Chateau Les Bardants

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 3


Pool Chateaux & Castles Modern Great Value
Sustainable Collection
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids Walk to Village Ideal for Parties

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Perfectly located in a 20-acre park on the outskirts of La Pacaudière, offering fantastic opportunities to lose yourself, read or sample the wonderful local wine, the Chateau Les Bardants comprises 6 double bedrooms, three bathrooms and features a shared fenced heated swimming pool complete with sun loungers and parasols.

Keen golfers will appreciate Chateau Les Bardants's position nearby several excellent, well-maintained courses. For non-golfers there is also plenty to do with beautiful countryside, quaint local villages and numerous vineyards on the chateau’s doorstep. Lyon and Vichy are well within striking distance. What is widely regarded as one of the top 3 French restaurants is also in easy reach. Holding 3 Michelin stars for nearly half a century, Troisgros situated in nearby Roanne.

From 1494 – 1547 Chateau Les Bardants was owned by King Francis I. Although the main house was built around 1860, the rear and side entrances date from this period, built around 1530.

Please note that the château has an adjoining maison with four double bedrooms, who also use the swimming pool. This can also be booked along with the château to accommodate up to 20 guests. Please see the following property: Chateau Les Bardants and Maison.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The swimming pool is shared with up to 6 guests who may be staying in the neighbouring Maison (unless you have booked both together for exclusive use of the grounds)

This home is a part of our Great Value and Heritage Collection!

This is a historic home, and as such:

  • It has probably been standing for over 100 years, which means it's full of historic value and charm but it may also have one or two quirks!
  • Some of the decor and furnishings may not be brand new, but that should not detract from your holiday experience in this unique setting that allows you to take a step back in time!

This home is a part of our Sustainable Collection!

To be part of the collection, homes must meet a minimum of four criteria from our sustainable checklist, or three from the checklist and have a daily carbon footprint of 5kg or lower, based on full occupancy per bedroom. View the full collection here >

This home meets the following criteria from our sustainable checklist:

  • Supports the local community (locally owned)
  • Supports the local community (promotes local businesses)
  • Committed to Renewable and Green Energy
  • Protects and conserves local Heritage

Property Features

Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Shared Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Indoor Games Working Fireplace Heating

Combining classical French style with modern comfort, the chateau features original decor - high ceilings, painted marble walls and mosaic floors. Not to mention antique fireplaces and old, sweeping, sandstone staircases leading to the cellar and first floor rooms. In addition to the typically French main house, you will have access to three horse stables, a small tower and an old farmstead, as well as access to the heated swimming pool. Please note that the pool is shared with guests at the neighbouring maison (which can be rented in addition to the chateau to sleeps an extra 8 guests).

On the ground floor the chateau features a large dining room with an old French table and enough comfortable seating for 12 people. The kitchen is extremely well equipped, and even includes dishwasher and espresso machine, one ovens, Magimix food processor and extensive first class, professional SIGG cookware. In the culinary heart of France, situated in the regions of Bourgogne, Auvergne and Lyonnais, the chateau is perfect for those looking to take advantage of the wonderful local produce but we are also happy to help organise catering if you prefer. Bright sunlight pouring through high windows is a feature of the stylish sitting room, alongside authentic parquet floor, original fireplace and ornamented mirror helping to create a romantic, classic chateau experience. The chateau is fully equipped with all modern amenities, including stereo CD player, Satellite TV with English channels, WIFI internet access.

The first floor has 5 twin bedrooms, with cabinets, closets and running water (both hot and cold), and also 2 new bathrooms. These bathrooms are furnished with luxurious designer loos from the Philipe Starck X-line, Dornbracht taps and include rain showers. The 6th twin bedroom is situated on the main floor with adjoining bathroom and WC. You will find an additional toilet on the main floor. The rooms are all individually decorated to have their own character and appeal to different tastes with most containing marble fireplaces. All bedrooms have twin beds that can be pushed together to form doubles.

Outside is the fenced heated swimming pool, with a safety fence/gate and cover (which retains the pool's temperature) , benefiting from sun loungers, parasols and a large, roofed terrace along one side perfect for enjoying lunch on a hot day, and for BBQs in the summer evenings. The heated pool means swimming is possible from early spring to late autumn, pool inflatables are available too. Perfectly located in 20 acres of woodland, the chateau offers fantastic opportunities to lose yourself, read or sample the wonderful local wine.

Extra Sustainability Gems of this Property

The owners are dedicated to using green energy throughout the chateau, and traditionally use wood to heat the property. Being a historic chateau, it's also considered part of the local cultural heritage.


About the surrounding area of Chateau Les Bardants
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Nearby to Auvergne and Saone et Loire (southern Burgundy), the village of La Pacaudière lies in the Loire region of the northern Rhone-Alpes. The chateau is perfectly situated just outside this village of La Pacaudière, in beautiful, classic French countryside with many other smaller, medieval villages to be found along the winding country lanes.

La Pacaudière has a beautiful little church, and also includes a bank (with ATM). There is a well equipped supermarket, two boulangeries, a kiosk, two cafes, a butcher and a pharmacy.

The chateau is a country dwelling in an area renowned for clean air, while city life is within a stone’s throw - Lyon, Roanne, Vichy, St. Etienne, Clermont Ferrand – all are ideal for walking, cycling, golf, and for those with a culinary passion. Excellent facilities for snowboarding and Nordic/Alpine skiing make the chateau equally appealing in the winter time.

The nearest major town is Roanne with good shops, train station, hospital, theatres and museums. Although most famous from a culinary perspective for the celebrated restaurant Troisgras (holding 3 Michelin stars for 40+ years), there are also a variety of other attractive restaurants in the vicinity.

Considered one of France’s best kept secrets (despite being its second largest city!) Lyon is only 1.5 hours away by car. Offering much of historical interest, from art and culture, architecture, culinary, antiques and shops, this splendid city also has a TGV railway station and international airport.

Wine lovers will not be disappointed by what the chateau has to offer. The little known but fantastic vineyards of Rhone-Côte Roannais are just a few miles away. The red and rose wines have their own Appallation Controlée, made from the Gamay grapes, called Saint Romain. The better known Beaujolais is only 1 hours drive away. Producing all kinds of wines (from beautiful Cru’s to the Beaujolais Primeur) these are traditionally presented in the third week of November. If that’s not enough, the burgundy wine region – famous and loved the world over - is situated nearby. Pleasant memories will be made by a “route de vins” through the Bourgogne vineyards. A visit to Beaune is also extremely worthwhile.

Just 10 miles from the chateau is the marvellous 18-hole course of Céron, and 20 miles away is the 9 holes of Villerest. La Loge des Gardes – only 20 miles from the chateau – is the ideal location for alpine skiing and snowboarding. Situated on the top of the Montagne Bourbonnaise, it has a blue, a green and 2 red pistes. A little further afield is Chalmazel. You will also find a tennis court 5 minutes walk from the chateau on the campsite of La Pacaudière.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Lyon

(91-100 km)

Nearest Village La Pacaudiere


Nearest Town/City Roanne

(15 km)

Nearest Restaurant Beabar

(1 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Bar de Sport

(1 km)

Nearest Golf Golf Cerret

(16-20 km)

Nearest Supermarket



Rhône-Alpes is the essence of adventure. With nearby rivers and mountains, it’s open season for thrill seekers and anyone with a passion for the outdoors. And although it may be hard to believe, the air is crisper in this beautiful central region of France. Perfect for families, couples and groups of friends, everyone will come back with a story to tell. Whether that’s taking a big bite of nougat or exploring the snowtopia of Chamonix – Rhône-Alpes is a paradise unlike no other. And if you’re looking for the perfect base, don’t forget to check out our villas in Rhône-Alpes.

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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

  • Board games
  • Pool inflatables
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Champagne 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
- Catering is available at the chateau by local catering companies (traiteurs) - typically this will cost from 30 euros per person for a 4-course meal.

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 €600 paid to the owner 30 days before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? No. Extra €18 per person per week if you wish to hire bed linen and bath towels, to be paid 30 days before departure directly to the owner. Please bring your own pool towels.
Pets welcome? No.
Changeover day Saturday.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival (including living the fridge empty). Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs The swimming pool is heated in the summer months. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Other Ts and Cs Furniture configuration must not be altered.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs approximately between €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Other Ts and Cs The swimming pool is shared with up to 6 guests who may be staying in the neighbouring Maison (unless you have booked both together for exclusive use of the grounds).
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 27th 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 £1,796
Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 £3,645
Jan 1st 2022 - Apr 16th 2022 £1,796
Apr 16th 2022 - May 14th 2022 £2,520
May 14th 2022 - Jun 18th 2022 £2,520
Jun 18th 2022 - Aug 20th 2022 £3,645
Aug 20th 2022 - Aug 27th 2022 £2,949
Aug 27th 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 £2,520
Oct 1st 2022 - Oct 22nd 2022 £3,083
Oct 22nd 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 £1,796
Dec 17th 2022 - Apr 30th 2023 £3,645

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 27th 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 €2,001
Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 €4,062
Jan 1st 2022 - Apr 16th 2022 €2,001
Apr 16th 2022 - May 14th 2022 €2,807
May 14th 2022 - Jun 18th 2022 €2,807
Jun 18th 2022 - Aug 20th 2022 €4,062
Aug 20th 2022 - Aug 27th 2022 €3,285
Aug 27th 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 €2,807
Oct 1st 2022 - Oct 22nd 2022 €3,435
Oct 22nd 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 €2,001
Dec 17th 2022 - Apr 30th 2023 €4,062

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 27th 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 $2,322
Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 $4,712
Jan 1st 2022 - Apr 16th 2022 $2,322
Apr 16th 2022 - May 14th 2022 $3,257
May 14th 2022 - Jun 18th 2022 $3,257
Jun 18th 2022 - Aug 20th 2022 $4,712
Aug 20th 2022 - Aug 27th 2022 $3,812
Aug 27th 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 $3,257
Oct 1st 2022 - Oct 22nd 2022 $3,985
Oct 22nd 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 $2,322
Dec 17th 2022 - Apr 30th 2023 $4,712

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.



    Posted by Hans on 15/04/2014

    I've stayed in this chateau twice so far. It's really nicely maintained and its surrounded by wonderful grounds (8 acres).
    It has everything you might need.
    I will definitely come and stay here again. I really recommend this place.

  • Stunning gardens

    Posted by Tim Satchell on 15/04/2014

    Chateau Les Bardants is a wonderful getaway for a quiet week in the French countryside. The house is grand, beautifully renovated but the enormous rambling gardens are the real treat. Nearby there are several wonderful restaurants by the Troisgrois family.

  • The perfect hidaway!

    Posted by H.S on 15/04/2014

    We came to relax and that's what we did. We rented the maison and it was perfect for our aim to enjoy some relaxing days. The region was like we did a leap in time - lovely and inspiring. The maison is furnished tastfully and La Pacaudiere is a small town you can get everything for your daily groceries. We should definitely try to come back.

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