About this listing
This was the work room for the Augustine monks in the 17th century and was followed up as atelier for artists residing at the chateau. One notices the suitable floor boards and a thriving energy. The bathroom is situated in a tower and has a tub on feet and large rain-shower.
This medieval dream castle is smack in the middle of France, in south Burgundy. Full of history and charm it is the epitome of a real French experience. Peace, authenticity and energy is what this site promises. Once inhabited by an Augustinian monastic community and noblesse, it breathes its past to the rolling hills surrounding it. Nine hundred hectares of woods provide for walks, horse-riding and picnicking along serene rivers connecting lovely villages at every angle. This is truly France without the crowd and hassles one finds in most areas during the holidays...
The village nearby at 3.5 km is St. Gengoux-le-National, with its cozy medieval streets, shops and restaurants. There is also a once believed "miraculous" fountain of youth loved by the king himself in 1793. The best way to get here is by bike, and in fact the famous Voie Vertes that takes one over an old railroad 70 km from Chalon-sur-Saone to Macon through crisp countrysides, stops at this village.
There is something to do for everyone in the area, from fishing to visiting archaeological sites, ballooning, wine-tasting and culinary adventures at some of the best restaurants in the world, to visiting famous destinations such as Beaune, Cluny, Taize and Tournus. There is also lots to do for the children at several fun parks that make it a complete vacation for all. It is also perfectly situated for before or after driving down south, although after you discover the secrets of Burgundy, you wouldn't have to go down south at all!
We have rooms at the castle itself with ensuite towers and great efforts are made to respect the origin of the building. There is also a "Gite" with a surface area of 140m². This cozy cottage has a balcony looking over a pond of Koi carp. It features a large complete kitchen warmed by a Godin wooden stove, bathroom with an original bathtub on feet, and rustic living room with fireplace. It sleeps up to four adults and two children.
Please note that smokers are kindly requested to smoke outside.
The chateau is a beautiful gem set in the heart of the Burgundy countryside. We all loved Jeanne's amazing sculptures, incredible art and stunning views.
We stayed in the silver room which was huge & had the most comfortable bed, rain shower & gorgeous stand alone bath.
Jeanne cooked a really tasty dinner which was made all the more special by sharing the experience with another family on a long table.
The breakfast was also perfect with a wide variety of fresh breads, pastries etc we just wish we had longer here.
Thank you Jeanne and to all who run the chateau with you, we will definitely be back!!
We had a really nice experience! The castle is awesome! The environment is also nice.
You'll spent your day visiting castles, but staying in one - and especially Jeane's one is definitely a must.
Burnand is still echoing medieval songs and at the same time paintings, sculptures and all kind of art objects are exposed there. The silver room has a big very comfy double bed room as well as a smaller bed (which can still host two people). Bathroom was also equipped with a recent rain shower. The overall room is offering modern comfort in a very authentic and original setting.
The castle is close to Cluny and a lot of very interesting castles, and less than one hour drive from Beaunes.
My friend and I stayed there for the busy Pentecote weekend so lots of people were staying at the castle so we didn't get to spend much time with Jeane, but every time we saw her and her staff they were absolutely lovely and helpful! Thanks!
It was a dream come true to stay at Chateau du Bernand. Jeanne was super professional in the lead up to our stay with communication. The location is amazing. We got excited from our drive through the villages and farmland from Lyon and Macon. The vines, pastures, cows and sheep were a great set-up for the arrival. The building and the room were amazing. We loved chilling out in our huge room, fit out with beautiful paintings, sculptures and had an olde world feeling. We also took the opportunity to enjoy a candlelit dinner at the Chateau which was perfect. Definitely take the time to wander around the Chateau and the village. I'd recommend planning at least 2 nights here so that you can make the most of the walking and cycling paths around the village. Jeanne and her team were amazing. I'd recommend this property a million times over.
De belles rencontres en ce splendide château. Convivialité et simplicité furent mis en avant pour un séjour hors du temps. Nous avons passé un trop court moment mais qui nous a enchanté. Jeane et tous ses aides ont été disponibles et charmants, ils sont le luxe de ce château, n'hésitez pas à franchir le pas !
We hebben een fantastisch verblijf gehad in dit ' vintage ' hotel.
Het onthaal van Jeane was super. Jeane heeft met smaak haar kasteel ingericht, met veel gevoel voor kunst en objecten met een 'ziel'.
Het ontbijt was één van de beste die we in Frankrijk al voorgeschoteld hebben gekregen.
My family and I loved this place and we ticked of staying in a castle of our life time list. Charming host and serene location. We would have liked to have stayed longer. Highly recommended.
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About the Host, Jeane
Anyone loving art, history and who is warm-hearted will enjoy feeling the energy that this property brings. Myself, I have traveled all my life and understand the need of feeling at home wherever one is, this feeling is universal and attainable through humanitarian hospitality and understanding. I enjoy sharing my undying enthusiasm about life and its wonders, the source of which we search wherever we go, so many things to tell, so much to see, so much to experience and when we think we're there, it is still a long way to go...