This castle, to the north of Lyon in the Rhône-Alpes region, is set in the midst of a small town, once the site of a huge battle under Julius-Caesar. On the outskirts of the Beaujolais region, just five minutes from the “Circuit des Pierres Dorées (golden stones circuit), it is also ideally positioned for exploring the Dombes region with its numerous lakes that form an outstanding bird sanctuary.
Half-way between Lyon and Mâcon, their TGV train stations providing 2-hour links to Paris. Saint-Exupéry airport is but 40 minutes away by car.
The fortified castle
This tall rectangular stone residence spans four levels, topped with a hip roof. Furthermore, attic space covers the open galleries with their colonnade on a masonry parapet. The facades of this medieval building feature mullioned windows as well as a good number of arrow and gun loops. A wide terrace runs along the main facade, continuing as a wall-walk which leads to the square tower and in the direction of the round tower. A double stone stairway leads to the gardens laid out within the curtain wall.
The square door-tower
This stone building spans four levels. It is topped with a steep, hip roof covered with varnished tiles. The tower forms a porch way on the garden level with a heavy wooden door that provides access to the curtain wall. The first level can be reached via the old wall-walk and houses a room, spanning approx. 20 m². It provides access via an internal stairway to two upper floors, both comprising a similar-sized room.
The round tower
Having gone through the square tower, the wall-walk continues and leads to the first level of the round tower, surrounded by a little balcony. A wooden door opens into a lounge with a fireplace. A stairway leads to a bedroom laid out under the roof. The garden level comprises a kitchen and a dining room. An internal stairway links all the floors in the tower and leads to a shower room and toilet installed in the lower section of the building.
The outstanding gardens
These gardens were created in 2002 and extend over a little more than one and a half hectares. They are divided into three sections which are linked via a common theme, that of old-fashioned fruit-tree pruning.
Consequently, the first section is given over to an orchard which comprises a total of more than 600 apple and pear trees with 120 different old and more recent varieties of apple tree and 100 varieties of pear tree. Adjoining the fruit trees is a maze consisting of twelve small themed gardens including the witches’ garden with toxic or black plants, a garden with small fruits, one with different grasses as well as the white and the blue gardens, etc.
A rose garden connects this section of the garden to a large contemporary garden planted with bulbs. This is spectacular in the springtime when almost 500,000 daffodils come into bloom. In the autumn, it is the trees that provide a wonderful range of colours as their leaves change at this time of year.
The castle gardens are open to the general public and were voted “Garden of the Year” in 2013.
A medieval architectural vocabulary blends with today’s technology. Modern-day home comforts have been added to the wide range of the castle’s assets for holding seminars, weddings and miscellaneous events. The renovation works, carried out in accordance with the good trade practices imposed by the listing, were part of a major, extremely successful project. The capacity of the three large function rooms, the unique atmosphere exuded, the sophistication of the gardens and the authenticity of the interiors create an exceptional work tool as well as a highly desirable living environment.
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|Land registry surface area||19095 m2|
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NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.