Discover the medieval charm of Château de Bagnols

MAY 2024

Nestled in the heart of the Beaujolais countryside, Château de Bagnols stands majestically, an immutable witness to the French Middle Ages. This historic fortress, now transformed into a sumptuous luxury hotel, offers visitors an enchanting journey into the medieval atmosphere of history, architecture and luxury.

Today, the Château de Bagnols continues to amaze visitors with the majesty of its architecture. Listed as a historic monument since 1994 and now a Relais & Châteaux member, it remains a precious testimony to France’s medieval heritage, a vivid reminder of the ingenuity and skill of the craftsmen and builders of yesteryear. Every stone in this architectural treasure tells a story, offering visitors a captivating plunge into the region’s glorious past.

The Guichard d’Oingt suite

Château de Bagnols, a living witness to medieval history, has left its mark on the region and on the history of France. In 1217, during the Crusades, King Philippe Auguste stopped here on his campaign against the English. This royal visit testifies to the castle’s strategic importance at the time.

Today, visitors can relive these historic moments by exploring the castle’s majestic halls. Adorned with frescoes of epic battles, tapestries detailing the exploits of local lords and period furniture, every detail tells a story, offering a captivating plunge into the past.

The frescoes at Château de Bagnols

Transformed into a luxury hotel in the 20th century, Château de Bagnols harmoniously blends luxury and medieval history. Classified as a historic monument in 1994, it is a sanctuary of elegance and well-being. Visitors are welcomed in sumptuous rooms, offering absolute comfort and medieval charm with modern amenities.

The Chai suite

The Madame de Sévigné suite

Immerse yourself in the intimacy of one of our 25 suites, each telling a unique story: from the Château Suites, where medieval charm is omnipresent, to the Garden Suites, which offer total immersion in the natural surroundings of the Pierres Dorées, and the Chai Suites, where luxury meets contemporary design.

Our 450m² Spa Sothys, a veritable sanctuary of well-being, invites you on a sensory voyage of relaxation and revitalization. Let yourself be pampered in our heated indoor and outdoor pools, in our treatment cabins, or in our hammam and sauna.

The gastronomic restaurant Le 1217 offers an exceptional culinary experience. Orchestrated by Chef Antonin Buron, let yourself be seduced by refined cuisine featuring local seasonal produce.

La Cuisine d’Albon invites you to immerse yourself in the art of medieval gastronomy in the heart of an enchanting setting, where every detail recalls the charm of yesteryear. Whether you’re a history buff or simply looking for a new culinary experience, the restaurant guarantees a tasty feast.

And for your special events, Château de Bagnols offers a magical setting. With 800m² of event space, including the library, barrel room, garden and private salons, it can accommodate up to 200 people.

Breathtaking panoramas from the castle’s terraces complete this unique experience. Whether at sunrise or dusk, admiring the beauty of the surrounding landscape is an incomparable experience.

The gardens of Château de Bagnols

Château de Bagnols offers a timeless getaway, ideal for a day’s escape or a charming stay. Whether for a guided tour, a gourmet meal or a romantic getaway, the château promises an unforgettable experience, where luxury and history meet in an enchanting setting.

With its ideal location, just 30 minutes from Lyon and 2 hours from Geneva, Château de Bagnols is easily accessible by car, train, plane from Frontenas airfield or even helicopter directly to the Château. Book your stay now and let yourself be enchanted by the timeless charm of this exceptional place, where every moment is an invitation to discovery and wonder.

To discover the medieval charm of the Château de Bagnols is to plunge into a magical world where history, architecture and prestige come together. Between its ancestral walls, majestic halls and enchanting gardens, the château offers visitors an unforgettable journey through time, where every moment is imbued with magic and wonder.

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