In 1886, a local historian described the château de Vaulx in the following words:

Well-proportioned, elegant in its simplicity, located in the most beautiful position on hilltop, its main facade faces south. From this vantage point, we enjoy a pleasant vista across a vast stretch of the region : Saint-Julien de Civry, Dyo, Saint Germain, Amanzé and beyond, as far as you can see, the blue mountains, including the old Dun. a panorama as vast as diversified.

Today, luckily enough, the scenery is still the same. The house has grown with two wings on the east and west sides by Léon Geoffray  at the end of the 19th century.

The castle of Vaulx de Chizeul lies between the Charolais and the Brionnais. This castle was built in the 14th century and was the house of a very famous French family, the de Choiseul, until 1435. The name "de Chizeul" is a distortion of the family name.

Since 1471, the landlords of Vaux were the Damas family, a well known Burgundy family, one of whose branches was called Damas de Vaux. The castle, fortress, hamlets and lands stayed in the Damas family until 1793, for more than three centuries.

The castle had a dominant position in the region. It size was huge (91 meters by 29 meters) and included a square dungeon, the lord residence, a storehouse and a jail.

The castle was damaged during the wars of religion in the 16th century and in 1793, when it was sold as a national property because the family emigrated during the French revolution. The only remains are a ruin which was probably the prison.

200 metres from the old castle of Vaulx de Chizeul stands the current château de Vaulx. It used to be the house of the main officers and administrators of the estate. The role of the administrators was very important as the Damas family did not live full time in Vaulx, being either in Paris or in Dyo castle, another land they owned in the region.

Part of the existing Vaulx castle dates back to the 16th century, as indicated by stones dated 1563 on the façade, The castle has been modified and expanded until the beginning of the 20th century. In the 19th century, the castle was the property of the Geoffray family, and in particular Léon Geoffray (1852-1927) who was French Ambassador in Spain and one of the key contributors to the reconciliation of United Kingdom and France before World War I.

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Une halte royale qui vous va bien

Une halte bien sympathique, retirée ce qu'il faut. Très bon accueil. Marty trouve toujours la solution et tous participent à votre bien être car cela rejaillit sur les hôtes, même les chiens et le chat vous souhaitent la bienvenue. Un bon petit déjeuner en terrasse avec une superbe vue. Important pour moi : votre animal est aussi bien accueilli. Un petit parc et forêt à votre disposition, pas belle la vie

de château ? Enchantée, voilà tout ! Bon manque... la piscine.

www.tripadvisor.com, September 26, 2011, SARO9, Paris, France

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Magnifique

Un lieu unique, accueil très sympathique de Marty, décoration superbe, salon au coin du feu, bonne cuisine, nous avons passé une excellente soirée dans ce château et nous reviendrons ! idéalement situé dans la belle campagne charolaise.

www.tripadvisor.com , Julien, Paris, 2 novembre 2010

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Truly a Special Place

We have been fortunate enough to travel fairly extensively and have stayed at some very unique proprieties. Chateau de Vaulx will always have a special place in our memories. It is a blend of elegance, history and warmth seldom found. The day we arrived, there was a concert in the garden (a brass quintent). The organizers were dressed in white with straw hats that had wide green ribbons.

Although we arrived in the midst of this event, the owner, Martin, found time to welcome us and serve us fresh drinks after our drive. The concert was delightful. Our room was a suite with 2 bedrooms and a recently renovated bathroom with a nice shower. There was a balcony with magnificent views of the valley and villages below. The bed linens were top quality. Toiletries are not provided, so we stocked up at nearby store. Breakfast was included in the price, and a nice table with cheese, yogurt, ham, croissants and jams was laid out. The region is amazing, full of quaint villages and stone farmhouses. There are many excellent restaurants in the region. The region, while full of attractions, is not crowded or touristy, which is very nice. The highlight of the Chateau is Martin´s warmth and expertise. He is very attentive and nothing seems to be a bother for him. It is incredible to see the work he has put into the Chateau, all fabrics, paint and furniture selected with great care. I hope one day we can go back again.

www.tripadvisor.com , Brazil, 18 septembre 2012

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