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CHATEAU LOU CASTEOU SELECTS TURTLE PR FOR UK REPRESENTATION

04/02/13

Boutique agency wins brief to promote Luxury Cultural Retreat in Cote d'Azur

Chateau Lou Casteou in the French Riviera has called in Turtle PR to launch to the UK travel and consumer sectors in 2013.

The boutique travel PR agency will focus on promoting the Chateau's Luxury Cultural Retreat - an all-inclusive experience debuting 21 to 26 April 2013, where guests will master the arts of Italian cuisine, singing, song-writing, trekking and painting, in the property's lavish surroundings.

The Luxury Retreat package is aimed to appeal to all ages interested in cultural pursuits - singles and couples alike. Included in the package are transfers from Nice airport, five nights' luxury en-suite accommodation - with either sea or mountain views, a formal champagne reception, wine tasting, gourmet food and drink, nightly entertainment, and all classes and materials. Guests will also be visit local art galleries and a Provencal market. The Retreat will cater for up to 24 guests.

Lou Casteou, which means ‘The Chateau' in old Provençale French, was built in 1904 by Lord Amherst of Hackney - a lover or antiquities who funded the Howard Carter expeditions to Egypt, and the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb. The property was purchased in 2006 by Chris and Morag Baxter, who restored it to its former historical glory, adding touches of modern luxury - such as a home cinema seating 40, heated infinity pool and professional chef's kitchen. The Chateau is situated in the Esterel Mountains between Cannes and St. Tropez, with sandy beaches, water sports, boutiques and restaurants nearby.

Amongst other accolades, Lou Casteou was selected by Simon Cowell as his ‘judge's house' on The X Factor in 2011.

Turtle PR is also charged with increasing awareness of Lou Casteou's wedding, corporate, and luxury private rental arms. With recent refurbishments, including state of the art technology and restaurant-grade kitchens, Lou Casteou can cater for up to 200 wedding guests or delegates. However, the chateau also caters for more intimate gatherings, with modular reception areas that can be set up as comfortable sitting rooms when not in seminar or party mode. These provide a welcoming environment for entertaining smaller groups of family or friends.

Morag McLaren Baxter, Owner of Lou Casteou states: "We are delighted to start working together with Leila Stocker at Turtle PR; she really understands our proposition, and aspirations for the Luxury Cultural Retreat - the first of many to come. I look forward to together promoting our Chateau, the Retreat and the beautiful Esterel area of France, to the UK market."

Leila Stocker, Turtle PR's Director says: "It is truly exciting to be working with Lou Casteou, to champion The Luxury Cultural Retreat - an enlightening experience, set in the opulent setting of a traditional French Chateau. I am delighted to look after the PR for such a fabulous property, with a real history behind it."

ENDS
For further information, or images:
Leila Stocker
Email: leila@turtle-pr.com
Tel: +44 (0)7889 231000

About Luxury Cultural Retreat at Lou Casteou:
Lou Casteou is hosting a Luxury Cultural Retreat on 21 April to 26 April 2013. The experience offers a perfect getaway for guests looking to simply unwind, or partake in a range of cultural activity classes, tutored by experts and offered on a daily basis. These include singing and song-writing classes, an Italian cuisine cooking course, art workshop, trekking and appreciation of nature sessions and dancing classes. The experience also includes transfers from Nice airport, a formal champagne reception, wine tasting, gourmet food and drink, visits to a Provencal market and art galleries, and nightly entertainment. The Retreat will cater for up to 24 guests and five nights' accommodation is provided, in beautiful en-suite bedrooms with either sea or mountain views. The price of the retreat including VAT is Euros 2,950 per person or Euros 5,500 per couple, or two sharing.
www.loucasteou.com/luxury-cote-azur-cultural-retreat.asp

About Lou Casteou:
Lou Casteou, which means ‘The Chateau' in old Provençale French, was built in 1904 by Lord Amherst of Hackney - a lover or antiquities who funded the Howard Carter expeditions to Egypt, and the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb. The property was purchased in 2006 by Chris and Morag Baxter, who restored it to its former historical glory, adding touches of modern luxury, such as a home cinema seating 40, heated outdoor pool, and commercial kitchen. The chateau can accommodate 32 guests in luxury, with inside and outside reception areas, for events of up to 200 people. Lou Casteou offers weddings, with blessings at Lou Casteou's small historic chapel, or within the chateau's grounds. With a home cinema and board room facilities, Lou Casteou also caters for conferences and formal events. All pricing proposals are personalised depending on required dates, duration of stay, number of guests and objectives of their stay. Lou Casteou is situated in the Esterel Mountains between Cannes and St. Tropez; forty minutes' drive from Nice airport and five minutes from sandy beaches, excellent sports facilities, boutiques and restaurants.
www.loucasteou.com





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