Chateau Les Bardants

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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.

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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)

Property Features

Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Shared Pool 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.


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 Babies & Toddlers 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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Event information

Château les Bardants
Invite your guests to leap back in time by sharing your wedding with them at this splendid venue once resided in by a French king. Most of the ancient stones have been rebuilt over the years so that classical style and modern comfort are now skilfully combined. It’s a wonderful getaway in the countryside just outside the pretty village of La Pacaudière in a region well known for its clean air. The beautiful château is surrounded by vineyards and has 20 acres of enormous rambling gardens and parkland including sweeping lawns well suited to an outdoor reception. There will be no shortage of fine toasting wines in this area famous for its St. Romain and Beaujolais.

Wedding Reception
The château can host a reception for up to 60 guests in many different locations including the poolside terrace by the barn, the gardens at the front of the château or the courtyard. A hired marquee could also be placed in the courtyard.
Dancing can take place in any of the reception locations with music continuing as late as you like.

Wedding Ceremony
A ceremony for up to 60 guests could take place in the same locations as the reception.

Where to Stay
Up to 20 people could sleep in the château. Between May and September up to 40 guests would be able to find accommodation within walking distance of the château. Outside of these months, there would be accommodation available within 20km of the château.

The owners can supply details of local transport firms.

Wedding Planning
The owners can recommend an event planner or the clients may arrange their own.

The owners can recommend local suppliers for the day but do not get involved in the planning or organisation of the event.

The owners can recommend several local caterers or the clients may arrange their own.

Other information
For all stays and events there is a 1 week minimum booking.

Marquee hire is required in case of bad weather – venue can suggest a hire company.

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 €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 and any other special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 16th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £3,603
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 18th 2020 £1,775
Apr 18th 2020 - May 16th 2020 £2,490
May 16th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 £2,490
Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 £3,603
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £2,914
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 £2,490
Oct 3rd 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 £3,047
Oct 24th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £1,775
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £3,603
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 17th 2021 £1,775
Apr 17th 2021 - May 15th 2021 £2,490
May 15th 2021 - Jun 18th 2021 £2,490

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 16th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €4,062
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 18th 2020 €2,001
Apr 18th 2020 - May 16th 2020 €2,807
May 16th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 €2,807
Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 €4,062
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €3,285
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 €2,807
Oct 3rd 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 €3,435
Oct 24th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €2,001
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €4,062
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 17th 2021 €2,001
Apr 17th 2021 - May 15th 2021 €2,807
May 15th 2021 - Jun 18th 2021 €2,807

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 16th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $4,519
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 18th 2020 $2,226
Apr 18th 2020 - May 16th 2020 $3,123
May 16th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 $3,123
Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 $4,519
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $3,655
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 $3,123
Oct 3rd 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 $3,821
Oct 24th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $2,226
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $4,519
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 17th 2021 $2,226
Apr 17th 2021 - May 15th 2021 $3,123
May 15th 2021 - Jun 18th 2021 $3,123

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. 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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