There are many people who consider the XIIIth century Château de Bagnols, with its five-star rating, to be the most beautiful château-hotel in the world. A haven of peace and comfort, the Château de Bagnols is one of France’s most important listed historic buildings as well as being an architectural treasure. Its moats, surrounding walls, towers and golden stones highlight its majestic soul and transport you on a unique journey through France’s history. Surrounded by vines and set amid splendid French style gardens, the château offers exceptional facilities: a roman pool, a beautiful restaurant and stunning reception rooms. The restaurant offers its guests traditional local cuisine with a contemporary twist, inspired by the quality and abundance of the produce of our local markets.
▪ Authentic: La tour des Rondes ▪
Bedroom’s size: 46 meters squared.
The Rustic bed has a quilt made 19th century silk decorated with flowers. The 19th century English oak rocking-chair has a tapestry cushion of the period. The 19th century vigneron table is made from walnut and comes from the area. The 18th century walnut chest is carved and has a shaped base. The French 18th century painted panel depicts a landscape with classical ruins. The English dark oak chair with wooden seat and back is carved with the initials “ELA” and is dated 1717. The carved wood angel dates from the end of the 18th century and shows traces of polychrome.
Fireplace : Yes
▪ Authentic: La tour des Sentinelles ▪
Bedroom’s size: 67 meters squared
The bed has a wooden headboard carved with two pilasters surmounted by grotesque heads. It has a bedspread of antique purple velvet decorated with gold braid. The French painted panel depicting an allegoriacal scene dates from the 18th century.
18th century stone sculpture of a femal torso with classical drapery. 18th century French painted panel depicting a mythological scene. 18 th century dark wood chest on claw feet, carved with architectural motifs and arabesques of foliage.
▪ Authentic: Montbellet de Saint-Try ▪
Bedroom’s size: 49 meters squared
The pair of four poster beds have barley twist columns in dark wood with hangings of blue and white quilted sateen. The pair of 19th century walnut high/backed chairs have balusters legs. The 19th century Pri/Dieu is in dark wood, carved with gadrooning and arabesques. Its has supports with angels and claw feet. The two painted panels date from the 18th century and depict landscapes “en grisaille”.
▪ Authentic: Jules de Chevalard ▪
Bedroom’s size: 74 meters squared
The pair of beds have wooden headboards carved with columns. They have antique quilts with a red background and a floral design. The 19th century Italian chest is made from painted pine and decorated with a foliage in diamond/shaped panels. The 17th century French walnut chest has a V shaped beading on a carved base. The French 19th century quilted wall/hanging has a floral decoration on a brown background.
▪ Elegant: Seigneurs D’Albon ▪
Bedroom’s size: 42 meters squared
The armoire in painted wood is in the 17th century neo-classical style and has a Latin inscription. The 18th century Italian chest of drawers is veneered in fruitwood with constrating marquetry and has a sliding writing-table and three large drawers decorated with curved mouldings. The mirror has a surround of tortoise-shell lacquer. The small wrinting table in carved walnut is in the style of Louis XIII and dates from the end of the 17th century.
▪ Elegant: Claude Camus ▪
Bedroom’s size: 48 meters squared
The “Polonaise” bad in the style of Louis XIV is hung with antique pale green chintz with a floral design. The Italian baroque 18th century commode is in pale green lacquered wood decorated with garlands and flowers. The set of three 19th century oil paintings are from the English School and depict a rural fishing scene. The Louis XIII high-backed walnut chair is covered with 19th century green silk moire.
▪ Elegant: Guichard d'Oingt ▪
Bedroom’s size: 52 meters squared
The bed has an important set of purple silk velvet hangings which date from the reign of Louis XIV. The 18th century chest of drawers is Italian, with ebony marquetry and bone inlay. The inlaid panels depict the story of Diana and Actaeon. The mirror has carvings of dolphins and a surround of purple silk velvet. The two Italian 17th century chairs are made of carved walnut with gilded crestings. They are covered in 19th century crimson silk damask. The large Brussels tapestry dates from the 17th century and depicts a stylised country scene with eagles, trees and exotic flowers and a border of flowers and fruit. The Prie-Dieu in the entrance is of carved walnut with column supports and dates from the reign of Louis XIII.
▪ Elegant: Anne Dugué ▪
Bedroom’s size: 82 meters squared
Decoration: The fine Louis XV “Lit à la Turque” has a bed head in carved and painted wood and a roof covered with its original hangings in ivory and crimson silk, finely embroidered with medallions, swags and acanthus leaves. The pair of Louis XV bergères are made of carved and painted wood and are covered in crimson silk. The two Italian 17th century walnut chairs have acanthus leaf finials and are covered in a rich, purple velvet embroidered with scrolls and swags in gold thread, surrounding a 17th century armorial. The 17th century English carved walnut writing table has turned baluster legs. The mirror dates from the time of louis XIV and has a dark wood frame decorated with gilded brass in a design of garlands, cherubs and arabesques enclosing armorials. The pair of carved walnut chairs are 19th century. The fine 18th century Italian dark walnut chest of drawers is carved and moulded, has three drawers and a shaped base on scroll feet.
▪ Elegant: Joseph Hessler ▪
Bedroom’s size: 50 meters squared
The four poster bed has a complete set off pelmets and hangings in the 19th century printed floral cotton, trimmed with braid and tassels of the same period. The very fine Louis XV Lyonnaise armoire is made from walnut carved with shells, acanthus leaves and foliage. The French 18th century painted depict pastoral landscapes.
▪ Prestige: Pierre Roy ▪
Bedroom’s size: 42 meters squared
They are two matching four-poster beds with carved barley-sugar columns, hung with antique toile de Jouy. The fine 17th century English chest of drawers in carved oak has a top which opens out into a desk top. There are two French 18th century painted panels ; one depicting a pastoral scene with a fountain, the other, a landscape with a pond. The four engravings of birds date from the 18th century. The round tower, which is one of the oldest in the Château (13th/14th century), was used for defensive purposes. At the end of the century a window was installed and during the 16th century new openings were created, specially adapted to use of crossbows / the X shape opened out the range of range of fire whilst protecting the archer. The pine gate-leg table dates from the 19th century. The carved wood angel with traces of polychrome date from the 18th century.
▪ Prestige: Claude Leviste ▪
Bedroom’s size: 82 meters squared
There are two matching four poster beds with barley-twist columns hung with antique Toile de Jouy. The 18th century English gate-leg table is made in oak. The walnut ladder-back chair dates from the 19th century. The caved walnut mirror has a column and acanthus leaf decoration and is a 19th century copy of a 17th century style. The 18th century French painted panel consist of consists of a series of landscapes, and architectural designs contained within mouldings.
The chest, witch is painted with a geometric design incorporating rosettes, dates from the 19th century. The French 18th century painted panel depicts a rural landscape. Deux lits à baldaquin montant à quatre colonnes de style Louis XIII. Table Gate-Leg ovale en chêne, à deux abattants latéraux, travail anglais de la fin du XVIIIème siècle.
▪ Prestige: Croppet de Varissan ▪
Bedroom’s size: 78 meters squared
The four-poster bed is hung with 19th century toile printed with garlands and the interior ceiling of the bed depicts the tree of life, which is identical to that which hangs on the wall above the chest. The Louis XV craved oak cupboard is bouble-fronted with an upper part which is set back, and a lower section with double doors. The walnut writing table has tapered, fluted legs and is in the neo-classical style.
▪ Prestige: François Aricor ▪
Bedroom’s size: 98 meters squared
There is a pair of four-poster beds wit barley twist columns and hangings in crimson and white Toile de Jouy. The 19th century round “vigneron” table has a pivoting top. The 18th century Spanish chest of drawers is in dark patinated wood, with four drawers decorated with ironwork handles.
▪ Prestige: Boutechoux de Chavannes ▪
Bedroom’s size: 84 meters squared
The ironwork bed with brass acorn finials has hangings of checked red and white linen. The 18th century Spanish drop-leaf table is made from walnut with two bracket supports. The 17th century walnut chest is carved with rosettes and a cross and has its original fittings.
▪ Paradise: Geoffroy de Balzac ▪
Bedroom’s size: 62 meters squared
The bed has a very important set of louis XIV crimson silk velvet hangings, embroidered with dolphins, fleurs de lys arabesques, and four-leaf clover. The two 18th century painted panels, recalling those published by Androuet du Cerceau, depict two of the four seasons. Louis XIII walnut writing table with turned legs. The small 17th century-style mirror is of inlaid burr walnut with glided brass decoration of foliage and arabesques. Underneath it is an early 18th century English walnut table. The large mirror has a carved wooden frame with a surround of 18th century figure velvet. The 17th century high-backed chair with bronze urn finials is covered with an exceptionally fine century crimson silk velvet, finely embroidered with arms and shields surrounded by foliage and palms. The plates in the alcove are 19th century English.
English 17th century oak lambing chair. Italian 17th century cassone or marriage chest in carved walnut decorated with coats of arms. Louis XIV torchere in repousse brass richly decorated with acanthus and scrolls.
▪ Paradise: Madame de Sevigné ▪
Bedroom’s size: 66 meters squared
The 17th century style bed has four painted and gilded columns. The walnut table dates from the 17th century and has turned baluster legs. The 18th Italian cassone or marriage chest in carved gilded wood, has a front panel depicting arabesques and Mythological beasts. The cast-iron armorial fireback dates from 17th century.
The pair of armchairs covered in antique striped cream and blue silk art of the Directoire period. The English 18th century oak Prie-Dieu has a columned support and a top covered in antique petit point tapestry.
▪ Paradise: L'appartement aux Bouquets ▪
Bedroom’s size: 71 meters squared
The Louis XVI style bed “à la polonaise” has a set of yellow damask hangings. The pair of 17th century Italian high-backed chairs are decorated with gilded acanthus finials and covered in the 18th century petit-point tapestry. The 19th century high-backed chair in the style of Henri II has armrests ending in rams heads and arm-supports carved with acanthus leaves and pale wood marquetry. It is covered with blue silk velvet with a medallion design dating from the 17th century. The 19th century drawer-front table is in carved walnut on turned baluster legs.
The Italian 17th century chest is made from carved walnut with a marquetry of foliage in pale wood. The high-backed walnut chair dates from the 17th century and is of Italian design, decorated with gilded acanthus leaves and balusters. It is covered in tooled, gilded leather with an armorial design. The long table is in walnut with two drawers and dates from the 17th century. The 18th century cast-iron fireback has an armorial design of fleur de lys and cherubs.
▪ Paradise: Dame Charrier de La Roche ▪
Bedroom’s size: 71 meters squared
The bed is flanked by two angels in richly carved oak which date from the 17th century. The 17th century Italian chest is the form of a sarcophagus and is made of painted wood and carved with swags and arabesques of foliage. The two Spanish high-backed chairs have gilded acanthus finials and are covered in striped fabric. The Louis XIV round table is in light oak with a central baluster support.
▪ Paradise: Gaspard Dugue ▪
Bedroom’s size: 62 meters squared
The bed is adorned with columns of painted and gilded wood decorated with masks, garlands and trophies and has a bedspread of antique crimson velvet embellished with braid made from gold thread. The 19th century blue carpet is Indian, possibly from Agra ands decorated with twelve panels scattered with flowers, palms and foliage. The Italian 18th century writing table has two drawers and is carved with gadrooning and fluting. The Italian 18th century walnut chair with its original leather cover is decorated with carved acanthus leaf finials. The lamp has a very fine 17th century carved oak base. The 18th century painted panel depicts a classical landscape “en grisaille”.
▪ Paradise: Claude Marie Chavanis ▪
Bedroom’s size: 70 meters squared
The four-poster ironwork bed with brass acorn finials is hung with antique striped glazed chintz. There is a 19th century painted chest of drawers.
The 18th century painted walnut dresser has two carved doors on its upper part and four drawers beneath. It is decorated with a shell motif and trailing foliage. The fine oak table dates from the Louis XIII period. The 18th century rectangular writing table is in carved oak with a drawer and turned legs.
▪ Lady Hamlyn ▪
Apartment’s size: 100 meters squared
Lady Hamlyn’s apartment is entirely decorated and furnished with original antiques, tapestries and paintings, among which: At the entrance, an important 18th century Italian candle holder, golden-painted wood, twisted and sculpted baluster. Significant 17th century Italian marriage chest (cassone), in molded walnut, richly sculpted.
Bedroom, the Louis XIV style bed is made of gilded wrought-iron, decorated with volutes and arabesques. The Italian dresser is in gilded and sculpted walnut and is from the beginning of the 18th century. The 13 meter long banister, is made of profiled oak and dates back to the 17th century.
Dining room, major rectangular dining table, in “trompe-l’oeil” lacquered wood. Acanthus-like sculpted table legs. 17th century Italian style. Very important wardrobe. Richly molded classic style pediment bearing the motto “Omnia quae ad cultum altaris Pert” dated 1688. Column styled mantel sides. Gilded lower moulding. Original of the 17th century.
Fire place: Yes
How to reach the hotel
The Château de Bagnols is situated in the heart of the Beaujolais.
- 2h30 from Paris by TGV, 1h30 from Geneva by car.
- 30 minutes by car from Lyon.
- 45 minutes by car from the airport of Lyon Saint-Exupéry.
- 3 minutes away by car from Frontenas airfield.
- Accessible by helicopter.
Allergy-Free Room Available
Currency Exchange Services
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Safe Deposit Box
VIP Room Facilities
▪ Restaurant ▪
The restaurant offers its guests traditional local cuisine with a contemporary twist, inspired by the quality and abundance of the produce of our local markets.
The majestic Salle des Gardes is the setting for the Château’s main restaurant. The coats of arms, which overlook France’s largest gothic chimney, commemorate the royal visit of Charles VIII in 1490. Guests can savor delicious specialties including local charcuterie and delicatessen, fish from nearby streams and excellent regional cheeses. The beautiful tableware and glassware have been specially designed and created for the Château.
▪ Wellness ▪
Experience a truly unique and exceptional moment during your stay. The treatments are offered from 9am to 8pm by appointment. To make your reservation we kindly ask you to contact the Concierge Service. Any appointments cancelled less than 24 hours in advance will be charged on your account and will not be refunded. After each treatment (1 hour required) we will be delighted to offer you with our compliments a non-alcoholic drink (reconditioning fruit juice, infusion or relaxing tea as desired).
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