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Chateau de Bagnols - Luxury holidays to Rhone Valley

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  • About this holiday

    Expressions holidays highly recommends Chateau de Bagnols to couples seeking an authentic, tranquil and luxurious honeymoon experience. This Chateau has been exquisitely restored to it’s former glory and each sumptuous room retains genuine paintings and features from Renaissance France. Nestled in a tranquil Beaujolais vineyard this property affords a high level of seclusion and privacy. Take a dip in the outdoor heated pool, locate a private place within the walled gardens and lime trees and opt for a romantic hot-air balloon trip high above the beautiful country-side. Dine on the sun-facing terrace of the Salle des Gardes and enjoy the authentic fine wine and food of this Michelin starred restaurant. Steeped in romance and beauty the Chateau de Bagnols offers couples an elegant, refined honeymoon in an historic location.

    The journey and how you get there


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions holidays include a scheduled flight with British Airways from London to Lyon, bed and continental breakfast and a hire-car.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room
    From £1197 to £1305 for 5 nights

    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    Chateau de Bagnols has a walled garden with alleys of lime trees perfect for sitting amongst.

    Hotel description

    Nestled in the heart of the Beaujolais countryside amongst verdant hills and vineyards, the Chateau de Bagnols is a historical monument. Entered by drawbridge across a moat, the honey-coloured stone chateau dates back to the 13th century. Restored to its former glory by scores of specialist builders and craftsmen, the building maintains a sense of its rich history. This is also seen in the interior décor. Antique furniture is complemented by specially commissioned items, such as blue and white armorial china from Limoges, and hand-blown glass from Alsace. The chateau’s walled garden is lush and fragrant with flowers and alleys of lime trees that are perfect for sitting amongst. A wide terrace provides spectacular views over the valley. The circular roman pool, open during the summer months, is located in a peaceful cherry grove. The hotel is able to arrange a variety of activities, including mountain bike riding and vineyard tours, whilst ballooning and horse and carriage rides both depart from the hotel. The hotel’s sumptuous restaurant, Salle de Gardes, serves Beaujolais cuisine that exploits an exceptional supply of local meat, cheese and river fish. The individually furnished guestrooms are located in the main building and the converted stables. With antique furniture and carefully restored frescoes, they reflect the hotel’s legacy. This is a unique property that combines a beautiful location with quality accommodation in historic surroundings.


    Bagnols-en-Beaujolais,Beaujolais and Rhone Valley

    Official star rating

    4 deluxe

    Annual opening

    Distance from airport

    Half an hour by car

    Closest airport


    Room types

    Chateau de Bagnols offers 21 rooms and suites of the following categories:
    Traditional double or twin.
    Deluxe double or twin. 
    Junior Suite. 
    Chateau Suite. 

    Hotel facilities and services

    Facilities at the Château de Bagnols include a Michelin-starred restaurant, heated outdoor swimming pool, private parking.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Cycles are available to hire for free.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Distance in miles Villefranche-sur-Saone - 8 miles, Lyon - 20 miles, Paris - 276 miles, Calais - 457 miles
    Near to the Château de Bagnols are Beaujolais wines and vineyards, countryside walks, pony and trap rides, a park with an aviary, small museum and cinema, the museum of Henri Malartre and Parc de Courzieu - a zoological park.

    Sports nearby

    Floodlit tennis court in Bagnols, golf course is 15 minutes away.


    Children up to 12 years of age stay for free when sharing their parents' room. From 13 years of age a child is considered as an adult.

    Minimum stays

    Minimum stay of 3 nights from 29 to 31 March, 9 to 11 May and 17 to 19 May.

    Other information

    Take a hot-air balloon trip over the beautiful Beaujolais countryside.
    Accommodation in the chateau is made up of traditional and deluxe rooms, junior suites, suites and apartments. The suites are lovely, with a private sitting area and wall paintings, overlooking either the Renaissance courtyard, the village or the basse cour. Many of the suites have the additional benefit of a fireplace.


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