Beaujolais Chateau

This Chateau is a superb property in the Beaujolais area of France. Although dating from the 1200s, with a dry moat and drawbridge, the Chateau’s heyday was in the Renaissance period when the nearby city of Lyons was a seat of power.  A sympathetic restoration in the 1990s has returned this magnificent property to its former glory, uncovering original ceiling and wall paintings in the process.

The Chateau is perfectly suited to entertainment on a grand scale, from fine dining to drinks receptions.  The historic dining room features beautiful 18th-century wall paintings and the delightful open air-terrace, shaded by lime-trees and with breath-taking views, provides an outdoor area for drinks or a more informal meal.

The Chateau has a variety of exceptional reception rooms, making it one of the most sought after venues for a prestigious event.  Although the hotel offers a luxurious environment with modern necessities it has retained its Renaissance heritage and there can be few properties to rival its sense of history and authenticity.

The bedrooms in the Chateau are absolutely exquisite.  Designed with a painstaking attention to detail the rooms have the feel of times gone by whilst embracing 21st century comforts.  Many have beautiful Renaissance wall paintings depicting country landscapes or classical themes, and all are furnished with opulent fabrics and antiques.

Set in the heartland of French gastronomy the restaurant specialises in regional cuisine, enhanced of course by the excellent Beaujolais wines of the area.  The Chateau is surrounded by extensive vineyards offering guests the opportunity to simply meander among the vines, travel the “Beaujolais wine route” or just relax in one of the rocking garden chairs with a glass of a local vintage.  More formal tastings can be arranged, either in the Chateau’s own Cuvage or at one of the top Beaujolais wine producers.

This is a grand venue, designed to impress, and despite the passage of time it is still one of the most impressive venues in France.

We like:

  • The exquisite Renaissance murals
  • Gazing at the breath-taking views
  • A glass or two of the local Beaujolais wine