Chateau Des Siecles

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Sleeps: 10 - 33 Bedrooms: 13 Bathrooms: 13
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Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Hot Tub Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

For an unforgettable group holiday in one of the most coveted regions of France, look no further than this remarkable 19th century chateau in Burgundy. Situated high above the French countryside, the historic home provides unobstructed panoramic views from nearly every vantage point.

Encompassing a central courtyard and enclosed by ancient fortified walls, the hamlet consists of 13 thoughtfully designed bedrooms dispersed throughout the Main House, the Commons, The Caves, and the Pavilions.

Two medieval vaulted caves have been converted into spacious suites, with monumental fireplaces and period furnishings. The 19th century main house sits atop the caves, with six bedrooms and numerous terraces to soak up the abundant scenery. The Commons holds three bedrooms plus a kids’ room within two 17th century buildings, while the Pavilions contain two light-filled studios with kitchens.

All accommodation and common spaces are beautifully designed and warmly inviting, with comfortable furnishings, an open-plan floor space and traditional charm. Guests will enjoy access to spectacular pool, gardens, bikes, indoor games, and a cinema/conference room.

There’s lots to do nearby, including wineries within a 25-minute drive, medieval towns to explore, and a bike bath that runs along the Canal Nivernais, just to name a few.

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What you should know…

  • Please note weddings and events are not permitted
  • The lower price for groups of up to ten guests comprises the use of five bedrooms only
  • Due to its rural location, a car hire is strongly recommended
  • It is required to take out rental insurance for a stay at this chateau
  • For larger parties, a beautiful Annex can also be hired to accommodate up to 40 guests. See Chateau Des Siecles and Annexe for full details

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Internet Air-Con Hot Tub BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Cable TV Bicycles Provided Indoor Games Outdoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating Conference Facilities Waterfront

Main House

Ground Floor
- Large salon opening out onto the back terrace
- Study with its own private terrace
- Billiard room
- Large country kitchen, opening out onto a balcony where one can enjoy breakfast in the morning sun, with lovely views of the cliffs in the distance.

First Floor
- 6 bedrooms and bathrooms.
Bedrooms 12 and 14 overlook the valley and have beautiful views. Bedroom 12 has a queen size bed (160cm) and adjoining dressing room with an additional bed of 140cm with en-suite bathroom with bathtub (about 60sq m). Bedroom 14 has a queen size bed (160 cm) and en-suite bathroom with a stand up shower and a beautiful view as well (about 20sqm). The other four bedrooms overlook the courtyard, (each about 20-30sqm). Bedroom 11 has a  full sized bed (140cm) with a bathroom accessed off the hall with a stand up shower.
Bedrooms 10 and 9 have queen sized beds (160cm). Bedroom 10 has a fairly large bathroom with bathtub, bedroom 9 has a very small bathroom with stand up shower, and bedroom 8 has a full sized bed (140cm) and a stand up shower.
The Commons:
- Three bedrooms and a child’s room, all centrally air conditioned. Two of the bedrooms, 4 and 5, are accessed from one stairwell, the third, 6, from the other stairwell. Bedroom 4 has a walk in closet, fairly large bathroom with Jacuzzi tub with a very nice view of the courtyard and pool in the distance (about 30sq m). Bedroom 5, accessed from the same stairwell, is a very large room (about 90sq m), with two queen sized beds (160cm), one bed of 140 cm and a medium sized bathroom with a bathtub. The rear doors of this bedroom open up onto the elevated garden behind. In the front it has a lovely view over the courtyard and the valley in the distance. Bedroom 6, accessed from the other stairwell consists of a main bedroom (160cm bed) with en-suite bathroom and stand up shower and a child’s room with a single bed. The child’s room can be accessed from the bedroom or from the stairwell hall.
The Caves
The first Cave is air conditioned and has a small bedroom tucked into the tower with a full sized bed (140cm), a large living room including a king sized bed (180cm)-( 50-60sq m) with a kitchenette and a bathroom with stand up shower and a Jacuzzi tub. It has magnificent views over the valley. The pool area can be accessed directly from a door in the hallway.
The second Cave has a large living room (about 70sq m), full sized kitchen, a large bedroom with a king sized bed (180cm) and a bathroom with a sit down steam shower. The bedroom of the second Cave is air conditioned. The rear door of the second Cave opens up onto the pool area. The second Cave benefits from magnificent views over the valley in front.
The Pavillions
Both pavilions are large studios which include a sleeping area and kitchenettes and both are centrally air conditioned. They both open up onto the central courtyard. The larger of the two is about 50sqm and the smaller about 30sqm.
The smaller of the two Pavillions, Pavillion 1, has a small sitting area in the back. It has a fairly small bathroom with a sit down shower.
The larger of the two Pavilions, Pavillion 2, has a medium sized bathroom with a bathtub. They both have queen sized beds (160cm).

Outside Grounds

- Private heated swimming pool (18x6m)
- Poolside terrace and garden
- Sunbeds
- Two gas grills, one on each terrace 
- Courtyard
- Stone terraces
- Bikes are in studio (or in the parking lot) as is the ping pong table.
- Cinema room is on top of the studio.
- Cushions to the lounge chairs on back terrace are in the tower off of the back terrace.
- Extra towels are in the armoire in the entrance hall to the 19th century house.
- Extra sheets are in the large armoire in the storage utility cave.
- There is a laundry area for your use in the storage utility cave.


About the surrounding area of Chateau Des Siecles
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The Chateau is located in northern Burgundy, about a two hour drive south east of Paris, in a beautifully bucolic region of farmland and meandering waterways.

Activities include biking (along the bike path that runs most of the length of the Canal Nivernais or along back country roads through farmland and forest), boating, rock climbing, hot air ballooning and tennis.

The medieval hill-town of Vezelay is within a twenty minute drive from the Chateau. The twelfth century basilica of Mary Magdalene crowning its hilltop contains some of the finest examples of early Romanesque sculpture.

The Chablis, Irancy and St. Bris vineyards are within a twenty minute drive from the Chateau. The Meursault and Montrachet vineyards are just over an hours’ drive south. Wine tours to the many vineyards in the area can be arranged.

Activities Nearby

- Horse back riding
- Tennis: T
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Kayaking:

Other attractions

- Montréal
- Grottes D’Arcy
- Chateau of Ancy
- Chateau de Tanlay

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport auxerre branches, private, or Orly, Paris

(26-30 km)

Nearest Village in town

(1 km)

Nearest Restaurant in town, 300meters

(1 km)


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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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds
  • Waterfront


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:

Extras available at this property:

- A chef  can be hired to cook during your stay to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner  for 2800 euros for the week ( for groups up to 8 people), 3500 euros per week( for groups up to 12 people) and 4500 euros per week for groups up to 20 people. The cost of the ingredients would be paid directly, in cash, by the client to the chef.
- Occasional meals can also be catered, with pricing determined by the number of guests and the menus chosen.
- Daily morning maid service of the common areas,( ie kitchens, living rooms, terraces) is included in the rental price. Daily maid service of the rooms is available as well at an additional cost.

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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Terms & Conditions



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

Security deposit Please enquire prior to arrival. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
Arrival time 11.00a.m.
Departure time 3.00p.m.
Energy costs included? Included.
Linen & towels included? Included.
Pets welcome? Pets allowed.
Changeover day Any day of the week.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking in the property.
Insurance It is a mandatory requirement for all customers to taken out insurance for their stay
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations are not permitted.
Other Ts and Cs The pool is kept heated at 29°C in season.
Other Ts and Cs The lower price for groups of up to ten guests comprises the use of 5 bedrooms only

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 21st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 £7,291
Sep 28th 2019 - Mar 28th 2020 £6,319
Mar 28th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 £7,291
Oct 3rd 2020 - Oct 22nd 2020 £6,319

Prices based on an occupancy of 33 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 21st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 £11,665
Sep 28th 2019 - Mar 28th 2020 £9,721
Mar 28th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 £11,665
Oct 3rd 2020 - Oct 22nd 2020 £9,721

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 21st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 €8,063
Sep 28th 2019 - Mar 28th 2020 €6,988
Mar 28th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 €8,063
Oct 3rd 2020 - Oct 22nd 2020 €6,988

Prices based on an occupancy of 33 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 21st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 €12,900
Sep 28th 2019 - Mar 28th 2020 €10,750
Mar 28th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 €12,900
Oct 3rd 2020 - Oct 22nd 2020 €10,750

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 21st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 $9,067
Sep 28th 2019 - Mar 28th 2020 $7,858
Mar 28th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 $9,067
Oct 3rd 2020 - Oct 22nd 2020 $7,858

Prices based on an occupancy of 33 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 21st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 $14,507
Sep 28th 2019 - Mar 28th 2020 $12,089
Mar 28th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 $14,507
Oct 3rd 2020 - Oct 22nd 2020 $12,089

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

Property Owner

How long have you owned the property?
12 years

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
I fell in love for its location.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
It's history goes back to the 9th century. It has been destroyed and rebuilt many times. The last resident of the Chateau that existed before it was destroyed during the revolution was Angrey D'Allerey, a finance minister of Louis XIV. He was sent to the guillotine for having sent money to his children abroad.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Putin's inner circle.

What’s the strangest or most difficult guest request you’ve ever received?
A request that we rent a troop of horses in order to simulate a medieval battle on our lawn.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?
Visit wineries, go biking, hiking and boating. You should also visit the surrounding medieval villages of Vezelay, Montreal and others.

Really eat?
The outstanding meals produced by our fantastic onsite chefs.

Really see?
The views from just about every vantage point on this property.

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
The region of the Yonne between Mailly le Chateau and Avallon is one of the most beautiful, bucolic areas in Burgundy and within a reasonable distance from Paris.


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