Chateau Des Bijoux

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Sleeps: 30 Bedrooms: 14 Bathrooms: 10

Overview

Wedding Venue Exclusive Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids Ideal for Parties Stag/Hen Allowed

Set in vast grounds of forests and meadows, Château Des Bijoux is a jewel of a home in northern Burgundy, dating back to the 18th century, ideal for an extended family reunion, relaxing holiday with friends or a special celebration.

The grand central hall, which can be beautifully set up for banquets and weddings, leads to 14 bedrooms over five comfortable apartments, each part of the château and with their own pretty bedrooms, bathrooms, lounge area and kitchens. There’s also a château kitchen on the ground floor, making cooking for the whole group a breeze, or the owner can arrange private catering to serve a feast in the central hall or on the characterful al-fresco terrace looking over the lovely gardens.

Outside you can relax on the grass by the swimming pool, let the kids explore the maze or play on the trampoline, challenge a family member to a game of boules or simply enjoy a glass of sparkling Crémant de Bourgogne by the 19th-century fountain. Animal lovers will adore the pony too! The owner takes great pride in her gardens with glorious colours in the spring and summer from magnolia and narcissus to hydrangea and hibiscus as well as the wild-flowering meadow. The grounds cover seven hectares, three of which is parkland and the rest woodland, ideal for seeking shade from the hot summer sun.

The charming owner, who lives in part of the château with her two daughters, is a gemmologist by profession and specialises in jewellery from the Art-Deco and retro period. She has an exclusive boutique for guests staying at the château, by appointment, and can hire her jewellery out for parties and celebrations, from beautiful brooches to stunning hair ornaments. She has a wealth of experience in organising events and would love to help her guests ensure their holiday or celebration is as special as it can possibly be.

Château Des Bijoux is perfectly positioned near a sleepy village, just by the Burgundy canal and Armançon river. You’ll find charming restaurants and shops in historic Saint-Florentin, around 10km away or head to Tonnere (20km) for some amazing Burgundian cuisine. This is a great area for hiring bikes so you can follow the picturesque towpath along the Burgundy canal, passing both towns.

Wine-enthusiasts will love the pretty village and surrounding wineries of Chablis within half an hour whilst other idyllic places to visit include Auxerre and Noyers, one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’. A little further afield you can be admiring the 12th-century basilica in Vézelay, visiting the great Gothic cathedral in Sens or sipping champagne in the incredibly pretty city of Troyes, only an hour away.

Château Des Bijoux offers not only a brilliant space for a large group in amazing grounds but also a fantastic location for exploring this part of northern Burgundy and beyond.

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What you should know…

  • The 14 bedrooms are divided into five apartments, each part of the château, with their own living area and kitchen. Please see Features for further details
  • Animal lovers will adore the pony in the field and there’s also a chicken den!
  • The owner and her two daughters live in the south wing of the château

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Internet BBQ Indoor Games Outdoor Games Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

Château Interiors

-    Central hall with banqueting tables
-    Château kitchen, well-equipped, with ample table-wear for all guests

Apartment One (ground floor)


-    Grand lounge and kitchen island
-    Bedroom with double bed (160x220cm) with a kids corner with cot and child’s bed. Ensuite bathroom with bath and shower

Apartment Two (first/second floor)

-    Large lounge with open-plan kitchen
-    7 bedrooms
-    4 bathrooms (two of which are ensuite)

Apartment Three (first/second floor)

-    Lounge with open-plan kitchen
-    Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom
-    Twin bedroom
-    Separate bathroom

Apartment Four (North Tower, first floor)

-    Lounge with open-plan kitchen
-    2 bedrooms
-    1 bathroom

Apartment Five (North Tower, second floor)

-    Lounge with open-plan kitchen
-    2 bedrooms
-    2 bathrooms

The North tower has it’s own entrance but can also be reached via Apartment One

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (9x4m) with safety shutter and fence
-    BBQ
-    19th century fountain
-    Boules
-    Swing
-    Trampoline
-    Maze
-    Pony
-    Chickens
-    7 hectares of land (parkland and forests)

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Children’s games, books and DVDs
-    Board games
-    Bikes

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Des Bijoux
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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In northern Burgundy, in the Yonne department, Château Des Bijoux enjoys an enviable location in seven hectares of land including parkland and forests. The surrounding area is fields, including the neighbour with her seven cows, and the Burgundy canal and Armançon river are just across the road.

There’s a sleepy village with a church just behind the château but your nearest restaurants, shops and supermarkets are in Saint-Florentin (10km), a town founded by the Romans and full of historic charm. Tonnere (20km) also has a fascinating Roman history and here you will find some excellent restaurants specialising in Burgundian cuisine. The Burgundy canal passes through both towns and has some delightful towpaths for walking and cycling.

There are many great activities across this region including two golf courses within half an hour, tennis only ten-minutes away in Vergigny and the opportunity to try parachute jumping and gliding in Chéu, a 10km drive. Lézinnes, about half an hour away, is a great place to hire kayaks or on request you may be able to arrange them to come to you as the river Armançon is just across the road from the château’s grounds.

There’s no doubt you’ll want to discover the famous vineyards around Chablis but it’s also worth stopping off in the pretty village itself, only 25km away, with its medieval architecture, historical churches and traditional wine press. Wine has been produced here since the 9th century and there are many places where you can buy the famous white wine across the village and surrounding wineries across nearby hamlets. Visit on a Sunday morning and experience the wonderful weekly market.

The capital of the Yonne department is Auxerre (33km), on the Yonne River. It’s a protected Historic Town in France with an impressive town centre with its towering cathedral and churches, attractive squares and cafes, medieval narrow streets full of ancient houses and its 15th Century clock tower. The delightful market takes place on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday morning.

Noyers (40km) is known to be one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’. It’s a charming medieval town that’s full of history with pretty squares and fascinating buildings dating back to the 13th to 19th Centuries. You can wander down by the river, watch artists paint and have a delicious lunch in the picturesque setting. There are some excellent restaurants, shops and a market every Saturday and Wednesday morning. If you’re staying in the autumn, don’t miss the famous truffle market here.

Other incredible day trips within an hour or so include the hilltop town of Vézelay (72km) with its Romanesque architecture and beautiful 12th century Basilica and Sens (54km) with its great Gothic cathedral. The incredibly pretty city of Troyes (52km), at the southern end of the Champagne region, is a stunning historical town surrounded by wonderful countryside by the Seine. 

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Paris Orly

(175km)

Nearest Airport 2 Paris CDG

(195km)

Nearest Train Station St-Florentin-Vergigny

(10km)

Nearest Restaurant Saint-Florentin

(10km)

Nearest Supermarket Saint-Florentin

(10km)

Nearest Town/City Saint-Florentin/Tonnerre

(10km/20km)

Nearest Golf Chateau de Tanlay

(27km)

Nearest Tennis Vergigny

(10km)

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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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

When not exploring the maze, petting the pony or enjoying the seven hectares of grounds, there are lots of lovely family activities across northern Burgundy.

Take a leisurely stroll or hire bikes to explore the Burgundy canal which has a towpath to follow. The château is also just across the road from the Armançon river – there is a company who hire kayaks in Lézinnes, about half an hour away, and on request they may be able to bring them to the riverside near the château at certain times of the year.

Tennis fans only need to travel ten minutes to Vergigny for the nearest tennis courts.   

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Trampoline
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Children's books
  • Swings
  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Toys

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Crémant de Bourgogne on Arrival

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Crémant de Bourgogne on arrival included
- Welcome hamper (with local produce) available
- Breakfast available (with advance notice)
- A wine-expert can be arranged
- Babysitting available
- Fridge pre-stocking available
- The owner can call taxis for you on arrival

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Event information

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1000 paid to the owner in cash on arrival or by bank transfer one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 3.00 p.m. (Fridays and Sunday arrivals are at 4.00 p.m.). An earlier check-in may be requested, subject to a supplement.
Departure time 11.00 a.m. A later check-out may be requested, subject to a supplement. Guests staying from Friday to Sunday may check-out at 4.00p.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels. Mid-stay linen change is included for guests staying for more than one week.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay clean is included for guests staying for more than one week. Please note guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit
Changeover day Flexible.
Minimum stay 2 nights.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €10 per pet per day will apply (paid locally).
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Heating costs included? Yes.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 30 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 17th 2019 - Mar 1st 2020 £3,003 £4,078 £5,153 £6,228 £6,506
Mar 1st 2020 - Dec 18th 2020 £3,003 £4,078 £5,153 £6,228 £6,506

Prices based on an occupancy of 30 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 17th 2019 - Mar 1st 2020 €3,225 €4,300 €5,375 €6,450 €6,988
Mar 1st 2020 - Dec 18th 2020 €3,225 €4,300 €5,375 €6,450 €6,988

Prices based on an occupancy of 30 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 17th 2019 - Mar 1st 2020 $3,619 $4,694 $5,769 $6,844 $7,840
Mar 1st 2020 - Dec 18th 2020 $3,619 $4,694 $5,769 $6,844 $7,840

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
Since 2002.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
It was owned by an aristocratic family for almost 2 centuries. The last count was twice mayor of the village in the 1930s. During the war it was a “commanderie”, after it became a “Maison de correction for juvenile delinquents” and also a summer camp for children. The château was abandoned for 6 years when we bought it in 2002.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?

In my time as an owner I had the Norwegian cycle team for the Tour de France. In history the Chevalier d’Eon came here as a friend. He was a spy for Louis XV and worked in London. He dressed up as women when spying.

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

Really do?
Rent a bike and go along the Burgundy Canal.

Really eat/drink?
Visit the Cave de Bailly and see millions of bottles of Cremant stored in 4 hectares under ground and go wine tasting after. But the regional cheeses are also a must, especially Soumaintrain.

Really see?
The Abbey of Pontigny, one of the oldest abbeys in Europe and where Saint Thomas Becket, bishop of Canterbury is buried. And visit Château Ancy le Franc, a beautiful Italian Renaissance château.

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Reviews

  • We hope to return again!

    Posted by Sindy on 27/08/2018

    We had a wonderful time with friends. The reception was very pleasant and the castle a great find! The benefits were top (bedding, decoration, space, exteriors, equipment). Thank you Lara.

  • Amazing Stay!

    Posted by Bernadette on 13/05/2018

    I had a weekend party at Chateau Des Bijoux and it was fabulous. There were more that 40 people and Lara organised it from start to finish. There was an evening event and dinner..menu arranged with local fare and recipes as well as a brunch the next morning. The Chateau is a great place for families, the grounds and gardens are vast and well...it couldn't have been better. The Chateau is a great "get-away" from Paris for a weekend or longer stay......rooms by the way are all modern and tastefully decorated but in an 18th century chateau

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