decor of the accomodations to the exquisite gourmet cuisine! We enjoyed every aspect of our trip. Our day started out with a wonderful breakfast with the best croissants we have ever tasted. Each day would end with an artistically presented, delicious three course meal. A meal fit for royalty. After listening to Klaus's riveting stories about the region and the historical sites, our only regret, was not hiring Klaus for a tour. We were told that during our visit we were the King and Queen and Prince of the Chateau and thanks to Nicole and Klaus we truly felt this way. A magnificent vacation place! "
Dan & Linda Robinson London, Ontario, Canada


"Our 2nd visit to the Château has been the most memorable visit in all of France. Your warm hospitality is truly beyond words. You have both given so much of yourselves, and we will cherish this forever. Your home is beautiful, your food incredible, your stories a joy !"
Kitty & Dave Z. California

"What a wonderful way to spend our honeymoon ! The Château, the glorious food, the personal Tours, best of all, the wonderful hosts.. Nicole & Klaus. We have felt at home here. It's going to be hard to leave!"
James & Emily-Joe U. New York

"How can we thank you for our wonderful time in Southern France ? Klaus' suggestions of local sights made the trip to your Château even more enjoyable… I won't even begin with the meals.. All our meals were not only delicious, but works of art ! Our picnic lunch was something we will never forget!"
Becky & Ty N. Idaho

"You have spoilt us rotten, fed us to the gills, educated us on wines and have made our honeymoon all around fantastic ! Nicole, you have incredible vibrance and what we have come to know as "joie de vivre", and you Klaus thank you for planning superb itineraries, not to mention introducing us to most divine regional wines…corks and all !!!"
Alex & Tim C. Boston

"When you drive through these gates, you enter paradise ! This is the same slice of heaven we experienced last year at our wedding reception … "
Jim & Theresa Brookfield

"You have shared your beautiful Château, wonderful food, knowledge and experience of the region with special charm that obviously comes from your hearts".
Carolyn & Ralph B. Dallas

"The exquisite presentation of the gourmet meals and "on the mark" wine recommendations made every evening special and unique. "A perfect ending to each day !" Magnifique ! "
Linda & Brad Ontario Canada

"We have been most impressed with the decoration and furnishings which have made everything so comfortable for our stay. We have been treated to the most delectable and exciting meals. Your warmth and humour together have made this one of the most memorable visits ever made anywhere!"
Micky & Patricia V. Rutland UK

"The only way to duplicate the fun and the joy will be to come back again . Your personal companionship was warm and friendly , "like the home of a favorite cousin". "
Robert & Melene Palm Springs

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Nicole and Klaus Neukirch

Château de Quarante
34310 Quarante
Tel : +33 4 67 89 40 41
e-mail contact@chateaudequarante.com