Chateau Vault de Lugny, Yonne Burgundy | A hotel fit for royalty
Channel your inner King and Queen at this stunning moated chateau hotel – you can even book the room once reserved for kings. Built between the 13th and 17th centuries the chateau Vault de Lugny oozes charm and history.
A roaring open fire in the restaurants on cold nights, fabulous food in a gastronomic restaurant and wonderful service make this a standout luxury hotel stay. And the rooms. You seriously feel like royalty in these exquisite rooms that look just like they must have to the nobles who stayed in them centuries years ago. You won’t want to leave the room! The hotel pool has been voted the most beautiful in France and believe me, there’s nothing quite so special as getting a swim in an ancient but warm cellar that feels cocoon like. It can be hired for a private dinner a deux – how romantic is that? Don’t miss walking in the magnificent grounds to see the farm animals and the beautiful vegetable gardens.
At the gateway of the Morvan Regional Natural Park in Yonne, this luxury hotel is superb…
Château de Couches, Saône-et-Loire Burgundy
The 12th century Chateau de Couches was a former home to the fabulously wealthy Dukes of Burgundy and is an architecturally splendid symbol of the middle ages. Located not far from Beaune or Chalon-sur-Saone, the castle is open for visits and has wonderful views from its high walls.
Take a guided wine tasting tour or wine course in the fabulous wine cellar, and join in the events held here from a medieval fair to workshops.
This is a great place to enjoy lunch. The fresh, home-made menu and local wines combined with beautiful views are irresistible (Thursday-Sunday, 12h-14h – reserve online at their website below).
Not strictly a hotel, but you can also stay in the beautiful B&B of the chateau (a suite is also available). The accommodation is very private and beautifully decorated. Details from the website below.
The castle is open from April to November (plus during Christmas/New Year school holidays). See the website for details: Chateaudecouches.com
Chateau Saint-Michel, Rully
A grand, luxury hotel in the heart of the best of the Burgundy vineyards on the Route des Grands Vins de Bourgogne. Built in 1860 by the Director of the Paris Stock Exchange, it remains authentic in decor and furnishings. It has had many guises, a retirement home for priests, offices for the government, a school even. But in 2006 it was bought by a Dutch couple with a vision for its renovation and purpose as a luxury hotel, restaurant and wine bar.
It makes for a lovely stay in a quiet and tranquil village where the wines are of the finest quality.
Discover some of the most beautiful castles of Burgundy and Franche-Comté with the Association of the Chateaux de Bourgogne et de Franche-Comté
Find out what to do in the region with www.bourgonefranchecomte.com