Sippy cups and dirty dishes may be your reality now, but it doesn’t have to be. Plan your escape to a real-life castle to experience the royal treatment (at least for a few nights). From Italy to California, flip through the photo gallery to discover the world’s coolest castles that you can rent for as little as $20 per person, per night. Move over Belle, there’s a new queen in town.

Marmanhac, France

Wander the halls of this stunning castle and teach your kids a thing or two about history. Simply look up at the rare everyday objects or monumental works such as tapestries of the main hall offered by King Louis XVI. Who said vacations can't be educational?

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— Erin Lem

photos and castles courtesy of HomeAway