Chateau des Comtes de Challes

 247, Montée du Château 73190 Challes Les Eaux − France

The Château des Comtes de Challes is located in the town of Challes les Eaux, near Chambéry, in a 15th century château that once belonged to the Counts of Challes.

A luxury Château at your disposal… The vast mansion set in 2 hectares of grounds offers a variety of possibilities for holiday makers, travellers and professionals. From a romantic getaway for two, to business tourism, or a wedding, the Château des Comtes de Challes will make your stay in the Savoy unforgettable.

Chateau des Comtes de Challes

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The Château des Comtes de Challes was a French fortified house built by the de Challes family, an old noble family who owned several fiefs (there is a mention of a certain “de Challes” participating in a tournament in Chambéry in 1348). They were in charge of the so-called high, medium and low judicial systems of the entire municipality, and received feudal rent from about thirty parishes.

The de Challes family disappeared with the death of Louis in 1590. Nicknamed “Sully le Savoyard”, he was a great financial and legal reformer under the reign of Duke Emmanuel-Phillibert. One of his children, Hector, witnessed the nomination of Challes as a barony in 1618. President of the Senate and an ambassador to Henri IV, he was father to nineteen children.

One of his children was the Jesuit who gave his name to a major work on mathematics (in which one can find the famous “Challes” relationship), a science that Louis XIV asked him to come teach in Paris. The entire family was showered with honours: positions in embassies, the Senate, the Court of Accounts, episcopal sees and military assignments. In 1669, Challes was promoted to become a marquisate..

It is also reported that Jean-Jacques Rousseau gave music lessons to a certain Miss Gasparine Balthazarde de Challes. The third and last Marquis de Challes died in 1777. The inheritance passed to a branch of the Millet family in Faverges who never had the chance to benefit from, since the onset of the revolution obliged the new lord to bury his treasure and flee.

The Massages Bien-Être of Céline Robert

Balance, Relaxation, Renewal on Rendez-Vous

For several years, the Château has been dedicating one of its rooms to well-being, offering a service that is highly appreciated by the clientele. Available by reservation at reception. Massages offered at the single rate of 35 € per half hour,

  • Shiatsu, Resourcing
  • The Californian, Relaxation,
  • Foot Reflexology, Internal Balance
  • The sportsman, tonic
  • The abhyanga, harmony

Confort Room

It is a Classic room of the Chateau des Comtes de Challes with a Bathroom equipped with a Bathtub or Shower, as well as Flat Screen TV and Phone.

Charming Room

In the spirit of the Chateau, with an exceptional view of the Coomb of Savoie ; it is a quiet and comfortable room with a personalized decoration.

Junior Suite, VIP, Family Room

In the spirit of the Chateau, with an exceptional view of the Coomb of Savoie ; it is a quiet and comfortable room with a personalized decoration.

Conferences and Meeting / Conferences and Banqueting / Conferences and Events

Le Château des Comtes de Challes welcomes you for your Conference, Meeting or Reception, in an Special Setting.

Receive your customers, revitalize your collaborators in a frame marked with History, between Vineyards, Lakes and Mountains …
Benefit of the serenity of a unique landscape since the House the secular charm.

This Medieval Castle in subdued lights by the shadows of a big raised park is a real case for your demonstration.

The quality of the Restoration of the Chef Pascal COLLIAT is widely recognized by the main Restaurant guides in particular by the Gault and Millau who grants him 2 Greedy Fur hats …

This place was favored with outside swimming pool warmed, free parking lot under video surveillance and reception 24 / 24h offers the choice of 9 Meeting Rooms fully equiped and sonorized.


The Chateau’s Qualities

Peace and tranquillity are the words that best describe this historic 15th century building. Situated in a walled park with centuries old trees, next to the town of Chambéry and near to the Alpine lakes; Lac du Bourget and Lac d’Annecy… At the crossroads of Grenoble,Albertville, Annecy, Chambéry, Lyon and Geneva.


Complimentary bridal suite. Special rates for friends and family irrespective of the length of stay.
Large private car park with 24 hour video surveillance. Outdoor heated swimming pool during the summer months. Health treatments with our masseur: Charles COTTIN

Food and Beverage

The restaurant is recommended by the main food guides:
Guide Gault & Millau : 2 Chef’s hats, Guide Michelin : 3 Forks, Guide du Chef Alain Ducasse

Château et Hôtel Collection: Rating “Outstanding dining”
Guide Bottin Gourmand : Rating “Favourite” Considerable wedding planning experience, organising 30 to 40 events a year.
Take the oppurtunity to sample your wedding menu beforehand with 50% off the menu price for the wedding couple*

The first Savoy hotel to be accredited with the label ” Vignobles & Découvertes ”
with Isabelle AYMARD, our Master sommelier and 3 sommeliers to advise you on your choice of wines…

An exceptional 15th century wine cellar with over 500 wines on the menu and 10,000 bottles in the cellar.…

The TREVES family and their team thank you in advance for your trust in them in the writing of one of the most important pages of your life.

Le Restaurant des Comtes

Un Restaurant Gastronomique reconnu et plébiscité par les principaux Guides Culinaires

« Deux Toques » au Gault et Millau, 3 Fourchettes au Michelin, « Table Remarquable » dans la Chaîne d’ Alain Ducasse « Châteaux et Hôtels Collection », « Coup de Cœur » du Bottin Gourmand…

Du Petit-déjeuner au Dîner, de la Mise en Bouche au Dessert, tout ce que vous dégustez durant votre Séjour est le produit des innombrables secrets du Chef Pascal COLLIAT, finaliste du Concours des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France. Un Restaurant sélectionnant les meilleurs produits de Chambéry et de sa Région. Chaque Plat fait l’objet d’une attention toute particulière. Grands Crus, Vins typiquement locaux ou d’un des Vignobles de France…

Le Directeur de Restauration Franck Gourdin, un des Maîtres d‘Hôtel, la Maître Sommelière Isabelle Aymard sauront discrètement vous conseiller en fonction de vos gouts et des plats choisis.

The XVth Century Wine Cellar

Visit & Wine tasting:

The hotel is now ready to present you one of its new gems : the wine cellar.
You can now discover, taste, and, if you feel like it, acquire your best wine, every day at 18:00 for 15.00 € per person.

One Tuesday a month, the Chateau des Comtes de Challes organizes oenological dinners.
Wines of Savoy, Alsace, Bordeaux, the Burgundy, the valley of the rhône and the Champagne.
These dinners are livened up by a representative of the House of Wines put in the honor.
Every evening begins with an aperitif in the Wine cellar of the Chateau to join then a room of restoration where the dinner guests are settled around tables from 8 to 12 people.


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Hotel: Chateau des Comtes de Challes

Address: 247, Montée du Château 73190 Challes Les Eaux

Region: Rhone-Alpes / Auvergne

Country: France

Official website:

Telephone: +33(0)4 79 72 72 72

Fax: +33(0)4 79 72 83 83

Hotel email:

Rapid access from Lyon and the other cities of the Rhône-Alpes region

From Paris and Lyon:

Motorway A43, Chambéry exit, then follow the N6 road towards Albertville.

From Grenoble:

Motorway A41, exit n° 20, St Baldoph, Challes les Eaux.

From Annecy:

Motorway A41, Chambéry exit then follow the N6 towards Albertville, exit N°20, St Baldoph, Challes les Eaux.

Travel times:

Chambéry railway station to Challes Les Eaux: 10 minutes.
Paris: 3 hours on the high-speed train (TGV).
Chambéry: 15 minutes.
Lyon and Geneva: 1 hour

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