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Property Amenities

Wedding Chateaux & Villas
Private pool
Wi-Fi/Internet access
Air conditioning
Pets allowed
All bedrooms en-suite
Party House (Ideal for celebrations!)
Stag/hen parties allowed
Ground floor bed & bath
Wheelchair Access
Heated Pool
Child-safe Pool
Bicycles provided
Games room
Indoor games
Outdoor games
Cable TV
DVD
Working fireplace
Heating
Conference facilities
Chapel on site

Babies & Toddlers

High chair(s)
Cot(s)
Toys
Child-safe Pool
Gated/fenced grounds
Baby proofing
Ideal for babies & toddlers

Kids & Teens

Ideal for kids
Ideal for teens

Things to Do

Waterfront
Rural Location
Walkable Village/Town
Golf course nearby
Wine tasting
Walking/Hiking paths
Stalking/Hunting
Fishing
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
We just wanted to say thank you again for a great week end - the chateau and your great quality as hosts made this moment magic. Everything was perfect and exceeded our expectations.

Barbara & James wedding, March 2011
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Overview of Chateau D'aleny

What Oliver loves…

  • A fantastic renovation: the kitchen is so much better than in a traditional old style chateau.
  • Endless bedroom combinations! All recently refurbished to a very high standard.
  • The owners will tailor everything to suit your requirements - a lovely couple!

What you should know…

  • Nestled among 40 hectares of private parkland, this is the perfect spot for those who seek total privacy in a tranquil natural environment.

The Chateau d'Aleny is an amazing 18th Century property located on the southern side of Beaune in Burgundy. It has recently been fully refurbished by famous designers who mixed a luxury contemporary touch with antique furniture. It was named by CNN among the top ten best wedding venues worldwide.

The Chateau d'Aleny is ideally suited for weddings, holidays and corporate events. Its location amidst the vineyards is also very convenient for wine tasting tours. The perfect time for visiting Burgundy is April to October but the chateau's brand new heating system makes it truly comfortable if you come in the cold season.

The Chateau d'Aleny offers huge indoor spaces of 1,500 sqm and 40 hectares (100+ acres) of outdoor space. The Chateau can accommodate 30 guests and larger groups for weddings and other events. The Chateau is a child-friendly place and high-speed Internet access is available throughout the property. You can also enjoy many sports from biking to horse-riding to water-skiing.

The lovely roman-style chapel is the perfect place for weddings and receptions which can be hosted in the gardens or indoors depending on the number of guests. A wedding planning service is also available to facilitate logistics (dinner, decoration, flowers, photos, videos etc). Please contact Oliver's VIP Concierge Team for more information.

Prices & Booking
Prices are not published on the website and the property cannot be booked online. Please contact us for further details. 

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Interior & Grounds

The chateau has recently been revamped, adding a touch of contemporary luxury to historic buildings and antique furniture. The entire chateau has wi-fi and the satellite TV has channels from around the world.

With high ceilings and extra-large windows, the huge reception areas are flooded with light and provide luxurious samples of the 18th Century taste for beauty and comfort. The kitchens are comprehensively equipped with high-quality professional equipment. This is the perfect place for a cooking retreat, especially if you hire the professional chef from the chateau. Lunch is usually served in the outdoor dining area (close to the pool). There are two further dining rooms inside the chateau.

The chateau can accommodate 34 guests in its 17 bedrooms. The largest double rooms of 40+ sqm are equipped with ultra-king size beds (200x200cm) that can easily be transformed into twins. All beds are brand new and very comfortable. Two cots and baby equipment can be provided upon request.

The swimming pool (16m x 5m) is secured with a safety cover and a new pool house has recently been added with a small kitchen and an additional shower room. The chateau is located in 40 hectares of private parkland with French style gardens and woods, allowing guests to feel totally secluded. There are many beautiful walks in and around the local area and this offers great opportunity for bird spotting. Shooting can also be organized on request.

Map, Location & Local Information

The chateau is situated close to Beaune and the world famous Cote d’Or vineyards. There are plenty of farms, food stores and markets close to the Chateau so it is very easy to source good produce.

The ever expanding and knowledgeable “Welcome Book” reveals all the local treats (organic products from local farms, fine restaurants) and must do’s (wine tasting, sightseeing, sports etc). Wine tasting courses can also be arranged onsite with a professional oenologist as well as cooking classes.

There is plenty to explore in the area, including a beautiful 17th Century Chateau at Pierre de Bresse, the vineyards of Beaune, Dijon - the capital of Burgundy and the Jura to the East, with outstanding restaurants and golf courses. The nearby rivers are also perfect for experiencing fishing or water-skiing.

Paris is 350km away. Driving takes 3.5 hours and the train to Paris takes 2.5 hours. The nearest international airports are Lyon or Geneva (160km). The nearest train station is 12km from the chateau (in Seurre). 

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Dole

(21-25 km)

Nearest Village Charette

(1 km)

Nearest Town/City Pierre de Bresse or Beaune

(5 km)

Nearest Restaurant Charette

(1 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Charette

(1 km)

Nearest Golf Beaune

(26-30 km)

The Region

Renowned throughout the world for its venerable wines, Burgundy is an essential destination for those who appreciate the finer aspects of the winemaker’s art. This is a region where you can visit some of the oldest and most prestigious vineyards in the world and taste wines that are regularly regarded as the best France has to offer (which is saying something). As one of the richest regions of France for hundreds of years, Burgundy also offers a wealth of history and culture as well as beautiful landscapes that offer the adventurous visitor plenty of stuff to do, even if it’s just a walk to admire the scenery. If you’re booking one of our fantastic villas and chateaux in Burgundy, you’ll want to read this fantastic Burgundy travel guide to find all the best things to do, see, eat and drink. 

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Catering & Services

A mandatory cleaning charge of €500 per week is levied on each booking and should be paid in cash at the end of your stay. This covers the full cleaning of the chateau at the end of your stay.

Full service is mandatory during peak season. Outside the peak season, self-catering is possible (except for weddings) and you can also book the cook and maid service on a per-day or per-meal basis. Full service allows guests to relax from domestic chores: cooking (breakfast, lunch & dinner), table service, cleaning. Pricing depends on the number of guests and requested schedules.

Many other services (babysitting, driver, laundry, chauffeured car rental and limo transportation from and to airport/station), activities (wine-tours, on-site wine-tasting courses, on-site cooking classes) and sports (tennis, golf, horse-riding, water-ski, wake-board) can also be arranged by Oliver's VIP Concierge. 

Please do not hesitate to ask for more details. For example, feedback from guests say that the chauffeured car is an excellent option as this allows you to avoid the hassle of driving on French roads and it is cheaper than car rental/train for groups of over 5 people in the same car (a Mercedes mini-van can accommodate up to 7 people + the driver). The chauffeur is at your disposal and can drive you for wine-tours or from/to Paris, Geneva or anywhere you land or go to. For this and other services, contact Oliver's VIP Concierge Team.

Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
We’re now offering our customers the chance to enjoy some unforgettable eats with our new Chef Service! Choose from booking a single sumptuous meal with a private chef for that special occasion, or hire a chef to cook your meals for all or part of your holiday - it’s as flexible as it is delicious.

A) Single Meal Service: A chef will travel to this villa and whip up a fantastic meal for you and your guests. The chef will arrive with all the necessary ingredients as well as the talent to turn them into something unforgettable. They’ll serve the meal and clear up afterwards - an easy and entertaining way to enjoy a top quality meal in your very own villa!

B) Full Chef Service: If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of?

Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs.

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit €2500 for holiday rentals. This is paid on arrival (cash only) and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection. Arrival time 4 pm (flexible by prior arrangement)
Departure time All bedrooms must be vacated by 11 am. Check out time is flexible. Please enquire. Energy costs included? Included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? All linen and towels are included in the rental price. Linens and towels are changed every Saturday and mid-week. Pets welcome? Pets allowed.
Changeover day Any day of the week. Smoking Allowed? No smoking indoors.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property. Other Ts and Cs Weddings: Please note that these terms apply for holiday rentals only, please contact us for our special Ts & Cs for weddings.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages

Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
High chair(s)
Walkable Village/Town
Cot(s)
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Baby proofing
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Onsite Facilities
Services Available
High chair(s)
Walkable Village/Town
Bicycles provided
Cot(s)
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Games room
Baby proofing
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Indoor games
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
Toys
Child-safe Pool
Gated/fenced grounds

Event information

 

Wedding capacity
Indoor reception capacity: up to 200 seated guests in a single room in the Orangery, up to 80 guests inside the Chateau
Outdoor reception capacity: unlimited
Rental of the chapel: from 650€
Special offers for weddings, please ask for rental rates from the owner.

Availability
All year.

Service
Private chapel on site (capacity of 80 guests).
Nearest church: 200 seats (3 minute drive).
There is access to an English speaking priest.

Catering
The cost for the wedding dinner is starting at 55€ per person.

Other Services
Professional wedding planning: YES
Flowers: YES
Live bands/DJs: YES
Transport: YES (limousine, coach or horse carriage)
Marquee hire: YES
Photographer: YES
Video: YES
Caterer: YES
In-house chef: YES

Accommodation
30+ in the chateau.
Accommodation in the vicinity for guests that cannot be accommodated in the chateau: 250

Travel
Dole or Dijon: 35km – 45mn
Lyon Satolas: 163km – 1h45
Geneva: 200km – 2h
Paris Orly: 343km – 3h
Paris Charles de Gaulle: 377km – 3h30

Please note any event rental may be subject to additional charges (that will be pre-agreed) on top of the published rental amount. This is to cover the extra costs associated with putting on a wedding. Please contact stephanie@oliverstravels.com for further details.

Reviews for Chateau D'aleny

Chateau D'aleny Reviews


  • Golden eve for golden jubilee

    Posted by Robert C on 19/09/2016

    The owners and staff could not have been more delightful and accommodating. The details of the planning and the execution were thoughtful, well timed, and beyond the original expectations. The original information provided was accurate, thorough, and was helpful for the planning. Thanks to all - plus some excellent local wines and perfect weather - it was a great holiday.

  • Thank you for a fabulous wedding

    Posted by Nasim Pahlavan on 27/11/2013

    Hi! I got married a little over one year ago at a chateau I book through Oliver's Travels. It was unbelievable and I could not have been happier :). Best wishes,

    Nasim

     

  • Wonderful short break...

    Posted by Anonymous User on 06/07/2012

    Just a quick note to say many thanks for arranging our

    short break at the chateau. We all enjoyed the accommodation, location and

    hospitality very much.

  • We've become so attached to your beautiful Chateau

    Posted by Lydia & Andy Cherry on 03/09/2010

    Dear Sonia & Aymeric,

    We've become so attached to your beautiful Chateau - we can only imagine what it must be like to be a part of it's history. Your attention to detail and sense of style makes this place an even more special destination.

    Thank you for all your help, our stay has been truly wonderful and we hope to be back again. We also wish you further success in this stunning labour of love and in your new roles of mummy and daddy.

    p.s Thank you to all your staff here, who have been fantastic and pleasant.

  • Such an unforgettable event

    Posted by Bjorn & Annika on 29/08/2010

    Thank you so much again for all your help in creating such an unforgettable event for us and our family and friends. Everybody at the wedding told us that they have never experienced such a beautiful wedding, and while part of this is due to our friends and family who were with us, much is due to you and all the other helpers in the kitchen and around.

  • It is a beautiful place and very comfortable

    Posted by Oliver rengo-Jones on 27/08/2010

    I wanted to write and say how much we enjoyed our stay at your Chateau. It is a beautiful place and very comfortable - Our whole group really enjoyed themselves. Burgundy is a beautiful place! The cook and the team were fantastic - amazing food, very helpful and the violin concert on the friday night was a real treat! Thanks again.

  • Billy's 21st

    Posted by Sue Henson on 27/08/2010

    A wonderful few days for Billy's 21st - perfect setting and so well looked after - Thank you for your hospitality.

  • Wonderful!

    Posted by John Crow on 27/08/2010

    Wonderful! We are so excited to see them. It does feel like a dream. I keep pinching myself! Thank you so much for all of your help in organizing our special day. Thank you, thank you, thank you...

  • Thank you for a wonderful experience

    Posted by Irene G on 27/08/2010

    Thank you for a wonderful experience. Your home is well worth the visit. Congratulations on your renovations and good luck with the future. Best wishes.

  • The memorable vacation to date

    Posted by Maureen Springer on 27/08/2010

    The memorable vacation to date. It has truly been a pleasure to be able to enjoy the experience.

  • We will tell our friends to experience it

    Posted by Howard Marks on 27/08/2010

    We came in a family of 10 and found this marvelous castle to rest and visit beautiful Burgundy. The castle met all of our expectations and desires. The woods and surroundings are enchanted. We will tell our friends to experience it.

  • It is just fantastic!

    Posted by John Crow on 26/08/2010

    We received the photos and video yesterday. We had a wonderful time looking through all of it. They are just fantastic! Thank you so much for connecting us to such talented people. I have a feeling that you will have many other wonderful weddings at your property

  • We were all very happy!!

    Posted by Ronald Bates on 19/08/2010

    I just wanted to tell you again how much we enjoyed our holiday in Burgundy. Your chateau is superbly equipped and provided excellent accommodation for our family. We were all very happy there.

  • Such a special day

    Posted by Colleen and Nicholas on 14/08/2010

    Again, Sonia and Aymeric, you really made our dream come true. I cannot put into words my appreciation for all the effort and work that you put into our special day. Thank you both.

  • Our amazing time at the chateau!

    Posted by John Crow on 14/08/2010

    The photos that I have seen so far are beautiful! Many thanks to all of you. Your hard work shows, and I will never forget our amazing time at the chateau!

  • Exceeded our expectations

    Posted by Barbara & James on 13/08/2010

    We just wanted to say thank you again for a great week end - the chateau and your great quality as hosts made this moment magic. Everything was perfect and exceeded our expectations.

  • We hope to return!

    Posted by Car Family on 13/08/2010

    We had such an amazing, fun, relaxing time. Many thanks to Sonia and Aymeric for being so helpful and making everything so perfect and especially to Joe for the most delicious food. We hope to return....

  • Hopefully we shall return!

    Posted by Patrick O'Connor on 13/08/2010

    We have had such a fantastic week with our friends at this incredible chateau. The cook and the houseboy have been great, the food delicious, the pool warm and fun, the bed very comfortable. What more would you want? Hopefully we shall return!

  • 30th birthday and engagement

    Posted by Nick Anley on 13/08/2010

    I just wanted to write and say a big 'Thank You' for everything over the weekend. You have such a beautiful Chateau and it was the perfect place to celebrate not just my 30th birthday, but also my engagement to Catherine! We all had a wonderful time, and hope to return next year. Many thanks and all the best.

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 34 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
August 18th 2017 - February 19th 2019 - - £0.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 34 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
August 18th 2017 - February 19th 2019 - - €0.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 34 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
August 18th 2017 - February 19th 2019 - - $0.00

Owner Profile

Property Owner
Sonia

How long have you owned the property?
More than 20 years

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The property has been in our family for 400 years

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Yes, we hosted a few celebrity weddings featured in the French and international press. One of our weddings was even featured in Hello!, the most popular celebrity magazine in the UK.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?

Go for a wine tour. Burgundy is known for producing the best wines in the world.

Really eat?
Tomatoes and strawberries from our garden + French pastries. The organically produced fruit and vegetables have an amazing flavor. Our pastry chef was trained at a Michelin star restaurant and France is heaven for all types of food but it is a unique destination for people who have a sweet tooth.

Really see?
Beaune hospices are among the most beautiful and impressive buildings in France. They were built in the 14th century.

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
We are offering one of the biggest private villa to hire in France (17 bedrooms). Sharing such a house is much cheaper if you gather a big group (and the more the merrier if you want to throw a party). Then you can also more easily afford to hire a private chef who will cook bespoke menus for you. And also, we are enjoying a very sunny micro climate from April to October. It is a dry climate thus it is never becoming unbearably hot as it can be in the most Southern parts of France, Italy or Spain.

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