11, Rue du Château Vault-de-lugny (Avallon - 6 km) − France
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The 17-room hotel and its gourmet restaurant welcome you in the heart of the Bourgogne region at the entrance to the Nature Park of Morvan. The easy access by car from the A6 motorway makes the hotel a central point from which to tour and discover the Bourgogne region. Lovers of wine will not resist the discovery of the Grand Crus of Chablis, Beaune et Côtes de Nuits (Corton-Charlemagne, Montrachet, Romanée-Conti, Chambertin ) as well as the nearby and excellent local wines from Irancy and Vézelay.
The Bourgogne region offers an exceptional cultural patrimony. The Vezelay basilica, the Fontenay abbey are both part of the UNESCO world heritage sites. The Chateau of Bazoches, the amazing Chateau of Chastellux and picturesque Medieval village of Noyers are also little gem to discover in the area. The hotel reception will advise you of other places of interest in Morvan.
Its rich history since 1120.
Le château de Vault-de-Lugny retraces the history of France and particularly that of the region of Bourgogne through the centuries. Passing through the impressive fortifications froom the XIIIth Century to enter the hotel ensures a relaxing and discrete stay far from the madding crowd.
Living in the times of the Duke of Bourgogne
The Château invites you to a romantic promenade and discovery in its 40-hectare fenced park or in its original dungeon, a classified Historical Monument from the XIVth Century.
To also be discovered: the water moats, the top category Cousin river (perch, trout, pike), the Château’s farm, the refuge for animals living freely and the organic vegetable garden and its truffle plantation.
The King Room is the most beautiful room in the Château. Situated in the Main Wing with a magnificent view on each side over the peaceful countryside of Morvan. In the past, this room was reserved for the Kings of France when passing through the region. Air conditioning .
Beautiful rooms situated on the 1st floor with a panoramic view over the park. King size bed. Beautiful antiques. Luxurious bathroom with bath and shower with its window overlooking the garden. Some Junior Suites have a fireplace and French ceilings.
Spacious, very comfortable rooms in the Château with an exceptional view over the garden. Certain rooms can welcome 4 guests upon request. Large bathroom with view of the garden.
Charming rooms situated in the Château with a view over the garden. Fully equipped bathroom with bath.
Family Suite. Living room and large bedroom with a mezzanine. Bathroom with window opening onto the garden with a bath and separate shower. Ideal for families with children – up to 5 guests. Extension possibility with the connecting room.
Comfortable room situated in the Cottage on the ground floor. Fully equipped bathroom with bath and window overlooking the garden.
In the Château, you will find a magnificent swimming pool, voted the “most beautiful interior swimming pool in France”. The water has a constant temperature of 30° and a Jacuzzi is on hand. A shower, changing rooms and towels are at your disposal.
The swimming pool is open from 9 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
There is a hard tennis court near the woods in the Château park next to the vegetable garden.
It is free of charge and tennis balls & racquets are at your disposal.
Mountain biking (VTT)
The Château, situated just by the Nature Park of Morvan, is a magical site for nature-loving cyclists.
We offer detailed circuits with an itinerary plus a map, according to your wishes. Certain itineraries, due to the topography, require a good physical condition. Others are easier and offer agreeable outings along the canals and rivers of our beautiful Burgundy countryside.
If you have your own bike, we have a garage. We will let you have the itineraries.
We have prepared wonderful hikes across the vineyards and villages starting from the Château, without the need to take your car.
The GR13 starts a 10-minute walk away.
We offer detailed circuits with an itinerary plus a map. You have the choice of a 30-minute, 1-hour walk or even the whole day if you wish.
The length and difficulty of each circuit is indicated on each itinerary free of charge.
On site at the Château, you will discover the medieval moats surrounding the outer wall.
Pike fishing, as well as perch and small fish is most entertaining.
You will also find a top category river “the Cousin” running over 800 meters in the property. You can fish for trout and fly-fish if you wish.
If you have no equipment, we can supply fishing rods and hooks.
Hot-air ballooning (reservation compulsary)
France Montgolfière organises two flights a day departing from Vézelay.
The adventure takes about 3 hours including one and a half hour actual flight.
You can reserve your flight directly on the France Montgolfière website.
We can also organise a privatized flight directly from the Château.
We take pleasure in organizing this for you.
Quad (reservation compulsary)
Magnificent quad circuits are proposed in the Morvan Nature Park.
We can also organise privatized outings from the Château with a guide.
Horse-riding (reservation compulsary)
The equestrian club “L’Ecurie de la Fontaine” is situated 5 minutes from the Château.
Outings, private or group lessons can be reserved.
Children are most welcome. The club is closed on Sundays.
Horse-drawn carriage outings (reservation compulsary)
A superb outing in a horse-drawn carriage in the Cousin valley starts from the Château.
Climbing (reservation compulsary)
The Saussois rock range is a unique site for climbing and is situated 40 minutes from the Château.
The limestone subsoil bordering the Morvan houses several magnificent grottos.
Equipped with a helmet, a lamp, a wetsuit and security material, you will enjoy the rare experience of a silent universe, stalactites and stalagmites accompanied by our guides.
2 and half hour session: 39€ per person. Accessible to all from 8 years old, 6 pax minimum.
Adventure circuit, treetop climbing (reservation compulsary)
Situated in Avallon, a fortified town at the entrance to the Morvan in the heart of Burgundy, you will enjoy a unique and rare adventure in a forest of centenary oak trees in the Adventure Park “des Châtelaines”.
It is accessible to all with our different circuits of varied difficulty. You will have the opportunity of enjoying a convivial and recreational moment in total security on a continuous, interactive lifeline that avoids accidental disengagement of the two connections at the same time.
Advantages of this adventure circuit:
– Top level security due to the “Clic-it” system
– Insurance covering all the security necessities and permitting school groups
– The size of the crossings (Rope bridges of more than 10m, 15 and 20m cables, 80m, 120m et 180 pulleys)
– The circuit height, up to 12m high
– The complete security equipment complying with current standards
– Continuous surveillance by our team
– Accompaniment possible by a State qualified guide
– A circuit open to children as soon as they can walk
Privatised wine tasting in the Chateau’s wine cellar (reservation compulsary)
Wine growers or wine experts will accompany you to discover the wines of our region in the Château’s wine cellar.
Privatised wine tasting in the Vézelay region (reservation compulsary)
A producer of quality wines will welcome you in his domain to discover his wines produced in the Vézelay region.
Privatised wine tasting in the vineyards of Chablis (reservation compulsary)
Frank from Vititours will be only too pleased to take you on the discovery of this magnificent vineyard.
At lunchtime it is possible to have a wine tasting circuit with the traditional “mâchon” in the company of a winegrower.
Privatised wine tasting in the vineyards of the Côte d’Or (reservation compulsary)
Enjoy a full days outing in a limousine with a highly qualified wine expert to discover the vineyard of your choice: Côte de Nuits (Chambertin, Romanée Conti, Chambolle Musigny), Côte de Beaune (Meursault, Pommard, Volnay, Corton Charlemagne, Montrachet).
Sensual Soirée (reservation compulsary)
We propose a torrid and unforgettable evening with your partner. You will have privatised access to the swimming pool for 2 hours (between 7 p.m. and midnight).
Swimming in the nude is permitted.
Served at the pool:
1/2 bottle of rosé Champagne
Platter of home-made petits-fours
In your room, you will find a Lovebox to enjoy a sensual and fun moment.
Pastry making and cooking classes (reservation compulsary)
We offer cooking and pastry classes with our in-house team.
The classes are held in the morning from Monday to Saturday (except during public holidays) from 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. followed by a 3-course lunch – a glass of wine, water and coffee included.
The proposed themes are:
Aphrodisiac cuisine New !
Aromatic spices and herbs
No gluten cuisine New !
Gourmet circuit (reservation compulsary)
We have prepared a full day dedicated to the gustatory pleasures and we take care of everything. You can use your own car and we can also organise a chauffeur-driven limousine to drive you all through the day.
Tasting of Burgundy cheeses and a visit to a cheese producer
Cassis liqueur tasting and a visit to the brewery
Burgundy wine tasting in Beaune with a well-known wine expert
Truffles – September and October (reservation compulsary)
Learn how to clean, cook and preserve truffles.
The classes are held in the morning from Monday to Saturday (except during public holidays) from 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. followed by a truffle oriented lunch – a glass of wine, water and coffee included.
Truffle hunting in natural surroundings
Discover truffles in their natural environment with a specially trained dog.
Theoretical truffle hunting initiation with your dog
Refined Cocktails (reservation compulsary)
Learn how to make the best cocktails of the moment:
Mojito, Punch, Margarita, 1 no-alcohol cocktail
Followed by a savour-oriented lunch with a cocktail of your choice – water and coffee included.
We offer specially prepared menus for small groups up to 25 persons. A salon can be privatised upon request. We also offer food and drink menus specially prepared to meet your budgets.
Karina Laval, our Pastry Chef, will prepare your favourite cake with pleasure.
The restaurant is in keeping with the hotel. In the same spirit with the same superb decor in the original château kitchens dating back to the 17th century (1640), with their impressive fireplace and the ceiling with its ribbed vaults.
On good weather days, lunch or diner is served at sunset in the gardens of the park and by the classified 400-year-old plane tree and are idyllic moments of irresistible beauty.
The bar is situated in the Renaissance style salon with its magnificent parquet floor and its original solid oak panelling. A beautiful marble fireplace with its magnificent mirror ornate this refined and relaxing area.
The bar is open all day to midnight where delicious cocktails with or without alcohol are served. A vast variety of whiskies, aperitifs and liquors are also available. You can also enjoy after-dinner digestives, such as the rare Fine du Domaine de la Romanée Conti. On sunny days, your drinks can be served on lounge chairs in the park or on the terrace.
A very rich wine list of Bourgogne wines is presented to accompany the refined and creative cuisine of our Chef, Franco Bowanee. The Crus have been chosen amongst the most reputed Domains of Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune, l’Yonne and the Côte Chalonnaise. Also on the list there are delicacies from Champagne, Côte du Rhône, Bordeaux as well as other regions of France.
Breakfast is served from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. with a vast menu. Room service is also available from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
For breakfast lovers, a large choice of culinary preparations such as homemade pancakes, cured meats and local cheeses are available.
Upon request, we can prepare a complete picnic basket to accompany you on your escapades or lunch by a river. Several possibilities can be prepared. A hot and cold snack menu is available from 2 p.m. to 6p.m.
Returning from your escapade or a tiring trip, a gourmet pause is available all afternoon.
Served on the terrace on sunny days or at the bar, you can enjoy the magnificent the Angus Beef Burger, prawn tempuras, a wonderful salad straight from the vegetable garden or take pleasure in the delicious Caviar of Aquitaine. For our clients not wishing to dine in the restaurant, we propose room service from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
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