The hotel's restaurant offers its guests traditional local cuisine with a contemporary twist, inspired by the quality and abundance of the produce of our local markets.
The majestic Salle des Gardes is the setting for the Château’s main restaurant. The coats of arms, which overlook France’s largest gothic chimney, commemorate the royal visit of Charles VIII in 1490. Guests can savor delicious specialties including local charcuterie and delicatessen, fish from nearby streams and excellent regional cheeses. The beautiful tableware a...
Experience a truly unique and exceptional moment during your stay. Treatments are offered from 9am to 8pm by appointment. After each treatment (1 hour required) you will be offered a non-alcoholic drink (reconditioning fruit juice, infusion or relaxing tea as desired).
You will find many activities to choose from on site at the chateau, or close by. This wide range of activities will add an extra dimension to your visit, to your events and will allow you to really take advantage of the beauty and abundant delights of this region.
Please note that all activities must be booked in advance.
- Guided tours
- Wine tastings
The Château de Bagnols offers an unequalled setting for your meetings, residential conferences, product launches or other professional events.
The building, with its centuries of culture and history, also provides the most modern technology and equipment in a high quality setting. The many small lounges and other spaces can accommodate groups of 10 to 250 people.
Many activities, ideal for enlivening your conferences, are available in or near to the Château to help you combine work, relaxation and good food.
The Château de Bagnols offers an exceptional setting for both private receptions and professional events. The building’s historic cachet is combined with the most modern technology and equipment. Groups of 10-250 people can be accommodated in the large selection of reception rooms.
Some examples of the events that can be host here:
- Cocktail parties
- Garden parties
- Product launching
The Authentic Apartments, real little gems in themselves, will seduce you by their style and by the intimate warmth of their salon. You will instantly be bewitched by their charm.
La tour des Rondes
This room is housed in one of the chateau’s towers, whose horseshoe shaped layout indicates that it was used from the time firearms were first introduced (1450). This tower overlooks the walkway, which was accessed by the staircase within the thick walls. It allowed people to watch over the surrounding land, and, thanks to the stone based machicolation, to defeat anyone who attacked the tower by dropping burning embers of wood or other materials.
La tour des Sentinelles
This room is situated in the former corner pavilion, which is located between the ancient stables (dating from the 15th century) and the winery (19th century). Used to defend entry to the chateau, it is pierced half way up with five cross-shaped shooting holes, which date from the 16th century. The then owner Claude Camus, who held an official post with the town as collector of the Clergy’s deniers was worried when the troubles linked to the religious wars began. He withdrew into his domaine and prepared to defend it. The château was equipped both to withstand a surprise attack and to resist a veritable siege. The numerous openings from which shots could be fired were not only intended to impress and frighten attackers but also to convey the symbol of the Catholic League (the catholic army who marched against the protestants at the end of the 16th century).
Montbellet de Saint-Try
Claudine Barthelemy Croppet de Varissan married a friend of her parents, Jean Giraud de Montbellet, the owner of the Château de Saint-Try, near Anse. De Montbellet possessed one of the biggest fortunes of Lyon, thanks to the many properties he owned. During the Revolution he emigrated and went to live near to Geneva, as a precautionary measure. During these troubled times, his eldest daughter was able to sell the Château de Bagnols, which had been sequestrated, to Claude-Marie Chavanis. The room known as that of Montbellet de Saint-Try is situated in the old stables of the Château, which dates from the 15th century.
Jules de Chevalard
Jules de Chevalard was a Knight of the Légion d'Honneur and Prefect of the Ardeche, of the Allier and of the Manche. On February 22nd 1873, he married Amélie Morand de Jouffrey, the heiress of Bagnols. This room is situated above the stables and dates from the 15th century. The room was used as a hayloft and trap doors were created to enable the hay to be directly dropped down into the mangers.
Bedroom’s size: 42 sqm
They are two matching four-poster beds with carved barley-sugar columns, hung with antique toile de Jouy. The fine 17th century English chest of drawers in carved oak has a top which opens out into a desk top. There are two French 18th century painted panels; one depicting a pastoral scene with a fountain, the other, a landscape with a pond. The four engravings of birds date from the 18th century. The round tower, which is one of the oldest in the Château (13th/14th century), was used for defensive purposes. At the end of the century a window was installed and during the 16th century new openings were created, specially adapted to use of crossbows / the X shape opened out the range of range of fire whilst protecting the archer. The pine gate-leg table dates from the 19th century. The carved wood angel with traces of polychrome date from the 18th century.
Bedroom’s size: 82 sqm
There are two matching four poster beds with barley-twist columns hung with antique Toile de Jouy. The 18th century English gate-leg table is made in oak. The walnut ladder-back chair dates from the 19th century. The caved walnut mirror has a column and acanthus leaf decoration and is a 19th century copy of a 17th century style. The 18th century French painted panel consist of consists of a series of landscapes, and architectural designs contained within mouldings.
The chest, witch is painted with a geometric design incorporating rosettes, dates from the 19th century. The French 18th century painted panel depicts a rural landscape. Deux lits à baldaquin montant à quatre colonnes de style Louis XIII. Table Gate-Leg ovale en chêne, à deux abattants latéraux, travail anglais de la fin du XVIIIème siècle.
Croppet de Varissan
Bedroom’s size: 78 sqm
The four-poster bed is hung with 19th century toile printed with garlands and the interior ceiling of the bed depicts the tree of life, which is identical to that which hangs on the wall above the chest. The Louis XV craved oak cupboard is bouble-fronted with an upper part which is set back, and a lower section with double doors. The walnut writing table has tapered, fluted legs and is in the neo-classical style.
Bedroom’s size: 98 sqm
There is a pair of four-poster beds wit barley twist columns and hangings in crimson and white Toile de Jouy. The 19th century round “vigneron” table has a pivoting top. The 18th century Spanish chest of drawers is in dark patinated wood, with four drawers decorated with ironwork handles.
Boutechoux de Chavannes
Bedroom’s size: 84 sqm
The ironwork bed with brass acorn finials has hangings of checked red and white linen. The 18th century Spanish drop-leaf table is made from walnut with two bracket supports. The 17th century walnut chest is carved with rosettes and a cross and has its original fittings.
The Elegant Apartments are at the heart of the château. Decorated as their name implies with elegance and with stylish furnishings, they will match the desires of the most romantic of souls.
Bedroom’s size: 42 sqm
The armoire in painted wood is in the 17th century neo-classical style and has a Latin inscription. The 18th century Italian chest of drawers is veneered in fruitwood with constrating marquetry and has a sliding writing-table and three large drawers decorated with curved mouldings. The mirror has a surround of tortoise-shell lacquer. The small wrinting table in carved walnut is in the style of Louis XIII and dates from the end of the 17th century. The bathroom is situated in one of the 13th century round towers and is decorated with a scheme of early 17th century wall paintings with a repeating “arch” motif. It is interestinf to note the two types of openings in the wall, formely used for defensive purposes ; a deep triangular opening adapted to the use of the 14th century crossbow and the other, shaped in the form of an X, which facilitated the firing of an arquebus whilst protecting the soldier from any return fire.
Bedroom’s size : 48 sqm
The “Polonaise” bad in the style of Louis XIV is hung with antique pale green chintz with a floral design. The Italian baroque 18th century commode is in pale green lacquered wood decorated with garlands and flowers. The set of three 19th century oil paintings are from the English School and depict a rural fishing scene. The Louis XIII high-backed walnut chair is covered with 19th century green silk moire.
Bedroom’s size: 52 sqm
The bed has an important set of purple silk velvet hangings which date from the reign of Louis XIV. The 18th century chest of drawers is Italian, with ebony marquetry and bone inlay. The inlaid panels depict the story of Diana and Actaeon. The mirror has carvings of dolphins and a surround of purple silk velvet. The two Italian 17th century chairs are made of carved walnut with gilded crestings. They are covered in 19th century crimson silk damask. The large Brussels tapestry dates from the 17th century and depicts a stylised country scene with eagles, trees and exotic flowers and a border of flowers and fruit. The Prie-Dieu in the entrance is of carved walnut with column supports and dates from the reign of Louis XIII.
Bedroom’s size: 82 sqm
The fine Louis XV “Lit à la Turque” has a bed head in carved and painted wood and a roof covered with its original hangings in ivory and crimson silk, finely embroidered with medallions, swags and acanthus leaves. The pair of Louis XV bergères are made of carved and painted wood and are covered in crimson silk. The two Italian 17th century walnut chairs have acanthus leaf finials and are covered in a rich, purple velvet embroidered with scrolls and swags in gold thread, surrounding a 17th century armorial. The 17th century English carved walnut writing table has turned baluster legs. The mirror dates from the time of louis XIV and has a dark wood frame decorated with gilded brass in a design of garlands, cherubs and arabesques enclosing armorials. The pair of carved walnut chairs are 19th century. The fine 18th century Italian dark walnut chest of drawers is carved and moulded, has three drawers and a shaped base on scroll feet.
Bedroom’s size: 50 sqm
The four poster bed has a complete set off pelmets and hangings in the 19th century printed floral cotton, trimmed with braid and tassels of the same period. The very fine Louis XV Lyonnaise armoire is made from walnut carved with shells, acanthus leaves and foliage. The French 18th century painted depict pastoral landscapes.
Lady Hamlyn’s apartment is named after the former owner of the Château de Bagnols. This Apartment measures 100 sqm and consists of a spacious bedroom south-oriented with a king size bed, a lounge with open fireplace and a separate dining room. The office on the top floor is equipped with direct dial telephone and fax as well as Wifi broadband connection. The private terrace overlooks the surrounding Beaujolais valley and the Château’s garden.
Apartment’s size: 100 sqm
Lady Hamlyn’s apartment is entirely decorated and furnished with original antiques, tapestries and paintings, among which: At the entrance, an important 18th century Italian candle holder, golden-painted wood, twisted and sculpted baluster. Significant 17th century Italian marriage chest (cassone), in molded walnut, richly sculpted.
Bedroom, the Louis XIV style bed is made of gilded wrought-iron, decorated with volutes and arabesques. The Italian dresser is in gilded and sculpted walnut and is from the beginning of the 18th century. The 13 meter long banister, is made of profiled oak and dates back to the 17th century.
Dining room, major rectangular dining table, in “trompe-l’oeil” lacquered wood. Acanthus-like sculpted table legs. 17th century Italian style. Very important wardrobe. Richly molded classic style pediment bearing the motto “Omnia quae ad cultum altaris Pert” dated 1688. Column styled mantel sides. Gilded lower moulding. Original of the 17th century.
Fire place: Yes
Geoffroy de Balzac
Bedroom’s size: 62 sqm
The bed has a very important set of louis XIV crimson silk velvet hangings, embroidered with dolphins, fleurs de lys arabesques, and four-leaf clover. The two 18th century painted panels, recalling those published by Androuet du Cerceau, depict two of the four seasons. Louis XIII walnut writing table with turned legs. The small 17th century-style mirror is of inlaid burr walnut with glided brass decoration of foliage and arabesques. Underneath it is an early 18th century English walnut table. The large mirror has a carved wooden frame with a surround of 18th century figure velvet. The 17th century high-backed chair with bronze urn finials is covered with an exceptionally fine century crimson silk velvet, finely embroidered with arms and shields surrounded by foliage and palms. The plates in the alcove are 19th century English.
English 17th century oak lambing chair. Italian 17th century cassone or marriage chest in carved walnut decorated with coats of arms. Louis XIV torchere in repousse brass richly decorated with acanthus and scrolls. Fireplace: Yes
Madame de Sevigné
Bedroom’s size: 66 sqm
The 17th century style bed has four painted and gilded columns. The walnut table dates from the 17th century and has turned baluster legs. The 18th Italian cassone or marriage chest in carved gilded wood, has a front panel depicting arabesques and Mythological beasts. The cast-iron armorial fireback dates from 17th century.
The pair of armchairs covered in antique striped cream and blue silk art of the Directoire period. The English 18th century oak Prie-Dieu has a columned support and a top covered in antique petit point tapestry.
L’appartement aux Bouquets
Bedroom’s size: 71 sqm
The Louis XVI style bed “à la polonaise” has a set of yellow damask hangings. The pair of 17th century Italian high-backed chairs are decorated with gilded acanthus finials and covered in the 18th century petit-point tapestry. The 19th century high-backed chair in the style of Henri II has armrests ending in rams heads and arm-supports carved with acanthus leaves and pale wood marquetry. It is covered with blue silk velvet with a medallion design dating from the 17th century. The 19th century drawer-front table is in carved walnut on turned baluster legs.
The Italian 17th century chest is made from carved walnut with a marquetry of foliage in pale wood. The high-backed walnut chair dates from the 17th century and is of Italian design, decorated with gilded acanthus leaves and balusters. It is covered in tooled, gilded leather with an armorial design. The long table is in walnut with two drawers and dates from the 17th century. The 18th century cast-iron fireback has an armorial design of fleur de lys and cherubs.
Dame Charrier de La Roche
Bedroom’s size: 71 sqm
The bed is flanked by two angels in richly carved oak which date from the 17th century. The 17th century Italian chest is the form of a sarcophagus and is made of painted wood and carved with swags and arabesques of foliage. The two Spanish high-backed chairs have gilded acanthus finials and are covered in striped fabric. The Louis XIV round table is in light oak with a central baluster support.
Claude Marie Chavanis
Bedroom’s size : 70 sqm
The four-poster ironwork bed with brass acorn finials is hung with antique striped glazed chintz. There is a 19th century painted chest of drawers.
The 18th century painted walnut dresser has two carved doors on its upper part and four drawers beneath. It is decorated with a shell motif and trailing foliage. The fine oak table dates from the Louis XIII period. The 18th century rectangular writing table is in carved oak with a drawer and turned legs.
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