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Last updated: 15 November, 2022

This 800-year-old chateau-castle was built by a powerful lord, Guichard d’Oingt, in 1217, complete with high-wall fortifications and a moat.

Beautifully restored, mixing contemporary with historic features, it’s now a luxury hotel offering an authentic taste of wealthy French bourgeoise life; better yet, it’s located in the Beaujolais Wine Region, surrounded by world-class wine.

Note – it closes during the winter months.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Auberge du Pont de Collonges

Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France[21.6 miles]

Theatrical Michelin-star dining experience paying homage to one of France’s culinary legends, chef Paul Bocuse. This pioneer of lighter, more innovative nouvelle cuisine was born here in 1926.

Best for ages: 18+ | £80

Fourviere Hill

Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France[23.7 miles]

The Fourviere hillside offers panoramic city views, a huge 19th-century basilica, two exceptional Roman theatres, and illuminating insights into Lyon’s Roman past.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Lugdunum Museum

Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France[23.8 miles]

Nestled into the Fourviere hillside, Lyon’s fascinating Roman attraction is home to two ancient theatres and a museum filled with artefacts depicting all aspects life in the Roman town of Lugdunum.

Best for ages: 13+ | £3

Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

stall selling specialty sausages in the La Croix Rousse Market

La Croix Rousse Market

Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France[23.1 miles]

Amid the hilly slopes of the former silk-weavers’ quarters, this wonderful daily market (except Mondays) is the locals’ spot for filling up on gourmet treats and taking in the views.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Signs hanging from a row of shops in a narrow street

Village des Createurs

Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France[23.8 miles]

The go-to spot for shopaholics, this covered passage at the foot of Croix-Rousse houses Lyon’s edgiest fashion and interior design boutiques, plus a hand full of arty pop-up stores.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Close up of a ceramic puppet exhibit in the museum

Gadagne Museum

Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France[23.9 miles]

Housed in Vieux Lyon’s grandest mansion, this small museum is actually two museums: the Museum of Lyon History, which traces the history of the city since medieval times, and the World Puppet Museum, with over 2,000 puppets collected over centuries.

Best for ages: 4+ | £5

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Destination guides including or relevant to this place to stay


Auberge-Rhone-Alpes, France

The gastronomic capital of France, if not the world, is not just a foodie hotspot. With UNESCO-protected architecture and awe-inspiring Roman ruins, its one for history lovers too..

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30 Great castles you can stay in

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From hilltop-smothering fortifications to simple one-room towers, here’s our round-up of the best ‘real castles’ for a unique heritage stay, and an authentic experience of life from a bygone era.

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