The Chateau is a private chateau rental for group holidays located 65km from Lyon. The property is surrounded by a beautiful garden (Jardin à la française), created by Le Nôtre (Louis XIV‘s gardener), in the middle of a forest, 3 km from the village of Fourneaux, and 7km from the nearest train station (Amplepuis).
The Château sits within a 3 hectare park, amongst 100 hectares of woodland. Facilities on the estate include a kitchen garden and a 11x6m swimming pool. The region is renowned for its gastronomy with an excellent range of activities for all ages in close proximity.
Guests will enjoy the benefit of the excellent facilities available nearby or on the estate including the petanque court, numerous golf courses, horse riding and our private fishing lake. Those with children will find the Château to have a wide range of child-friendly activities. We also offer breakfast or delicious evening meals on request.
Interior and grounds
With 4 large reception rooms (patio, salle des gardes, salon and dining room) on the ground floor in addition to the kitchen, the locker room and the entrance hall, the Château offers plenty of space for your group.
There are 5 beautiful furnished double bedrooms on the first floor with
their own private bathroom. 2 further bedrooms on the same floor ideal
for singles or children.
Breakfast is served on the Turtle Court on the east side of the Château (which enjoys the morning sun), where Henri IV once dined according to the history books. Dinner and lunch are served in the dining room with its original panelling from the XVII century. The television room in the salle des gardes (plasma TV with satellite) is very comfortable, providing an ideal spot to relax with a newspaper or book, enjoy some music, or take pleasure in some quiet time in the late afternoon. Both the charming living room and the salle des gardes are a stylish setting for a relaxing pre or post-dinner beverage. There is also a fully equipped kitchen.
The Château sits within a 3 hectare park, amongst 100 hectares of woodland. Facilities on the estate include a kitchen garden, petanque court, fishing lake and a 11x6m swimming pool.
Location and local information
The chateau is located in Fourneaux, 3km from the centre of the village, and 65km from Lyon. The village offers a bakery, a butcher’s shop, a minimarket and a French pub.
The property is situated on the borders of Burgundy, the Lyon area and the Auvergne region. Loire is part of the current administrative region of Rhône-Alpes and is surrounded by the departments of Rhône, Isère, Ardèche, Haute-Loire, Puy-de-Dôme, Allier, and Saône-et-Loire. The River Loire traverses the department from south to north.
The nearest international airports are: St Etienne Bouthéon: 51 km, Lyon Saint Exupéry: 91 km, Clermont Ferrand: 111 km, Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle: 446 km. By train: Gare d’Amplepuis: 7 km, Gare de Lyon Perrache: 65 km. In each of these airports or train stations, one can hire a car (Avis, Europcar, Hertz etc). It is also possible to reach the property by helicopter and to land inside the estate.
Catering and services
The Château can be rented with staff (for cooking and cleaning). Any amount of catering is available at Château on request.
Breakfast can be served in the Turtle court or in the Salle des Gardes between 8:30am and 10:00am. A French breakfast is available for €12.50 per person. Each guest is offered a choice of tea or coffee, French baguettes, fresh croissants and pain au chocolate, jam and fruit. Alternatively, guests can enjoy a full English breakfast available for €17.50 per person.
A four course dinner is available each evening at 20:30 and is prepared with fresh, local ingredients from the kitchen garden. Please note that we require one week’s notice. The price is €50 for the four course dinner. After dinner relax and enjoy a fine glass of cognac, a digestive, or a good cigar in the Salle des Gardes room.
If you’re going on a day trip or an afternoon outing - try ordering a picnic basket full of paté, baguettes, French cheese, fruit, smoked chicken, a choice of red, white or rose wine, and a bottle of water. A plaid blanket, china and all utensils are provided. The price is €20 per person.